KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival had such a fun time meeting amazing filmmakers the first year, we decided to have a second run for 2017! KaPow IFF will bring together the best, most creative, and yet to be discovered works of filmmakers from all over the planet. But this “Intergalactic” festival isn’t just for science fiction. Intergalactic is the scale on which we plan to eventually show your work! Stay tuned to this page as it updates, with participating sponsors, awards, vendors, and cash prizes!
Free Headshot Session for Best Cast of all winning films.
Cash Prizes awarded to winning feature films of all categories.

We accept all genres from the following categories:
Documentary/ Mockumentary
Music Videos
TV pilots
Short films
Web/new media

We applaud creators whose imaginations are so far “outside the box”, that the box doesn’t even exist. If your project is inventive, dynamic, and damn good filmmaking, KaPow IFF is the perfect place to showcase your work.

KaPow IFF will be held November 9 - 15th, 2017, at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatres in North Hollywood, California. Screenings will be shown on one screen.

Laemmle NoHo 7 (818-762-4600), is located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District, around the corner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences! The NoHo Arts District features a mix of over 30 restaurants, bars, coffee shops, pizzerias, and other services, all within a short walking distance of the festival. It is also only 1 subway ride away from Universal Studios!
Numerous lodging options are available within a few mile radius. Here's a link to some hotels/motels - http://bit.ly/2qYjVVh
Affordable rooms/houses in walking distance from Laemmle NoHo7 can be found at - http://airbnb.com (search: "North Hollywood, CA). Our crosstreets are Lankershim and Magnolia.

---PARKING--- 11144 Weddington St. (Next to the Art Institute). The parking structure/lot is also labeled "5250 Parking". With Laemmle validation parking is $2.00 for 3.5 hours + $1.25 every 15 min. thereafter.
Outdoor parking lot: 11231 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. $0.50 per hour, $2.50 for 10 hours. There is also metered parking on Lankershim Blvd, in front of NoHo 7 and free parking on residential streets.
---PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION--- The North Hollywood Redline Station is a block walking distance from NoHo 7.

Films entered in multiple categories are eligible to win several awards.

Official Selection -Filmmakers will be notified October 16th or before, whether you are part of the official selection for The 2017 KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival. Laurels can be sent via email by request.

Nominations - Filmmakers nominated for awards will be contacted October 25th or before, and also listed on our website. Laurels can be sent via email by request.

Each filmmaker will receive 2 KaPow IFF badges to see any screening at any time during the festival..

TICKETS are now on sale! https://www.laemmle.com/search?q=kiff&x=0&y=0

Keep your KaPow IFF booklet insert, which has tear-off coupons for nearby eateries:
-Big Wangs
5300 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, California
free shot with any purchase
ticket stub required
one per customer per day.
-Vicious Dogs
5321 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, California
30% discount on all purchases
Ticket stub required.
-Pitfire Pizza
5211 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, California
10% discount on all purchases
Ticket stub required.
-The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, California
10% off of food
Ticket stub required.

Awards & Prizes

The Coveted KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival Award Certificate will be given to the winners of each of these categories:

Best Feature
- Comedy/Musical
- Drama
- Horror/Sci-Fi

Best Short:
- Comedy/Musical
- Drama
- Horror/Sci-Fi

Best Documentary/Mockumentary
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Original Screenplay
Best Song/Score
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Trailer
Best Experimental Film
Best TV Pilot
Best New Media

Best Ensemble Comedy/Musical (cast gets FREE headshots)
Best Ensemble Drama (cast gets FREE headshots)
Best Ensemble Horror/Sci-Fi (cast gets FREE headshots)

PRIZES from our Sponsor Final Draft.


Rules & Terms

1. Films eligible for Official Selection will be notified sometime in October or before, and are all eligible for nomination of their submitted categories.

2. Filmmakers who wish to submit more than one project, will pay the full submission rate for their first title, and only $10 for each additional title (call the KaPow phone number for $10 coupon code 323-905-2769).

3. All foreign submissions must be subtitled in English.

4. Online screeners and DVDs are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee. PAL SYSTEM IS NOT ACCEPTED. We will NOT accept online films for exhibition screening. PAL system is NOT accepted. Only Blue-ray DVDs and DCP will be screened at KaPow IFF 2017.

5. Online screeners and posters are mandatory and must be uploaded to FilmFreeway’s site. Digital file only.

6. All films must have been made in or after 2010.

7. By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your produced work can be uploaded/embedded on our website and social media pages (trailer is also fine if you don’t want to screen your film). The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows to advertise for them without infringing copyright of any kind of form and list them on social media platforms as well as our website.

8. The entry fee is not refundable

9. Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of The KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival

12 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Chris Wyatt

    This is a fantastic festival. Well organized, very communicative. The people who run the fest are eager and excited. They love filmmakers, and some are filmmakers themselves. They treat everyone well. Very positive, very enjoyable. Fun, warm atmosphere. Doesn't take itself too seriously, not condescending. Highly recommended.

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for submitting to our festival and coming out to see it on the Silver Screen! Every filmmaker has such phenomenal vibes and we look forward to cultivating this community each year! Keep your eyes peeled for 2018 submissions!

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    ken fanning

    A marvelous festival with 100% realness an no rent-a-crowd policy and phantastic organisers that really care about people and movies and diversity!

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting to KaPow IFF! It was an honour to present your World Premiere of such a heartwarming, funny, and special film! Get your trapezes ready for 2018 submissions coming soon!

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    Harold Welton

    Keep Moving Forward-Best To You!

    November 2017
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    Peter Pardini

    This is an excellent festival that will show genuine interest in the fact that you’ve made a movie and are screening there. They will also show respect to your film and screen it on a legitimate movie screen and they give you ample time in the Q&A to talk about your time making the movie. Highly recommended.

    November 2017
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    Steve Daron

    KaPOW, is on the right track to being a filmmakers festival with great communication, venue and attitude.Even more significant is each year some segment of society benefits from the fund raising and festival proceeds.This gives filmmakers and festival fans an even greater reason to attend and participate. "Shadow Fighter" was excited to be selected as the Best Drama Feature for 2017. Thank you K.I.F.F.

    November 2017