KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival had such a fun time meeting amazing filmmakers the our second, we decided to have a third run for 2018! 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!

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 September 28-October 4, 2018, at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatre 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 a short walking distance near the North Hollywood Redline Station (which is 1 subway stop away from Universal Studios and 2 stops away from the Hollywood Blvd Chinese Theater)!

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 August 20th or before, whether you are part of the official selection for The 2018 KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival. Laurels can be sent via email by request.

Nominations - Filmmakers nominated for awards will be contacted September 3rd or before. Laurels can be sent via email by request.

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.


1. Films eligible for Official Selection will be notified sometime in August 20th 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. Every filmmaker is encouraged to stream live on Instagram, Facebook, Periscope, etc while in the lobby, before any screening, during any Q&A, and at the Awards Ceremony. (However, livestreaming inside a theatre during a screening is prohibited.)

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

Overall Rating
  • Maurice Smith


    April 2018
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    KaPow is a very friendly festival. All people we met in the team are very nice. Dave is very patient anytime for everything we concern, even in the hectic schedule before the Event Day. Chris and Curt are so warm for our attendance. Especially, Curt is a very thoughtful person who gave us greetings and sent us Official Laurels after festival. We met film-makers from different countries and had a great communication. Thank Kapow for awarding our musical drama, Xiaozhen’s Story “Best Foreign experimental feature”. We are willing to submit other films to the next festival.

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    It was such a joy to meet your representatives! Everyone was so nice and we're looking forward to seeing more of your projects in 2018!


    Thank you KAPOW IFF. Our movie ENI from Nigeria was nominated for BEST FEATURE FILM DRAMA category.
    From the submission, the communication was excellent, engaging and positive.
    We hope to work with you in our all future projects.

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    You are welcome, Rosetwin Limited! Your film played on a screen to an audience who loved it. They thought it was unique and heartwarming. Thank you for submitting your wonderful project and we look forward to seeing what you send for 2018!

  • Gerardo Suanez Vivian

    Great Festival. Thank you so much for supporting our movie!

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Excellent! Thank you Gerardo! It was a joy for us to project your unique film on the Big Screen! We look forward to seeing what you make for 2018!

  • James Carroll

    This was an amazing experience and a great festival. It was an honor to be selected and to be associated with them.

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    James, we appreciate your great vibes and your vision! It was a joy to screen your film on the bigscreen! We look forward to seeing what you submit for next year!