The goal of this competition is to make just one type of film. HORROR! All submitted films must fit the horror genre. Mixed genres (Horror/comedy, Horror/SCI-FI, etc) will be accepted. Films that do not fit the horror genre will be disqualified from all awards, but will show at the screening event.
1. A set of jumper-cables must be handled one of the leading actors.
2. A shadow must be the major visual element in a shot.
3. A line of dialogue from a classic horror film must be spoken and then acknowledged in the credits.
Films must be no longer than 13 minutes including opening/closing credits. There is no minimum length.
All films must end with the Fright Film Competition graphic that will be provided.
The filmmaking period starts on August 3, 2021 at 8pm and lasts until midnight on Sunday, October 3rd.
All production of the film must take place during the contest period listed above. This includes casting, rehearsal, set design, shooting, editing, animation, FX creation, etc) Pre-production may occur outside of the official time period. This includes Script-writing, script timing, script breakdowns, location scouting, etc) NO FOOTAGE MAY BE RECORDED OUTSIDE OF THE SCHEDULED COMPETITION TIME PERIOD.
Certain pre-recorded elements may be used in the final film if the producers have proper permission.
-Music or sound FX libraries
-Special FX shots
-Company logo animations
-Still photos used as props or graphics
The film must be submitted as a 1920X1080, 24 fps, MP4/MOV file using the H.264 codec.
Films must be uploaded to your online server and a link must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday, October3rd.
Films submitted after the deadline will be screened at the viewing event but will not be eligible for awards.
The following awards may be given:
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Sound Design
Best Original Music