Nevada County Media is seeking spooky artists and filmmakers of all types and skill levels, to be featured in this month’s HorrorFest event taking place later this month. The deadline to submit your work is this Thursday October 6th at 4pm.
Don’t be scared that the deadline is fast approaching, just make sure the required online entry form is filled out and all films and/or art are submitted in time. There are no required entry fees, but submitting the entry form is required. Go to NevadaCountyMedia.org/horrorfest for more info, and for the brief form for submitting either art or film.
Executive Director Ramona Howard says, “The art work will be displayed in our spacious lobby for the entire month of October, and it will be an extra touch to the full HorrorFest film experience that takes place at the end of the month. We’re always excited to feature the work of local creatives and we look forward to a fun weekend of scary short films!”
For film submissions, anyone can participate, even those outside of Nevada County. Films should be between 5 and 45 minutes in total length (including credits) and they do not need to be new films, but they should have your involvement if you are submitting them.
Films should be of a horror or sci-fi genre, be HD quality (1920×1080), have good quality audio, and can be dropped off at Nevada County Media on a USB stick (with your name on it) or provided via download. While there is no entry fee, Nevada County Media must have the rights to broadcast and stream these films, and they also have the right to reject a film for inclusion.
Anyone who submits a film will be given two free passes for one of the HorrorFest showtimes, see their website for the October 28-30th schedule.
For the dark and twisted artists in the community, they are also welcoming and accepting all types of bizarre and scary art via the online entry form as well. Please make sure your contact information is provided upon drop-off at the Nevada County Media studios and go to NevadaCountyMedia.org/horrorfest to fill out the entry form.
Deadlines for submitting all entry forms and dropping off scary films or art is this Thursday October 6th at 4pm. When filling out the online form, be sure to include notes about dropping of your work at the Nevada County Media facilities, located at 355 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley. They are in Suite D in the back of the building, behind Analog Devices.
As the event’s producer, Ramona encourages everyone to participate, saying, “Please don’t be afraid to submit your work. The real horror would be to keep your creativity hidden in a closet somewhere with all the skeletons!”