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North Carolina theater seeks locally produced short films for Zombiepalooza

The Cary Theater has announced a call-for-entries for locally produced short films to compete at Zombiepalooza 2018.

Now in its third year, Zombiepalooza is downtown Cary’s zombie-themed block party featuring locally produced short films shown on a large outdoor screen in front of the theater on Chatham Street. Groups and individuals of all ages are encouraged to shoot and submit their own one-minute to five-minute zombie film for judging. Those interested in submitting a short film for consideration must confirm participation via email by September 19, with submission deadline for the film October 8.

Last year, 15 films premiered at Zombiepalooza. The first-place entry was “Death Don’t Do Us Part” by local filmmaker Nick Laws. Second Place went to The Romero Rejects with their film “The Big Sale.” The People’s Choice award went to Michael Shorb of Cul-d-Sac Films for his film “Push Play.” The ShawU team of students representing Shaw University’s mass communications department received honorable mention for their film “Home.”

The following rules apply to all submissions:

  • Email confirmation of participation by September 19, 2018 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 8, 2018. Full details will be supplied in confirmation email reply.
  • All films must include a traffic cone 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, as they cover each in case of accidental Zombie attacks and the like.
  • Identification of The Cary Theater and Zombiepalooza visual identity (logo) is required in the credits.
  • We love humans and animals! Mistreatment, death or mutilation of an animal (or human) is strictly prohibited.
  • All submitted films must agree to premiere at Zombiepalooza 2018. No prior screenings are allowed.

About The Cary Theater

The Cary Theater, located at 122 E. Chatham St. in downtown Cary, lights up downtown with its mission to provide a unique setting for the community to experience art house cinema and live performances that enhance the cultural arts experience in the Town of Cary. Originally constructed in 1946 to serve as the Town’s first indoor movie theater, The Cary was meticulously restored in 2014 to create a vibrant space downtown that offers independent film, live performance comedy and improv, the Six String Presents music series as well as other live events. The Cary is owned by the Town of Cary and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. For more information, please visit http://www.thecarytheater.com, or contact: (919) 462-2051.

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