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: Additional elements will be announced at the kickoff that MUST appear in the film. These could include characters, props, settings, plot points, dialog, etc. Films that do not include all of these elements will not be eligible for awards.
Rating: The films are not to exceed the equivalent of an R rating as defined by the MPAA. The Producers of the Frightfilm Competition reserve the right to remove a film from the screening event if it exceeds a rating in excess of R.
Length: Films must be no longer than 13 minutes including opening/closing credits. There is no minimum length. All films must end with the Frightfilm Competition graphic, that will be provided.
Time Period: The film-making period starts on August 2, 2022 at the end of the kickoff event and lasts until midnight on October 2, 2022.
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.
Pre-Program: All films must be submitted with the following pre-program elements: 10 second slate with team name, film title, date, and length followed by two seconds of black.
Submission: Upload the film to an online drive/storage(Google Drive, Dropbox etc.,) then add the link to our submission form.
Late films: Films submitted after the deadline will be screened at the viewing event but will not be eligible for awards.
Release forms: Official Frightfilm Release forms must be submitted for all cast, crew, locations and music. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com along with the final film. Films missing release forms will not be shown at any screening events.
Online Screenings: Teams may not post the films for public viewing via Youtube, Vimeo, etc. until after the awards event has completed. Any films found online prior to the screening event will be disqualified from receiving awards.
The following awards may be given:
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Special Effects
Best Original Music
Best Sound Design