INAUGURAL PROGRAM

AUGUST 13 - 15, 2021

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We are thrilled to announce that our inaugural program is FREE to attend! Registration grants you access to the whole of our virtual program, including panels, Q&As, watch parties, and our Welcome Address and Happy Hour.

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 AT 9:00 AM PST

13 Minutes is a volunteer-run festival and we kindly suggest a $20.00 USD donation when you register. Every cent goes back into the festival to ensure we continue to bring you a quality event.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

WELCOME ADDRESS & HAPPY HOUR, 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST

Grab a cocktail, mocktail or whatever quenches your thirst and join your fellow creatives for a fun, casual welcome event! You'll meet our festival producers before having the opportunity to mingle via breakout rooms ... Cheers!

NYX LIVE Q&A WITH WRITER MISHNA WOLFF
(WEREWOLVES WITHIN), 4:15 - 5:15 PM PST

Join Nyx Horror Collective for a LIVE recording of a Q&A with screenwriter, author and humorist Mishna Wolff, writer of the hit comedy horror feature Werewolves Within.

WATCH PARTYWEREWOLVES WITHIN, 5:30 - 7:30 PM PST

You've heard from the writer, now watch the film! Grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and bring a friend to our virtual screening of Werewolves Within, starring Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub.

*Rental from Amazon required. 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

A CONVERSATION WITH OUR13 MINUTES FESTIVAL 
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RODUCERS (MODERATED BY HEATHER WIXSON, MANAGING EDITOR AT DAILY DEAD), 12:00 - 1:00 PM PST

Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson (Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Conversations with Cinema's Greatest Artists) sits down with the team behind our inaugural film festival: Melody Cooper (Two Sentence Horror Stories, NBCUniversal’s SVU), Kelly Krause (Disaster Capital), Lisa Kröger (Monster She Wrote), and Mo Moshaty (HorrOrigins).

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A CONVERSATION WITH JASMYNE PECK
(MONKEYPAW PRODUCTIONS), 1:30 - 2:30 PM PST

Join us for an intimate conversation with Jasmyne Peck, Development Executive at Monkeypaw Productions (Get Out, Us, Lovecraft Country, Candyman (2021)). Jasmyne will share what she and Monkeypaw are looking for from the next generation of genre creators—you won't wanna miss it!

PRODUCING & FINANCING YOUR INDIE HORROR FILM (PANEL), 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST

Financing is one of the biggest road blocks to film production, especially for women filmmakers. Horror producers and filmmakers Tara L. Craig (SHUDDER Original Shook), Aaron B. Koontz (Satanic Panic, Scare Package, Starry Eyes), and Terrie Samundra (Netflix Original Kaali Khuhi) share their insights to help get your indie horror project off the ground.

SHUDDER WATCH PARTY: 2021 OFFICIAL SELECTIONSPREVENGE4:30 - 7:00 PM PST

We're kicking this watch party off with a special screening of our thirteen finalists! We'll then cozy up with a virtual screening of the SHUDDER Exclusive Prevenge, written & directed by Alice Lowe. 

*Shudder account required. No account? Set one up as a 7-day FREE trial!

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

HORROR ABROAD: OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE (PANEL), 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Our globalized world means openings for collaboration and exchange between regions and populations. Filmmakers Gigi Saul Guerrero (Hulu Original Into the Dark, El Gigante) Sapna Bhavnani (My Dog is Sick, Wench Film Festival) and Terrie Samundra (Netflix Original Kaali Khuhi) explore opportunities for horror creators beyond (and with) the American entertainment industry, wherever they may be based.

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A CONVERSATION WITH BLOOD OATH,
11:30 - 12:30 PM PST

The creative team at indie genre film incubator Blood Oath (The Pale Door, Starry Eyes, Satanic Panic) sits down with 13 Minutes to share their insights into developing, financing, producing, distributing and promoting your low-budget horror film. 

A CONVERSATION WITH FANGORIA STUDIOS,
1:00 - 2:00 PM PST

The team from FANGORIA Studios, the newly launched film production branch of legendary FANGORIA Magazine, talks about their latest project, Sitora, and shares how they're elevating creators who have traditionally been marginalized in the horror industry—at FANGORIA, everyone screams in the same language!

THE FUTURE OF HORROR (PANEL), 2:30 - 4:00 PM PST

We close out our inaugural festival with a star-studded panel that will explore the changing face of horror, both in front of and behind the camera—the future is bright!

Panelists: Tananarive Due (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, The Twilight Zone); Kim Garland (The Imperfects, Chucky (2021)); Robin Jones (VP of TV Development & Programming at Blumhouse); Griffin Powell-Arcand (Chambers, Trickster); Amy Rutledge (Rent-a-Pal); Marilyn Thomas (Blood Bus, WGA West Native American and Indigenous Committee); Heather Wixson (Managing Editor at Daily Dead), Megan Llewellyn (13 Minutes 2021 Top Selection); Eunice Levis (13 Minutes 2021 Extraordinary Selection); Sapphire Sandalo (13 Minutes 2021 Extraordinary Selection)

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