7TH ANNUAL ZOMBIEPALOOZA
HOSTED BY THE CARY THEATER ON OCT. 28, 2022
Zombiepalooza is the Town of Cary’s zombie-themed screening party featuring short films produced by filmmakers. 2022 is the first year that the festival will accept submissions from filmmakers worldwide.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite costumes for Cary’s favorite night of cosplay. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes prior to the film screenings. Zombiepalooza is free to attend.
Each year, individuals and groups are encouraged to shoot and submit a 1-minute to 5-minute zombie film for judging. Submissions were due Sept. 9, 2022.
Hobbyists, professionals, and rookie filmmakers of all ages participate in this annual film festival, which takes place Oct. 28, 2022.
Various rules apply to all film submissions
Fun: Do you feel like a you’ve been part of a zombie film over the past few years? We do, too! Zombiepalooza is a short film competition designed to be fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and yet have been impressed by the creativity of filmmakers over the past six years.
Eligibility: Short films completed after January 1, 2022 are eligible for Zombiepalooza 2022. Only short films 5 minutes or less in length will be considered. The deadline to submit is September 9, 2022.
Clearances & Permissions: All entrants under age 18 require a parent or guardian’s signature to participate. The submitted film must be your original creative work.
Premieres: Zombiepalooza does have a premiere requirement. Films that have been screened prior to this event are ineligible.
Notification & Feedback: All films will be notified of their status in October 2022.
(We promise they’re not daunting.)
Zombieland Rule #16:
Opportunity Knocks – And whenever it does, make sure you answer
We know that there are many zombie aficionados out there. Our festival is an annual celebration of the genre. This is your opportunity to get creative and tell your own zombie story. Films should be from 1 to 5 minutes in length. You can make this film on any type of video camera, including your phone.
Films are not rated. Viewer descretion is advised.
ZOMBIEPALOOZA 2021 WINNING ENTRIES
Extraction by Stephaun Perry
Septic by Vincent Dormani
Zom-Bodies Home by Korey Merritt