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    Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:15:17

    Universal Studios Hollywood Opens Up Short Film Competition - Eli Roth to judge shorts

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    Universal Studios Hollywood is launching its first Halloween short films competition. The competition's theme is "Where Nightmares Come Alive." The virtual fest coincides with the launch of the annual Halloween Horror Nights event that invades the park for 13 nights in October.

    Universal is inviting prospective filmmakers to submit 90-second to three-minute film shorts on DVD. The films must support the theme of "Where Nightmares Come Alive." Entries will be judged by esteemed horror industry professionals, including Hostel director Eli Roth and Bill Moseley, star of House of 1000 Corpses, as well as Universal Studios executives. The criteria for entries is that they must be suspenseful, relevant to the theme, and have an overall "chill" factor. The top 10 shorts will be posted online from September 10 through 22 for public voting. All entries must be received by September 3. Rules and regulations are viewable at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Nightmares, so interested parties should check the site out for more details.

    The winner will be announced September 25 and will have a screening at the Halloween Horror Nights "Eyegore Awards" ceremony, which attracts celebs, execs, and the media. A $1,000 prize is also at stake.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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