How to Make a Super Scary Short Film
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Challenge: create a scary movie on the theme of “young genius,” no longer than 30 seconds. The filmmaker Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream) will judge the submissions.
The Submissions: live action, animation, and horror that truly defies categorization. Watch all the entries here.
The deadline to be considered for our contest is March 2, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.
• Can I submit several, serial 30-second films?
No. The entire film must be 30 seconds or less. But feel free to submit as many films as you’d like.
• Are credits included in the 30-second time limit?
No, but extra kudos if you can squeeze them in.
• “Young genius” is the theme — what does that mean?
It’s up to you — our theme is deliberately vague. "Young genius" could be a character (as in Kurt's movie), a plot point, a motif, or something else altogether. Your call — but it must be in there.
• Does judge Wes Craven have any advice?
Here's the advice he got his maiden voyage: “Just drag all the skeletons out of your closet.”
Listen to his full conversation with Kurt.
Every House Has a History by Charlie Thomson — Chatham, New Jersey
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