Nyx Horror Collective now launches its inaugural film festival: 13 MINUTES OF HORROR
Nyx Horror Collective is a community of diverse creators who develop, celebrate and elevate original, female-led horror content for film, television and new media.
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Nyx Horror has had a busy year since its premiere in August 2020, laying the groundwork for a dark sci-fi audio drama, connecting with industry leaders and offering live Q&A with some of the most popular names. most prolific of the horror genre.
The engine continues to move forward with the launch of their inaugural micro-short film festival, 13 minutes of horror. 13 Minutes is a 60-second, cinematic themed challenge for women horror directors around the world, including BIWOC, LGBTQ + women, women with disabilities, and non-binary creators. The theme for this year is folklore.
Several films will be screened from August 13 to 15, 2021, including thirteen official selections. Additionally, filmmakers have the opportunity to have their work seen by a jury of some of the best women working in horror today, including award-winning writer and film producer Tananarive Due (Dark Horror), award-winning filmmakers and production designers Courtney and Hillary Andujar (The wind, body at Brighton Rock, Freaky), Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor Sara Bennett (Ex Machina, Annihilation, Possessor) and head of television for Vertigo Entertainment, Robin Jones (Doctor Sleep, his house, Bates Motel, the booth).
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NYX Horror co-founders Melody Cooper, Kelly Krause, Lisa Kröger and Mo Moshaty are leading the project as producers of the festival. One of the missions of NYX Horror and with 13 Minutes is to give female horror filmmakers of all identities and backgrounds greater visibility and more opportunities through strategic partnerships with established professionals in the industry.
And recent connections are the very reason Nyx Horror chose to extend the original submission deadline from May 28 to June 4.
“I am delighted to see the impressive number of women emerging in the gender space today,” says Kröger. “The outlook for women is something that we were missing and that is about to change.”
“We’re building some really good connections in the industry that notice Nyx for her work behind the scenes to uplift marginalized women and designers,” Moshaty says. “It’s a great feeling and we want to have the opportunity to share that with our official selections when the time comes.”
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