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Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival

2018 Call for Entries Now Closed

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is accepted submissions for its 2018 festival, to be held July 19-22 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

The deadline for entries was February 2, 2018.

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 were accepted from October 2, 2017 until Feb. 2, 2018. All submitted films must be postmarked between those dates.

Click here to download the rules and official entry form.

Film submissions must include the signed entry form to be eligible for consideration. Click here to read the rules online.

2017 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Award Winners
Best Action/Adventure Film: Karmen
Best Animated Film: The Wishing Jar
Best Comics-Oriented Film: Meanwhile, at the Citadel of Superheroes…
Best Documentary: The Wrestler: A Q.T. Marshall Story
Best Horror/Suspense Film: The Witching Hour
Best Humor Film: Wildfire
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film: The Rat’s Dilemma
Judges’ Choice Award: The Rat’s Dilemma
Special Thanks to Our 2017 Judges:
Tamiko Brownlee, Steve Desmond, and Ted Raimi


Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2017
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.