Artlist Halloween Film Contest

Artlist Halloween Horror Film Contest

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Artlist is a music licensing platform that costs around $199/year (get 2 months free with our promo code). That price gets you unlimited access to the company’s extensive library of quality music, which it sources directly from indie musicians all over the world.

Their subscription also allows for a lifetime use for any project and royalty free music which is pre-checked for YouTube monetisation. If you haven’t heard about Artlist then checkout our article 8 Best Stock Music Sites for Filmmakers where we did a short review.

What’s the contest?

This Halloween, they are launching their first-ever Horror Film Contest giving away some spectacular prizes, including a Blackmagic 6K Pocket Cinema camera. Here’s a quick video to get your creative juices flowing!

The rules are simple:

  1. Filmmakers wishing to enter the competition must create a scary film that doesn’t exceed 3 minutes.
  2. The film must feature music from Artlist’s new curated Halloween collection.
  3. Applicants must send the film to and upload it to their YouTube channel with the phrase “Artlist Horror Film Contest” in the video title. 

What do you win?

1st Place

  • Win a Blackmagic 6K Pocket Cinema camera
  • Lifetime subscription to Artlist
  • 1-year free subscription to the Artgrid Pro plan
  • On top of that, the film will be featured on the site’s featured videos section, on all our social media platforms and in our newsletter, reaching millions of filmmakers worldwide.

2nd Place

  • Win a lifetime subscription to Artlist
  • 1-year free subscription to the Artgrid Pro plan

3rd Place

  • Win a lifetime subscription to Artlist


In short, we think it looks like an awesome competition to get involved with and a great excuse to make a horror film (whilst having some fun at the same time!). If you’re looking for a few tips on how to shoot a horror film then checkout this article by Raindance.

So what are you waiting for? get our there and be creative!

The deadline for the contest submissions is October 31st at 6pm EDT and winners will be announced on November 7th.

Our resident copywriter at the Video Collective. Loves coffee.. hates marmite.

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