Calgary's 48 Hour Horror Movie Challenge!

Have you ever wanted to make a short horror movie? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own movie shown on the big screen? Or maybe you're looking to put your movie making skills to the test? Well, now is your chance to make it happen! Write, shoot, and edit your very own horror movie in 48 hours and see it at the Globe Cinema!

Get your cast and crew together because it's show time!

Make a movie!

See the Show!

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Terror Challenge

$700 in Prizes to be won!

Space is limited to only 20 teams!

October 18 - 20, 2019
6:00pm, Vern's, 622 8 Ave SW, Calgary

How it works

On Friday October 18th, 2019 at 6:00pm 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), attend a Q&A session, and participate in the Element Swap. Teams will also receive a sealed envelope with additional 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 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit their 2-7 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 7:00pm MST on Sunday October 20th, 2019.

Then on Saturday October 26th, 2019 at 6:30pm MST, each team that completes the Terror Challenge will have their film shown to the public and judged by the Terror Challenge's panel of judges at the Globe Cinema (617 - 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary). Prizes will be awarded to the 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Audience's Choice winners.

Restrictions

• The Terror Challenge is limited to 20 teams
• This is an 18+ event. 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 requested at the door.
• Films must include all three challenge elements provided in order to qualify for awards, and adhere to the Halloween/horror theme.
• All elements of creativity must take place within the 48 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

October 26, 2019 6:30pm
Globe Cinema,
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!
And don't forget to enjoy a beer with the best popcorn in the city!

Halloween costumes are encouraged!

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, Video Game Trader, Night Terrors Film Society, Vern's,
and Treemansion!

Terror Challenge After-Party

October 26, 2019 9:00pm
Vern's, 622 8 Ave SW, Calgary

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

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 must submit a team name and can consist of as many people as are needed to complete the challenge (one person or more). Prizes will be limited with a 5 person team in mind. This is an 18+ event. Contestants must be able to prove their age, if requested.

Registration Cost:

Cost of registration is $45.00

On the Friday October 18th, 2019, teams or a team representative will meet at Vern’s and must present proof of registration in the form of a ticket or email confirmation. Teams will then be given their Challenge Envelopes and random Element Card for the Element Swap (where the Element Card may be swapped with another element from a different team).

Challenge Envelops will be distributed upon team’s arrival and opened at 7:00pm MST, October 18th, 2019. Each envelope will contain two of the three film elements to be incorporated into the film, a set of challenge rules, contact information for challenge organizers, and any other information needed by the teams. Teams or a team representative must physically receive the Challenge Envelop and a Element Card. Each Team must incorporate all three elements into their film.

A note on registration: Due to time constraints, the challenge is limited to 20 teams.

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 48 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.Work that can occur outside of the 48 hour time limit includes: Organization of cast and crew, securing the equipment needed, scouting and securing locations.Running time: The film must fall between 2 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 Halloween/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 the predetermined location by 7:00 pm Sunday, October 20th, 2019. Late entries (Received after 7:00 pm) will be screened but are not eligible for any judged awards. Late entries screened during the Showcase will be eligible for the Audience Choice award. In order for the late entry to be screened, the Terror Challenge organizers must be notified that the film will be late, and an alternative drop-off will need to be organized.


Film premier - Terror Challenge Showcase:

The entries will be presented in a previously assigned, but otherwise random order at the Globe Cinema on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6:30pm MST.

Films will be judged, prior to the October 26th Showcase. The Audience Choice Award will be determined during the Showcase and all Prizes will be awarded at the event. This is an 18+ event. No minors will be allowed into the Showcase.

PRIZES

$700+ in Prizes to be won!

1st Place

Six (6) Calgary Horror Con 2020 Tickets
Six (6) Halloween Expo (HEX) 2020 Tickets
$200 The Camera Store Gift Card
Globe Cinema Gift Card
Video Game Trader Gift Card
Free Entry into next year’s Terror Challenge

2nd Place

$50 The Camera Store Gift Card
Globe Cinema Gift Card
Video Game Trader Gift Card
15% Discount to next year’s Terror Challenge Entry

Audience Choice Award

$100 The Camera Store Gift Card
Globe Cinema Gift Card
Video Game Trader Gift Card
25% Discount to next year’s Terror Challenge Entry