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 screenings in Los Angeles as well as the Detroit area come Fall 2020.
We are working on a safe social distancing actual LIVE event type of screening!
If it doesn't pan out, we will be doing a live stream for selected shorts as well as inviting select winners to do interviews for our online & public access show as well as our podcast!

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!

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, Bad Splice, Moon 13 mini green screen room & to 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!

1. When film was made
2. Location 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
  • Erin Kroncke

    Great venue, really fun festival!

    February 2020
  • tsultrin pawo

    I'm a big fan of the movie Ed Wood with Johnny Depp and how I studied that film. Considering this being my first short film I felt like I wanted to make my own campy film with friends and sneaking into a studio to make it. Because of this project I learned how to edit, produce a soundtrack and direct. In retrospect, it was a challenging shoot, with 7 cameras and a photographer shooting stills. The theme was how can I turn confusion into art or do you have the skills to turn confusion into art. The film sat on the shelf for four years. Patience pays off and Planet 9 gave me that opportunity. I didn't attend but I was glad somebody else did.

    November 2019
  • This years festival was extremely poorly attend, hell one of the judges didn't even show up.

    Also they did not adhere to the schedule posted, I got an email about the film order and when judging would take place, it was on the Facebook event, too. There was no further communication leading up to the day of the fest. So I went early to catch some of the other films only to find out they were playing my short film about an hour earlier than the schedule showed. So I told people that had worked on the film that were going to attend not to come as they had already screened it.

    Also a band was setting up as the films were playing which was a little distracting.

    I don't know if just this year was a s*** show or what, but I will never attend or submit anything to this festival again. Overall giving the festival a 2 star rating instead of a 1 only because the films were interesting, I just wish the way there were shown wasn't so miserable and unorganized.

    November 2019
  • 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 T. 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