News has just come in that deviant Dutchman Tom Six has joined the panel to judge the short film competition Shortcuts to Hell. An even bigger thrill for us (sorry Tom), is that our good friend Rosie Fletcher, who started her writing career at HorrorTalk and is now the Associate Editor at Total Film Magazine, has also been selected as a judge. Rosie's passion for and knowledge of the genre makes her an ideal pick for this event.
Tom Six, currently in the States shooting Human Centipede 3, will help select the winner of the 666 Short Cuts to Hell short film competition, fronted by FrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel.
Six said today that he was 'delighted' and 'flattered' to be invited to join the panel and was looking forward to hopefully meeting the six finalists winner at this year's FrightFest event in August.
Rosie Fletcher, ex-HorrorTalk writer and Total Film Magazine's genre expert, will make up the '6 of the best' panel, which also includes filmmaker/Special Make-up Effects expert Paul Hyett. Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, FrightFest director Paul McEvoy and Movie Mogul's John Shackleton.
The hottest short film competition around challenges aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film - the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. The overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea under mentorship from Movie Mogul, for a possible 2014 production.
Entrants will have to follow a series of 'killer' restraints such as a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue, a maximum of 6 cast and crew members and a maximum budget of £666.
Entrants must submit their completed film by 6pm on the 6th June 2013. Submission guidelines and terms and conditions can be found at www.shortcutstohell.com
The overall winner will be announced at FrightFest 2013 after the six films have been screened.
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