Final Frame

Final FrameIn conjunction with StokerCon2017, the Horror Writers Association is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Final Frame Horror Short Film Competition: A new celebration of succinct horrors selected from around the globe. Who will make it to the Final Frame?

Selected films will be screened Friday April 28th in the Queen’s Salon from 8-10 pm. The grand prize winner will be announced at the film competition cocktail reception in the Royal Salon once the screening is complete.

The submission process begins now! Entries in the Final Frame Film Competition should be thirteen (13) minutes long or under. Films cannot be available to public online or otherwise. The Final Frame Award will be awarded to one film and filmmaker as decided by a panel of industry judges.

We’re pleased to announce that Rebekah McKendry will be our host! Rebekah McKendry is the Editor-in-Chief for BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, as well a co-host of the SHOCK WAVES podcast. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing at FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT for over a decade. She has a PhD focused in Media Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, she is an award winning horror filmmaker with a number of festival accolades over the past several years.



Judges include: Mike Flanagan (director, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and the upcoming Gerald’s Game), Rebekah McKendry (editor-in-chief, Blumhouse Productions), Daniel Knauf (creator of HBO’s Carnivale and writer/producer of Blacklist), Lisa Morton (Author and President, Horror Writers Association), John Skipp (director, Tales of Halloween and pioneering horror author), Mike McCarty (formerly of KNB EFX Group, currently shop supervisor at Autonomous FX Inc.), Mike Miller (VP, Seraphim Films) + more to be announced.

Grand prize is $1000. Additional prizes to be announced soon.
To enter, submit your film at Film Freeway. Entry fee is $25 (USD) until February 15th, 2017. The late entry fee is $35 from February 16th – March 15th. Finalists will be notified by March 31st.

About the Film Competition Director:

Jonathan Lees
Jonathan Lees

Jonathan Lees: In addition to his professional career as a Video Director and Producer working with media institutions such as Complex, Viacom, Sundance Channel, AMC and more, Jonathan has been part of NYC’s independent film scene since 1999. His passions lie in a side hustle as a Film Festival Director / Programmer working with the legendary New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Tribeca Film Festival and the TromaDance Film Festival in Park City, UT and championing the works of filmmakers worldwide. Horror is where his heart rests and is proud to continue a focus on the darker side of film for the StokerCon audience.