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Horror Hotel
2018 Regular Submissions are OPEN.

How to submit to the 2018 Scoring Registration
1) Download trailer by clicking HERE - Open video link and right-click for the "Save As" option.
2) Score entire trailer
3. Download registration form HERE.
3) Send an UNLISTED YouTube or Vimeo video link to Kristina(at)WorldEOnline(DOT)com, with score & trailer combined, no later than April 1, 2018 for final submission deadline. (The Indie Gathering's deadline is June 1st.)  Include registration form. Include PayPal receipt and registration form.

Standard Scoring

*Combined discount rate: Submit to both Horror Hotel and The Indie Gathering and save $5 on each entry*

All submissions include a VIP event pass
You do not have to be present at the festival, although special awards are given to winners who attend! Non-attending winners will receive an e-mailed award certificate after the festival.

Winners will be networked with the film business for one year. We also send winners job leads as often as possible.


1) Submitting early ensures a review process that will let you know if you need to resubmit your clip. Resubmissions will not incur a separate registration fee. Files must be mailed on DVD or sent as a private link via e-mail submission to
2) Entries are to be completed by ONE composer. We no longer accept team submissions.
3) Every composer can only submit one score for consideration.
4) Score material must be original and submitter must own all rights to the piece of music.
Composer bears responsibility for any liabilities arising from copyright infringement.
5) Competitors are not to contact the filmmaker or production company responsible for the competition trailer while submissions are open.
6) Winners will be announced before the festival, and awards are presented at The Horror Hotel award ceremony.
7) This event is open to the public.
8) Any entries that are found to violate copyrights, contain offensive material, and/or do not abide to the timing rules and other guidelines will be disqualified from the competition.
9) Judging will be blind in all categories.
10) All composers are invited to participate regardless of musical background. International participation is also encouraged.
11) Once submitted, there are no refunds; however, a composer may still withdraw his/her
composition from the competition.
12) Entering the competition does not guarantee you any award or placement. Only entries that reach a specific score in judging qualify for an award.


Top 10:

1.  Brooke Mitchell- US, Alabama
2.  Carlos Vielma- US, Florida
3.  Sofia Barcala Velasco- Spain
4.  Sandor Gyorfi- United Kingdom
5.  Andy Kotz- US, Minnesota
6.  Landon Knoblock- US, New York
7.  Alexander McMillan - US, Pennsylvania
8.  Alioune Kone - France
9.  Brian Jilg - US, Virginia
10.  Joseph Pacilio - US, New York

Honorable Mentions:
Adam Hudson - US, Florida
Carlos Nunez Medina - Spain
Carolyn Barela - US, California
Daniel Beja - France
Emilia Takayama - Finland
Joanna Moradiellos - Australia
John Driscoll - US, New Mexico
Julia Marczuk - Poland
Maki Leonce Roux - France
Michael D. Jones, Sr. - US, North Carolina
Ondrej Timpl - Czech Republic

Palocco - Germany
Philipp White - Canada
Raul Carreira - Portugal
Roman Jarema - US, Ohio
William Thony - US, New York

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