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.
Due to the pandemic, we held the 2020 festival online through multiple social media platforms.

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!

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!

FILMS MUST INCLUDE
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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Raoul Vehill

    Unlike any other fest i've been to. Very strange films in a way cool venue with wacky horror movie hosts and fun music. Sveengoolie meets Pee Wee's playhouse til past midnight. 3 Thumbs up!

    January 2021
  • Myriam Thyes

    You have done your best in this pandemic situation, thank you!

    January 2021
  • Tosh Leykum


    I watched the festival online. That was tough because of the 9 hour time difference between Germany and LA. I thought it was cool and I had a lot of fun. I am happy to submit a film again this year. Cheers, Tosh

    January 2021
  • 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