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Now accepting film submissions for the 2021 Telluride Horror Show!
SHORTS and FEATURES
Horror · Thriller · Suspense · Fantasy · Sci-Fi · Genre Comedy · Genre Documentary
The Telluride Horror Show has an exciting and unique partnership with Vertigo Entertainment: In addition to being considered for this year’s festival, short films submitted to the Telluride Horror Show will also be eligible for review by Vertigo Entertainment. Vertigo Entertainment is a film and television production company that has produced features spanning a broad spectrum of budgets and genres, from genre films such as THE RING and THE GRUDGE, to the Oscar Winning THE DEPARTED. The company’s most recent work includes Stephen King's IT and IT 2 for New Line, DR. SLEEP for Warner Bros., THE TURNING for Amblin, the hit animated features THE LEGO MOVIE, LEGO BATMAN, NINJAGO, and THE LEGO MOVIE 2.
Since its inception in 2010, the Telluride Horror Show has established a strong reputation for programming the best genre shorts on the film festival circuit. The festival scours the world to find the “best of the best,” and every year the numerous shorts blocks at the festival play to sold-out, enthusiastic crowds. From Aengus McLoone, Creative Executive at Vertigo Entertainment: “We’re very excited to collaborate with the Telluride Horror Show and discover exciting new voices in the genre space. The festival’s programming team has great taste and a keen eye for pinpointing amazing filmmakers. We’ve had a lot of success working with first-time feature directors that we’ve discovered through some incredible short films, and we have no doubt this partnership will facilitate many more relationships to come.”
Short films submitted to the Telluride Horror Show will automatically be eligible for review by the team at Vertigo Entertainment. While there is of course no guarantee that short filmmakers will land a development deal or be considered for one, Vertigo Entertainment and the Telluride Horror Show are eager to provide this opportunity for short films to truly serve as calling cards for genre filmmakers.
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The technical exhibition side of Telluride Horror Show is something we take very seriously. We have a deep understanding of how the presentation of a film can affect the way the audience connects with the film. We go to great lengths to ensure your film is played back just as you saw it in the studio. Our technical staff has many years of experience on festivals such as Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, AFI Fest, and many more. We go to great lengths to ensure all of our venues are DCI compliant with meticulous color calibration, audio calibration, and highly trained projectionists.