Universal Studios Hollywood announced their annual “Halloween Horror Nights” short film competition. The pieces will be judged by a panel of industry insiders, including horror film auteur Eli Roth, Daily Variety senior writer, Marc Graser and “Halloween Horror Nights” Creative Director John Murdy. The winning film will be awarded a premiere showing on Chiller Network, a posting on Syfy.com, a cash prize of $1,000, and a trip for two to “Halloween Horror Nights’” opening night “Eyegore Awards” at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Contest entries will be accepted from June 27 through August 1, 2011. Prospective filmmakers can submit short films from 90 seconds to three minutes in length on DVD.
The short films have to show the following…
- storytelling skill
- scare factor
The top 10 horror shorts, as determined by the panel, will be posted online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com from August 22 to September 9, 2011 for public voting. The winning film will be announced on September 12, 2011.
John Murdy, Creative Director, Universal Studios Hollywood, said: “Just as ’Halloween Horror Nights’ interprets horror filmmakers’ visions into living horror movies for the most ardent fans, our film competition provides a platform for future horror film directors to showcase their work to an audience of influential entertainment industry professionals.”
SEND DVD ENTRIES TO
“Halloween Horror Nights” Short Film Competition,
100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511-5,
Universal City, CA 91608.
Additional information on the contest, including a complete list of rules and regulations, is available online at the Halloween Horror Nights website.
Do you have what it takes to scare? Good luck everyone!