Monday, February 3, 2014


Canadian horror filmmakers! Want a chance to have your short play before national Cineplex audiences across Canada?

Raven Banner Entertainment is calling all Canadian filmmakers to submit their scariest short films as part of their exciting SINISTER CINEMA SHORT FILM CONTEST!

The best film – judged by Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Andrew Hunt - will screen Thursday May 29 before Cabin Fever – Patient Zero (directed by Canadian filmmaker Kaare Andrews) in Cineplex theatres across Canada – from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Contest Details

- No theme restrictions, but the more Sinister the better
- Four minute minimum – six minute maximum
- The deadline to submit a short film is April 14
- Finished film must be shot in HD and finished as an Apple ProRes 23.98 1920x1080
- Upload video to the Sinister Cinema Short Film Contest Group -

The winning filmmaker will be notified by April 30. In addition to having their film screen theatrically across Canada, the filmmaker will receive 10 free passes to their nearest participating Cineplex theatre so they can share in the experience with family & friends.

About Sinister Cinema

Now in its 2nd year, Sinister Cinema is a monthly screening series presented by Raven Banner Entertainment and Cineplex, which strives to bring the best in award-winning, avant-garde horror to mainstream audiences in Canada, showing on the same night across 28 Cineplex locations from Victoria to St. John's. These one-night-only, unmissable presentations feature special appearances and unique content, such as pre-recorded and live Q&A sessions with directors and cast. Past Sinister Cinema titles include John Dies at the End, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh and American Mary.

About Raven Banner Entertainment

Raven Banner Entertainment is a sales, distribution and production company, based in Toronto, specializing in genre films for the worldwide market. Through its expertise in strategic project management and campaigns, RBE can also assist in any and all capacities of production, from acquisitions, representation, negotiations, marketing management and plans, and sales. Recent titles include: Stephen Sommers’ Odd Thomas, Don Coscarelli’s John Dies At The End, Nothing Left To Fear by rock legend Slash, and Adam Green’s Hatchet III.

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