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Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2017 Call for Entries

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2017 festival, to be held July 20-23 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2017.

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 October 1, 2016 until Feb. 1, 2017. All submitted films must be postmarked between those dates. Click here to read the rules online for the 2017 CCI-IFF.

Click here to download the rules and official entry form.

Film submissions must include the signed entry form to be eligible for consideration.


Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2016 CCI-IFF filmmakers, including this year's award winners:

Best Action/Adventure Film: Underground

Producer: Amit Ruderman • Director: Amit Ruderman

Best Animated Film: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

Producer: James Cunningham & Oliver Hilbert  • Director: James Cunningham

Best Comics-Oriented Film: Arty

Producer: John Hatcher • Director: Nathan Boone

Best Documentary: Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Producer: Michael Fiore • Director: Michael Fiore & Erik Sharkey

Best Horror/Suspense Film: Monsters

Producer: Aaron Billet • Director: Steve Desmond

Best Humor Film: The Hold Up

Producer: André Pettigrew • Director: Struan Sutherland

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film: Helio

Producer: Teddy Cecil, Nick Cofino, David Kenneth & Brett Miller • Director: Teddy Cecil

Judges’ Choice Award: Monsters

Producer: Aaron Billet • Director: Steve Desmond


Click here for bios and photos of the 2016 judges.
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival
Special Thanks

Comic-Con International would like to thank Write Bros. for their sponsorship of the 2016 Film Festival by providing software prizes for the award winners, including Movie Magic Screenwriter.