KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival experienced an amazing collective of filmmakers/screenwriters/podcasters, sharing unique projects during our fourth orbit in 2019, so we just had to come back for more magic on Feb 19 - 28, 2021! KaPow IFF bridges the most creative, and soon to be discovered, imaginations of the Multi-verses. But this “Intergalactic” festival isn’t just for science fiction. Intergalactic is the scale on which we showcase your craftwork! We value the KaPow IFF Community and the satisfying vibes we co-create together, where your Futureself connects with their current collaborators. Stay tuned to this page as it updates with participating sponsors, awards, vendors, and more!

KaPow IFF is usually held at Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood, California. Due to COVID restrictions and theater shutdowns, we are partnering with Filmocracy.com to provide an online viewing experience for creators and audiences! Check out this nifty video to get a glimpse into how it will unfold... https://youtu.be/axfJ_8c23Hs .

We accept all long/short form projects from the following categories:
-Documentary/ Mockumentary
-Music Videos
-TV pilots
-Web/new media
-Public Service Announcements

...and NEW this year....

-Social Media Videos: TikTok, IG, Snap, Facebook, Twitter, etc

We applaud creators whose imaginations are so far “outside the box”, the box doesn’t even exist. If your project is inventive, dynamic, and cosmically inspired, KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival is the perfect venue to celebrate your creations and meet friendly new collaborators!

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

Official Selections - Filmmakers will be notified they are an Official Selection of the 2021 KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival. Laurels are sent via email by request.

Nominations - Filmmakers nominated for awards will be contacted after that. Laurels are sent via email by request.

KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival Winner Laurels are given to the winners of each of these categories:

Longform Project:
- Comedy/Musical
- Drama
- Horror

Best Shorform Project:
- Comedy/Musical
- Drama
- Horror

-Best Social Media Video: TikTok, IG, Snap, Facebook, Twitter, etc

Best Project Made in Los Angeles
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
Best Ensemble Drama
Best Ensemble Horror
Best Ensemble Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Best Public Service Announcement
Best Podcast

-NEW this year-
Best IG, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok Video

1. Films eligible for Official Selection will be notified and are 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 half the price for each additional title (call the KaPow phone number for coupon code 323-905-2769).

3. All foreign submissions must be subtitled in English.

4. 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.

5. The entry fee is not refundable

6. Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of The KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival
~ If your film or music video is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the Festival will require:
For feature-length films, shorts, music videos and episodic series:
One sentence synopsis of film; 150 word synopsis of film
Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards and electronic press kit
Please upload your motion picture as a 1080p or 720p file to Dropbox, including (not mandatory) close captions.

Screenwriters: We will be doing live readings of screenplay scenes, for those interested.
Podcasters: Your podcast will be available online for attendees to listen to.

For all projects, please include a list of your credits, as well as your poster (1200x1600), in your Dropbox folder. Then please email your Dropbox folder link to us....
KaPowIFF (at) gmail

Please observe the running time frames for your submission:
Longform Fiction and Docs (more than 15 minutes)
Shortform Fiction and Docs (15 minutes or less)

Overall Rating
  • Cal Jordan

    KAPOW was a lot of fun and I am very thankful for this festival .

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Astounding review! Thank you Cal! It's thanks to visionaries like you, that this festival even exists!

  • Emmett Loverde

    KAPOW is a great festival! I'm looking forward to entering another project in it in the near future.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Emmett! Wow! We're very grateful to hear this! We're in the process of setting up a second festival too! Dos Lagos film fest, so keep your eyes peeled!

  • Communication was excellent. Team was excellent. Curt’s interviews with filmmakers was top notch as he knew about my film going into the interview. Real care is honoured in the curation of this film festival. One of the best hands down.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    JUSTIN! Thank you for the kind words and the extraordinary interview! We're starting an additional one called Dos Lagos Film Fest, and will let you know when we open for submissions! -Curt

  • Daniel Fort

    amazing festival... kept us informed and interested the whole time. such an honor to have won Best Ensemble Feature for our film. This definitely helped stream our movie free on Amazon Prime Video

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Daniel, thank you for the marvelous words of encouragement! We love the KaPow community and the positive vibes everyone experiences together at our festival! We're adding an additional one, Dos Lagos Film Fest, and we'll keep you posted on when we open submissions!

  • Alice Airoldi

    I love this festival! Highly encourage to submit, you won't regret it :)

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    ALICE!!!!!!!!! You have been such an amazing spirit and we're eternally grateful for your participation, enthusiasm, and unique perspectives! We're opening an additional one called Dos Lagos Film Fest, so keep your eyes peeled! -Curt