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The 29 Days Later Film Project, now in its fifth year, gives filmmakers extra motivation to make a film and get their projects completed in front of a screened audience. Whereas some competitions are geared toward lightning-fast creation of a film, the 29 Days Later Project gives filmmakers of all abilities additional time to complete and polish their work.
Awards include a grand prize of a $500 gear rental credit from Absolute Independent Pictures and the prestigious Judith Rheiner Independent Spirit Award trophy; $200 worth of special effects services from Herron Designs for the runner up; a third place prize of a free film score for a future short film (under 15 minutes) from film composer Craig Dayton; and cash prizes of $150 for the winner of each screening night. A panel of judges will be responsible for naming the top films.
Wednesday, July 10, 2012, 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 pm), Marquee Lounge, Creative Alliance, Baltimore. At least one member of each team must be available to get prop and register.
Thursday, August 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m., 1st floor Gallery area, Creative Alliance, Baltimore. Teams must submit film at this time. If you would like to submit your film early, please email us at email@example.com to arrange drop off.
Each team will receive 3 free tickets when they turn in their completed movie. Two to four screenings will be held at the Creative Alliance’s Historic Patterson Theater on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16.
Absolute Independent Pictures and Herron Designs are once again offering 29% discounts for all participating teams on gear rental and special effects work during the competition!
Film must be completed in 29 days and use a prop that we provide at the kickoff; the prop does not have to be the focus of the film. Films should be 4 to 8 minutes (you may add one additional minute of credits).
Please contact organizers Dawn Campbell or Dean Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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29 Days Later Film Project
Dawn Campbell and Dean Storm are two Baltimore independent filmmakers who were looking for a little motivation. After competing separately in three 48-hour competitions, they realized that although they loved the thrill of making a film in 48 hours, the quick turnaround required a high-level of expertise to make a truly polished product, especially for beginning and intermediate filmmakers.
After taking a comprehensive Saturday Film Class taught by Director of Photography Michelle Farrell, they set out to create a film project for their fellow classmates and friends that would encourage filmmakers to get their ideas to screen in a way that didn't require large doses of caffeine and all-nighters. Dawn and Dean's goal is to provide a fun competition and screening for filmmakers of all abilities. It is their hope that this contest produces a number of entries that are fit for film festivals and even possible distribution. Filmmakers who participate will retain the rights to their films.