If you glanced through the schedules of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, you will have seen a selection of unfamiliar film titles and a eclectic range of presentations on film-making techniques, listed for the Marriott Marquis and Marina – this would have been a series of panels representing the Comic-Con International: Independent Film Festival.
The CCI-IFF is an annual event, giving the brightest film-making talent a platform to show off their wares in a wide range of categories, focusing on genres on show at the Con.
As announced on the CCI website, submissions are being requested for entry into the 2014 competition, with a deadline listed for February 3rd, 2014 – not that far away if you think about it too hard.
2014 will be the fifteenth year of the Festival and, since its inception, it has striven to find the finest in new talent, a mandate demonstrated by the strength of the entries on show at the 2013 SDCC and also by the accompanying Film School series of panels, moderated by luminaries from all fields of production and focusing on the skills required to produce the best work.
This years competition showcased outstanding talent from across the globe, including entries from Australia, Canada, Israel, and Spain, as well as the United States (none from the UK, mind. Might have to spread the word on this one…)
The 2013 judges featured such luminaries as noted pop-culture journalist Geoff Boucher, writer/director Alex DeMille, and actress Kathy Najimy.
Official CCI Announcement:
“The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2014 festival, to be held July 24-27 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. The deadline for entries is February 3, 2014.
Judged by a panel of industry luminaries, the CCI-IFF accepts genre-related films in the following categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture–Related), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Awards and prizes will be given out at Comic-Con, with film screenings all four days of the event.
Entries will be accepted from Oct. 1, 2013 until Feb. 3, 2014. All submitted films must be postmarked between those dates. Film submissions must include the entry form to be eligible for consideration.”
You can read more, and download the entry forms and T&C’s if you’re considering entering, at: