The "Dare to Direct Contest" challenges fans to get creative and compete for great prizes and a chance to be featured on "Chiller's Dare to Direct Film Festival" as they write, produce, and submit short horror films. Shorts will be judged in multiple categories by a celebrity judge. Viewers vote online to select finalists in each category, and a top figure in entertainment will select final winners.
The films will be available for viewing and voting online beginning in late summer. On Halloween night, finalists and winners will be announced and featured in "Chiller's 2008 Dare to Direct Film Festival. Complete rules, prizes and categories will be announced shortly on both ChillerTV.com and the film festival's new home, Dare2Direct.com.
Chiller, an NBC Universal Cable channel, launched on March 1, 2007, and is an entertainment cable channel dedicated to the popular horror genre--around the clock. Chiller features exclusive horror and thriller programming from favorite mainstream series like "Millennium" and "Profit," to fan-favorite series like "Tales From the Crypt" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" to classic horror films like "Carrie," "Psycho" and "The Exorcist."