The festival of screen terror Horror Channel FrightFest is now in its eighteenth year, and this year’s event – running in London’s Leicester Square from the 24th to the 28th August – looks set to be bigger than ever. However, as the organisers are always looking for different angles to bring something new to the event, as well as fresh material to screen each year, they have come up with an idea which they hope will kill both birds with one stone.
Teaming with international production and distribution company MPI Media, their sister production company Dark Sky Films and leading trade magazine Screen International, they have created NEW BLOOD, a competition to find and mentor new, as yet unseen, horror writers with ideas which will, hopefully, be the next big hit. The lucky would-be screenwriters will attend a workshop on the opening day of the festival where they will meet and get advice from horror film professionals and experts including producer Travis Stevens, actor Barbara Crampton and director Dominic Brunt, along with MPI Media’s Head Of Acquisitions & Development, Giles Edwards.
New Blood will be held on the 23rd August, and the closing date for entries is Friday 4th August, so get writing!
Full details of the New Blood competition can be found on the official Horror Channel FrightFest website at: www.frightfest.co.uk.