Telluride Horror Show: Call for Entries + New Partner

Telluride Horror Show: Call for Entries + New Partner

The Telluride Horror Show is now accepting short and feature film submissions for its 2019 festival, scheduled for October 11, -13 2019 in Telluride, Colorado. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit films from the following genres for the festival’s 10th edition: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Genre Comedy, Genre Documentary. Click here to submit.

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New Partnership with Vertigo Entertainment for 2019!


The Telluride Horror Show is Colorado’s first and longest-running horror film festival. Every year, the festival attracts the latest and best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in the world-famous mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. For three packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride’s unique theaters, with many of the films showing for the first time in the US.

The festival line-up offers over 20 feature films, more than 50 short films, special programs, guests, and events.

Now the Telluride Horror Show is thrilled to announce an exciting and unique partnership with Vertigo Entertainment: In addition to being considered for this year’s festival, short films submitted to the Telluride Horror Show will also be eligible for review by Vertigo Entertainment. Vertigo Entertainment is a film and television production company that has produced features spanning a broad spectrum of budgets and genres, from genre films such as THE RING and THE GRUDGE, to the Oscar Winning THE DEPARTED. The company’s most recent work includes Stephen King’s IT, the hit animated features THE LEGO MOVIE, LEGO BATMAN, NINJAGO, and the forthcoming THE LEGO MOVIE 2. Current titles in production and post production feature NIMONA, an animated feature for 20th Century Fox Animation, THE TURNING for Amblin, IT 2 for New Line, HIS HOUSE for New Regency, and DR. SLEEP for Warner Bros.

Since its inception in 2010, Telluride Horror Show has established a strong reputation for programming the best genre shorts on the film festival circuit. The festival scours the world to find the “best of the best,” and every year the numerous shorts blocks at the festival play to sold-out, enthusiastic crowds. From Ted Wilson, Telluride Horror Show festival director:

“The talent and creativity we see in genre shorts is worth celebrating as much as any feature film. From the start of our festival, we’ve set the bar high to deliver the best short films we can get our hands on. A few years ago, Vertigo Entertainment took notice and has requested to view many of the shorts that have played the Telluride Horror Show, as they search for new talent and new genre projects to develop into feature films. In 2019, we’ve decided to officially join forces with Vertigo, combining our efforts to discover the newest talent in genre filmmaking.”

“We’re very excited to collaborate with Telluride Horror Show and discover exciting new voices in the genre space. The festival’s programming team has great taste and a keen eye for pinpointing really amazing filmmakers. We’ve had a lot of success working with first-time feature directors that we’ve discovered through some incredible short films, and we have no doubt this partnership will facilitate many more relationships to come,” Aengus McLoone, Creative Executive, Vertigo Entertainment.

Short films submitted to Telluride Horror Show will automatically be eligible for review by the team at Vertigo Entertainment. While there is of course no guarantee that short filmmakers will land a development deal or be considered for one, Vertigo Entertainment and Telluride Horror Show are eager to provide this opportunity for short films to truly serve as calling cards for genre filmmakers.

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