12 Short Films Compete for Cash Prizes in Free Online Short Film Contest.
Philadelphia, PA December 1st, 2010 – TLACult.com (www.tlacult.com), an online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailer specializing in unusual cult, horror and exploitation cinema, announced today the finalists in the TLACult.com 2010 Short Film Contest. Short filmmakers from all over the United States submitted cult, horror and exploitation movies to TLA’s corporate office in Philadelphia where members of TLA’s web content department screened the films in order to find the best and most unusual short films out there. 12 films were ultimately selected to compete for the grand prize of $1,000.
“We got so many incredible submissions that narrowing it down to these 12 was a grueling and, occasionally, heated process. But, ultimately, I think we settled on a fantastic mix of films. If you want cult sci-fi with surprisingly good special F/X, we’ve got that. If you want gory horror, we’ve got that. If you want borderline insane, taboo exploitation, well, we’ve got that too,” said Dan Reed, Managing Editor of TLACult.com.
The 12 finalists include Amateur P*rn Star Killer: A Peeping Tom of APSK3D by Shane Ryan; Attackazoids by Brian and Kevin Lonano; Attackazoids, Deploy by Brian Lonano and Jeff Jenkins; Birthday Time by Karie Nora; The Columbine Effect by Bonéshin; The Devil at Lost Creek by Raymond Castile; Finger by John Henderson and Charles Bunczk; The Hawthorne Effect by Steven Payne; Insides by Alex Keipper; Rat Race by Michael Edelstein; So, We Killed Our Parents by Shane Ryan; and The Tunnel by Ramzi Abed. Running times for the films range from just under 4 minutes to just over 27 minutes.
Film lovers of all stripes are encouraged to go to TLACult.com/ShortsContest to screen the 12 finalists (free of charge) and then select their favorite. $1,000 goes to the film with the most votes and first and second runners up get $300 and $200 TLA Gift Cards, respectively. Voting is open all through December and the winners will be announced in the first week of January.
“We really think that movie lovers, especially the more adventurous ones, are going to have a great time watching these films. They differ wildly in tone, style and, even, genre, but the one thing they all have in common is bold, creative vision done with limited resources and, for the most part, they’re nothing like the kinds of movies clogging up multiplexes and cable TV,” added Reed.
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