ByAndrew JD Robinson, writer at
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Andrew JD Robinson

The 15 Second Film Challenge is a free registration, not-for-profit online horror contest where filmmakers can submit as many 15-second long entries as they can possibly dream up into nightmares. You can even use your iPhone and Apple's iMovie.

Our celebrity guest judges are the horror greats, Lloyd Kaufman (founder of Troma), Felissa Rose (Angela in Sleepaway Camp), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer in Hellraiser), Barbie Wilde (Female Cenobite in Hellraiser II), Tristan Risk (Beatress in American Mary), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare, Mania), Uwe Boll (director of House of the Dead), Lee Demarbre (director of Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter), Steve McGinnis (a graphic art illustrator), and Darious J. Britt (YouTube indie filmmaking guru) will be deciding the Top 3 winners whereas 'The Audience Award' will be determined by horror fans from across social media platforms. Winners receive a surprise horror themed gift. I hope you don't have a ghost allergy!

Lee Demarbre -- dir. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter!
Lee Demarbre -- dir. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter!

You retain all rights to your film, but give us the right to upload your entry to our official YouTube channel & website. You can submit your works through the official website or on Film Freeway. The deadline is October 21st, 2015. The film must be 15 seconds flat. Upon submission, include the title to your entry and the (extra) short film's full credits in the description, or send a separate text file. The premiere is on this coming Halloween!

Here's one of many entries -- this one directed by yours cruelly (Andrew J.D. Robinson) starring Maura Stephens called "Knock Knock."


Follow our Facebook page for up-to-date information on all festivities! The 15 Second Horror Film Challenge is executively produced by the Canadian-based writer, director, and producer, Andrew J.D. Robinson of WORKOBEY FILMS.

Our objective is to encourage indie filmmaking and for you to never put a ceiling on your curiosities for a new craft - whether as an audience member or an artist!

Check out my 15-second example below:


Stay classy, and better yet, stay dead!

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