CINE-EXCESS X finds the international film festival and conference dedicated to cult films and horror celebrating its 10th anniversary in the city of Birmingham and extending its fiendish claws to partner with The Birmingham Comics Festival (BCF) by adding a graphic narrative competition to this year’s proceedings that take place between the 10th and 12th November.
While leading scholars, critics and film makers will contribute to a series of talks, panel discussions, interviews and UK theatrical premieres/exclusive screenings hosted by Birmingham City University (BCU) and the Mockingbird Cinema, Cine-Excess X has also launched a series of unique competitions going under the Tales of Terror banner to showcase new talents in the creative mediums.
This weekend aspiring filmmakers will receive a mystery box and have just 48 hours to come up with short film of up to five minutes long using the contents within said box, while students across the West Midlands have already received an envelope with a series of images from which they are creating scary stories and abhorrent artwork that will be displayed at BCU as part of Cine-Excess X festival, in its aforementioned link with BCF.
Now the Tales of Terror comic book challenge is being extended to all budding writers and artists residing throughout the United Kingdom…
Comic book creators you have just one week to come up with an original comic strip of up to five pages long with the only creative criteria being that the work produced is terrifying and goose bump inducing!
· All entries must be new original comic strips (Copyright will remain with the creators).
· Completed entries must be emailed by 12th November in .jpeg format to: [email protected]
· List all those credited in the making of the strip and give one contact person’s full name and UK postal address, along with your email address.
The winners of the West Midlands Tales of Terror Comic Challenge will be announced during the Cine-Excess X festival weekend, while those of the national competition will be announced shortly after.
Prizes will include both a statue The Walking Dead and graphic novel kindly donated by Nostalgia & Comics, over £125 worth of graphic novels and comics (including signed books by independent publishers Accent UK and Time Bomb), plus free passes to attend the next Birmingham Comics Festival that will be taking place in June 2017!
For more on Cine-Excess X visit: www.cine-excess.co.uk/