The origins of the Nyx Horror Collective’s 13 Minutes of Horror Movie Pageant have been easy — a sixty-second movie problem, a name to motion for ladies filmmakers to submit micro-short horror motion pictures with a folklore theme. A strategy to encourage and showcase the work of the subsequent Nia DaCosta, Jennifer Kent or Karyn Kusama, with a platform to again these filmmakers. These humble beginnings with a trigger shortly grew right into a competition with a panel of judges made up of prime ladies from the horror trade: Award-winning horror writer Tananarive Due, VP of TV Growth & Programming at Blumhouse Robin Jones, Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor Sara Bennett and award-winning filmmakers and manufacturing designers Courtney and Hillary Andujar with Shudder because the competition’s official streaming platform.
There are many ladies working throughout the style, and the competition intends to present these creators a platform to raise their publicity. Pageant Co-Producer Mo Moshaty says, “Our drive to maintain producing unbelievable alternatives for this competition actually speaks to our tenacity and keenness, as people and as a crew, to dispel the parable of ‘no ladies, LGBTQIA+ or individuals of colour working within the style.’ We’re proper right here; you may’t say you don’t know any. Not anymore.”
One of many missions at Nyx Horror and with 13 Minutes is to present ladies horror filmmakers of all identities and backgrounds larger publicity and extra alternatives by way of strategic partnerships with established trade professionals. With that in thoughts, the Pageant has garnered assist from manufacturing corporations and movie incubators that embody Blood Oath (Starry Eyes, Satanic Panic) and Squid Farm Productions (Shudder Unique Shook), in addition to from improvement executives at Blumhouse [Get Out, The Invisible Man (2020)].
Nyx Horror Collective is a group of various ladies creators who develop, have a good time, and elevate authentic, women-led horror content material for movie, TV, and new media.
You can stream all of the quick movies from the competition proper out of your sofa. Nyx Horror Collective’s 13 Minutes of Horror Film Festival will air for 32 days on Shudder from August 13 – September 13, 2021.