The hardest part of being an indie filmmaker is getting your finished product to an audience, but Terror Films wants to help make that process a bit easier for you. They are looking for completed, never-before-seen indie short films to include in their upcoming television series coming this October, Terror Films Presents: Terrifying Tuesdays.
The series will be comprised of six short films presented in a weekly episodic format. Each short film will be released as a stand-alone episode once a week leading up to Halloween. On Wednesday, October 31st, viewers will be able to binge watch all six of the previous episodes. Each episode will open with a pre-produced prologue created by the label specifically for the series.
Terror Films President Joe Dain had this to say about the new series:
“This is our take on ‘Tales From The Crypt,’ if you will. There are so many incredibly talented filmmakers out there. The level of originality and quality we have seen over the years with shorts has often surpassed what we see in full-length features. We not only want to give these filmmakers a real opportunity to have their short films showcased but wrapping them into a limited series format will allow us to elevate the marketing angle. We’re incredibly excited about the possibilities.”
Amazon Prime is currently the selected platform for Terror Films Presents: Terrifying Tuesdays, but the company has not ruled out pitching the finished product to other platforms such as Shudder, Starz, Netflix and Hulu.
Selected filmmakers will share in the revenue generated either through a licensing deal secured by the label or from the Amazon Prime Revenue Share program.
If you are interested in submitting a short film for consideration, it must meet the guidelines below.
Inclusive of credits, shorts should be no less than 25 minutes but no more than 40 minutes maximum.
Films must be 100% completed.
Absolutely no scenes of violence towards women, excessive nudity, extreme graphic violence or overt visual gore.
Shorts must not have had any online exposure at all! (YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes, Amazon, Festival or Filmmaker’s Website, Social Media etc.). Festival participation is okay but they must not have appeared online in any way.
No science fiction shorts! We are looking for traditional horror. (hauntings, possessions, witches, deranged killers, etc.).
You must own all rights to images, actors and music/score. “Festival Rights Only” will not be accepted.
Only seeking English Speaking shorts. No foreign language films with/or without subtitles will be considered for this particular project.
If you shot your film under the SAG New Media Agreement, filmmakers will be responsible for contacting SAG and paying any residuals from revenue received.
Copies of all executed SAG contracts must be available for review if requested.
A 5.1 sound mix preferred but not required.
All films subject to approval and acceptance based on all of the above along with a QC (Quality Control) report that shows that the film is technically ready to be delivered onto the Amazon platform.
If your short film meets these guidelines, feel free to submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is June 1, 2018. Terror Films Executive and Head of Acquisitions Jim Klock will be overseeing the submission and selection process. If your film is selected, someone from Terror Films will contact you.
If you would like to learn more about Terror Films, their other projects or are looking to get your full-length film out to the public, visit terrorfilms.net.