The deadline for entries to the second annual Final Frame competition is around the corner, but fear not; you have a few more days. Whether you’re a habitual procrastinator or diligently polishing up your film, filmmakers around the globe can enter their short, horror films until April 1st.

Rules of the competition are simple; each short film must be 13 minutes in length or less, the entries cannot already be online and available to the public or otherwise, and the film must be have been completed no earlier than 2016 and up to the present.  Finalists will be selected and notified by April 1st and the grand prize winner of $1000.00 will be announced after a special screening of all selected films on April 28th.

Since its inception in 2016, Final Frame is one of the many events held during the horror convention, StokerCon sponsored by The Horror Writers Association. The competition features filmmakers with unique stories and the ability to convey them through the art of short film. Jonathan Lees, current Director of Film Programming at StokerCon, notes, “The best part about Final Frame is its unique stance as a competition. The films are presented to an audience almost entirely comprised of folks working in the horror community from writers, publishers, editors, agents and producers.”

Judging the competition this time around are writer/director Mike Flanagan (GERALD’S GAME, HUSH) and Blumhouse.com editor-in-chief Rebekah McKendry. They’ll be joining returning judges Lisa Morton, president of The Horror Writers Association, Mike McCarty, special effects and make-up artist (TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, THE FINAL DESTINATION), screen writer John Skipp, (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD),  Mark Miller, vice president at Seraphim Films, and Daniel Knauf, producer, (THE BLACKLIST, CARNIVALE, and DRACULA).

With StokerCon2017 and the Final Frame competition about two months away, Lees is excited for what’s to come. “I’m always floored by the level of talent that’s out there making films that are personal, strange and unique and usually on a dime and a dream.  The ones that I’ve checked off as possible finalists are so good the judges are gonna have their work cut out for them deciding a winner this year.” Lees continued with, “If this event is a continued success, we hope to grow the slate and expand next year.”

For more information, including a detailed look into the rules/guidelines, important dates as well as submission fee’s, click here (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FinalFrame).

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Adam Lee Price
Adam Lee Price has an intense love of horror films and has since being a child. This love of horror has led him to focus on a career in writing films for the next generation of genre fans. Adam has recently completed writing his first feature length horror screenplay entitled THE MASQUERADE. Now, he looks forward to the next chapter of his life working alongside great writers in the horror industry and at FANGORIA Magazine.
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