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    Hi

    I'm having a debate with a colleague of mine about the following word order:

    Should it be: A short horror film competition

    Or: A horror short film competition

    He says that the first word order means it's a short competition not a short horror film. I disagree and think that his second option is wrong and has the adjectives in the wrong order.

    Please can someone advise what is grammatically correct?

    Thanks very much

    K

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    I'd say 'short horror film'- it's a short version of a horror film.

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