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Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2019 Preliminary Schedule

The judges have decided … the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival schedule for 2019 is set!

This year’s schedule features 50 great films, from 7 different pop culture genres including Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture-Oriented), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. The films this year come from all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, England, France, Israel, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Spain, and South Korea. The schedule also includes the return of the popular ongoing panel series Comic-Con Film School, a daily series of how-to panels on filmmaking, 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.

This year’s judges are pre-visualization editor Sean Rourke, independent writer and director Nick Murphy and actress/model Valerie Perez. Click here for bios and photos of the judges.

The CCI-IFF takes place in the convention facility of the Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel, next door to the Hall A side of the San Diego Convention Center. The Film Festival room is Marriott Grand Ballroom 6, which is located on the second level of the building. Look for signage onsite directing you to the screening room.


THURSDAY, JULY 18

10:00–11:00: Comic-Con Film School 101: Preproduction and Screenwriting

Documentary
  • 11:05–12:45: Cosplay Universe
  • 12:45–2:25: Closer Than We Think        
  • 2:30–3:00: Super 8 Daze
  • 3:00-4:20: This is Wrestling—The Joey Ryan Story
  • 4:20-5:35: Real Men
  • 5:40–6:40: PANEL: Documentary Roundtable: Non Fiction Storytelling Across Media                
Action Adventures
  • 6:40–7:05: The Guardian        
  • 7:05–7:30: Pipe                    
  • 7:30-8:30: PANEL: The Anatomy of Choreographing Action in Film
  • 8:30–9:15: Posers
  • 9:15–10:00: Special Forces        

FRIDAY, JULY 19

10:00–11:00: Comic-Con Film School 102: Production

Animation
  • 11:05–11:25: Zombie Time                                              
  • 11:25–11:45: Io—Inner Self
  • 11:45–1:15: Esluna: The First Monolith                             
  • 1:15–1:25: Dancing Frog
  • 1:25-1:30: Medium Rare
  • 1:30–2:30: PANEL: Development Through Deliverables: Insight into Production, Postproduction & Distribution
Animation cont’d
  • 2:30–2:50: Wishing Box  
  • 2:50–3:25: The Furious Gospel of Johnny Tan
  • 3:25-3:35: Widdershins
  • 3:35–3:45: Planet Humra. Stories About Human Rights
  • 3:45-4:45: PANEL: Making a Film in a Weekend       
Animation cont’d
  • 4:45–5:15: One After the Other
  • 5:15-5:30: The Legend of the Bunny Phantom
  • 5:30-5:50: Out of Bounds
  • 6:00–7:00: PANEL: Bringing Films to Life: How to Build Your Own Movie Props
Horror/Suspense
  • 7:00–7:20: Snaggletooth
  • 7:20–7:45: The Whistler
  • 7:45–8:15: The Stranger
  • 8:15-8:45: Kathy
  • 8:45-10:35: Las Reglas de la Ruina (The Rules of Ruin)
  • 10:35-11:05: The Summoning
  • 11:05-11:35: Mask of Sanity
  • 11:35- 12:45: Scopophilia

SATURDAY, JULY 20

10:00–11:00: Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew

Comics–Oriented
  • 11:00-11:20: As Seen on TV!       
  • 11:20-11:40: Dark Specter 2
  • 11:40-12:15: Invincible Boy
  • 12:15-12:45: BALLOON
  • 12:45–1:45: PANEL: Selling the Hit - What you Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry
Humor/Parody
  • 1:45–2:00: Your Last Day on Earth                        
  • 2:00–2:20: Hasti Joon
  • 2:20-2:50: The Deck
  • 2:50-3:50: PANEL: Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smartphone, Tablet & GoPro
Humor/Parody cont’d
  • 3:50-4:10: Push the Point
  • 4:10-4:30: Guardian
  • 4:30-5:00: Pickle
  • 5:00-6:00: PANEL: Cosplayers, Ready your Swords
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 6:00-7:45: This World Alone
  • 7:45-9:15: Mandao of the Dead
  • 9:15-9:45: Intrepid
  • 9:45-10:05: Hero
  • 10:05-10:20: Moon Drops
  • 10:20-11:00: Earthy Encounters
  • 11:00-11:30: Giltrude’s Dwelling
  • 11:30-11:50: The End in Sight
  • 11:50-12:20: Hashtag
  • 12:20-12:35: Emoticon Man
  • 12:35-1:05: Underwood

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:00–11:00: Comic-Con Film School 104: Post Production and Distribution

11:00–12:00: CCI–IFF Awards Presentation

12:00–5:00: CCI–IFF Award Winners Showcase (Winners and times TBA)


 

CCI-IFF 2019 Official Sponsor: Write Bros.
Special thanks to our sponsor Write Bros. for supplying prizes for our category winners, including copies of their Movie Magic Screenwriter and Screenplay Studio software.