Shortcuts To Hell Competition Returns

by Martyn Conterio on 14/05/2014


Horror Channel, FrightFest and Movie Mogul have teamed up again, with new partner Wildseed Studios to run once more, with feeling their Shortcuts To Hell competition. The winning entrant will have their movie made by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios ‘with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000′. Not too shabby. The movie will also receive UK digital distribution, a world premiere at Film4 FrightFest, in 2015, and shown for the first time anywhere on television via Horror Channel. Needless to say, this sounds like a pretty darn fantastic competition and route into the film industry for the winner.

Here’s the skinny on what you need to do to enter Shortcuts To Hell II:

“All entries will need to submit a 3-minute short film version of their full-length horror movie idea and their submission must clearly demonstrate the core idea, premise, story and characters in narrative form. A shortlist of twenty-six finalists will then be invited to an interview where they will have the opportunity to pitch their feature film directly to the jury panel.”

The chosen ones – twenty-six will be whittled down to a final three – will have their promo reel played at FrightFest in August. The three films will be screening in Horror Channel over August and September and the winner chosen by public vote.

Entrants to Shortcuts To Hell II will have ten weeks to finish their promo and upload it to YouTube. You can submit the Youtube link to: [email protected] by 6pm on 22nd July. All Terms & Conditions can be downloaded at

Chris Sharp, Chief Operating Officer for CBS Chello Zone Channels said today:

“Based on last year’s brilliant output, the second instalment of our film competition promises a hell of a ride yet again, for budding horror talent and the loyal audiences of Horror Channel, and we can’t wait to see the entries. Horror Channel is always hungry for fresh blood and remains dedicated to the horror genre offering inspiration to young filmmakers and entertaining horror aficionados across the UK.”

All entries will have ten weeks to turnaround their cinematic visions of hell and upload to YouTube, submitting the link to [email protected] by 6pm on 22nd July. Downloadable T&C’s from must be adhered to.

Here are the rules:

Max duration 3 minutes
Original material (made for the competition only) and existing film promos will not be considered.
Max production budget capped at £666 (with evidence required)
Applicants with previous feature film credits as writer/producer and/or director will not be accepted

Social Media links:

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Twitter: @ShortCutsToHell
Facebook: 666ShortCutsToHell

Source: Clout Comms

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