29 Days Later Kick off this Wednesday, Aug 2!

Julia Meyers, of GreenRobe Productions, enlightens us with the 2016 prop, a flashlight. What will this year’s prop be?!

Julia Meyers, of GreenRobe Productions, enlightens us with the 2016 prop, a flashlight. What will this year’s prop be?!

It’s not too late to register for 29 Days Later at 29dayslater2017.eventbrite.com! Make a short film in 29 days and compete to win the top cash prize of $300, plus many other awards! Come to the kick off this Wednesday, August 2 in Baltimore and find out what the special prop will be, make new filmmaking friends and catch up with old ones. Even if you are not making a film this year, feel free to join in the fun!

Doors open at 6 pm for check in and mingling (bar will be open!) and we will go over the rules and distribute the prop at approximately 7 pm. Can’t wait for our ninth year!

29 Days Later is back for 2017; kick off August 2!

29 Days Later logo -720Sorry for the late notice, but we are returning for our ninth year! Kick off is August 2, 2017, online drop off is August 31 and the screening is on September 14 at the Creative Alliance. Registration is now open at 29dayslater2017.eventbrite.com. This year will be limited to 18 teams due to only having one screening night (last year 30 teams signed up) so please register early to guarantee a spot.

Sign up by July 16 and get the bargain-basement Early Bird rate of $65. Looking forward to another great year of films!

Finally, a long overdue congrats to last year’s winners:

  • Overall Festival winner: Shadowtale – Lone Wolf
  • Screening Group A winner: Merry Gentlemen – Carpathian Punch Factory
  • Screening Group B winner: Shadowtale – Lone Wolf
  • 2nd Place: White Ceiling – Continuity Pictures
  • 3rd place: The Judges – GreenRobe Productions
  • 4th place: Security – Dropped Frames
  • 5th place: Silly Little Flashlight – Mapleway
  • Michelle Ann Farrell Award for Innovation: Alien Prison Forest – Bladder Productions

Kudos to all of the teams and check out our 2016 Teams page for last year’s category winners.

See 25 great new local short films premiere on Sept. 22 & 23!


Cisco Davis, Jr’s 29 Days Later film Shadowtale will premiere at Friday night’s screening.

The 29 Days Later Film Project screenings kick off this week on Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23  at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Check out our list of teams for each screening night at 29dayslater.com and visit the Creative Alliance web site or call 410-276-1651 for tickets.

This year’s film premieres are shining bright (the prop was a flashlight!) and include shorts about an alien prison forest, adventurers and dragons, a virgin’s quest, a heist love story, merry gentlemen, a hitchhiker thriller, a shrimp and a whale, an animated look at history, a hypnosis gone wrong, a woman with a panic disorder, a suspect research study, a dysfunctional funeral, a ride home, an ancient curse, time travel investigating exes, a mega massacre, a presidential debate, trapped campers, cute dogs, a silly little flashlight, non-stop judges, late night FM radio, a time travel romance, creepy dolls and a scary book.

We will also be showing a video tribute to honor our long-time friend and lead 29 Days Later sponsor from the beginning Michelle Ann Farrell, who passed away unexpectedly this past December.

Past shows have sold out, so don’t delay. Filmmakers, please help us spread the word and let’s pack the Creative Alliance! Doors open at 7 pm and the movie magic begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are: $10 general public, $7 Creative Alliance members (+ $2 at the door).

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets!

Tickets still available for 9/22 and 9/23 screenings; White Ceiling Trailer!

Tickets are still available (but going fast!) for next Thursday and Friday’s screenings at the Creative Alliance on September 22 & 23. More than 25 local filmmakers will premiere shorts made in 29 days over two fun evenings, with the overall festival awards being announced on Friday night. There are some truly amazing films that you won’t want to miss this year. Check out our lineup at 29dayslater.com/2016-teams and purchase tickets online at the Creative Alliance web site.

Here is a trailer from Continuity Pictures. We’re excited to have this former top-five team return after being out of town for a few years. Filmmakers, if you make a trailer, please share with us and we will try our best to share via our web site and social media. Can’t wait for next week!

29 Days Later Kick Off tonight – not too late to join us!

29 Days Later logo -720So the big kick off has arrived! It’s not too late to sign up – visit 29dayslater2016.eventbrite.com to register now or bring cash and sign up at the door!

Attention participants: Doors open at 6:30 pm if you want to get an early start on paperwork 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 before or afterwards and have a few drinks; the bar will be open!

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 tonight!


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

29 Days Later kick off tomorrow, July 27; $1,200 in cash and prizes!

Victor of RKV productions models the 2015 prop!

Victor of RKV productions models the 2015 prop!

We are really excited for tomorrow’s July 27 kick off – can’t wait to see new and returning teams and reveal the prop! This year we are introducing a $300 cash prize to the grand prize winner and overall, there is more than $1200 in cash and prizes. Just visit 29dayslater2016.eventbrite.com to register. Every filmmaker can use a little extra cash, right?

Awards include cash prizes of $200 for the winner of each screening group, $100 for the new Michelle Ann Farrell Award for Innovation, $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, and certificates for categories such as cinematography, acting, writing and special effects.

But it’s not all about the prizes – it’s about getting our ideas to screen, making new friends and reuniting with old ones, making films that we’re proud of and being able to share them with an audience on the big screen.

Less than one week until July 27 kick off!

We have a 29 Days Later first so far – ALL of the nearly 20 teams who have signed up are returning teams! It’s wonderful to have friends return year after year to be in the festival and see how their work improves every year. Of course, we always welcome fresh blood, too! We will be giving out a 29 Days Later record $800 in cash this year to winning films plus awards and prizes so don’t delay. To reserve your spot, just go to 29dayslater2016.eventbrite.com.

8th Annual 29 Days Later Film Project

  • Cash and prizes valued over $1,000
  • 29 days to make a film: July 27 – August 25, 2016
  • Only $75 team registration by Sunday, 7/24
  • Three free tickets to screening
  • All films screen at Creative Alliance in Baltimore on Sept. 22 and 23, 2016

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


Registration open! Register by 7/13 to get early bird rate

29 Days Later logo -720Registration for the Eighth Annual 29 Days Later Film Project is now open at 29dayslater2016.eventbrite.com! Register by Wednesday, July 13, and save $20 off the late registration fee. As in past years, registration includes three free tickets to screening per team. Registration fees are the same as last year so you can spend more $$$ on your projects. A reminder that kick off will be a little later this year on Wednesday, July 27.

As many of you know, we unexpectedly lost a great friend and guiding light for the festival, Michelle Ann Farrell this past December. This year will not be the same, but let’s make some amazing films in her honor. We will have more about Michelle and the new award to remember her in an upcoming post.

Congrats to all the filmmakers on another great festival!

Dropped Frames

Congratulations to Jeff Mikoni and Brad Tehaan of Dropped Frames, who took home the grand prize. Team member Angela Bernhardt had surgery and checked in via iPhone.

A long overdue thanks and congratulations to all the filmmakers who participated in this year’s 29 Days Later Film Project! Here are the top five winning films and teams in case you missed the awards presentation:

  • Enough Said – Dropped Frames, Brad Tehaan (Grand Prize winner, Group B winner)
  • Unconventional Love – TwelveSteed, Joe Cardamone (Second Place Overall)
  • The Rights of Arrogance – Grand Theft Xylophone, Lyle Drescher (Third Place Overall)
  • To You – Miss Ash Productions, Ashleigh Coffelt (Fourth Place Overall, Group A winner)
  • Friends in High Places – Lone Wolf, Cisco Davis (Fifth Place Overall)

Screening Group A awards
Best Directing – Carpathian Punch Factory; Best Cinematography – Miss Ash Productions; Best Editing – Carl’s Basement Productions; Best Acting and Use of Prop – Barkinglips Movies; Best Special Effects – Bladder Productions

Screening Group B awards
Best Directing, Cinematography and Editing – Dropped Frames; Best Acting – Twelvesteed; Best Special Effects – Lone Wolf; Best Use of Prop – Mapleway

Congrats again to our nearly 30 filmmakers and thanks to our wonderful sponsors and everyone who came out to the screenings. We look forward to hosting the 8th Annual 29 Days Later Project next year. Stay tuned for details in Spring 2016!

Come see “Mug-tacular” local films this Thurs. and Fri., Sept. 10 and 11!

Still from Andrew Walen's music video "Talk to Me" starring Genevieve Etheridge and Ali Dash

Still from Andrew Walen’s music video “Talk to Me” starring Genevieve Etheridge and Ali Dash, which will premiere at 29 Days Later.

The 29 Days Later festivities kick off tomorrow! Screening Group A will show their films on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Screening Group B happens on Friday, Sept. 11, both at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Check out our list of teams for each screening night at 29dayslater.com and visit the Creative Alliance web site (no surcharge) or call 410-276-1651 for tickets.

This year’s premieres from talented local filmmakers are mug-tacular – the required prop was a writeable mug! They include movies about a sasquatch, western time travel, a black jeans fetish, a Fells Point doc, a coffee shop romance, a crazy fan, an evil mug, retired twin showgirls, anime conventions, working for the man, misunderstood customers, a rebuilt cop, a cicada saga, a boy’s journey, elitist teens, a news report gone wrong, a love letter, a hot dog in search of love, a botched burglary attempt and a music video premiere!

Past shows have sold out, so don’t delay! Filmmakers, please help us spread the word and let’s pack the Creative Alliance! Doors open at 7 pm and the movie magic begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are ADV: $10 general public, $7 Creative Alliance members. DOOR: $12, $9 mbrs.

Hope to see everyone there and thanks as always for your support!