This year’s prop revealed! And it’s a…

…coffee mug that you can write on! This mug comes with chalk and has a chalkboard-like surface. Can’t wait to see how filmmakers use this in their films! Thanks to everyone who came out to the kick off last week. Nearly 30 teams are participating this year and all films will be screened on Sept. 10 & 11 at the Creative Alliance!

Victor of RKV productions models the 2015 prop!

Victor Acord of RKV Productions models the 2015 prop!

Filmmakers, just a note that gently using a damp cloth works best for erasing the chalkboard surface.  Also, don’t forget our awesome sponsors if you need gear, special effects or music for your film!

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 at 29daysfilm@gmail.com with any questions.

Kick off tomorrow, July 15; not too late to join!

2014screeningsTomorrow, July 15, is the big kick off! Reunite with old filmmaker friends and meet new ones. What will the mystery prop be this year? Will Lone Wolf be able to defend their title? It’s not too late to register online or at the door!

Registration officially starts at 7 pm and the prop will be revealed at approximately 7:30 pm. 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 judge extraordinaire 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

Screening winner cash prizes raised to $200! Last day for regular registration

Screening prize has been increased $200!

Screening winner cash prizes have been increased to $200!

We are pleased to announce that the winner of each screening group will now receive $200 in cash instead of the previous $150! Festival participants will also have the opportunity to win $500 in gear rental, $200 in visual effects services and a film score for their short film.

Also, today is the last day to sign up and receive the regular registration rate. Click here to register!

Finally a warm welcome to returning filmmakers Carl Stevens of Carl’s Basement Productions and Chris Rooney of KazOH!Land.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday, July 15, at the kick off!

One week until the July 15 kick off!

Just one week until the fun begins! Welcome to the nearly 20 teams who are ready to make some films! We’re glad to see a lot of familiar faces and look forward to meeting some new ones. Register now and save $5 off the late registration fee!

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Teams will have the opportunity to win more than $1,000 in cash and prizes including a $500 gear rental credit from Absolute Independent Pictures and the prestigious Judith Rheiner Independent Spirit Award trophy; $200 worth of special effects services from Herron Designs, a free film score for a future short film (under 15 minutes) from film composer Craig Dayton; cash prizes of $150 for the winner of each screening group. Also, we’ll give out certificates for categories such as cinematography and acting. And just like last year, teams will get three free tickets to the screening(s) of their choice, a $36 value.

Get early bird rate by July 5 and save $15!

Welcome to the nearly dozen teams who have signed up! Just three more days to get the special early bird rate of $60 (by July 5), which is $15 off the regular registration price of $75! Visit our registration page to sign up and reserve your spot. Here’s a quick run down on the details:

7th Annual 29 Days Later Film Project
  • Cash and prizes valued over $1,000
  • 29 days to make a film: July 15 – August 13, 2015
  • Only $60 team registration by 7/5
  • Three free tickets to screening
  • All films screen at Creative Alliance in Baltimore on Sept. 10 and 11

Also, check out these photos from last year’s kick off!

Registration is now available!

29 Days Later -1080Sorry for the delay, folks! Registration is now available and screening dates are set for September 10 & 11, 2015 at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Thanks for your patience and visit 29dayslaterfilmproject.eventbrite.com to register. Looking forward to another great year of films!

Save the Date – Kick off set for July 15, 2015!

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29 Days Later 2014 Group B filmmakers represent!

Mark your calendars! The 7th Annual 29 Days Later Film Project is set to kick off on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Baltimore with films due on Thursday, August 13. We are shooting for screenings in late August/early September and registration will be available soon.

Also, a long overdue congrats to the top five finishers last year:

  • Charm City’s Finest – Lone Wolf (Grand Prize winner; Group B winner)
  • Waiting Room – Dropped Frames (Second Place Overall)
  • Smoke Signal – Visibly Shaken Productions/Yellow Sign Theatre (Third Place Overall; Group A winner)
  • The Bus To Paradise – Yellow Door Gang (Fourth Place Overall)
  • A Passion for Espionage – Grand Theft Xylophone Films (Fifth Place Overall)

Congratulations to ALL of the nearly 30 filmmakers who did such a wonderful job. Looking forward to another fun year. Stay tuned for more details!

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!