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!
2020 Celebrity Judges:
Sean S. Cunningham (Director or Friday the 13th-1980)
Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity)
John Kassir (Voice of The Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt)
Jenna Kanell (Terrifier)
Sylvia Jefferies (3 From Hell)
Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes)
Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps)
Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary)
Erin Karpluk (Slasher)
Hannah Fierman (V/H/S)
Damian Maffei (Strangers: Prey at Night)
This year, all submission fees and donations during our live event will go to Wires Wild Life Rescue. With our hearts driven towards animal welfare, it is important to us that we support Australia during these uncontrollable wildfires and loss of habitats.
Our live showing will 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 6 festival directors.
Then, our audience will get to pick their favorite film in each of the sub-categories (which will be crowned winner of that category) in which those winners will be played again to let the audience choose their ultimate favorite, awarding this film "Best in Show."
*ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS WILL BE VIEWED BY OUR CELEBRITY JUDGES*
Our celebrity judges will also be watching all of the official selections before the live event and each will pick their top 10 favorites. They will then send a video of them naming their top picks, which will be played during our live event. 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.