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NYC Horror Film Festival To Partner With Wizard World For Cross Country Shorts Competition!



It is always an exciting time during the Spring and Summer for horror and comic book fans alike. There is just something about the Convention season that really gets everyone amped up for the rest of the sunny seasons, and thanks to Wizard World and the NYC Horror Film Festival things just got a whole lot more exciting! Inside you can read all the details on how YOU can have your short horror film played nationwide to the hundreds of thousands hordes of comic book fans, and also find the dates for the conventions that will be participating!

Here Is The Official Press Release…

“The Killer Shorts Sudden Death Film Competition

Have your short genre film receive a guaranteed screening slot at one of six of the largest genre conventions in America!

Entering this unique film competition gives all participants something no other festival can offer…..a guaranteed screening slot! The New York City Horror Film Festival and FEARSmag have partnered with Wizard World Conventions nationwide and we are bringing the show on the road…here’s how it works:

Simply go to the festival’s “submissions” page, pick your city, and then submit your films. That’s it!

Screen in: Anaheim, Boston, New Jersey, Chicago, New York, or Philadelphia


Screening slots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. If the city you requested is already filled, filmmakers will be given the option of the next available city or a full refund and materials returned. Films must be 15 minuets or less!!! (We will check running times)

Winners are picked by audience choice ballot in each city with one overall winner at each convention. All five winning films will receive a screening slot during the 2010 New York City Horror Film Festival and a prize pack courtesy of Wizard World.

Films submitted to “The Killer Shorts Sudden Death Film Competition” are not submitted to The 2010 New York City Horror Film Festival. Filmmakers are encouraged to do so through the festival’s regular submission process.

All films must be submitted on DVD (ntsc only!)

Accepting submissions now through Oct. 1st. Each city has it’s own deadline (see forms) Good Luck!

* Wizard Anaheim Comic Con. April 16th – 18th
* Wizard Philadelphia Comic Con. June 11th – 13th
* Wizard Chicago Comic Con August 19th – 22nd
* Wizard New England Comic Con October 1st – 3rd
* Big Apple/Wizard Comic Con October 7th – 10th
* Wizard New Jersey Comic Con October 15th – 17th


Blood! Knives! Hockey Masks! Ominous Music! Horror fans, get ready for a celebration of all things gory and grisly as Comic Con debuts its year-long “Horror Pavilion” at the Anaheim Comic Con, April 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The Horror Pavilion will feature an area dedicated to writers, artists, musicians, and actors the genre fans crave. From the classic to the contemporary, from the independent to corporate & major studios, the Horror Pavilion encompasses comics, video games, music, novels, and much more.

The Horror Pavilion has been created in conjunction with Michael J. Hein, filmmaker and director of the NYC Horror Film Festival, and Joseph B. Mauceri, executive editor of and programming director for the NYC Horror Film Festival.”


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