The official Planet Comicon Film Festival will showcase some of the best upcoming talent in the Kansas City Area! Planet Comicon is the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the region. With a twenty year history Planet Comicon has developed an excellent reputation among celebrity guests as well as some of the world’s most talented creators. With thousands of people pouring through the doors every year this is a huge opportunity to enter your short film into the 2019 Planet Comicon Film Fest!

Note: 2019 Planet Comicon Film Fest! screenings will be free to all Planet Comicon 2019 ticket holders.

In each category three short films will be chosen to move on to the final round. The three films will be showcased and played for the public to view. After the public has a chance to view the films there will be an awards ceremony on Saturday March 30, 2019 at which time the winner from each category will be announced. The winners will receive a Planet Comicon Kansas City Trophy and a press write up for all of the Kansas City area to read!

Films can be no longer than 15 minutes.
Films must be less than 1 year old at time of submission.
You may submit more than one film.
You may submit in more than one category.
If your film is selected for a showing at Planet Comicon 2019 you will get two Planet Comicon Kansas City 2019 weekend passes.
Kansas City Region is classified as Leavenworth, Douglas, Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte Counties on the the Kansas side. Platte, Jackson, Clay, Ray, and Cass Counties on the Missouri side.
Entries should be on Vimeo, YouTube, or accessible via Google Drive or comparable.
If your submission makes it to the showcase you should have a hard copy DVD or Blu-Ray available to be mailed or delivered BEFORE the date of the showing. There will be no streaming.
Please triple check that your disk plays.
A panel of industry judges will be watching the finalist's entries before the date of showing due to time.
All dates will be given to finalists by March 18th, 2019.
The show or its sponsors will not provide travel or accommodations.

Overall Rating
  • Illumination Cinema

    PROS: The two free weekend passes to Planet Comic Con were greatly appreciated. We enjoyed ourselves very much and was a great deal. It's a busy con with a lot of people, but it was never crowded or unpleasant. We were only able to attend on one of the days, but we had a lot of fun.

    CONS: Communication was very poor. The notification date was pushed several times until we were told about a week before the event that we had been accepted. DVDs were the only way to screen a film, so we had no time to send it through the mail and had to hand deliver it to the booth. One problem. After e-mailing back and forth trying to get all of our questions answered, we realized that they never gave us the booth number. We asked our friends who were also in the festival and they never got it either. We tried to ask staff members at the convention, but they had never heard of it before. So we finally just tried to text number we were given in the contact info and never got a response. We decided to shrug it off and actually enjoy our day at the convention. Chances are, our film was never actually screened because of this.

    We did however receive a notification that we won an award. The only kicker is that we have no idea what for. SOME of the winners were announced on the Facebook page with a promise that the rest were soon to come, but it never happened. I left a comment on the photo a few weeks later inquiring about it, but unsurprisingly, it didn't get a response.

    FINAL THOUGHTS: I think you guys have a really cool thing going here. I want to see this get bigger and better. I don't think I'll be submitting again, but for everyone else, communication needs to improve. At the end of the day, we still had a great time and we are extremely grateful, there is just some room for improvement next year.

    June 2019