YEAR 9 Call for Entries ENDS DEC 31!
Due to the pandemic we have revamped GeekFest to cater to even more short filmmakers from around the globe with more awards at every stop! Best Short, Best SciFi, Best Horror, Best Fan Film, Best Web Series, Best Animated Short, Best Music Video, Best Trailer.

Imagine your short screening at up to 10 conventions in a year...FOR ONE ENTRY FEE!

We'll be back at Physical Comic Conventions across the country in 2022!!

ONE of the TOP Genre FILM FESTS on FilmFreeway!
Submit your Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Action and Fan Films NOW and tour North America in 2022!

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

In our first 8 years, we've programmed at over 50 comic cons across North America, over 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 Indie Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Superhero, Pop Culture, Fan Films, and Fandom Related themed films. Live Action and Animation Accepted

Be part of the World's FIRST and BEST Traveling Comic Convention Film Festival!

In 2022 we plan to be back to more physical conventions, larger attendance, bigger prizes and more opportunities to be seen by millions of Comic Con attendees across the nation, plus year long social media...for ONE ENTRY FEE!

All Official Selections receive complimentary passes to the Comic Cons they are screening, filmmaker panels, 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!

Most short selections of GeekFest will be programmed multiple times, and are offered opportunities unlike any film festival in the world.

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

One Entry Fee. Multiple conventions over the 2022 con circuit.

Filmmakers in past years received Comic Convention passes valued at over $1000.00
GeekFest Booth on the Exhibition Floor at some conventions!
Filmmakers are invited to market and promote on the Con Floor. Yr 6 value over $10,000.00

Exposure- Over 6 million comic con attendees combined in our past 7 year of Physical touring! Year long social media marketing on multiple social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Youtube with over 8 million views!

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 9 Tour Stops Pending
Long Beach Comic Expo – Long Beach, California
MegaCon Orlando- Orlando Florida
Comic Con Revolution- Ontario California
Fan Expo Canada- Toronto Canada
Long Beach Comic Con – Long Beach, California
Rose City Comic Con - Portland Oregon
Los Angeles Comic Con- Los Angeles, California
Fan ExpoChicago
Fan Expo Philadelphia
Fan Expo New Orleans
And a Standalone GeekFest Film Fest at the end of 2022!
...Plus more comic cons to be announced!!

Possible Additional 2022 Tour Stops
Comic Con Honolulu
AwesomeCon
Big Easy Con
and more coming soon...

In our first 8 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 program...plus distribution opportunities!

Come for the Film Fest, Stay for the Convention!

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

Each Convention we program a full festival EVENT we award:

*Best Short Film

*Best Fan Film

*Best SciFi Film

*Best Horror Film

*Best Fantasy Film

*Best Action Film

*Best Trailer

*Best Web Series

*Best Music Video

*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.

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  • 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
  • Joanna Ke

    Absolutely one of THE best festivals for genre films!! GeekFest is the perfect name for it. No where else can you reach the exact audience that you want to reach, get numerous screenings for the price of one submission, screen with and meet other fantastic filmmakers, and multiple opportunities to participate in panels at cons and multiple opportunities to win awards for your work. Bill is a fantastic organizer and highly recommend this fest!

    November 2018
  • Darrell Lee HALL

    A brilliant festival to be part of. Such a great opportunity to have your film screened in several Comic Cons !! Definitely worth entering !

    May 2018