Nickel 48-Hour Horror Challenge 2019
The Nickel Independent Film Festival's notorious filmmaking challenge is back for its eighth year! Can you make a horror movie in 48 hours? Of course you can!

The Nickel's 48-Hour Horror Film Challenge 2019 is a free creative challenge to anyone to write, shoot and edit a short film of five minutes or less from 7pm on October 11th to 7pm on October 13th. It’s not a contest, it's free to participate, and registration is open until the challenge closes.

Submitted horror films can be any length below 5 minutes, and can fall under any of the sub-genres of horror.

Each team will receive an email with a prop and line of dialogue which must appear in each film. For a complete list of rules, please see below.

Monday, October 14 at Spirit of Newfoundland, 7pm


Any questions? Email!
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Please don't blow yourselves up, for heaven's sake!
The 48-Hour Horror Challenge Rules
• Writing, shooting and editing must take place between October 11th at 7pm and October 13th at 7pm.

• Maximum film length is five minutes, including titles and credits. Shorter films are totally welcome, though!

• Completed films are to be uploaded to the challenge Dropbox by 7pm on October 13th.

• We are not obligated to screen every film submitted. We reserve the right to not show a film we find inappropriate for our audience for any reason.

• Filmmakers are responsible for ensuring they have permission to use any locations, subjects, music, sound effects or stock footage featured in their work.

• Your completed film is your intellectual property and you retain the rights, but by submitting you give the organizers royalty-free permission to show and sample your film for Challenge-related events and promotion.

• Participants under 18 must ensure they have express permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

• Have so much fun!!!

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