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Fright Film Competition Official Rules

Genre: 

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.


Required elements:

These additional elements MUST appear in the film.

Prop:  A rope.  The rope should be used by one of your characters for any purpose.

Shot:  A POV Shot.  At least once in your film, we should see a Point of View (POV) shot.

Line:  A line (quote) from a classic horror film.  They should be recognizable lines.  In your credits, please include the actual quote, the title of the horror film and the year it was produced. 


Length:

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 to all teams.


Time Period:

The filmmaking period starts on August 13, 2019 at 7pm and lasts until midnight on Sunday, October 13th.


Film Production:

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.


Pre-recorded elements:

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


Film Format:

The film must be submitted as a 1920X1080, 24 fps, MP4/MOV file using the H.264 codec.


Submission:

Films must be uploaded to your online server and a link must be sent to entry@frightfilmcompetition.com by midnight on Friday, October 13th. 


Late films:

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 Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Editing
Best Original Music
Best Makeup/Wardrobe

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