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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!

The 2004 winning films were shown at the World Horror Convention in New York. Filmmaker Rick Lavon secured a DVD distribution deal as a result of winning our contest!

The 2005 winning films were screened at the Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention. Sabrina Bertaccini (Best Supporting Actress) and Robert Sexton (Best Horror Short Film) were thrilled to receive their Tabloid Witch trophies (see right)!

The 2006 winning films were shown at the Santa Monica Public Library.

The 2007 winning films screened at both the Santa Monica Public Library in October, and at the Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention the following November. The 2008 winning films were screened in Santa Monica on November 15, 2008. Also read about the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 winning films, which screened in Los Angeles or Santa Monica.

Santa Monica is a tiny beachside town in Los Angeles County -- and home to many entertainment companies and celebrities!

The Hollywood Investigator has a long tradition of covering horror film festivals (Screamfest, Shriekfest, Florida Screamfest), horror writers (Ray Bradbury), horror actors (Dee Snider, Jonathan Frid, David Drake, Leanna Chamish), horror directors (Norman J. Warren), and horror artists such as ... YOU!

 

 

WHAT TO 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.

WHAT YOU 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.

TROPHY:  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).

SCREENING 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 to make money off desperate artists -- only to discover new talent for a news story!

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.

GENRE:  Horror, broadly defined as anything scary. Evil space aliens, the supernatural, and psychos. Horror combined with comedy (Motel Hell, American Werewolf in London) is also fine, provided a horror content remains.

DEADLINE:  We must receive your entry by August 31, 2013.

ISN'T IT TOO EARLY TO ENTER?  No! Some winning films were received up to a year early. Others were received days before the deadline.

 

 

ISN'T IT TOO LATE TO ENTER?  No! Films that are received after selections are made will be saved for next year's contest.

WHERE TO 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.

MORE DETAILS:  The Tabloid Witch Awards has its own website!

 

 

 

 

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