Zombiepalooza 2019 Call For Films

  • October 4 deadline for film submissions.
  • All submissions must include use of a hair dryer in the finished film.
  • Zombiepalooza 2019 takes place October 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

CARY, N.C.  – Organize before they rise! The Cary Theater today announced a call-for-entries for locally produced short films to compete at Zombiepalooza 2019. The 4th annual Zombiepalooza is the Town of Cary’s zombie-themed downtown block party featuring locally produced short films shown on a giant outdoor screen in front of the theater.

Individuals or groups are encouraged to shoot and submit a 1-minute to 5-minute zombie film for judging. Hobbyists, professionals and rookie filmmakers of all ages are encouraged to submit their short film for consideration. Confirm participation via email to receive submission instructions. Deadline for film submissions is October 4.

The following rules apply to all film submissions:

  • Email confirmation of participation to joy.ennis@townofcary.org. Include name/address/phone/email for all participants. Teams please indicate a captain.
  • Film must be submitted to The Cary Theater by October 4, 2019. Full details will be supplied in confirmation email reply.
  • All films must include a hair dryer visible in the film.
  • All entrants under age 18 require a parent or guardian’s signature to participate.
  • All costs associated with the creation of the film are the filmmaker/film team’s responsibility.
  • All music used in the films must be original or participants must provide right-to-use permissions.
  • All parties involved in creating a film must agree to right-to-use permission. Waivers are a good idea in case of accidental zombie attacks.
  • Identification of The Cary Theater and Zombiepalooza visual identity (logo) is required in the credits.
  • We love animals, and humans! Mistreatment, death or mutilation of an animal, or human, is strictly prohibited.
  • All submitted films must agree to premiere at Zombiepalooza 2019. No prior screenings are allowed.

Ten films screened at last year’s Zombiepalooza. The First Place winner was “Missed Call,” by filmmaker Michael Pearce and his Team Screaming Eagles. Second Place and The People’s Choice awards went to “Day of the Living Phil,” produced by Joey Wendt, Max Williams and Kevin Steele of Team That’s Show Business.



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