Zombiepalooza 2023 Winners

Last weekend, The Cary Theater hosted the 8th annual Zombiepalooza, which featured a zombie short film competition and costume contest.

Short films were screened from North Carolina filmmakers of all experience levels.

2023 Award Winners

Zombiepalooza 2023 Winners Cary Theater

Best Zombie Short Film

Dead Delivery

Directed by Jordan Pollard

Zombiepalooza 2023 Winners Cary Theater

People’s Choice Award

The Cupcake Killer

Directed by Kyle Jones

Films were zombie themed, under 5 minutes in length, and family friendly. Plus, they had to feature creative use of this year’s prop: a birthday hat!

The event also included a large turnout for the costume contest. See some of the creative cosplay here.


Zombiepalooza 2023 Cary Theater     Zombiepalooza 2023 Cary Theater


Organize, before they rise next year!

Get those ideas percolating for 2024. Submissions are welcome from North Carolina filmmakers of all ages and experience levels. Here are the rules, and stayed tuned next summer for our required, fun creative prop.



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