This year the Comicpalooza Film Competition is making a few changes and will only be accepting Short Films in the following categories:
(If you have a Feature Length Film please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss exhibition options)
All films will be judged by a committee of fans and industry professionals, with finalists being exhibited at Comicpalooza 2019. 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.
Award certificates for the following categories will be given:
Short Film - Science Fiction
Short Film - Horror
Short Film - Fantasy
Short Film - Action/Thriller/Spy
Short Film - Fan Film
Short Film - Animated
Short Film - Student
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
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 committee with the selected films being announced on April 26, 2109.
Only selected finalists will be shown at Comicpalooza 2019.
Winners for each Category will be announced during Comicpalooza 2019.
Selected finalists must provide a link to a HD High-Quality exhibition copy for showing at Comicpalooza by May 2, 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.