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The Spotlight Horror Film Awards commemorates and promotes talented filmmakers of all experience levels through our unique global horror film competition....Find out more 

People like you bring perspective that there are still great human beings out there promoting one 

of the best and most unifying qualities of humankind - expression of feelings through art. 

Your support and encouragement means a lot to me!!  Much appreciated.

Now no matter what, I'll always be able to look back on this and say, someone believed I could do it too, so press on!!

It is just  brilliant to receive this award and it goes to reward all the hard work put in from the cast and crew. I cant believe it, I am overjoyed with this achievement. This award has only given me the belief that I can go on and make another film

Film is my passion and I hope someday I can live doing this as a fulltime work. That's the importance of this and other awards. I needed them to believe that a change in my life could be possible. Now, I have to find the way to become a fulltime filmaker in spite of the economic and social barriers I have here in Costa Rica. Thanks again for help me to believe that this is possible.

Simply put: I am knocked out and speechless that you and the Spotlight Film Awards jury have bestowed us with a Platinum Award! What an incredible honor. 

Thank you so much for the award, an utterly wonderful surprise

Thank you for including our film and awarding it with a gold award. This was a very unexpected surprise and we're very appreciative of the recognition.

Wow, thank you so much! This is super exciting and I'm pumped to be alongside so many great films/makers. 

My biggest thanks to you and to your committee for selecting my film as a Silver Award winner! This is truly an unexpected honor. 

Thank you so much for the honor! We are very thrilled and will share this good news with the original creators in Japan.

I am completely honored to have been given a silver medal by the Spotlight Film Awards. The fact that you are doing this,  giving independent short filmmakers a place to have their art shared, is extremely generous.  It's encouraging to the artists as well. 

Thank you for reaching out, I'm flattered by your kind words and thankful for being considered for the Spotlight Film Awards. I'm excited to share any future work with you and your team.

Thank you so much for this honour!  I was really excited to hear that I was chosen to receive this award, It means a lot! 

I'm so honored! Thanks so much for watching the film and the kind words

I don't have the words to thank you. But Thank You! This means so much to me.

Your support and encouragement means a lot to me!!  Much appreciated.

What you guys are doing is really great. Helping filmmakers around the word make a name for themselves is amazing.

See the first-round award-winning films for the 2016 Spotlight Horror Film Awards