We are a group of Charleston based filmmakers/actors who are putting together a film challenge that allows filmmakers from all over the world to submit a horror film with an exact run time of 60 seconds!
2021 Celebrity Judges:
Adrienne King (Friday the 13th)
Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary)
Fabianne Therese (Starry Eyes)
Brenna Llewellyn (The Sinners)
Clara Kovacic (Abrakadabra)
Cole Bernstein (Excision)
CoreyoftheDead (Horror Film Critic)
This year, submission fees will go to Pet Helpers. They are an amazing adoption center that works with partner facilities to save cats and dogs who are at-risk of euthanasia.
They have saved more than 49,000 lives through adoption and fostering. They continue to answer the call for help, and be a voice for the animals of the Lowcountry.
Please check them out at the below link:
In the past we've donated to the Charleston Animal Society and Wires Wild Life Rescue.
Our festival will be virtual again this year, and will still feature our official selections which will be separated into SIX sub-horror categories (Comedy, Thriller, Out of this World, Slasher, Gore, and Monster) by our 5 festival directors.
We'll be posting all of the official selections online and then voting for the best in each category will be done online, and then the best out of each category will be up online after that, for voting of the "Best in Show." So it will be the same as our live event was last year, but done in the comfort of your home.
Our celebrity judges will still be viewing the Official Selections and sending us a video of them reading off their Top 10 Picks, will will go online as well.
*ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS WILL BE VIEWED BY OUR CELEBRITY JUDGES*
This provides no advantage in any way to winning a category or Best In Show but is just cool and is definitely an award in itself.
Awards will be given for the following horror sub-categories:
Margot Award - Best Comedy
Benny Award - Best Thriller
Gizmo Award - Best Out of this World
Ziggy Award - Best Slasher
Mishka Award - Best Gore
Simon Award - Best Monster
Ghost Award - Best Directed
Best in Show - Best Over All Film
Any horror film can be submitted, from anywhere, as long as they have an exact run time of 60 seconds.
This would include credits, but it's recommended not to include credits since you ONLY have 60 seconds!
You can submit as many as you want!
If your film is officially selected, you are allowing us the ability to use segments of your submission for promotional material in helping advertise our film challenge. This does not guarantee all selected films will be used for advertisement but simply gives us permission to use short clips from your film if we so choose.