Please support our sponsors!

Absolute Independent PicturesAs we near the halfway point of 29 Days Later,  we hope everyone’s projects are going well!

Need gear, special effects or music for your film?

We have some great sponsors who can provide what you need to take your film to the next level. Many of these sponsors have been on board since Day One, and we can’t thank them enough for helping to keep registration fees and ticket prices low. Here’s a quick run-down:

  • Absolute Independent Pictures – Our lead sponsor and supporter Michelle provides 29% off gear rental for orders over $300 during the festival. She has a large variety of rentals.
  • Herron Designs - Craig of Herron Designs does some really cool special effects work and has helped many indie filmmakers over the years.
  • Film composer Craig Dayton – Get a professional sounding score for your film at reasonable rates!
  • Creative Alliance – Check out film-related events or book your next screening there.
  • Maryland Film Office – Find lots of filmmaker resources here!

Good luck with your films and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Kick off tomorrow, July 16; not too late to join!

101_0350So tomorrow is the big kick off. It’s not too late to register online or at the door!

Doors open at 6:30 pm if you want to get an early start on registration and mingle with the nearly 30 teams that have signed up! Registration officially starts at 7 pm. and prop will be revealed at approximately 7:30. Feel free to hang around afterwards and have a few drinks – the bar will be open until 9 pm.

Team leaders, please be sure that you have at least one member of your team or a team representative in attendance to sign paperwork, go over rules and pick up the prop. Feel free to bring as many team members and friends as you like — the event is open to the public and the more the merrier! We will also have long-time super judge Chuck Duncan explain the scoring system and what judges will be looking for in your films.

Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow!


Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge (kick off and drop off)
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Dawn and Dean

Kick off this Wednesday; last day to get regular rate!

29 Days Later is nearly here! Just a heads up today is the last day to get the regular rate of $65. After today the price will go up to $75. You can register at the door, but please try to let us know before then so we know how many props to get. As […]

Just 10 days until kick off; extra minute for films; PHOTOS!

July 16 will be here before we know it! If you haven’t registered yet, be sure to save a spot for your film. Visit and join in the fun! Also, due to popular demand, we have increased the max length of films to be 10 minutes total (nine minutes plus a minute for credits). 29 Days […]

Last day to get early bird rate!

Thanks to the nearly 20 teams who have signed up so far! We have a great mix of new and returning teams. Just a reminder today is the last day to get our special early bird rate of $50. After that, the rate goes up to $65 for regular registration and $75 for late registration.

Register here and hope to see you on July 16th! Here are the festival basics:

Click here to learn more about 29 Days Later

6th Annual 29 Days Later Film Project
  • Cash and prizes valued over $1,000
  • 29 days to make a film: July 16 – August 14, 2014
  • Only $50 team registration by 6/29
  • Three free tickets to screening
  • All films screen at Creative Alliance in Baltimore on Sept. 4 and 5
  • Discounts on gear rental from Absolute Independent Pictures

Register by 6/29 and get early bird rate; welcome returning veteran teams!

29 Days Later logo -720Just one more week to get the special early bird rate of $50. Click here to register!

Also, we’re thrilled to have the following 29 Days Later veterans return – we’re in store for some great films!

  • Barkinglips Movies, Linda Franklin
  • Bladder Productions, Stephen DeCubellis
  • Dropped Frames, Brad Tehaan
  • On Time Productions, Zeb Blair
  • Plaskett Forest Films, Ernest Hampson
  • Reality Factory, Rob Zeman and Bob Rose

Registration now live!

At long last, registration is now up and running! Register by Sunday, June 29, to get the same early bird rate of $50 as last year. Regular registration is $65 by Sunday, July 13 and after that late/walk-up registration is $75.

Thanks for your patience and let’s get this party started! We can’t wait to see everyone at the July 16 kick off. Visit to get started.

29 Days Later Dates Set for 2014!

Please save the dates for our Sixth Annual 29 Days Later Film Project! Kick off is on Wednesday, July 16; drop off is on Thursday, August 14. Screenings are on Sept. 4 & 5. All happening at the Creative Alliance again in Baltimore. Can’t wait!!

And for those who missed last year’s awards presentation, a long overdue congratulations to our top five 2013 winners:

  • What Did I Miss? – Star Wipe Films (Grand Prize winner; Group A winner)
  • Sweet Lips – Charm City DSLR Film Makers (Second Place Overall)
  • Cabinet – Carpathian Punch Factory (Third Place Overall)
  • Conlaed – Continuity Pictures (Fourth Place Overall; Group B winner)
  • Kiss of the Oven Mitt Strangler – Yellow Door Gang/Charm City DSLR Film Makers Team II (Fifth Place Overall)

More announcements coming soon. Looking forward to a wonderful 2014!!

Top five films screening at Cine Salon this Monday, Oct. 7!

This Monday (Oct. 7) at the Creative Alliance we will be screening the top five and announcing the final order of finish/presenting awards at Cine Salon. Here are the top three in alphabetical order (not necessarily order of finish):

  • Cabinet – Carpathian Punch Factory
  • Sweet Lips – Charm City DSLR Film Makers
  • What Did I Miss? – Star Wipe Films

Congratulations to the top three and also to the rest of the top five teams – Continuity Pictures and Yellow Door Gang/Charm City DSLR Film Makers Team II. Just a few points separated these films from the top three.

Monday is going to be a really special night. After the top five are shown, Elena Moscatt, producer of the web series “Click on this”, will discuss after each film why they have strong scripts. Elena will also share clips from horror films with strong scripts/narratives and invite audience members to share their short films.

The cash bar will be open Monday night – we hope everyone will join us for this fun evening. Admission is free to Creative Alliance members and only $5 for non-members.
Thanks again to all of the filmmakers for producing some wonderful films this year – already looking forward to next year! Click here for more details.

And the finalists are…

First off, congratulations to 30+ filmmakers who made some really amazing films this year! Everyone is a winner in our book and we couldn’t be more proud of the filmmakers for the excellent work they did. Mere points separated many of the films so if you do not see your film here, remember judging is extremely subjective and the scores were very close.

Screening Group A Filmmakers

Screening Group A Filmmakers

With that being said, we’d like to announce the overall top five films and overall top 12 films (we added two extras due to ties) for the festival. The top three films will be presented with awards and shown at the October 7 Cine Salon.

Top Five (in alphabetical order by title; not necessarily order of finish)

  • Cabinet – Carpathian Punch Factory
  • Conlaed – Continuity Pictures (Group B winner)
  • Kiss of the Oven Mitt Strangler – Yellow Door Gang/Charm City DSLR Film Makers Team II
  • Sweet Lips – Charm City DSLR Film Makers
  • What Did I Miss? – Star Wipe Films (Group A winner)
Screening Group B Filmmakers

Screening Group B Filmmakers

Rounding out the top 12 are:

  • #FellasNightOut – B-side Media Arts
  • Behind the Candy – RKV Productions
  • The Character – The Orange Hornet
  • The First Time – Carl’s Basement
  • Fortune Favors the Bold – Lone Wolf Studios
  • In Retrospect – Dropped Frames
  • Little Darlin’ – Plaskett Forest Films

Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks again to all the filmmakers, sponsors, judges and a terrific audience. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Oct. 7 Cine Salon for the big announcement!