THRILLS & CHILLS – JANUARY 2023 EDITION WINNER

Thrills and Chills is an international online competition which specializes in genre films from all horizons – horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy… – and honors the originality and variety of those flicks.

Thrills and Chills is an international online competition which specializes in genre films from all horizons – horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy… – and honors the originality and variety of those flicks.

Initiated by a group of movie buffs and filmmakers, its ambition is to shed light on unconventional projects that share the same enthusiasm and passion for those popular genres loved by the audience.

For each edition, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories. Selections and winners lists are officially published on our media partner website, Indie Wrap, and our social media.

The jury has voted, and here are the winners:

BEST HORROR FILM
INFERNO – Didier Richards

BEST THRILLER FILM
Self Isolated – Chad Ridgely

BEST SCI-FI FILM
Black Knight Satellite: Beyond the Signal – Melissa Tittl

BEST FANTASY FILM
Zo In Exile – Dylan O’Keefe

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
I’m Your Woman – Swapnil S. Rajpurkar

BEST ACTION FILM
Welcome to Candy’s – Sabine Crossen

BEST CRIME / NOIR FILM
Diversion (Politics of) – Simon Heymans

BEST DRAMA FILM
Deliver us from the male – Tony Le Bacq

BEST ANIMATION FILM
robo99 – SUNG CHEOL KIM

BEST STUDENT FILM
The Devil Works Harder – Adam Snook

BEST DIRECTOR
James Hughes – SONAR

BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
Peter G Levine – The Study Group

BEST SCREENPLAY
Ali Matlock and Jubei Powers – Shadows of the Dust

BEST ACTRESS
Lily Clayton Hansen – Snowflake

BEST ACTOR
Tony Le Bacq – Deliver us from the male

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Holland Stull – Rise of the Crimson Butcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Doug Burch – Self Isolated

BEST SCREAM QUEEN
CRISTINA NUÑEZ – INFERNO

BEST VILLAIN
HARJ JOHAL – Villains

BEST MONSTER
Brandon Wyne Garet Peyton – Harmony Falls

BEST EDITOR
Noah McCay – Night of the Vampire

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jonathan Salazar – Glovebox

BEST SPECIAL FX
Brent Edgett – Rise of the Crimson Butcher

BEST VISUAL FX
Lycee Anya – SONAR

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Phil Varone – Him

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
ISAAC MALDONADO – INFERNO

BEST COSTUME / PRODUCTION DESIGN
DIDIER RICHARDS, IVAN CINSEROS, PAOLA ESPINOZA, ALFREDO BALLESTEROS, ARED SINAÍ – INFERNO

BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT
MIDNIGHT THUNDER: X – Kyle Corcoran

About the festival

Thrills and Chills is an international bi-monthly online competition which specializes in genre films from all horizons – horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy… – and honors the originality and variety of those flicks.

Initiated by a group of movie buffs and filmmakers, its ambition is to shed light on unconventional projects that share the same enthusiasm and passion for those popular genres loved by the audience.

Every two months, our jury deliberates and determines an official selection and awards the best works and performances in all categories.

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