The World's Longest Running Traveling Comic Convention Film Festival is back...
GeekFest Film Festivals Year 11
Call for Entries Opens July 11


The number one film festival for science fiction, horror, fantasy, action and fan film shorts and web series. One of the World's Top Rated Genre Festivals on Film Freeway and the only film festival that programs into some of North America's largest Comic Conventions!

Your Geek Genre Short Film, traveling North America for less than $5.00 per Film Festival event...There is nothing like GeekFest Film Fests in the WORLD!

The World's Only Film Festival that programs in Comic Conventions across North America for ONE ENTRY FEE!

Submit your Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action and Fan Films NOW and tour North America in 2024!

In our first 10 years, we've programmed at over 75 comic cons across North America, over 6.5 million con goers have seen the GeekFest Film Fest brand on the Exhibition Floor, tens of thousands have attended GeekFest Screenings and Panels. Distribution and Licensing opportunities for horror and science fiction content in all short categories!

GeekFest Film Fests is the First, Largest and BEST traveling Geek Genre Film Festival, programming high concept genre films into Comic Conventions around the country!

GeekFest Film Fests travels across North America, screening the best in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Superhero, Pop Culture, Fan Films, and Fandom Related themed short films.

Live Action and Animation Accepted!

In 2023, physical conventions are back with record attendance, bigger events and prizes with more opportunities to be seen by millions of Comic Con attendees across the nation, plus year long social media.

All Official Selections receive complimentary passes to the Comic Cons they are screening, filmmaker panel opportunities at select events, and booth space for your swag and marketing materials! It's the only Film Festival on Earth that awards its winners with multiple screenings across North America at pop culture conventions for an entire year!

GeekFest Film Fests Shorts, Short Docs, Web Series, Trailers, Fan Films and Music Videos. Live Action and Animation!

What makes GeekFest Film Fest different from any other Comic Con Film Festival in the World?

One Entry Fee. Multiple Tour stops on the 2024 con circuit.

Filmmakers in past years received Comic Convention passes valued at over $2500.00 per tour
GeekFest Booth on the Exhibition Floor at some conventions! Filmmakers are invited to market and promote their films on the Convention Floor at the GeekFest Booth

Exposure- Over 6.5 million comic con attendees combined in our past 10 year of Physical touring! Year long social media marketing on multiple social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram with over 10 thousand active fans, and Youtube with over 8.5 million views and over six thousand subscribers.

Celebrity Geek Judges watch your film and help GeekFest decide the selections.
Judges are from TV/Film and the Comic Con and Pop Culture industries, including Lloyd Kaufman, Bo Svenson, Jeff Wadlow, Jackis Dallas, Emma Caulfield, Amy Jo Johnson, Keahu Kahuanui, Gigi Edgely, Erin Cahill, Jessica Cameron, Scott Mantz, Sterling Gates and Chloe Dykstra...just to name a few!

Year 11 Tour Stops
MegaCon Orlando- Orlando Florida
Comic Con Revolution- Ontario California
Long Beach Comic Con – Long Beach, California
Rose City Comic Con - Portland Oregon
Los Angeles Comic Con- Los Angeles, California
Fan Expo San Francisco

Possible Additional 2024 Tour Stops
Comic Con Honolulu (Kawaii Kon)
Awesome Con
Fan Expo Canada
Fan Expo Philadelphia
Fan Expo Boston
Fan Expo Chicago
Supanova, Australia

In our first 10 years we've programmed across North America in some of the largest conventions including Fan Expo Canada, MegaCon, Rhode Island Comic Con, Los Angeles Comic Con, New York Comic Con and many more...

Imagine your Geek Film Screening all across the United States for ONE entry fee and year long Social Media on Twitter and Facebook, to our growing fanbase and visibility at every convention we distribution opportunities!

Come for the Film Fest, Stay for the Convention!

Over $100,000 in prizes have been awarded in our 1st nine years!

Prize Sponsors include Legion M, Sony Software, Boris FX, Fanbase Press, Beachtek, Graphic Lab Tees, Valiant Comics, Top Cow, Coscards, Boom! Studios, American Tourister, Shot Lister App, Top Cow Productions, Zenescope Entertainment, Geek Eyewear, Truffle Cottage, WOWWEE, Boston Metaphysical Society, Alterna Comics and more!

In Year 11- Each Convention we program a full festival EVENT we award:

*Best Fan Film

*Best SciFi Film

*Best Horror Film

*Best Fantasy Film

*Best Trailer

*Best Web Series

*Best of Fest (Grand Prize Winner)

All official selections will be notified of acceptance by E-mail. (Make sure your email address is current) Accepted projects cannot be publicly exhibited within a 90 mile radius of the convention area at any time within a one-month period of the event start date either at a film festival or pop culture convention. If this occurs, GeekFest has the right to refuse exhibition at that specific con. After acceptance of projects, the entrant is free to publicize his/her work to any and all media she/he deems necessary. Please notify GeekFest of any media support you receive. The undersigned entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless FirstGlance Films, GeekFest and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, partners, sponsors, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitations, attorneys' fees). The undersigned entrant authorizes GeekFest to promote the entry in part for any marketing or publicity purpose prior to, during, and after the competition. You agree to be bound by these guidelines and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the contest or the rules. The signature of applicant constitutes that the entrants information is true and correct and agrees to all competition rules and guidelines.

Official Selections- A DVD/BluRay screener and an Mp4 file will be required to be screened at venues. Must be NTSC format and check your DVD before sending to guarantee playability. No menus, no watermarks, Auto-Play ONLY!

All Official Selections will be screened multiple times per tour year. Some call for entries during the year will be for specific conventions and will be noted as Special Edition.

Due to the nature of comic conventions we are not responsible for convention cancellations or last minute changes or events beyond our control that may lead to the cancellation of the event.

We have no control over comic con scheduling and events, some comic cons change schedules, programming at the last minute. We do our best to negotiate with the conventions ahead of time, so we're able to announce the GeekFest Scheduling earlier on our site, it may not show up on the conventions websites until a couple weeks prior to their events. We also guarantee every film in the GeekFest Lineup be seen multiple times during the tour.

Due to the nature of the festival and the touring nature of the event, we do not offer or grant waivers.

Disclaimer: At the Festivals Discretion, if any categories submissions do not receive high judge votes needed to warrant an Official Selection, a festival category may be suspended for the duration of the tour year.

Overall Rating
  • What a great opportunity to get our film out there in the world, I hope that more events pull the GeekFest team in to offer quality films to a wide audience!

    April 2023
  • Great festival! Will submit again!

    April 2023
  • Vanessa Powers

    So cool to be a part of a festival that travels around, and I am a huge fan of niche festivals! Would highly recommend if you have a film that's nerdy in nature!

    April 2021
  • GeekFest had only one live screening this year, instead of the several that were planned. But that was not the fault of anyone at GeekFest. Bill did all he could to promote all the films and even was able to organize a virtual festival. It's been a fantastic experience, and that's not just because we won in Long Beach. I will definitely be submitting more films to GeekFest in the future!

    September 2020
  • Jack Richardson

    It’s a year long festival - across the USA! For one price - and our PERFECT viewership - what more could you ask? The team are fantastic and the quality of the work submitted was high. We will definitely go on the road again with GeekFest!

    November 2018