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ENTER OUR HORROR FILM CONTEST FOR 2013 AND WIN A TABLOID WITCH AWARD!
Are YOU an unknown or little-known horror filmmaker, writer, actor, musician ...
or some other artist involved in horror filmmaking? Come Halloween
2013, we want to discover YOU! -- in
our 10th annual Tabloid Witch Awards!
DO: .If you have a finished horror
film -- short work or feature -- then send it to us. Between now and August 31, 2013, we will review all submissions,
selecting the best of the best.
GET: Winners will be profiled in a Hollywood Investigator
around Halloween 2013. We hope to select at least one short and one
feature film, but we may profile additional films and the people involved
(actors, musicians, sfx people, etc.), depending on what we see. Selection of films and artists profiled will be at the exclusive discretion
of the Hollywood Investigator.
We will award trophies! The 2005 and 2006 trophy was lucite. From 2007 - 2012 the trophy was a plaque (below), which will likely be the same for 2013
(but maybe not).
DATES: .We try to screen the winning
films, but that's not guaranteed. However, we have managed to screen
winning films from every year's contest so far.
ENTRY FEE: There is NO entry fee! We're not looking
make money off desperate artists -- only to discover new talent for a news
FORMAT: DVD. We prefer NTSC but will accept PAL. Format will not affect
judging. Winners may be required to submit a good quality NTSC DVD
prior to public screening.
LANGUAGE: Films must be in English, or English subtitled, or with minimal dialogue
so it may be understood by an English language audience.
Horror, broadly defined as anything scary. Evil space aliens, the
supernatural, and psychos. Horror combined with comedy (Motel
Werewolf in London) is also fine, provided a horror content
We must receive your entry by August 31, 2013.
TOO EARLY TO ENTER? No! Some winning films were received
to a year early. Others were received days before the deadline.
TOO LATE TO ENTER? No! Films that are received after
selections are made will be saved for next year's contest.
SUBMIT: .Please send films to: Thomas
M. Sipos, PO Box 1903, Santa Monica, CA 90406-1903. Films will not.be
returned, so don't send your only copy.
The Tabloid Witch Awards has its own website!
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