Fancy your chances at making a winning short horror flick with a budget of only £666 plus further restrictions? Then you’ll be interested in the 666: Short Cuts to Hell competition created by the guys behind the UK’s Film4 FrightFest, Horror Channel and Movie Mogul – and we just learned that Human Centipede director Tom Six has joined the crew of judges!
From the Press Release:
Tom Six (pictured), currently in the States shooting Human Centipede 3, will help select the winner of the 666: Short Cuts to Hell short film competition, fronted by FrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel.
Six said today that he was ‘delighted’ and ‘flattered’ to be invited to join the panel and was looking forward to hopefully meeting the six finalists at this year’s FrightFest event in August.
Rosie Fletcher, Total Film Magazine’s genre expert, is also part of the ‘6 of the best’ panel, which includes filmmaker/special make-up effects expert Paul Hyett. Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, FrightFest director Paul McEvoy and Movie Mogul’s John Shackleton.
The hottest short film competition around challenges aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film – the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. The overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea under mentorship from Movie Mogul, for a possible 2014 production.
Entrants will have to follow a series of ‘killer’ restraints such as a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue, a maximum of 6 cast and crew members and a maximum budget of £666 (just a little over $1,000 US).
Finished films must be submitted by 6pm on Thursday, 6th June 2013. The winner will be announced at this year’s FIlm4 Frightfest festival in London’s prestigious Leicester Square, where all six finalists will be shown.
Full submission guidelines and terms and conditions (note that you must live in the UK and be 18 years or older to enter) can be found at the official Short Cuts to Hell website. So get those creative juices flowing and give us a shock to remember!
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