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 terror 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.

Videos made by authors of any age, who compete under equal conditions in the general category, can participate, can participate. Childish authorships also opt for two specific categories: 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.

This year a special category “Horror Musical” is added, to which all registered works that can be cataloged within that genre also opt.

One thing that makes us always especially excited is that the winning works, as well as the works in the children’s categories, 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 2022

– coming soon –
Mariona Borrull

Mariona writes film critics for El Antepenúltimo Mohicano, Fotogramas and Serielizados, and speaks weekly on the program Va de cine on Ràdio 4 and Tot és comèdia on SER Catalunya. Mariona also wrotes in Sensacine and Other Cinemas Europe. Specialized in covering class A festivals, which he combines with articles for the distributor Mediatres Estudio and other press work. Member of the Catalan Association of Film Criticism and Writing (ACCEC) and of Fipresci.

Carles Martínez Agenjo
Humanist by vocation and editor by profession, he is a film critic, radio broadcaster and scriptwriter. He completed a master’s degree in contemporary film and audiovisual studies at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and has participated as a chronicler and jury in different film festivals -Sitges Film Festival, BCN Film Fest, Terror Molins- writing for media such as El Antepenúltimo Mohicano and, previously, for Scifiworld magazine. He has collaborated with iCat FM, Ràdio Fabra and has participated in publications of the editorialNotorious (Hollywood años dorados: 1950, El universo de José Luis López Vázquez) and Hermenaute (La naturaleza se rebela).

PARTICIPANTS ON PREVIOUS EDITIONS

2021

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6th VIDEO CONTEST – 20 SECONDS OF HORROR

Videos published after 01/09/2021 and before 31/10/2021
Jury made up of Carme Puche Moré, Ylenia Cañadas and Sandra S. Lopera.

As a novelty that year, two children’s categories were added to the general category, in which videos made by authors of any age can participate: up to 11 years old and from 12 to 16 years old.

WINNERS AND FINALISTS

PLAYLIST PARTICIPANTS

AWARDS

El Mejor Vídeo del Concurso 20 Segundos de Terror recibió un abono completo para el Festival, 2 noches de hotel en habitación doble i un Premium pack merchandising del Festival.

Los dos videos finalistas recibieron un abono completo para el Festival.

El Mejor Vídeo en la categoría de hasta 11 años, así como el Mejor Vídeo en la categoría de 12 a 16 años, recibieron ambos un Premium pack kids merchandising del Festival.

JURY 2021

JURY EDITION 2021

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Carme Puche-Moré (Barcelona, 1977) es directora y guionista. Ha trabajado más de quince años en periodismo y comunicación antes de dedicarse a producciones audiovisuales. Su carrera como cineasta comenzó con “Camille” (Mejor guión Noves Visions, Sitges Film Festival 2011) y en el campo de la ficción ha explorado el mundo fantástico, el terror y los monólogos internos en piezas como “Ferrying Fee”, escrita por Erin Donovan (The Mentalist), “La bienvenida” (seleccionado en más de 20 festivales internacionales) o “Las plumas”, en fase de distribución. En 2014 estrenó el documental “The Jump!” (AVED Producciones) en el IN-EDIT Film Festival. Como directora independiente, ha trabajado para museos desarrollando visuales y, como guionista, ha colaborado con Folch Studio en la campaña de Ada Colau. Actualmente prepara un audiovisual sobre la maternidad y la ciudad de Barcelona, un diario cinematográfico para el Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB).

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Bióloga Molecular de profesión y cinéfila por naturaleza. Los años como voluntaria en el festival de Sitges han forjado su unión con el cine ofreciéndole la oportunidad de colaborar como crítica y redactora para varios medios de comunicación nacionales, así como realizar la cobertura de festivales de cine o eventos culturales. Ha ejercido como Jurado Joven en el Festival de Sitges, de la crítica en el BCN Film Festival, TerrorMolins, Sant Cugat Fantàstic, TaShort Fest o Sabadell Film Festival, entre otros. Ha ha sido jefa de prensa y programadora del Festival de Cine Fantástico de Sant Boi (Fantboi) y actualmente se encuentra trabajando en un nuevo e importante proyecto cinéfilo. Además, ejerce como directora de la sección “Mutacions Cinèfiles” de «El Cinèfil», es miembro de la Associació Catalana de la Crítica i l’Escriptura Cinematogràfica (ACCEC) y trabaja en un cine de Barcelona.

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Sandra S. Lopera (Barcelona, 1981) es periodista y crítica de cine, doctorada en ciencias de la comunicación por la Universitat Ramon Llull con la tesis Traduciendo la mirada. Sobre la práctica del montaje en los remakes norteamericanos de las películas de terror japonesas. Fue directora de la sección de cine de la Guía del ocio de Barcelona y ha escrito en medios como el diario Avui, Go Magazine, enBarcelona, Blisstopic, Tomacine o la revista Scifiworld, además de colaborar en el programa de radio La catifa vermella, de Matadepera Ràdio. Es coautora del libro Dime qué te pasa y te diré qué peli ver (Redbook ediciones) y del libro La Naturaleza se Rebela (Hermenaute). Actualmente es responsable de prensa de Phenomena Experience.

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2020

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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