The Comic Con Independent Film Festival looks to support the best narrative film content out there. We look for strong and compelling stories, high production value and exciting cinematography, and aim to put these great Independent films in front of the massive and appreciative Comic Con audience.
The MCM Comic Con Independent Film Festival will be held at the Comic Con in London in October 2017. MCM is the largest Pop Culture convention in the UK, with over 130,000 people attending in October 2015, making it the 3rd largest Comic Con in the World.
We have been a part of independent film distribution, independent movie making and the management of other International Film Festivals. We are a family run business which we started in 2009, we currently have over 40 films in the market and have helped set up and supported five other film festivals, while running 3 ourselves. What started as a family passion has now become our life’s work.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR FILM IN THE CORRECT CATEGORY
Films submitted in the incorrect category will be automatically disqualified, & any fees paid will not be reimbursed.
At our discretion, we may choose to transfer a film to the correct category, but only if the appropriate level of submission fee has been paid. Any excess fees paid will not be reimbursed.
Films that have been aired on UK television prior to the Festival, are available for purchase on DVD or on VOD in Europe, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.
Please be aware that Comic Con is a family event, so films with extreme content cannot be considered for screening.
Films previously submitted to the Comic Con Independent Film Festival are NOT eligible.
All films accepted into the festival must be submitted for screening on DVD, or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. We can only screen films from a DVD or Blu-Ray.
Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
Entrant will allow usage of clips and stills from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted (if no edit is available to view it will not be considered); subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the discretion of the programming committee.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview screener) will be processed.
The Comic Con Independent Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).
In order to be eligible for discounted rates, postal submissions should be postmarked before the dates given.
The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.
All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Comic Con Independent Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All shipments should be marked as no commercial value.
D) Judging & Selection
All Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Comic Con Independent Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.
By Entering the festival you give the the festival the right to exploitation of your film at the MCM London Comic Con in October.
A film festival should be considered as a loss leader for starting the promotion of your film. We do not pay screening fees or percentage of box office, an astute filmmaker will see their festival screening as valuable PR.
For publication purposes, entries selected will be requested to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival may also request publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.
E) Entry Fees
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. These fees may be paid by check or money order, made payable to Capture Events ltd, or Paypal or through FilmFreeway.
F) Entry to Comic Con
Please note that the festival does not provide entry to Comic Con for filmmakers, however Industry Passes are available free of charge from the MCM group. The festival will provide details of how to apply, but applications for these must be made by the filmmakers in attendance, and applications must be made a minimum of one week before the event.