Each round we pick the best over-all films in the Short and Feature categories. The winning short film and feature film of each month will go on to compete in the Best of Series Awards that will be judged in August 2018.
But we're not called "The Magic of Horror" for nothing! We recognize that it takes a lot of different elements to make a great horror film, so every round a winner will be chosen among all the submitted films (regardless of length) for the Spotlight Category award!
Spotlight Category winners will be selected only on the merit of the featured category each round, so any film that is strong in that aspect is a contender! (In other words, any of the Round Winners won't necessarily also be the Spotlight Category Winner.)
We do this because we know that film is a collaborative medium and every production team has its strengths and weaknesses. If a film does a fantastic job in one department while not-so-great in others, we feel that it should be recognized for what makes it really stands out.
The Spotlight Category for October/November is:
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