(SPOT.ph) Nothing keeps you up quite like a good horror film and the best ones have you thinking about them for days, and nights, to come. There are numerous elements to making a horror flick work and we imagine it's time-consuming and precise, but if you want to try your hand at freaking out viewers, then Scream Asia Horror Short Film Competition should be right up your alley. The competition is organized by mm2 Entertainment, a production company based in Singapore, and Cathay Cineplexes. They're looking for aspiring Asian filmmakers to submit their short horror films until September 19.
Interested participants must be at least 18 years of age and must be residents of Asian countries. Submissions must run for less than 15 minutes and should have been produced in the past year. The top three winners out of the 15 selected finalists will win cash prizes and the chance to develop a feature film with mm2 Entertainment.
Director Erik Matti even posted on Facebook to encourage Filipino filmmakers to join.
The jury includes director-producer Eric Khoo from Singapore, film programmer Thomas Nam from South Korea, and novelist and filmmaker Giddens Ko from Taiwan.
The film competition will also host masterclasses along with screenings of the selected films. It aims to serve as an avenue for aspiring Asian filmmakers to hone their craft and showcase their work.
Forthe complete list of guidelines and more information, visit the Scream Asia website.