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Shorty’s Short Film Contest – Blobfest 2022

April 1 @ 12:00 am - June 24 @ 11:30 pm



Enter the 2022 Blobfest: The Uninvited Shorty’s Short Film Contest to tell your terrifying tale!

Each year, inspired by the same muse that sang to Director Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth when he conceived of The Blob, filmmakers of all ages compose entries for our Annual Shorty’s Short Film Contest.

Winning films will be screened for the public during Blobfest 2022 (July 8-10) and prizes will be awarded to the winners that weekend (date/time TBA on our website and social media) in four categories.

Your short film must be submitted via email to bob@thecolonialtheatre.com by June 23. Please do not mail your submissions: MOV and Mp4 files are preferred.

Films must be under 3 minutes in length.
Family friendly content only, please. If you’re wondering whether something is appropriate, then it probably isn’t right for this contest.
Your film entry should be Sci-Fi related. Riffs on The Blob, a blob, or related movie themes are welcomed but not required.
You must include a required item at least once in your entry: a gooey stick. Any films entered into the Shorty’s Short Film Contest that do NOT feature the appearance or presence of a gooey stick at least once will be disqualified.

Under 18 Years of Age
Over 18 Years of Age
Best Animated Short Film
The Fan Favorite

Go boldly, friends, and let your iPhones and imaginations propel you ever onward to Shorty’s glory!

Blobfest is an annual signature event in its 23rd year. The weekend-long festival celebrates our theatre’s and Borough’s cinematic claim-to-fame as a filming location for the 1958 sci-fi/horror classic, The Blob. The event typically nets over $30,000 in critical operating revenue for our nonprofit, and draws a high volume of visitors to surrounding businesses at a time when most downtowns are quiet.

Over 4,000 patrons and visitors attend Blobfest each year, with approximately 85% traveling from within the Philadelphia Metro area. In addition to these ticket buyers, over 1,000 spectators come to Phoenixville just to watch the Friday night ‘Run-out’ from Bridge Street.

Tickets for the three-day festival, which is always held the second weekend in July, go on sale

May 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM for Colonial Theatre Members and VIP ticketholders from the two prior years of Blobfest. The public on-sale occurs May 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM.
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For more information about Blobfest Event Sponsorships or Advertising in the print program, contact Bob at bob@thecolonialtheatre.com
To offer Colonial Theatre members discounts or perks at your business, contact Drew at drew@thecolonialtheatre.com and visit https://thecolonialtheatre.com/join/business-benefits/


April 1 @ 12:00 am
June 24 @ 11:30 pm
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