It's our first ever 13 Days 13 Shorts film festival!

We are teaming up with filmmaker Ash Blodgett to run our very first film festival where people are making short films inspired by this year's 13 themes. Everyone has until October 31st to submit your films and then on November 6th we will show ALL of the films during a live online premiere!

But wait, there's more! Our festival has prizes! We have categories! We have judges!

And you probably have questions.

So check our FAQ below and if you have any additional questions or suggestions, feel free to
email us or send us a friendly tweet!

We'll see you
November 6th for our online film festival!

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 Ash Blodgett 

Filmmaker

FilmItYourself

Halloween expert

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 Alyssa Onofreo 

Judge

CryptTV

spooky/scary/skeleton

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 Steven Ray Morris 

Judge

SeeJurassicRight

Doesn't like pumpkin guts

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Anyone and everyone can participate in the 13 Days 13 Shorts film festival! 

Whether you've made 100 movies before or this is your first film, we want your submissions! The spirit of 13 Days is all about being creative and exploring your artistic voice so do not be put off by a lack of fancy production equipment or budget. 

Everyone everyone everyone is encouraged to make movies and submit them!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The festival is completely free! That's right, there is no cost to submitting your films!

WHAT KIND OF MOVIES CAN I SUBMIT?

You can submit ANY KIND of movie. Horror, comedy, experimental, parody, etc etc

We just ask that the films are mostly family friendly or you give us a content warning because we are not age-gating the festival and there might be younger viewers.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

We really only have two requirements. And those are: 

1. we ask that the films are either made specifically for 13 Days 13 Shorts 2021 

   OR 

   that they adhere to at least one of this year's 13 Days 13 Shorts themes

2. the runtime of your short film is not longer than 10 minutes

DO YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OVER
YOUR OWN FILM?

Of course! Yes! We have no ownership over your short films. Your short films are your short films, we're just showing them at the premiere on November 6th.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM(S)?

Staring October 19th, you will be able to hit the submit button up above. That will take you to a form where you can put in formation about your film(s) and upload your file(s). After that, we will take care of the rest for our November 6th premiere.

ARE THERE PRIZES?

Yes! We have prizes for three of the following categories:

  • most creative

  • most spooky

  • most spoopy

The prizes themselves are little 13 Days 13 Shorts film festival awards. We might have some other prizes to offer closer to the festival depending on sponsors.

CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE FILM?

Absolutely! Please, you can submit as many films as you would like as long as they are under 10 minutes each. We do ask that if you are submitting multiple films that they are made specifically for this year's 13 Days 13 Shorts.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT?

The last day you can submit your films is October 31st at 11:59pm Pacific.

RESOURCES FOR FILMMAKERS

Want some low budget/no budget filmmaking resources? We got you! 

FILM IT YOURSELF - Ash's YouTube channel is a treasure trove of filmmaking advice

IMCOMPETECH - a library of royalty free music. Just make sure you cite properly!

FREESOUND - a collection of free sounds you can use for anything. Cite properly!

PIXABAY - need a bunch of beautiful pictures? Great! Pixabay is royalty free images!

which days would you like to make films for?

if you sign up for a day and you can't make art or your art will be late, don't worry! this is all for fun. sign up for all the days you want and then you'll recieve an email with information about how to submit