Newcastle Undead Society Presents: Scream Screen And Zombie March

Calling all zombie fans!  Calling all zombie fans!  Hold onto your brains.  The Newcastle Undead Society has announced it’s fifth annual Zombie March and Scream Screen open to all indie filmmakers.  Read on for the details.

rsz_481856_474541375924117_1749079134_nWhat started out as a dream has turned into something huge.  The undead have taken over Australia.  Well, to be more specific, they’ve taken over the city of Newcastle in New South Wales.

Here’s a little bit of the background story taken from their Scream Screen pack – “In 2007 Rhys Nicholson decided to put on a Zombie March during the This Is Not Art Festival (TINA). It had humble beginnings but each year it has gained momentum.

In 2009, Rhys, Ella Reed and Grant Peters applied for an arts grant from YAPA to expand the Zombie March into a bigger event. In conjunction with the march, a short film festival was held, with a screening of the finalists’ entries. All films were developed around the Zombie theme.

Last year a crowd of about 300 zombies marched for Undead Rights through the Newcastle CBD. We assembled in the foyer of the Tower Cinemas on King St and over the next hour the Scream Screen Shorts that came in from all over Australia, were shown to the audience and a panel of entertainment industry judges.

The winner of 2012 Best Film and the recipient of $500 prize money went to – A Break In The Monotony.

Welcome to our fourth official year of the Zombie March + Scream Screen and the Undead team are stronger than ever. With the continued support of The Newcastle Museum, Livesites, The Loft Youth Venue and The Newcastle City Council – 2013 ZombFest is rising up to take over the streets again.

If you want to get involved and be a part of the Zombie March or even enter the Scream Screen film contest (must be a short film about zombies) check out their official page

This event takes place on Sunday, November 3rd.  Entries for the film contest close Monday 14th of October 2013.

So if you’re in Australia during that time, swing by the Newcastle Museum and hook up with a group of the undead.  Remember, zombies were people too.


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