The Alamo Drafthouse Launches 48-Hour Filmmaking Competition BLOODSHOTS for Month-Long Zombie Celebration DISMEMBER THE ALAMO

     October 14, 2010


While it seems like vampires currently have the upper hand in the horror-movie-monster race these days, you can never count out zombies, partially because they’ll eat an upper hand.  This month, the Alamo Drafthouse is launching a zombie celebration with “Dismember the Alamo“.  As part of their programming, the Drafthouse is holding a 48-hour filmmaking competition called “Bloodshots”.  Over the course of the weekend, teams will be assigned one line of dialogue, one assigned weapon, and one assigned horror genre.  Examples include “Zombies vs. Hillbillies” and “Zombies vs. Torture Porn.”  In addition to the glory of winning there will also be prizes.

The competition is open to worldwide participation.  Click here to go register.  You must register before 7:00 PM CST on Friday, October 15th if you wish to participate.  Hit the jump for the official press release.

alamo_drafthouse_marquee_01Here’s the press release:

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE/Bloodshots – 48 Hour Filmmaking Competition

“Dismember the Alamo” is a month long celebration of all things zombie at all 9 Alamo Drafthouse locations (

As part of the dead themed programming, the Alamo Drafthouse is holding a worldwide 48 hour filmmaking competition called “Bloodshots”

One weekend, One assigned zombie genre, One assigned line of dialogue, One assigned weapon, and Unending GLORY. In addition to the abstract glory- there will also be PLENTY of fantastic prizes! Yes, the annual Filmmaking Frenzy horror competition returns with a special zombie theme.  Teams of filmmakers will have exactly 48 hours to create their own short horror movie that will feature an assigned horror subgenre.  Zombies vs. Hillbillies and Zombies Vs Torture Porn are just two of the combos and mashups you can look forward to…  Stay tuned for more information but for the time being- sign up and get ready to have a BLAST from October 15th at 7PM CST until October 17th at 7PM CST!

1) This competition is open to WORLDWIDE participants.  Films from the finalists will be shown and judged at the Alamo Drafthouse during a live event this month.  Following the event, the “best of” videos will be showcased online.

2) Register for the filmmaking competition here —

3) Participants must register before 7:00 PM CST on Friday, October 15th.

4) After the filmmaking teams register (link above), they will receive FINAL instructions via email at 7:00 PM CST on Friday, October 15th.

About Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events.  Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety.  Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios.  The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters.  The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States.

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