The 20 Seconds of Horror contest (20 Segons de Terror), which began in 2015 and is international in scope, is a popular and participatory proposal open to all those who want to send a 20-second video on social media about the theme of horror in any of its forms, genres, subgenres and interpretations.

Any genre is admitted (fiction, animation, documentary, …) and the secret of its usual high participation is that it is not necessary to have great media, just creativity and the desire to surprise and have a good time.

As a novelty this year, to the general category, in which videos made by authors of any age can participate, two children’s categories are added: up to 11 years and from 12 to 16 years. The prizes include a couple of hotel nights, full festival tickets and premium merchandising packs.

One thing that makes us especially excited this year is that the winning works, as well as the works in the children’s categories, will have their space on the festival screens. As there are few experiences more rewarding than seeing your own creation in public and on the big screen.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORKS

1. Post your horror video of maximum 20 seconds on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

2. Insert the video (links to other social networks than these will not be accepted)

3. Include the hashtag #20SegonsTerrorMolins

4. Include the video title

5. Include the author’s age. Is the author 16 years old or younger?

6. Follow the Festival account on the social network where you publish your video:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

JURY EDITION 2021

Carme Puche Moré

Carme Puche-Moré (Barcelona, 1977) is a director and screenwriter. She has worked in journalism and communication for more than fifteen years before devoting herself to audiovisual productions. Her career as a filmmaker began with “Camille” (Best New Screenplay, Sitges Film Festival 2011) and in the field of fiction she has explored the fantasy world, horror and stream of consciousness in pieces such as “Ferrying Fee” , written by Erin Donovan (The Mentalist), “The Welcome” (selected at more than 20 international festivals) or “The Feathers”, in the distribution phase. In 2014 she premiered the documentary “The Jump!” (AVED Producciones) at the IN-EDIT Film Festival. As a freelance director, she has worked for museums developing visuals, and as a screenwriter she has collaborated with Folch Studio, working on Ada Colau’s campaign. She is currently preparing an audiovisual about motherhood and the city of Barcelona, a film diary for the Barcelona Center for Contemporary Culture (CCCB).

Ylenia Cañadas

Molecular Biologist by profession and cinephile by nature. The years as a volunteer at the Sitges festival have forged her union with cinema, offering her the opportunity to collaborate as a critic and editor for various national media, as well as to cover film festivals or cultural events. She has served as a Young Jury at the Sitges Festival, and as Critic Jury at the BCN Film Festival, TerrorMolins, Sant Cugat Fantàstic, TaShort Fest or Sabadell Film Festival, among others. She has been press officer and programmer for the Sant Boi Fantastic Film Festival (Fantboi) and is currently working on a new and important project. In addition, she acts as director of the section“Mutacions Cinèfiles” of the magazine «El Cinèfil», is a member of the Associació Catalana de la Crítica i l’Escriptura Cinematogràfica (ACCEC) and has a job in a cinema theatre in Barcelona.

Sandra S. Lopera

Sandra S. Lopera (Barcelona, 1981) is a journalist and film reviewer, with a doctorate in communication sciences from the Ramon Llull University with the thesis Traduciendo la mirada (“Translating the sight”). On the editing practices in North American remakes of Japanese horror films. She was director of the cinema section of the Guía del Ocio de Barcelona and has written in media such as Avui newspaper, Go Magazine, enBarcelona, Blisstopic, Tomacine or Scifiworld magazine, as well as collaborating in the radio program La catifa vermella, of Matadepera Ràdio. She is the co-author of the book Dime qué te pasa y te diré qué peli ver (Redbook ediciones) and the book La Naturaleza se Rebela (Hermenaute). She is currently the press officer of Phenomena Experience.

PARTICIPANTS ON PREVIOUS EDITIONS

2020

(call)

6th VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR (CONFINEMENT EDITION)

Videos published after 03/01/2020 and before 04/14/2020
Jury made up of members of the Festival organization

WINNERS

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

The two best videos (adult and children) chosen by the organization received a merchandising pack of the adult or children Festival.

2019

(call)

5th VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR MOVISTAR +

Videos published after 05/01/2019 and before 11/01/2019
Jury composed of José Mellinas, Jorge Loser and Carlos J. Marín.

WINNER

FINALISTS

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

The 3 finalists received a full subscription for the Festival and dissemination through the Movistar + networks. They were also screened during the Movistar Session and at the 12 Hours of Terror.

The winning short enjoyed 2 hotel nights in a double room, corresponding to the nights of November 15 and 16. He also obtained a premium merchandising pack of the Festival and a special pack of blu-rays films. It was also screened on Friday, November 15, before the closing film of the Festival.

2018

(call)

4th VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR MOVISTAR

Videos published after 05/23/2018 and before 10/31/2018
Jury composed of Howard Gorman, Antonio Rosa and Lucio Rojas.

WINNER

FINALISTS

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

The 3 finalists received a full subscription for the Festival and dissemination through the Movistar + networks. They were also screened during the Movistar Session and received 3 subscriptions to Movistar + (one per finalist) for six months to all the content of the platform (cinema, series, football and other sports, Premium channels).

The winning short also received 2 hotel nights in a double room, corresponding to the nights of November 17 and 18. Also a premium Festival merchandising pack and special blu-ray movie pack. It was finally screened on Friday, November 17, before the closing film of the Festival.

2017

(call)

3rd VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR MOVISTAR

Vídeos published after 09/26/2017 and before 11/02/2017
Jury made up of members of the Festival organization

WINNER

FINALISTS

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

The 3 finalists received 3 subscriptions to Movistar+ (one per finalist) for six months (from November 2017 to April 2018) to all the content of the platform (series, football and other sports, cinema, Premium channels).

The winning short also obtained a premium Festival merchandising pack, a special blu-ray movie pack and VR Box Pro Stima glasses for smartphones.

2016

2nd VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR

Videos published after 08/28/2016 and before 11/01/2016
Jury made up of members of the Festival organization

WINNER

SECOND CLASSIFIED

SPECIAL MENTION

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

El ganador recibió un pase completo para el Festival y una edición especial de la película Picosis con material exclusivo.

El segundo clasificado recibió un pase semanal para el Festival y Pack de películas.

2015

1st VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR

Videos published after 08/31/2015 and before 10/25/2015
Jury made up of members of the Festival organization

WINNER

SECOND CLASSIFIED

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

The winner received a Festival pass and a Movie Pack.

The second classified received a movie pack.