Nyx Horror Collective opens submissions for its second annual film festival, 13 Minutes of Horror 2022, streaming on horror giant Shudder in late summer. The theme for this year’s festival is Sci-fi Horror. 13 Minutes of Horror is a one-minute film challenge for women horror filmmakers, inclusive of BIWOC, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and non-binary creators.
Led by Melody Cooper, Mo Moshaty, Kelly Krause, and Lisa Kröger, NYX and the 13 Minutes of Horror film challenge seek to give horror filmmakers of marginalized identities and backgrounds greater exposure and more opportunities through strategic partnerships with established industry professionals.
In addition to Shudder returning as a partner this year, NYX brings back Blood Oath (Starry Eyes, Scare Package, Satanic Panic), who offer film development support, and welcomes sales-and-distribution executive Sophia Aronne (Terminal, The Blackcoat’s Daughter), who provides insight into what makes a film sellable and profitable. Award-winning horror author (The Living Blood), screenwriter (The Twilight Zone), and film producer (Horror Noire) Tananarive Due returns as part of the judge’s panel. She is joined this year by writer/producer Liz Phang (Yellowjackets, The Haunting of Hill House, Locke & Key, The Strain), awardwinning writer/director Kim Garland (SyFy’s Chucky, Netflix Original Series The Imperfects), and Head of Acquisition at Mutiny Pictures (Drive All Night, I Need You Dead) Jonathan Barkan, whose film Mental Health and Horror:
A Documentary explores the positive impact horror films can have on audiences’ mental health. On the heels of a successful year, NYX seeks to continue its mission of camaraderie, support, and exposure for women horror creators. In June, NYX will join Stowe Story Labs for its ten-year anniversary to offer a fellowship to woman-identifying horror writers, age 40 and over.
The fellowship will cover the fee to attend a Stowe Narrative Lab, along with additional benefits such as a consultation with an entertainment attorney, Storyboard Quick software, and the latest version of Final Draft. NYX Horror Collective’s 13 Minutes of Horror Film Festival will air on Shudder from August 13 – November 1, 2022.