Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival

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

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Announces Final 2016 Film Schedule

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) returns as part of Comic-Con International for its 17th year. The CCI-IFF once again features a complete schedule of films from around the world, including the United States, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, New Zealand, and Portugal.

The Festival features the very best in genre films in seven categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture-Oriented), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. The films have been judged by a panel of industry luminaries (see below), and awards will be given out to the best film in each category, plus an overall “Judges’ Choice” award.

All films will be screened at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina next to the Convention Center, on the north end (Hall A) of the center. This year, the CCI-IFF moves to the new Marriott addition, adjacent to the North Tower of the hotel. The Film Festival room is Pacific 23, which is located on the first floor (street level) of the building. The schedule also includes the return of the popular ongoing panel series Comic-Con Film School, plus additional film-related panels on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the day. On Sunday, the CCI-IFF Awards will be presented, followed by screenings of the award-winning films in each category. Look for signage onsite directing you to the screening room.

Each year the CCI-IFF chooses a trio of judges to view the submissions of genre films we receive. These judges, respected individuals in the fields of film and popular arts, decide which films will be screened in the festival. The judges for 2016 are Matt Atchity, Eric Jacobus, and Nick Murphy

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.