March 7th, 2020 3 pm - 5 pm

Come celebrate local talent, creativity, and filmmaking with us as we premier the Top 5 wicked short horror films, selected from the Terror Challenge Winter Edition at The Rec Room Calgary, and award prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

We'll be starting things off with NETRVNNER playing a darker set.

Location:
The Rec Room (1180 - 901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary,) this is a 18+ event. ID may be requested.

THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME SPONSORS

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Terror Challenge Winter Edition

Win Global Distribution!

Friday February 27, 2020 -
Monday March 2, 2020

Vern's, 622 8 Ave SW, Calgary

Space is limited!

How it works

On Thursday February 27th, 2020 at 5:30 pm MST, teams will gather to compete in the
Terror Challenge! All teams (represented by at least 1 team member each) will be meeting at Vern's (622 8Ave SW, Calgary) for registration (if they have not already done so) and reception. Teams will also receive a sealed envelope with random elements to be used in their film. These elements can include but are not limited to: sub-genre, prop, line of dialogue, character, style, etc.

At exactly 7:00pm MST teams will be allowed to open their sealed envelope and this will mark the start of the Terror Challenge. Teams will have 96 hours to write, shoot, and edit their 3-7 minute short horror movie that incorporates all of the elements (e.g. a color, a prop, etc.) that they have received. All movies must be submitted no later than 8:00 pm MST on Monday March 2nd, 2020.


Restrictions

• The Terror Challenge is limited to 20 teams
• This is an 18+ location. ID may be requested at the door.
• Teams must be able to receive their challenge envelope and be able to drop off their final film in person.
• Films must include all three challenge elements provided in order to qualify for awards, and adhere to the scary Horror theme.
• All elements of creativity must take place within the 96 hour period. This is including, but not limited to: writing the script, costume/set design, shooting, editing, graphics and visual effects, animation, sound and music design.

Terror Challenge Showcase

February 2nd, 2020 6:30pm
Cardel Theatre,
617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary,

Join us on Saturday October 26th, 2019, 6:30pm, at the Globe Cinema (617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary) where we will be premiering the wicked short horror movies that were created by local filmmakers at this year's Terror Challenge. Be a part of our awesome event at the Globe Cinema and help select which team will win the coveted Audience Choice Award! Don't forget to enjoy a beer and the best popcorn in the city!

Complete with Halloween costume contest and door prizes!

A portion of the proceeds from the Terror Challenge Showcase ticket sales will be donated to Keep Alberta Rolling.

These are 18+ events. ID may be requested at the door.

THANK YOU to our sponsors for their great support, X92.9 Calgary's Alternative,
Globe Cinema Calgary Horror Con, Halloween Expo, Video Game Trader, Vistek,
Night Terrors Film Society, Keep Alberta Rolling
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Absolute Underground, Vern's,
and Treemansion!

Terror Challenge Winter Edition Awards

Saturday March 7th, 2020 3 pm - 5pm

Our Terror Challenge After Party will be at Vern's (622 8 Ave SW), so come join us after the show for some wicked music and a chance to win
sweet door prizes!

SCUSI
SMBR
NETRVNNER
MARK ADAM
SCRYER



Halloween costumes are encouraged!

These are 18+ events. ID may be requested at the door.

Terror Challenge Rules

REGISTRATION

Team Registration can be completed here. Each team can consist of one person or more and must submit a team name and have a Terror Challenge Envelop to compete in the challenge. Prizes will be limited to a 5 person team in mind. Vern's is an 18+ location, contestants must be able to prove their age, if requested.

Due to time constraints the challenge is limited to 20 teams.

REGISTRATION COST

Cost of registration is $60.00

THE CHALLENGE

On the Friday February 27th, 2020, at 5:30 pm teams (representative by at least one member) will meet at Vern’s (617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary) and must present proof of registration in the form of a ticket or email confirmation.

Terror Challenge Envelops will be distributed upon team’s arrival and opened at 7:00pm MST, February 27th, 2020. Each envelope will contain three film elements to be incorporated into the film, a set of challenge rules, contact information for challenge organizers, and any other information needed for the teams. Teams or a team representative must physically receive the Challenge Envelop on location. Each Team must incorporate all three elements into their film.

FILM FORMAT

-Opening Slate/ Credits: Films must open with a 5 second opening slate with team name, title of the film, the three elements incorporated. The slate must be clean with a white/black composition.
-Aspect Ratio: Final film will be presented in 16:9 aspect ratio. If the film has been shot in any other ratio, it will be letter-boxed to fit the screen.
Films must be high definition, and filmed at 1080p. If the film has been shot at a lower quality, it may result in less than ideal reception.Teams are responsible for providing their own equipment including: camera, costumes, props, sound and editing equipment. All elements of creativity must take place within the 96 hour (4 day) period. This is including, but not limited to: writing the script, costume/set design, shooting, editing, graphics and visual effects, animation, sound and music design.Work that can occur outside of the 96 hour time limit includes: Organization of cast and crew, securing the equipment needed, scouting and securing locations.Running time: The film must fall between 3 minutes and 7 minutes including opening and closing credits and the slate. The film can be made up of live action, animation, or a mixture of the two. Films must include all three challenge elements to qualify for awards, and adhere to the scary Horror theme. Music used in the film must be used within rights and permissions. Royalty free music is allowed, music with permissions is allowed. Teams must be able to provide artist’s permission if it is requested.
DROP OFF AND LATE ENTRIES:

The final submission must be dropped off at Vern's (617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary) by 8:00pm Monday, March 2nd, 2020. Late entries (Received after 8:00 pm) will be considered for screening but are not eligible for any judged awards. In order for the late entry to be screened (if applicable), the Terror Challenge organizers must be notified that the film will be late, and an alternative drop-off will need to be organized.


TERROR CHALLENGE SHOWCASE:

(Note: Although the Showcase for this challenge has yet to be announced, rest assured that there will be one in the future.)

TERROR CHALLENGE PRIZES

🏆 1st Place

Global Distribution provided by Vestra Pictures
$100 Vistek Gift Card
Landmark Cinemas Movie Tickets
Free Entry into the next Terror Challenge

...more to be announced.

2nd Place

$50 Vistek Gift Card
Landmark Cinemas Movie Tickets
50% Discount to the next Terror Challenge 2020



...more to be announced.

3rd Place

$25 Vistek Gift Card
25% Discount to the next Terror Challenge 2020

...more to be announced.

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