Chiller Launches "Killer Shorts" Film Contest

Chiller, known for cultivating fresh talents in the horror genre, has just launched the "Killer Shorts" film contest. The contest is geared towards "collegiate-level" filmmakers in schools across the United States. Aspiring directors are asked to submit a 2-3 minutes long horror short.

Chiller will be making appearances and hosting various engagements on college campuses across the nation, which are all aimed at bringing awareness to independent filmmaking, from now until mid-April. Not enrolled in one of the participating colleges? Don't worry, you can still submit a short!

When submissions close on April 30, Chiller will select their top 13 and audiences will then choose their favorite on the Chiller website. The winning short airing on Chiller after the premiere of their original horror anthology, "Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear," on July 11, 2014.

"Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear" is the latest installment in Chiller’s anthology film series, Chilling Visions. Last year marked the debut of the anthology, titled "Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear" and features the work of five up-and-coming filmmakers, including a short by the young and critically acclaimed director, Emily Hagins.  "5 States of Fear" will comprise shorts inspired by five basic human fears, with each short set in a specific location across five different U.S. states.

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-Nowal Massari