“Bloody Cuts” Launches International Short Film Competition

Bloody Cuts have launched a worldwide short film competition at www.bchorrorchallenge.com for horror filmmakers and fans. The challenge? Create a terrifying 3 minute short horror film based on the theme of “Who’s There?” to win over $13,000 in prize.

Online PR News – 03-November-2013 – London, UK – Bloody Cuts are a UK-based production company that have been busy creating an online anthology of short horror films. Their shorts have played all over the world at festivals including Raindance, Texas Frightmare, LA Screamfest and Toronto After Dark, and their collected short horror films have received over 750,000 views online so far.

Having received so much support from the industry and horror fans worldwide, they thought it was time to give a ‘little’ something back. Producer Ben Franklin says “Bloody Cuts was originally created following an entry we’d made ourselves into a similar competition a few years back, so we hope to inspire other filmmakers to follow a similar path, and reward them in doing so too.”

Dozens of sponsors from all over the film industry are giving away well over $13,000 worth of equipment, software, merchandise and more as exclusive prizes for the competition. There are also individual awards and prizes for directing, writing, grading and a variety of other technical skills. Combined with a first prize valued at over $8,500 it means “Who’s There?” has one of the biggest prize pots ever committed to a short film competition.

Boasting a panel where the word ‘expert’ is genuinely an understatement, the competition judges are "Gremlins" director Joe Dante, indie-horror stars the Soska Sisters, Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd, horror writer / director Marcus Dunstan, horror writer Patrick Melton, award-winning special effects maestro Neill Gorton, “Film School Rejects” managing editor Scott Beggs, world-class cinematographer Sam McCurdy, “Film State” and “Film Riot” host Ryan Connolly and “Daywalt Horror” creator and Best Selling Author Drew Daywalt!

Bloody Cuts producer Anthony Melton says "We're exceedingly thankful to all of our judges and sponsors that have jumped onboard to support independent short filmmaking. And we wish all entrants the very best of luck... Or should I say break some legs...."

Bloody Cuts are looking for filmmakers all over the globe, to create terrifying 3 minute horror films based on the theme “Who’s There?”, submitting them by December 30th 2013 for a raft of prizes and worldwide industry recognition. Jonny Franklin, Bloody Cuts DP has these final words to say: “We’re very excited to see what talent is out there, and what nightmares they have in store for us!”

So, December 30th? That’s less than two months away... Grab your scripts. Hunt down that cast. Pick up those cameras. Create something terrifying.

To find out precisely who’s there, check out the full competition details at www.bchorrorchallenge.com and watch the introductory video featuring producers Ben Franklin, Anthony Melton and Jonathan Franklin.

Bloody Cuts have also created their own short especially for the launch of the competition. Sticking to the competition rules, “Dare” is a haunted house POV horror short that sets the bar for other filmmakers to aim at... and clamber over, kicking and screaming. Check out “Dare” on the competition website: www.bchorrorchallenge.com

A competition is nothing without its prizes and Bloody Cuts are proud to announce their sponsors are:
Millennium FX, Red Giant, EditorsKeys.com, Celtx, MixingLight.com, TaoOfColor, Blackmagic, Kessler, Rode Mics, Raindance, Glidecam, Red Rock Micro, Flanders Scientific, American Cinematographer, Scream Magazine, Atomos, Boris FX, Fright Rags, Film School Rejects, Rampant Design Tools, Ripple Training, Grindstore, Onsight, Take 2, Pixipixel, Carey Dodd Associates and Fetch.

The competition is ever-growing, so if any additional sponsors wish to donate to one of the biggest prize pots ever created for a short film competition, then Bloody Cuts would be happy to accommodate them. Just get in touch at info@bchorrorchallenge.com

You can also stay up-to-date on all things Bloody Cuts via the official Twitter: @bloodycutsfilms and Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/bloodycuts
Hashtags to use are: #whosthere and #bloodycuts