Revolt TV Presents Short & Fresh Hip Hop Halloween
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Due September 6th, 2019 - REVOLT is looking for dramatic or comedic short films (5-22 minutes in length) exploring horror, supernatural, suspense, thriller, or sci-fi themes, through the lens of Hip Hop culture.

This Halloween, in honor of this burgeoning genre, REVOLT is looking to shine a spotlight on dramatic or comedic short films exploring horror, supernatural, suspense, thriller, or sci-fi themes, through the lens of Hip Hop culture. The winning films will premiere in late October in a special “Hip Hop Halloween” edition of REVOLT’s short film showcase, Short & Fresh.

In 2017, Hollywood was forever changed by the release of Get Out, Jordan Peele’s surprise blockbuster that redefined the horror genre’s relationship with the black community and raised the bar for filmmakers everywhere. Black characters were no longer treated as token individuals or comedic relief in horror films. They were rightly portrayed as layered, complicated protagonists fighting back against unspeakable evil while exploring universal themes. Audiences embraced the film, showing there’s a huge fanbase to be had for horror films featuring, made by, or made for People of Color. Hollywood took notice, and we’re now witnessing a new age of black genre content, from Us to Ma, to reboots of Candyman and The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele and Saw from Chris Rock, to Xavier Burgin’s Horror Noire, a new documentary exploring the very issue of the black community’s complicated relationship with horror films.

What is Short & Fresh?
Short & Fresh is REVOLT’s new short film program. Each monthly installment features dope short films from a diverse range of rising filmmakers across all genres (comedy, drama, action, suspense, musical, thriller, experimental, art house, etc.). Episodes premiere on the REVOLT television network and are featured on REVOLT’s On Demand platform, and filmmakers are promoted within the program and on social media.

What do you consider “Hip Hop”?
  More than a music genre. It’s a lifestyle.
  The voice of The Culture worldwide.
  Unapologetic. Disruptive. NSFW.
  Birthed from the streets and transcends race.
  Music. Social Justice. Comedy. Sports. Lifestyle. Tech. Fashion. Art… and more.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Up to 10 Winning Short Films
Receive a paid, non-exclusive television & VOD distribution deal and will premiere in Short & Fresh’s “Hip Hop Halloween” on REVOLT TV and REVOLT On Demand this October. Filmmakers will receive promotion within the program and on REVOLT’s social media platforms. The winners will receive a payment prize based on film duration ($25 USD per minute of content, with a 5-minute minimum and a 22-minute maximum).

Prizes for Honorable Mentions
Films selected as Honorable Mentions may be featured on REVOLT.tv and REVOLT’s YouTube page for the month of October (10/1/19 – 10/31/19), with social promotion.

Open to the public worldwide, excluding the following: Antarctica, Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Belarus, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Lao, People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Serbia and Montenegro, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Zimbabwe. An eligible minor (the age of majority is eighteen (18) in most states but twenty-one in Mississippi and nineteen in Alabama and Nebraska) should obtain a parent or legal guardian’s permission prior to entering. Further, entrants must be members in good standing of the Audience Awards in order to participate in the festival and win the prize.

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