If you’re a filmmaker with an appetite for fright, look no further: Project Greenlight Digital Studios and horror and thriller streaming service Shudder bring you the REEL FEAR Horror Contest. One filmmaker or filmmaking team will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their $300,000 indie horror film come to life – with mentorship from iconic horror film director Clive Barker. Five finalists will also be granted a spot in Shudder Labs, a workshop retreat dedicated to building the skillsets of emerging horror filmmakers.
Are you ready? Visit http://ift.tt/2mhE1US and click on “Sign in to Submit” to upload your 3-minute-or-less pitch video outlining the creative vision for your most sinister, bone-chilling, never-before-seen original concept.
Directed by: Aaron Milus
Produced by: Aaron Milus, Joshua Milus, Debra Mategrano, Diana Mategrano and Jeff Kongs
Written by: Debra Mategrano
Starring: Jeff Kongs & Cristen Barnes (the Couple), Ike Amadi (The man in the suit)
The films submitted to the Reel Fear Horror Contest can be submitted by one filmmaker or a filmmaking team. Everyone who submits a film will be interviewed by a panel of judges consisting of people from Project Greenlight Digital Studios, Shudder, and Clive Barker. The panel of judges will choose ten semi-finalists who will move onto the next phase: a community vote. The community vote will determine the fate of one filmmaker. She, he, or they will move on to be one of the five finalists. The other four finalists are chosen by the panel of judges. The finalists will receive $2,000 to film a pre-written movie scene and fellowships to Shudder Labs, which is a workshop dedicated to helping emerging filmmakers improve their craft. Shudder Labs will take place from June 11 – 15, 2017, at the Mohonk Mountain House in Hudson Valley, New York. The judges will pick one winner based on the scene the finalists filmed at Shudder Labs. The winner will receive $300,000 to help them create their feature film. The winner will also receive mentorship from Clive Barker.
It would be quite fun to work with writer, director, and artist Clive Barker, who (if you don’t already know) is probably most well know for writing The Books of Abarat series and the novella The Hellbound Heart, which was later turned into the 1987 movie Hellraiser. Barker wrote and directed Hellraiser. His movie became so popular it spawned a multi-movie franchise of various quality. At the same time, being a “newbie” working with someone as established as Mr. Barker would be very intimidating.
If you’re planning on submitting, please leave a message in the comment section below so readers can check out your film and vote for you. We’d all love to give a tiny bit of help to the next great filmmaker, or filmmakers, make their movie nightmares come true.
How To Submit
Send Project Greenlight Digital Studios a video pitch for your film. Your pitch must be between 1 and 3 minutes long. Make sure it’s in MP4 format. You must be a U.S. resident currently living in the United States who’s over 18. You’ll also need a Facebook account in order to submit your entry.
Once your pitch is accepted, make sure your Facebook friends know about it so they can vote for you! Make sure they know they have to use Facebook to vote for your film. Don’t forget to leave a comment here on Phobophiliacs as well.
Read Project Greenlight Digital Studios’ contest rules and their FAQ and contest details on their website throughly to make sure your submission is correct. You can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reel Fear Horror Contest Dates
Begins: February 13, 2017, at at 10:00AM PST1
Ends: Mar 17, 2017, at at 11:59AM PST1
Begins: Apr 18, 2017, at 10:00AM PST1
Ends: Apr 25, 2017, at 11:59AM PST1
Announced: May 08, 2017, at 11:59AM PST1
Due: July 07, 2017, at 11:59AM PST1
Displayed: July 11, 2017, at 10:00AM PST1
Announced: August 01, 2017, at 10:00AM PST1
All dates are based on the dates given on the Project Greenlight Digital Studios website. Please double check the dates and times if you live in a different time zone. Back
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