In today’s technological world, with access to both equipment and tutorials, it’s even easier to create and get your work seen. The problem is, we are missing out on the valuable asset of mentorship that the studio system and even coming up in the indie film world provided. The Film Empire is looking to break down that barrier. With one successful competition already under its wing, the group is now running a horror short competition that is taking applicants at this very moment!
From the contest’s page:
The Film Empire’s Scrypt to Screen Horror Contest will offer a winning writer-director the chance to shoot a horror short under the mentorship of several industry professionals in Los Angeles. Short and feature length screenplays are acceptable (features must be able to adapt to a short film).Screenwriter Jeff Howard (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) will help the winner develop the script and Adam Robitel (Insidious: Chapter 4, The Taking of Deborah Logan) will serve as mentor to the director throughout principal photography. Contest ends September 15th
Robitel and crew definitely have the horror pedigree to help you make the most out of your short idea. Application deadline is September 15th, so don’t hesitate to submit!
More information can be found at the Film Empire Scrypt to Screen site.