Houston, Texas October 6 - 8, 2017


Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!

The weekend? October 6 - 8, 2017

The challenge? To make a horror film in only 48 hours!

Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget.

Filmmakers from all over the Houston, TX area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2018.


Genres Elements FAQs


Kickoff Event

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dropoff Event

Sun, Oct 8, 2017
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Thu, Oct 26, 2017
TBH Center
333 S Jensen, Houston 77003 USA

Required Media

  • Video Codec: H.264 (preferred), DV-NTSC, DVCProHD, Motion JPEG-A, MPEG-4, Any Non-Proprietary Codec
  • Media: USB Thumb Drive (preferred), Data DVD
  • File Type: MPEG 4 (.mp4), Quicktime (.mov)
  • Resolution: HD 1080 (1920x1080) (preferred), HD 720 (1280x720), SD
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9) (preferred), Standard (4:3)
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS (29.97) (preferred), 24 FPS (23.976)
  • Interlacing: Progressive / NON-Interlaced
Notes
  • No media will be returned
  • We are working on Windows – please format your USB as NTFS
  • Films should be output with a non-proprietary codec. Absolutely no proprietary Final Cut codecs (ie, Apple Pro-Res). We will not be able to import the video and it will be disqualified.
  • Make sure your complete movie is in the file
  • Please check your sound levels to ensure they are relatively even throughout the film – one of our biggest problems with submissions is films that are very loud in some places and hard to hear in others
  • Please submit a back up copy of your film – as long as we can work with a version of the film that was submitted on time, you're eligible for judges awards
  • MiniDV tapes and video DVDs are not accepted

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