#1MinuteHorror Short Film Competition 2019 - Raindance

As we get ready for Halloween, the Raindance horror competition returns for 2019 – with a twist! This year, we’re challenging you to shoot a one-minute horror film.

How to Take Part:

1) Shoot a 60-second horror film.

2) Post the completed film on Instagram, tagging @raindancefilmfestival and including the hashtag #1MinuteHorror

E.g.: Hey @raindancefilmfestival, here’s my #1MinuteHorror!

Submissions close at midnight, Thursday 31st October.

3) The top 3 films will be reposted on our Instagram account for an audience vote on Monday 4th November.

One entry per person.

Submissions under 60 seconds will be accepted, however, submissions over 60 seconds will be ineligible. Opening titles and closing credits are included in your runtime.

What you’ll win

The winners will receive:

  • 1st Place: 2x Raindance Film Festival 2020 VIP Passes + your #1MinuteHorror film will be screened at the festival
  • 2nd Place: 2x Independent Filmmaker’s Ball 2020 VIP Tickets
  • 3 place: 1 Raindance Membership

Prizes are fixed and judges decisions are final.

Everyone who enters the competition will receive:

  • 10% off any Raindance course.


Previous winners

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Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers.

From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been delivering film training since 1992. A wide range of Open Classes to a 2 year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images to a Postgraduate Film Degree are delivered to students on five continents, both in person and online.