How does my class make a short film ?
The Lesson plan includes a step by step guide to making a horror short film. The price also unlocks resources and video tutorials to help you.
Does it cost my class to enter?
Yes. $300 per class. Please contact Natalie Richards on 0406 299 432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When do schools entries close?
Final entries close October 31, 2020. However there are early bird deals throughout the year.
Does it need to be a horror film jumpscare?
Simply, yes. Horror film is a genre that aims to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, disgust or dread for the audience. It can be creepy, thrilling, gory, spooky, scary or even out of this world.
How long? How short?
1 minute maximum no credits. The students can tag themselves and 'comment' the credits once we upload to our Bloodfest INSTA page.
No minimum length.
No minimum length.
How does my class edit their film?
Editing is simplest through iMovie on Apple or for Android platform VidTrim, Magisto or any others you prefer. Again there are tutorials on youtube. If any of your groups are not confident editors, they could submit a one shot film, where there are no cuts or edits. The film continuously goes from the first scene to the final.
Can International students enter?
Yes, we are encouraging international students to enter.
Can my class use subtitles?
Yes, of course.
Does it have to be in English?
Not at all.
What about animations, documentaries and mockumentaries?
These styles can be entered too.
Can my class re-cut a previously made film?
Can my class use music from the net?
Yes ONLY if it's royalty free or public domain. The music could be composed by the students, composed by Garageband or made from scratch. Ideally we would like submitters to make their own sound. Record footsteps, fingernails scratching the floor, doors creaking or literally use your voice. There is a prize for best sound. Go for it!
Are there any restrictions for swearing and sexual depictions?
Yes. No swearing is allowed and obviously no explicit sexual depictions. Your judgement is key.
Does my class need written permission from the cast?
Yes. This is necessary. Please download Talent Release Form under the Media Forms for Teachers tab. Every cast member needs a completed form.
Can adults perform in my students' films?
Yes. Any adults will also be required to sign a Talent Release Form. Importantly, the film must remain creatively led by the young people.
How do I know if we've won?
Winners will be notified via our INSTA LIVE Awards ceremony.
Do I need the release forms?
A release form enables the festival to show your work publicly. We need the release forms so you agree that your actors, your film and stills pictures from your film can be shown online, on social media and any other media platforms . This includes our website, any public screenings and promotional materials. All entrants need to complete all release forms.
How is the film judged?
Judged by Industry Professionals.
Any more questions?
Please email us at email@example.com