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The VHS Jump Scare Short Film Competition

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Storm Crow Alehouse

1619 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9

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Win $250 by showing us your best 2-minute horror movie shot on a smartphone! All entries will be screened at Storm Crow Alehouse on June 15

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The VHS is thrilled to announce the first ever Jump Scare Film Competition. This is a short and fun horror filmmaking contest that gives everyone the opportunity to tell their own story and level the playing field. Participants will be tasked with shooting a 2 minute max horror movie on a smart phone using a unique category word. This means no big budgets to compete with, no lack of gear problems, just brainstorm and shoot!

To enter is only $20, and we will be showing ALL of the submitted films back to back on June 15, 2020 at Storm crow Alehouse on West Broadway. Attendance to view is free so bring your friends! The top five films will receive prizes, including a $250.00 cash prize to the winner as selected by the VHS programming team. The top ten films will also receive a submission waiver for their film to enter the 2020 Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival, taking place at the York Theatre on October 15 and 16.

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1. Feb 1, 2020: Registration opens. Once payment is received via the ticket link below, participants will receive further instructions, as well the list of remaining categories (first-come, first-serve!). Filmmakers send in their top 5 choices, and VHS will assign the highest ranked category still available.

2. Make your film! The film must be under 2 minutes in length, including any credits. Your category word MUST be used at least once in the film. The film must be shot entirely on a Smartphone. No copyrighted material. Remember that horror is the genre, however you wish to interpret that! Make it terrifying, hilarious, disgusting…it is totally up to you. Have fun with it!

3. May 31, 2020: Submission deadline of films.

4. June 8, 2020: Screening schedule, including top 5 finalists are announced.

5. June 15, 2020: SCREENING PARTY at STORM CROW ALEHOUSE. Winner will be announced and awarded prizes.

Judging:

Each film will be judged on its horror element, how the category word was effectively used, and the entertainment value of the movie.

The VHS programming team has the authority and responsibility to screen films for material considered to be discriminatory against race, ethnicity, gender, or other categories of identity and reserves the right to disqualify participants based on this criteria.

Starting list of Categories:

Axe; Hammer ;Jealous ; Bedroom ; Breakup ; Explosion ; Blood ; Alien ; Disease ; Electric/ity ; Food ; Hallway ; Sports ; Chores ; Twins ; Greed/y ; Romance ; Flower ; Hike/ing ; Heights ; Knife/ves ; Sand ; Fight/ing ; Time Travel ; Child/Kid ; Bug/s ; Outer Space ; Moon ; Monster ; Vampire ; Leather ; Vacuum ; Computer ; Social Media ; Stealth/y ; Ink ; Bone ; Brain ; Hope ; Flood ; Drug ; Blind ; Deaf ; Demon ; Devil ; Needle ; Surgery ; Toilet ; Apple ; Guts ; Invisible ; Screaming ; Shrink ; Asteroid ; Witch ; Trapped ; Explode ; Inside Out ; Ghost ; Poltergeist ; Possess ; Torture

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