Saturday 11 April
- 11am – 3pm
- Make-up 11am – 3:30pm
Rules and Regulations
Price: 3€ per player to be paid on the spot at the day of the event.
Number of players: 6 per team
Advance registrations by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us the name of your team and the names and first names of your six zombies!
To be able to register, teams have to consist of 6 players. What if you’re not with 6? Here are two solutions:
1) Find friends
2) Buy friends!
You arrive on the spot and you want to register? No Problem! Our Point Info stand will welcome you with open arms. Register your zombies for the competition and start to drool over the First Prize!
You’ll also have the opportunity to take a team picture, so you’ll receive a nice souvenir of your rotting faces.
The party will start at 11am with the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the Parc Royal. It will, of course, be carried by a zombie, so it could take a while before it will be lit. You’ve been warned!
Next on the menu is a collective warm-up session to avoid muscle cramps and any preliminary loss of limbs on the field.
Teams will be able to register till 2:30pm.
The closing ceremony of the ZomBIFFF’lympics 2015 and the attribution of the awards will take place at 3:30pm.
By 4pm, all surviving zombies will gather for the start of the parade (which will leave at 4:30pm!)
Upon arrival: go to Point Info to register your team!
Once registered and paid, each team will receive a score card with the different disciplines of the games:
- Spinal cord throwing
- Intestine pulling
- Attacking humans
The accumulated points go to the entire team. Be zombies, but play as a team. The team comes first. Reach for the stars! Each discipline will be judged according to 4 criteria:
- Sportive (if you have respected the rules of the discipline)
- Achievement (if you achieved a truly high score despite all that blood beneath your feet!)
- Zombie (if you haven’t forgotten your true zombie nature by wanting to do better than the others…)
- Bonus (if you’ve given the jury a good laugh!)
After having competed in all disciplines, the teams must return to the Point Info stand with their score cards completed by the jury to have their points calculated by the ultimate jury.
A ranking will be made in real-time.
The first prize, attributed to the team with the most points, will be a magnificent jelly brain!
Other surprises are foreseen for the teams that occupy the second and third spot on the podium.
- Spinal cord throwing
Power, concentration, courage … the participating zombies will need all these qualities to finish this discipline.
You need more explanation? Really?
You take the spinal cord and you throw it as far as possible in front of you. Try not to lose your arm while throwing…
A simple discipline. You only have to run 100 meters. And because we’re so nice, we’ve even reduced the number of meters to run.
One has to realize that not all zombies are bitten equal. If some are as fortunate to be more or less in one piece (or seem to be), others are a lot less lucky: a leg or two torn off, intestines hanging out, no eyeballs (but can zombies actually still see something?), a half-eaten arm… But don’t worry. It’s just a few meters, you’ll manage.
The discipline starts with a roll of the Dice of Destiny. This will determine which part of your body you’re not allowed to use during the discipline. Fingers crossed it’s going to be your arms!
- Intestine pulling
A miserable, screaming human (that seems to be hugely motivating) with its intestines hanging out, is the stake of an argument between two rival zombie teams.
Six on one side, six on the other side and a cord of intestines… which team is going to get to eat him?
A trial of force to be completed by an entire team of competing zombies.
Please show some understanding for the miserable, screaming human. You’re playing with his intestines.
- Attacking humans
The participating zombies are hungry and what do you know? A bunch of yummy humans are at the other side of the field.
But chances are they’re not going to be very cooperative. Armed with stones, they’ll try to push back the advancing zombies. Every time a zombie gets hit, he has to go back to the starting line. Will the zombies be flexible and agile enough to avoid getting stoned?
Regulations or how to behave like a good zombie
It goes without saying that all disciplines must be completed in a true spirit of fair play. Zombies Hell Yeah, but well educated zombies!
Every infraction to the rules can be sanctioned by the jurors at each discipline.
Sanctions can go from a simple loss of points to total, complete and irrevocable disqualification from the competition.
We ask you to:
- Respect the other teams…
- … and also respect your own team members! A bought friend is also a friend for life…
- Do not bite your opponents.
- Be nice to the jurors (biting the jury may lead to disqualification!)
- Respect basic decency rules (we know it’s difficult, but the King is just across the street!)
- Do not throw your garbage, intestines, maggots or rotting limbs on the ground or at your opponents and certainly not at the jurors and the MC’s.
- Realize it’s just a game. A sane mind in a healthy body is fine… but in a decaying body is even better, don’t you think?
It’s that time of the year again for those who prefer their walks to include lots of shuffling and moaning. The one and only ZomBIFFF Parade will welcome hundreds of undead from the cradle to the grave for a march that’s a little bit different from all those other marches that are filling the streets of our capital in these times of crisis. For the occasion, our venerable Manneken Pis will again put on his costume of Drakulen Pis and give a hearty and wet salute to our jolly zombie friends!
If you don’t really know how to put some putrefaction on your face, don’t worry. Come to the Parc Royal, starting from 11am, to get made-up for free by the team of Georges Stevens !
ZomBIFFF Film – Les Jaunes
- 0:30 – Cine 2
Alos (Italy), Solar Skeletons (Belgium) and many others will make your heads blow up!
Once again, Cheap Satanism Records and Café Central join forces for a rhythmic limb swinging ritual at the 5th ZomBIFFF Night. This year the party kicks off under an occult sign with the presentation of the latest albums by Alos and Solar Skeletons. Alos is the brainchild of Italian performance artist Stefania Pedretti, who has no equal in bringing her audience into a diabolic and Machiavellian trance. The duo Solar Skeletons are true apprentice-sorcerers, whose spells consists of audio-explosions that are going to knock you out. If there are still some undead alive after all that, Agent Palmer, dDash en Tzii will deliver the final blow with some diabolic spins to the turntables.
By the way, Café Central extends the ZomBIFFF Night by inviting you every Sunday evening in April to watch a zombie movie at the occasion of their habitual movie-club evenings. Entrance is also free. This year they’ll try to answer the question that is haunting every decaying brain: can zombies have romantic adventures or are they doomed to rot away watching Oprah Winfrey reruns?!
At the Café Central every Sunday at 9pm