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.

Planet 9 Film Fest usually holds screenings in Los Angeles , Detroit & Chicago during the fall.

Each Event will be hosted by Special guest: Count Cat! & have a wacky set of judges.
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!
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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!

FILMS MUST INCLUDE
1. When film was made
2.City/town/village film was made
3. If film is online to the public
4. format(digital, film, animation)

Special one of a kind Planet 9 Trophies, gift bags & gift certificates will be awarded. Some selects may be a featured filmmaker on Castle Cat internet show!

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

Cosmic conscious, 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.City/town/village film was made
3. If film is online to the public
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
  • Thank you for screening "Joyride"! It was an honour, great festival.

    January 2024
  • John Kalning

    Excellent, wild, fun festival honored to be a part of it.

    January 2024
  • I'm sorry to have to write this but our team had a very disappointing experience with Planet 9 Film Festival and overall, I would recommend filmmakers think twice before submitting to this self proclaimed "film festival" for a couple reasons. First, the venue was at a bar, which in theory is fine, but none of the employees or other bar patrons showed any interest in being respectful or quiet during the screenings. Secondly, the host talked consistently and obnoxiously to the bartender during every film. The judges would get up during the films to go smoke cigarettes and when they did have opinions about the films they did not seem qualified by any means. Finally, the projection of the films were not centered on the screen which meant watching the edge of your film spill onto the wall. In conclusion, there seemed to be no actual experience or common sense from anyone running this festival. I would not call this festival a scam, but I would say filmmakers who work hard to showcase their work are better off saving their money for festivals that understand how festivals are supposed to be run, or at the very least, have a way to showcasing films in a respectful manner.

    January 2024
  • An awesome festival filled with fantastic films and filmmakers! Honored to have our silent short film THE IRON HORSE screened at the festival!!

    January 2024
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" into your festival. I wasn't able to attend the event in person, but everything was communicated very clearly and I had a good experience with the festival overall. I will definitely consider submitting future projects to Planet 9 Film Fest.

    January 2024