Want to test your short film prowess? Think you have what it takes to have your project judged by a panel led by none other than Rob Zombie? Then read on for more details about Universal Studios Hollywood and Rob Zombie’s new partnership to recognize the nation’s top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition”.
From the Press Release:
The “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition” offers filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film judged by a panel led by the multi-media horror auteur, rewarded with a premiere showing on Chiller TV, a posting on SyFy.com, a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Contest entries will be accepted from July 7 through August 14, 2010. Prospective filmmakers are invited to submit short films from 90 seconds to three minutes in length on DVD (two copies of each film must be submitted). Selected films will be judged by Rob Zombie, members of Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” team and horror industry professionals. Criteria will be storytelling skill, originality and the degree of a “good scare.” The top 10 shorts will be posted online at Halloween Horror Nights from September 3–17, 2010 for public voting.
The winning film will be announced on September 17. In addition to the prize and the broadcast of the film, the winning filmmaker will be honored in front of celebrities, studio executives and media at the Eyegore Awards ceremony, which will kick off the 2010 Halloween Horror Nights event at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Entries should be sent to “Halloween Horror Nights – Rob Zombie Film Competition,” 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 5511, Universal City, CA 91608. Additional information on the contest, including a complete list of rules and regulations, is available online at the official Halloween Horror Nights website.
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