This year the Comicpalooza Film Competition is accepting Short Films in the following categories:
Science Fiction / Action
Star Wars Film
Long format films accepted are judged independently of category.
All films will be judged by a committee of fans and industry professionals, with finalists being exhibited at Comicpalooza 2020. Additionally will be working with finalists to create panel and discussion time for audience interaction with the filmmakers.
Comicpalooza features more than 22,000 hours of programming, 200 guest artists on the schedule and draws more than 40,000 fans to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Awards for the following categories will be given:
Short Film - Science Fiction / Action
Short Film - Horror
Short Film - Fantasy
Short Film - Star Wars Film
Short Film - Fan Film
Short Film - Animated
Short Film - Student
Best of Show
Medalist long format or feature (multiple winners are conceivable)
Film submission guidelines-
All film submissions and fee payment will be handled on FilmFreeway.com.
The fees are as follows-
Short content - 20.00 for Regular Deadline, 30.00 for Late Deadline
Student Projects - 15.00 for Regular Deadline, 25.00 for Late Deadline
long Format and Features - 40.00 for Regular Deadline, 50.00 for Late Deadline
For judging all films must be submitted as an online screener and be available for screening as a digital file. Submissions may not be in work-in-progress form, works that are not final cuts, marked “Work in Progress (WIP)” or “Rough Cut” with an indication of what will change or what is missing (e.g., temp sound, Avid output, missing animation, etc.)
Judging will be conducted by the committee with the selected films being announced on April 22, 2020.
Only selected finalists will be shown at Comicpalooza 2020.
Winners for each category will be announced during Comicpalooza 2020.
Selected finalists must provide a link to an HD High-Quality exhibition copy for showing at Comicpalooza by May 12, 2019.
Please note: Films that are not provided by the defined dates in a usable format may be pulled from competition.
All finalists with films being exhibited will receive one complimentary pass for the day that their film is shown.
The submission of a film to Comicpalooza constitutes acceptance of our Entry Rules & Regulations so please, please review this document carefully.