Planet 9 Film Festival is an independent festival that features unique & interesting films & art made by people from all over the world.

Music videos, shorts, & features are all welcomed. Narrative as well as non narrative.

NEW: We are now screening films, looking for visual performers for the new Planet 9 ART Fest Spring 2019!

You can send in video of any live performance you do to be considered!

Again the FILM festival will take place in THREE cities every October!
In Los Angeles, Detroit & Chicago.

Each Event will be hosted by Special guest: Count Cat!
There will be various awards & prizes for select film winners, live music & more!

Some films will be accepted and screened at the actual Festival while other runner ups will be selected for online review & digital hype!

The festival was created by indie filmmakers as a means to build community & connection among lesser known indie/DIY filmmakers.
It is for the Under-the Underground!
Mwahahahahaha!

Special one of a kind Planet 9 Trophies, gift bags & gift certificates will be awarded as well as exclusive discounts with Vertigo Sound & Light Entertainment, Seven Seas Stages, Splice, Moon 13 mini green screen room & to be a featured filmmaker on Castle Cat internet show!

The festival focuses on themes of sci-fi, horror, psychedelic & experimental.

consciousness based, creative, macabre, passion, DIY, punk rock, truly independent work, weird, interesting, unique films are what we are looking for! Although we are very open minded and love films of all sorts!

FILMS MUST INCLUDE
1. When film was made
2. Location film was made
3. If film is online
4. format(digital, film, animation)

Performance videos(performance art or live music/theatrics) for performers can submit video without the above.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jonathan M. Henry

    Everyone at the Planet 9 Film Fest was so friendly and helpful. Had a great time watching all the films and being a part of the festival. Thank you, everyone at the Planet 9 Film Fest and the California Institute of Abnormalarts!

    November 2018
  • Richard Wilson

    'Under the Flowers: Circle of Hell' was HONORED to be win the 'Most Far Out Film Award' & and an AWESOME video review by Count Cat! BIG THANKS again on behalf of the entire Mad Shelley Films team!

    November 2018
  • Had a fun time. Watched some awesome shorts, hilarious panel reviews, live music, nice bar. They seemed to have playback/technical issues with some of the shorts but otherwise it was a great night. Thanks, guys!

    November 2018
  • Terence Cover

    These cool cats put on a really great show and have excellent taste in their film selections. My only disappointment was the Hamtramck/Detroit community's lack of support. More people should have been there because it's a show worth seeing and I'm proud to been selected and gotten to see it happen.

    November 2018
  • What started as a lie about winning a new car turned into a film festival experience like no other. The seemingly random connection between these two things should tell you everything you need to know about Planet 9 – every element of the festival adheres to its own internal philosophy of chaos, but the commitment to its own impenetrable fiction somehow makes it all purrrfectly cohesive. How they pull it off, I have no idea. All I know is that I am glad that they do, and that Count Cat is the hippest vampiric anthropoid feline to hit the festival circuit since Count Racist Tiger, whose presence was generally felt to be a detriment to attendance.

    November 2018