Wednesday, 5 September 2018

WILL YOU BE THE NEXT CREEPYPASTA SENSATION?


Ever wanted to get behind the camera and make a horror film? Perhaps you want to be the star of the show, or maybe you have an idea that you want to see be made into the next big thing.

Whatever it is there is a great opportunity for filmmakers and those ready to get in to the industry with this new project.

Vestra pictures Producer Tony Newton and Trash Arts Producer Sam Mason Bell want YOUR creepypasta short film for an upcoming anthology!

They are looking for 10 of the scariest, most inventive and mind-blowing short films to delve into the nightmare world of creepypasta – user created horror tales, myths and legends which have dominated the web with terrifying boogeymen, mysterious sightings and unexplained phenomena – copied, pasted and shared around the globe, blurring lines between reality and fiction, creating one of the fastest-growing forms of storytelling in the past decade.

Any filmmaker can participate for a chance to see their short film included in this anthology – just by following the guidelines listed below and submitting their work no later than 31st October 2018.

Also, because creepypasta stories themselves spread fast, the anthology will be available as soon as possible too: the 10 winning films will premiere On Demand, in real-time, as a feature anthology in late December 2018.

Now for the important part.....

The rules for submission are:

  • Qualifying films must be between 5 and 7 minutes in length.
  • You must create your own original story and characters. As much as we love to read about viral icons like Slenderman, Jeff the Killer and the Russian Sleep Experiment, we’re looking for new and original tales of terror – not retellings of old material. Use your imagination and give the world new, original nightmares of your own creation!
  • All music and video used in your film must be free from copyright – unless you have received written permission from the rights holders.
  • Go for horror-centric themes only – no comedy or parody films.
  • Do not include title cards or end credits – instead, include a text version in email form with your submission. We will include these credits in the film’s end-title sequence.
  • No real - life acts of violence or other crimes (including animal cruelty) can be shown. We are creating a fictional world of horror to frighten and entertain – not making a snuff film!
  • Send your submissions to Tony@SchlockFilms.com via WeTransfer.com or Vimeo.com. You can also email Tony at the same address if you have any questions about the contest.

Best of luck to you… now go out there and prepare to shock the web!


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