’13 Minutes of Horror’ Returns To Shudder This August
The festival is back!
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. In June, the collective partnered with Stowe Story Labs for its inaugural Nyx Horror Fellowship, offering a fellowship to woman-identifying horror writers, age 40 and over. This year’s recipient was vibrant filmmaker, Sandra Campbell.
Shudder returns to host 13 Minutes, giving its filmmakers a chance to showcase brilliant indie horror on the platform, which has been invaluable to past and present winning filmmakers. Eunice Levis, last year’s Outstanding Selection, (for her film “Fell Ends”), shared her experience:
“I joined a coven of creatives dedicated to elevating women in genre. Seeing my film on Shudder was so affirming and gave me a sense of community.”
Levis was recently partnered with Netflix as part of NALIP Latino Lens, a narrative short film incubator for Women of Color.
“We’re so happy that our passionate idea helped someone create more traction in their career, it’s overwhelming in the best ways,” co-producer Mo Moshaty explains.
Co-producer Kelly Krause added, “Hearing the reaction to 13 Minutes from our filmmakers and how this festival been a dream come true for them has been beyond rewarding for our team and exceeded our expectations.”
“We are so thankful to our amazing judges this year: horror writer Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), writer/producer Liz Phang (Yellowjackets), writer Kim Garland (SyFy’s Chucky) and
Jonathan Barkan (Head of Acquisition at Mutiny Pictures),” said co-producer Melody Cooper.
“All four are extremely supportive of our initiative as well as our core team’s upcoming horror
This year’s film festival is produced by Melody Cooper, Kelly Krause, Lisa Kröger, and Mo