Registration for 29 Days Later Film Project is now closed. Project runs for 29 days from 10/10 – 11/8. Screenings to be held 11/17/19.

The 29 Days Later Film Project, now in its 11th year, gives filmmakers motivation to make a film, an opportunity to win cash and prizes and have their projects screened at the Creative Alliance. Whereas some competitions are geared toward super-fast creation of a film, the 29 Days Later Project gives filmmakers of all abilities, from beginner to pro, additional time to complete and polish their work.

Linkwater Films and Bladder Productions represent at the 29 Days Later kick off.

Andrew Felix of Linkwater Films and Stephen DeCubellis of Bladder Productions at the first 29 Days Later kick off.


A panel of judges will be responsible for naming the top films. Awards include:

  • $300 cash Grand Prize and the Judith Rheiner Independent Spirit Award trophy for the overall festival winner. Plus musical score valued up to $1000 by film composer Craig William Dayton
  • $100 cash for the Michelle Ann Farrell Award for Innovation (one winner)
  • $200 cash for First Place each screening group
  • $150 Second Place overall, plus special effects work valued at $250 from Craig Herron Designs
  • $100 Third Place overall
  • Recognition for categories such as best cinematography, directing and acting

Thursday, October 10, 7 pm (doors open 6:00 pm). Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21224. At least one member of each team must be available to pick up prop. Come mingle and meet fellow filmmakers!

DROP OFF (online):
Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30 pm Teams should submit their films online via Google Drive to If you cannot submit online, please notify us to arrange for physical media submissions via DVD data disc or flash drive (see Preferred Format section for more info. Deadline still applies). Late submissions will not be eligible for awards. Feel free to submit your film early online in case technical issues arise.


A sold-out 29 Days Later screening at the Creative Alliance.

A sold-out 29 Days Later screening at the Creative Alliance.

There will be two separate screenings on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 at 5pm and 7pm at the Creative Alliance (3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21224). We’ll make our best attempt to honor a filmmaker’s request for a particular screening group. Awards will be announced at the end of each screening; Grand Prize and overall festival awards will be announced at the end of second screening.

2019 team registration rates are: $65 for early bird registration by Sept. 20; $75 for regular registration by Oct. 10. Each team will receive two free tickets to the screening group of their choice.


29 Days Later & other cool film merch available at Quiet On Set Shop

Find 29 Days Later Project tees and other film related apparel at Quiet On Set Shop. Get 10% off with coupon code 29DAYSLATER

Film must be completed in 29 days and include the prop that we provide at kick off; prop is not required to be the focus of the film. Films must be 4 to 9 minutes long (including credits).

Your film must also include this 29 Days Later title card in 1080 or 720 format (right click and select “save link as” to download) at the beginning or end of your film. Also, we ask that you do not post your film online or screen it until at least one week after its grand premiere at the 29 Days Later Film Project screening.

Films will be shown via HD projector. Preferred format is an exported HD file (if shot in HD): for example M2TS, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV – whatever the best possible quality is. This should be submitted online via Google Drive to If you are unable to submit online, please burn on a data DVD. If you do not have a DVD burner, a flash drive is acceptable (preferably formatted to be read by a PC). Note: Media will not be returned. Questions? Email

Filmmakers own the rights to their films and may submit to film festivals or look for distribution. We only request the right to use still frames for promotional materials. Your film may also appear on our web site, or in a 29 days later online site compilation or DVD/Blu-Ray if you grant us permission.

Please contact organizers Dawn and Sutisa at

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