Try your hand at moviemaking at festival in Roanoke

POSTED: 11:20 PM EDT Oct 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:21 PM EDT Oct 16, 2013 
sweded film fest

If you're interested in trying your hand at filmmaking, here's your chance.

The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke is giving horror movie fans the chance to scream it out on the big screen at the 2013 Sweded  Horror Film Festival.

The event is being organzied by the local collective known as Video Wasteland.

Organizers are inviting aspiring directors to enter their own short versions of their favorite horror films.

The term "Sweded" comes from the 2008 Jack Black comedy "Be Kind Rewind", in which characters made their own versions of popular movies

"I think a lot of people are intimidated by making film and video.
But some of the the best things are things that were in danger of never existing.
So just the idea and notion to appreciate film is enough to make one," says Video Wasteland Director William Sellari

Keeping with the horror movie theme, the festival takes place at the museum on the day after Halloween.