THE Richmond Macabre  SHORT FILM CONTEST

 

To celebrate the arrival of Richmond Macabre Volume II, we're hosting the Richmond Macabre Short Film Contest and calling on the city's talented filmmaking community to remind us what true local horror is all about!

A panel of judges will select ten films as finalists for a special and spooky screening at a local haunted hotspot. Viewers attending that event will  vote by secret ballot for their favorite film to determine a Viewers' Choice Award winner.  Winners of the 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and Viewers' Choice Award will be announced following the screening.

Prizes:

The creators of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place films will receive cash prizes ($250, $100, $50), gift certificates from local retailers, a signed limited-edition Richmond Macabre print from Noah Scalin, and a copy of Richmond Macabre Volume II.

The creators of the Viewers' Choice Award winning film will receive signed limited-edition Richmond Macabre print from Noah Scalin, and a copy of Richmond Macabre Volume II.

The 1st Place film will also receive the prestigious honor of being the opening short at the James River Film Society's Halloween Horror Showcase!

Films Will Be Judged on the Following Criteria:

  • Interpretation of the selected story.
  • Execution. (Overall production quality.)
  • Creativity.

Eligible Films Must:

  • Have a run time of 10-15 minutes.
  • Be burned to a DVD and include no more than one film per disc.
  • Include the Richmond Macabre story title and author's name at the beginning of the film.
  • Include the name(s)  and email address of the creator(s) AND the transaction number of the contest registration in the closing credits.
  • Fall within the parameters of the MPAA-defined film rating of   -R-  or below. 

Deadline:    All entries must be postmarked no later than
                  September 7, 2012.

Entry Fee:   $25 per film.
                   Entry fees enable us to offer cash prizes to
                   winners. All additional funds will be donated
                   to the James River Film Society to support
                   their efforts to nurture local independent
                   filmmakers.

Animated films are welcome. LATE ENTRIES AND ENTRIES THAT FAIL TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

A teaser for each story can be found here. Upon registering, a PDF copy of the complete story will be emailed to you for your reference.

To enter, please complete your online registration by submitting your entry fee via Paypal using  the button below.

THE TOP TEN FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012. Please check your email for updates.