Nyx Horror Collective Announces Second Annual ’13 Minutes of Horror’ Festival


Nyx Horror Collective opens submissions for its second annual film festival, 13 Minutes of Horror 2022. The festival is set to stream on Shudder in late summer. The theme for this year’s festival is Sci-fi Horror. 13 Minutes of Horror is a one-minute film challenge for women horror filmmakers, inclusive of BIWOC, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and non-binary creators.

Led by Melody Cooper, Mo Moshaty, Kelly Krause, and Lisa Kröger, NYX and the 13 Minutes of Horror film challenge seek to give horror filmmakers of marginalized identities and backgrounds greater exposure and more opportunities through strategic partnerships with established industry professionals.

In addition to Shudder returning as a partner this year, NYX brings back Blood Oath (Starry EyesScare PackageSatanic Panic), which offers film development support. They also welcome sales-and-distribution executive Sophia Aronne (TerminalThe Blackcoat’s Daughter), who provides insight into what makes a film sellable and profitable.

Award-winning horror author, screenwriter, and film producer Tananarive Due returns as part of the judge’s panel. She is joined this year by writer/producer Liz Phang (Yellowjackets), award-winning writer/director Kim Garland (SyFy’s Chucky), and Head of Acquisition at Mutiny Pictures Jonathan Barkan.

On the heels of a successful year, NYX seeks to continue its mission of camaraderie, support, and exposure for women horror creators. In June, NYX will join Stowe Story Labs for its ten-year anniversary to offer a fellowship to women-identifying horror writers, age 40 and over. The fellowship will cover the fee to attend a Stowe Narrative Lab, along with additional benefits such as a consultation with an entertainment attorney, Storyboard Quick software, and the latest version of Final Draft. 

NYX Horror Collective’s 13 Minutes of Horror Film Festival airs on Shudder from August 13 – November 1, 2022.                                   



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