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Scream Asia returns in 2019 with a horror short film competition section!

By Say Peng  /  07 Jun 2019 (Friday)

Great news for budding horror filmmakers!

When the 2nd edition of Singapore's only horror film festival, Scream Asia, returns in October this year, it will have a new section - the Scream Asia Horror Short Film Competition.

With the aim to develop the horror film industry, Scream Asia hopes to identify and groom potential horror filmmakers around Asia by giving them a platform to showcase their talents through directing a short film.

The short film competition is open to any applicants with residency or citizenship to any Asian country, and are at least 18-years-old as of 17 June 2019. Submitted films must be shorter than 15 minutes and originally made within the past 12 months as of 19 September 2019.

Submissions will open on 17 June 2019 and closes on 19 September 2019.

A total of 15 finalists will be selected for the Awards Ceremony – scheduled for 26 October 2019 – where the top three winners will be announced.

Winning entries will be awarded cash prizes amounting to a total of USD9,500 and one of the top 3 directors will be selected by mm2 Entertainment to develop a feature film.

Scream Asia’s Creative Director Eric Khoo said, “After our successful run last year, I’m excited to make Scream Asia a platform for discovering new horror filmmaking talents from the region. This year we will introduce the Short Film Competition where winning entries stand a chance to be developed into feature films!”

Besides the short film competition, Scream Asia will also conduct a masterclass taught by established filmmaker Giddens Ko.

The director of 'Mon Mon Mon Monster' (2017) and 'You Are The Apple Of My Eye' (2011), Ko said, “A horror film is a global genre because people are interested in horror cultures in different countries. Asia’s ghost culture is closely linked with the people’s desires and thus reflects Asian values. Today’s horror audiences are much more savvy and are no longer scared by standard horror filmmaking scenes. I hope to see horror films that induce fear with creative methods, such as a horror film with no ghosts which tells the horror of everyday life.”

Scream Asia 2019 will also feature selected horror film screenings at Cathay Cineplexes.

The film lineup will be announced in August. The masterclasses and horror film screenings will be held in late October 2019.

For more information, please visit:
Festival website: www.screamasia.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/screamasiafilmfest
Instagram: www.instagram.com/screamasiafilmfest
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