Tix still available for Group B; See who will win it all tonight!

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Congratulations to all the Group A Filmmakers!

Tonight is the night to see a dozen great premieres from local filmmakers including our first 3D film! Screening Group B films include stories about the apocalypse, road trips, time travel, the mathematically challenged, gangsters, dreamers, Care Bears, gossipy hens, spies, a mysterious waiting room and a Ghostbusters fan film.

Tickets are still available online (no surcharge!) or at the door. Doors open at 6:30; program starts at 7:30!

Also, congratulations to Visibly Shaken Productions/Yellow Sign Theatre for winning Screening Group A, best acting, best cinematography and best use of prop. ProZach Productions won best editing and Plaskett Forest Films took home best special effects.

This evening’s films are:

  • The Inheritance – Maxstone Media
  • The Night – Running Storm Productions
  • For Susie, Part 2 – In a Big Country Productions
  • Backhand – Homespun Urinal
  • Bad at Math – Dupont Circle Pictures
  • The Extra Hit – TDD Productions
  • The Bus to Paradise – Yellow Door Gang
  • Sequels – Bright Boy Alert
  • The Real Henwives of Long Island – Barkinglips
  • A Passion for Espionage – Grand Theft Xylophone
  • Waiting Room – Dropped Frames
  • Charm City’s Finest (Ghostbusters Fan Film) – Lone Wolf

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight as we wrap up another wonderful year!

Join us tonight at Screening Group A!

A is for Z - Plaskett Forest Films-1Tonight, Sept. 3, is the night to see more than a dozen great premieres from local filmmakers including our first 3D film! Aliens, spaceships, zombies, animation on the high seas, bands, mud people, burger chefs, weather reports, summer camp, War of the Worlds, Australia, interventions — we’ve got it all!

Tickets are still available online (no surcharge!) or at the door. Doors open at 6:30; program starts at 7:30!

Here is the lineup for Group A in alphabetical order:

  • A is for Z – Plaskett Forest Films
  • Cargoship Kim – Actors with Strings
  • Dreaming – Falling Three Stories
  • Dreamland Lodge – Carl’s Basement Productions
  • Good Enough – Reality Factory
  • Jibber Jabber – Bladder Productions
  • The Inheritance – Maxstone Media
  • My Life – Amaris Films
  • Screaming Babies Summer Camp – Burnt Toast Productions
  • Smoke Signal – Visibly Shaken Productions/Yellow Sign Theatre
  • Syncopation – ProZach Productions
  • WRKV Extreme Total Intervention Makeover – RKV Productions

And if you can’t make tonight, just a reminder we have a Friday screening group, too. We hope to see you soon!

Who Ya Gonna Call?!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, Cisco Davis, Jr., a long-time 29 Days Later participant, created a fan film for this year’s 29 Days Later Film Project. You can catch his film, along with a dozen other great local film premieres, in Screening Group B on Friday, Sept 5 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30). Trust us, it’s worth seeing on the big screen – check out his trailer below!

Screening Group A on Wednesday, Sept. 3, also features more than a dozen equally awesome shorts. Click here to purchase tickets to either night or both nights at a discount and here to see a list of teams.

Filmmakers, we’d love to see more trailers like this (under two minutes) to help promote your film!

29 Days Later Tickets on sale now!

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A still from Running Storm Productions’ film The Night.

The films are in and tickets are on sale now for the September 3 and 5 screenings! There will be more than a dozen shorts from local filmmakers making their world premieres on each night. Here are a list of filmmakers in each screening group.

Click here to purchase tickets now and guarantee yourself a seat to all the fun. Past screenings have sold out!  Tickets are $9 for Creative Alliance members and $12 for non-members. Or see both nights for $20 if you call the CA box office at 410-276-1651 or visit Tues. through Sat., 11 am to 7 pm. Good news – there is no online ticket surcharge for attendees this year!

Drop off is tonight!

Drop off for 29 Days Later is tonight! Stop by the Creative Alliance to grab food and drink and congratulate sleepy and stressed filmmakers on a job well done. Doors open at 6:30, films are due at 7:30 (there will be a slight grace period, but late films may not be eligible for awards). Filmmakers: We hear that 895 is a mess, so you may want to consider alternate routes if coming to Baltimore from points south.

One other note: the first screening will now be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, instead of Thursday, Sept. 4. The Friday, Sept 5 screening still remains the same. Stay tuned for ticket info and a lineup of teams for each screening night in the next day or two!

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!

Location:

Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge (kick off and drop off)
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Best,
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 http://29dayslater2014.eventbrite.com 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