"Jennifer’s Bodies is a roving annual festival of female-helmed horror movies and part of Women In Horror Recognition Month, an international assortment of affiliated events organised partly to highlight just how much women can and do contribute to the genre outwith the typically accepted factors of tits, ass and mezzosoprano screaming." Starburst Magazine

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Jennifer's Bodies - A Fun Short Video Competition for Both Male and Female Entrants to Celebrate Women in Horror Month!

Jennifer's Bodies is all about sharing the work of amazing women working in the horror genre.  It's also about the chance to have a wee bit of fun and a giggle.  With this in mind, I would like to invite you all to join in a wee short film competition.  This could be the first thing you've ever tried, or you could be an experienced filmmaker.  The whole point this competition is to have a bit of fun, all whilst embracing the Women in Horror Recognition Month manifesto.  

As the point of Women in Horror Recognition Month is to get EVERYONE on board with supporting women working in the genre, I am opening this competition to both males AND females to enter.  My only stipulation, is that the short embraces the concept of a strong female character and somewhere within the short, you must feature the following things - 

  • A pair of scissors
  • A Beagle, bunny or dinosaur 
  • A red flower
  • The line - "Turn around so I can't see your face."

Now these items could be be a picture on the wall, or someone walking their bunny in the background (heehee!!).  Use your imagination, and remember, this is just a bit of fun.  :)  

Myself and a few selected judges (tbc.) will select the best four shorts and these will be screened at Jennifer's Bodies on either the 21st or 22nd February (I'll decide what date closer to the day), and on the Jennifer's Bodies Official Website.  A list of all shorts entered will also be posted on the site with links to Vimeo videos.  

Final date for submissions will be the 7th February and shorts should be no longer than 5 minutes.  As the date is two weeks before the event, if you could either send me the finished product via private Dropbox or Vimeo, where I can view and download it....just because there probably won't be time to actually post the DVD/Blu-ray out.  I'm saying Vimeo just because the quality is a lot better than YouTube.  :)  

If all entries could be sent to jennifersbodies@gmail.com with a short synopsis.  And if you want to go all out and make up a wee poster, then knock yourself out!!  And remember, this is for boys and grrrrllll's!  So yay, get your creativity on and have some fun! :)  

Oh yes, and entries are FREE!!  

Morley xo

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