the skelly award

A Short Film Competition that is all about Scaring your Audience

Whether your are a working professional or a young beginner, make a short (13 minutes or less) horror film and scare the pants off your compettion.


You will have enough time. This is not a weekend production. Filmmaking begins August 13th and ends October 13th.


You will have 2 months to write, produce and edit your scary film. That is time enough to create an award winning film (read video) that could start you on the way to becoming the next Tobe Hooper or Wes Craven.


Join us from 2pm to 7pm for the Premiere of all the Frightfilm movies at the Woodward Theater on Sunday October 27th.  In addition to the premieres we'll have give-a-ways, awards and a prize for the best halloween costume.  Come dressed for the holiday and we'll scare you...to death

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About Us

Our Mission

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The Fright Film competition, LLC, is a regional time restricted film event that will annually recognize regional filmmakers in the horror/scary film genre.

FIND OUT WHO IS BEHIND FRIGHT FILM COMPETITION

Fright Film Competition Rules

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The goal of this competition is to make just one type of film, SCARY! 


All submitted films must fit in that genre. Mixed genres (Horror/scary, Horror/comedy, Scary SCI-FI, etc) will be accepted. Films that do not fit in the scary genre will be disqualified from all awards, but will be shown at the screening event.

GO HERE FOR THE RULES

Entry Fees

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Are you a scary/horror film fan? But watching is not enough. Do you have ideas for the scariest film ever? Enter by July 13th for the Early Bird Discount.

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ENTRY FEES

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Join us at the Woodward Theater for Premiere Night

1404 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, United States

competition timeline

July 13th, 2019

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS

All day

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July 13th, 2019

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS

Register  by July 13th and pay the Early Bird discounted fee of $120 USD.  Payments in check or money order must be postmarked by the July 13th  date in order to qualify for the Early Bird discount

All day

August 13th, 2019

Competition Kick-Off

7pm - 8pm

Slatts Pub in Blue Ash, Ohio

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August 13th, 2019

Competition Kick-Off

Turn  in your Team Leader Agreement and get the competition's required  elements for all scripts. Will also answer any questions and get yourself some lite death-tasting refreshments.

7pm - 8pm

Slatts Pub in Blue Ash, Ohio

August 13th to October 13th, 2019

Production!!

7pm-

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August 13th to October 13th, 2019

Production!!

Two months to write, produce and edit your horror film.

7pm-

October 13th, 2019

Production Ends

- Midnight

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October 13th, 2019

Production Ends

All movie files and production paperwork files must be uploaded to your online server and a link must be sent to entry@frightfilmcompetition.com by end of day.

- Midnight

October 27th, 2019 Sunday

Screening and Awards

2pm - 7pm

Woodward Theater 1404 Main St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

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October 27th, 2019 Sunday

Screening and Awards

Come  to the screening of all entered films. Dress up in your favorite horror  character. Cocktail hour, followed by screenings, raffle prizes, more  screenings, then the awards.  We will give a trophy to the best contume.

2pm - 7pm

Woodward Theater 1404 Main St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45242