The all-night horror marathon Frightarama will return to Leicester’s Phoenix cinema on Friday 27 October, and submissions are now open for emerging filmmakers and producers to submit their short scary films for the chance to be screened as part of the evening’s Horror Shorts programme.

Films must be no longer than 5 minutes, and can be submitted by visiting the festival’s Film Freeway page until Sat 2 October 2017. Submissions will be accepted from around the world, with local work from the Midlands being especially welcome.

Rules & Terms

•    The closing date for entries is Saturday 2 October 2017.

•    All entries must sit within the horror genre.

•    All entries must be no longer than 5:00 minutes including credits.

•    Films must be submitted with a downloadable electronic transfer.

•    A small fee submission fee of $5 USD is charged to cover DCP conversion. There will be an earlybird rate of $2.50 USD for entries submitted before Fri 8 September 2017.

For seven years, Frightarama has challenged audience members to stay at the cinema from 10pm to 8am. Curated by The Short Cinema, the Frightarama Horror Shorts are showcased in between the festival’s regular programme of five feature films.

Previous titles have ranged in format including music videos, trailers and animation, with recent entries including the award-winning Dolls from Leicester director Keith Allott, and David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out, which has now been made into a feature film.

Chris is a Sparrow.

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