Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, 21–24 July 2016, USA

Publish Date: Nov 13, 2015

Deadline: Feb 01, 2016

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, 21–24 July 2016

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2016 festival, to be held July 21-24 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2016.

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.

Films submitted should be in one of the following categories:

• Action/Adventure

• Animation

• Comics-oriented

• Documentary (limited to genre and pop culture topics)

• Horror/Suspense

• Humor

• Science Fiction/Fantasy

All films must be appropriate for an all-ages audience. No nudity, excessive violence or swearing.

All films must be no longer than 95 minutes in length.

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.

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.

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. 7. Films submitted cannot have distribution deals or distribution deals pending.

Additional information:

All films will be shown via video projection in a Convention Center style meeting room, not in a theater. The room seats approximately 300 people. Preferred format for screening is DVD, NTSC, Region 1. We cannot accept 35mm films. HD-DVD screening capabilities are NOT available.

If your film is accepted, free 4-day professional memberships will be granted to those appearing to discuss the film (limit 3), plus one adult guest membership for each speaker. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult membership.

All scheduling of accepted films is at the discretion of the Festival programmers. Please do not specify days or timeslots that you may prefer. Films will be shown during regular daytime hours of Comic-Con International and during nighttime programming hours.

Submitted films cannot be returned unless you provide a selfaddressed, postage-paid envelope. Please send copies, not your original film.

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