Making an indie horror film is no easy feat, having one of your films show on a streaming service can be even harder. Well the brand new horror based streaming app Shudder is giving ten indie horror filmmakers an opportunity of a lifetime with their new program Shudder Labs.
For those unaware of Shudder here is a brief recap of what you have missed over the past year. It is a brand new streaming service exclusive to all things scary. Shudder consists of an ever growing library of horror films from around the world and across time. In house curators with a deep love for horror put together collections and genres sure to suit any horror aficionado. A solid mix of well known favorites to under the radar indie films, Shudder brings all facets of the horror film industry to life. There is always a film there to scare any type of fan.
The streaming service is offering an opportunity of a lifetime for all independent horror filmmakers. Starting now until March indie artists have an opportunity to apply for the Shudder Labs program. With a completed short film or micro-budget feature, you can apply for a one week retreat on horror filmmaking. In the secluded Mohonk Mountain House in the scenic Hudson Valley, New York; ten hopefuls will come together with established masters and special guests to build new skills and stretch their talents. The 10 fellows will go through master classes, field trips and an intimate creative atmosphere to help boost some of the scariest work for the future. Upon completion, each graduate will receive a $5,000 grant and a year-long mentorship from one of the Masters-In-Residence.
Do we have your attention? Here is what you need to do to be a part of this incredible program. To be qualified you have to be 18 years or older in the United States with a completed short film or micro-budget feature. By March 10th you have to submit a cover letter, artist statement, and any media material at the links below. The main event occurs June 13 to June 18 and is sure to be a great time for any indie horror filmmaker.
Seriously what are you waiting for? Click on the links below and get all the information needed.