ONLY 6 WEEKS TO GET YOUR HORROR FILMS IN!
2 Days Later, Kent’s biggest Short Film Competition, returns for the tenth year with another challenge of Horror short filmmaking, just bursting with provocative interpretations of the genre, as the centre piece of Margate’s first ever Halloween Horror Weekend event.
The annual Short Film Competition is Kent’s biggest horror short film festival of free workshops and film screenings that are specifically designed to encourage filmmakers, enthusiasts, and students to produce a 10 minute horror film in only 48 hours on a micro-budget.
The Theatre Royal Margate will host to the Hallowe’en Screening Event where the best of this year’s short horror film entries will be shown to a public audience and judged by a panel of film industry professionals. Filmmakers will compete for film industry prizes at the 2 Days Later Awards Ceremony held at the end of the screenings. Winning submissions will also receive global website exposure and international promotion to other film festivals and film industry organisations.
The Hours are numbered – Competition Entry Forms Available Now!
Simply go to www.2dayslater.co.uk and request this year’s free 2012 Competition Brief and then arm yourself with a script, a camera and a bottle of ketchup! Film submissions closing date is 5:00pm on Wednesday 26th September 2012.
Margate Halloween Horror Weekend
To mark the film competition’s 10th Anniversary year and to celebrate Dreamland’s cinematic heritage Beeping Bush has teamed up with The Dreamland Trust and The Film Factory CIC to expand the Halloween Gala film screening into a full three day festival from 26th – 28th October 2012.
In partnership with The Film Factory CIC, the weekend will open on Friday 26th, with a Drive-in Movie Night screening of the horror comedy, Zombieland, (Cert 15) where the only safe refuge is in a zombie free amusement park.
2 Days Later Short Horror Film screening will take place on Saturday 27th at The Theatre Royal from 2.00pm, with the Shortlisted Gala Screening and Awards Ceremony starting at 7.00pm. Afterparty at the Westcoast Bar till late.
A special matinee screening on Sunday 28th of the newly released (through Icon Film Distribution/Lionsgate) HD restored 1957 Hammer classic, The Curse of Frankenstein, plus a screen talk on the history of the horror movie genre is being presented by the legendary British film studio, Hammer.
There will also be an exhibition of archive material and never-seen-before images of Dreamland’s Grade II* listed cinema building. For the younger audience there will be ghost stories and a film poster design competition.
Also look out for flash mob events where vampires, Goths and ghouls are invited to attend an all-night beach party till dawn, the Crowning of the King and Queen of Horror 2012 on the 2DL Gala Film night and other horror interventions. Full details of venues and timings will appear on www.2dayslater.co.uk andwww.dreamlandmargate.com nearer the time.
For further information concerning the competition, the brief, or the Hallowe’en Screening event then please feel free to contact Mick Etherton/Chris Cordwell of Beeping Bush Ltd on:
Tel: (+44)1843 223800