Deadline: 1 February 2016
Open to: filmmakers all around the world
Prizes: a free 4-day professional Comic-Con memberships will be granted to those appearing to discuss the film (limit 3), plus one adult guest membership for each speaker
Comic-Con International, San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and science fiction fans — including the late Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf — banded together to put on the first comic book convention in southern California. Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego.
In 2016, the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (“CCI: IFF”) celebrates it’s twelfth year as a juried event. The jury will consist of members working in industries related to filmmaking and the popular arts.
Films submitted should be in one of the following categories:
- Documentary (limited to genre and pop culture topics);
- Science Fiction/Fantasy.
They should also meet the following rules:
1. All films must be appropriate for an all-ages audience. No nudity, excessive violence or swearing;
2. All films must be no longer than 95 minutes in length;
3. One submission per filmmaker. Films previously submitted to the CCI: IFF, whether accepted or denied, cannot be entered again. Films submitted must have a completion date no earlier than 2013. The submission must be accompanied by the official signed entry form. Four (4) copies of the submitted film must be sent. Note there is no entry fee;
4. To be accepted, submitted films must be completely edited and in their final completed form. Rough cuts or unfinished material will not be considered. Please do not submit trailers, test footage or scenes from upcoming films. We do not accept web series;
5. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to obtain, in writing, all necessary consents, licenses and clearances from any trademark, copyright or other proprietary interest holder (such as, but not limited to brands, music, characters, etc.) for content used in the submitted film. A copy of any such consents, licenses and clearances shall be included with the submission of the film. By submitting a film, filmmaker licenses CCI to screen and otherwise use the film as part of the CCI: IFF;
6. Films submitted cannot have distribution deals or distribution deals pending.
This contest is open for filmmakers all around the world.
For each accepted film, a free 4-day professional Comic-Con memberships will be granted to those appearing to discuss the film (limit 3), plus one adult guest membership for each speaker.
How to apply?
Applicant must fill in the application form.
- FOUR (4) copies of your film must be sent. Films should be submitted via mail on DVD (NTSC ONLY, Region 1 compatible, NO PAL) to the address listed below. Please make sure your disc plays on other computers or DVD players, not just your own. Films submitted on DVD that do not play on our computers and/or DVD players will be rejected;
- Please include a brief synopsis of your film on a separate sheet of paper not to exceed 50 words, along with a brief bio sheet on filmmakers (director or writer) and one (1) production still for use in any potential publicity;
- All films must be postmarked by the deadline, FEBRUARY 1, 2016, and be accompanied by a signed submission form along with any paperwork as referred to in section 6. NO EXCEPTIONS. Films postmarked after the deadline will be rejected. Filmmakers with accepted entries will be notified in or around early June of selection.
For more information please visit the official website.