YEAR 6 Call for Entries OPENS JULY 6th
Named ONE of the TOP FILM FESTS on FilmFreeway!

In our first 5 years, we've programmed at over 40 comic cons across North America, over 4 million con goers have seen the GeekFest Film Fest brand on the Exhibition Floor, tens of Thousands have attended GeekFest Screenings and Panels.
Filmmaker Awards at every Convention Stop, over $25,000 in prizes annually, and distribution opportunities!

Your Film Tours North America for an year...ALL FOR ONE ENTRY FEE!!

GeekFest Film Fests is the BIGGEST 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 Largest Traveling Comic Con Film Festival!

In 2019 we expect more conventions, larger attendance, bigger prizes and more opportunities to be seen by millions of Comic Con attendees, plus year long social media...for ONE ENTRY FEE!

Over 4 million comic con attendees across North America have attended Comic Cons that GeekFest Film Fests were programmed in our 1st five years!

All Official Selections receive a complimentary pass 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 your favorite pop culture conventions for an entire year.

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

Most selections of GeekFest are programmed at multiple cons, 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 and your film could play in as many cons as we produce.
Filmmakers in Year 5 received Comic Con passes valued at over $1700.00
GeekFest Booth on the Exhibition Floor. Filmmakers are invited to market and promote on the Con Floor. Yr 5 value over $15,000.00

Exposure- Over 4 million comic con attendees combined in our last 5 years!
Year long social media exposure on multiple social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Youtube with over 4.5 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, Jon Schnepp, Scott Mantz, Sterling Gates and Chloe Dykstra...just to name a few!

YEAR 6 TOUR stops...
Long Beach Comic Expo – Long Beach, California
Comic Con Revolution- Ontario California
Comic Con Palm Springs- Palm Springs California
HawaiiCon- Kona Hawaii
Long Beach Comic Con – Long Beach, California
Rose City Comic Con - Portland Oregon
Los Angeles Comic Con - Los Angeles California
Rhode Island Comic Con- Rhode Island
...and more comic cons to be announced!!

Year 5 TOUR Stops
Long Beach Comic Expo – Long Beach, California
Comic Con Revolution- Ontario California
Comic Con Palm Springs- Palm Springs California
HawaiiCon- Kona Hawaii
Long Beach Comic Con – Long Beach, California
Rose City Comic Con - Portland Oregon
Los Angeles Comic Con - Los Angeles California
Rhode Island Comic Con- Rhode Island

Imagine your Geek Film Screening all across the Globe 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 Comic Con!

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

JUST ADDED: Special Experiences and Prizes from LegionM Official and Fathom Events

Prize Packages will be awarded to the Best of Fest at each Comic Con.

Prize Sponsors include Sony Software, Boris FX, Fanbase Press, Beachtek, TYLT, Graphic Lab Tees, Valiant Comics, Top Cow, Zenescope, Coscards, Boom! Studios, American Tourister, Movie Buff, Shot Lister App, Script Speaker App, Top Cow Productions, AirCom Audio, Zenescope Entertainment, Geek Eyewear, ConQuest Journals, Truffle Cottage, WOWWEE, Boston Metaphysical Society and more!

Each Convention we program a full festival EVENT we award:

* Best Trailer

* Best Web Series

* Best Short

*Best Fan Film

* Best Feature

* Best of Fest (Grand Prize Winner)

Some Cons we many only get contracted to produce a 60-120 min shorts event- At these conventions we award a Best Short Film Award.

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 or BluRay screener 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.

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.

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

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  • 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
  • Jose Holder

    This is an INCREDIBLE festival oozing with comic convention appeal and engaging audiences who love genre filmmakers and indie film altogether. The promotional value is top notch and access to multiple con venues is priceless. A great opportunity to meet and greet fans while on tour! Bill is a terrific organizer and very attentive to each filmmaker's needs. Recommended!

    March 2018
  • Ken Arnold

    What a fest! So many cons to take your film to and network. At Rhode Island, for example, we handed out over 3K postcards and posters for our film. It an amazing fest to get the word out about your film! Don't miss it!

    January 2018
  • Michael Hadley

    If you have a genre project anywhere within geek universe—fantasy, science fi, horror, etc.—this festival is for you. It's literally one of the best deals on the fest circuit today. Once you're in, your project gets shown at multiple venues and cons over the course a year, giving you many opportunities to promote and market. Not to mention that Bill, the fest show runner, couldn't be nicer. And does he ever promote the heck out of your project if you get in. This one is not to be missed!

    December 2017
  • Matthew Lucas

    Clearly one of the coolest fests in existence. Bill's done an incredible job and the value is off the charts -- multiple screenings in multiple cities, and the audience is already built in. If you're a genre filmmaker, this one is a no-brainer. Hope to have an opportunity to screen with GeekFest again!

    October 2017