One element of the San Diego Comic-Con that sometimes gets neglected by the general attendee is one that, alongside the Eisner Awards, has the most prestige in creative fields: the Comic-Con International: Independent Film Festival. In 2015, the festival returns for the 16th time and, very soon, opens it’s doors to next years prospective applicants.
Last years CCI: IFF was a highly recognised affair, featuring one of the most eclectic and appealing lineups in recent memory, with documentaries, dramas and animations from around the world – including the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Trinidad and Tobago – running throughout the entire Comic-Con weekend, along with fascinating workshops and practical panels for would-be film makers.
The judging panel for last year were a brilliant trio of talent: filmmaker Dave Gallegos (editor of the 2013 Judges’ Choice Award-winning film, Incident on Highway 73), actor Doug Jones (Hellboy, Falling Skies), and writer/producer/actress/cosplayer Valerie Perez, who also co-heads the Comic-Con Film School each year. No word just yet on the 2014 judging panel but, as soon as any names are released, you’ll be the first to know.
The application process will be open from 1st October until 2nd February so there’s plenty of time to get the form in but, hey, early bird and all that. So, filmmakers: get the biro ready (okay, okay, it’s 2014; open that PDF in that browser) and fill out that form!
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2015 Call For Entries Opens Oct. 1!
The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) will begin accepting submissions for its 2015 festival, to be held July 9-12 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center, on October 1, 2014. The deadline for entries is February 2, 2015.
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.
Click here to download the rules and official entry form.
Entries will be accepted from Oct. 1, 2014 until Feb. 2, 2015. All submitted films must be postmarked between those dates. Film submissions must include the entry form to be eligible for consideration.