The Super Geek Film Festival is dedicated to presenting geek interest films of all types, including documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. Films with a focus on general geekery, geek interest, geek culture, comics, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, robotics, technology, and more will be screened. Films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, both professional and amateur.

The 2018 Super Geek Film Festival will take place January 12-13-14 a Paradise City Comic Con, located in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Our programming includes film screenings, panels, parties, Q&As and more!

Awards & Prizes
All entries will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance to subject matter, storytelling (use of structure and imagery), technical filmmaking execution.

Films will be judged and prizes awarded in the following specific categories:
1. Best Feature Film – full or feature-length (over 50 minutes)
2. Best Short Film – short format film (under 50 minutes)
3. Best Animated - feature or short form
4. Best Documentary - feature or short form
5. Best Student Film (Elementary/Middle/High School)* - feature or short
6. Best Student Film (College/Graduate)** - feature or short
7. Audience Choice Award - feature or short form

*Elementary/Middle/High School: Films produced and directed by students of any level before college or trade school admission.
**College/Graduate: Films produced and directed by students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college level program.

Awards & Prizes

All entries will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance to subject matter, storytelling (use of structure and imagery), technical filmmaking execution.

Films will be judged and prizes awarded in the following specific categories:
1. Best Feature Film – full or feature-length (over 50 minutes)
2. Best Short Film – short format film (under 50 minutes)
3. Best Animated - feature or short form
4. Best Documentary - feature or short form
5. Best Student Film (Elementary/Middle/High School)* - feature or short
6. Best Student Film (College/Graduate)** - feature or short
7. Audience Choice Award - feature or short form

*Elementary/Middle/High School: Films produced and directed by students of any level before college or trade school admission.
**College/Graduate: Films produced and directed by students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college level program.

Rules & Terms

All works must be completed by December 1, 2017.

No incomplete submissions will be accepted. Final program determinations will be made by December 1, 2017.

Screeners can be submitted electronically or by mail but please note that we use digital files for screening at the film festival, if you are unwilling or unable to provide a digital file for the festival, please DO NOT submit your film.

Filmmakers – professional and amateur – working in all disciplines and genres including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental are welcome. We are seeking films of geek interest including film with subjects relating to comics, gaming, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, and more. Fan films are also welcome.

To qualify for the Student Competition – Films made by students who are either enrolled in a school, or were enrolled during the films’ production. This section will be broken into the following categories.

Elementary/Middle/High school: These films must be completed by a student currently enrolled in and attending a school or international school below or before the collegiate or university level.

College/Graduate: Any film by a student (graduate and under-graduate) completed during their time enrolled in a secondary institution.

This includes international colleges and universities.

14 Reviews

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    Hendricksen Armand

    Super Geek Film Fest is a sub-event to the massive Raleigh and Florida Supercon. If you are a fan of comics, gaming, and anime this is the festival for you. It was fun to explore the convention as a whole but the film festival itself could use a little more improvement, organization, and promotion.

    September 2017
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    Korinna Herzig

    Thank you for showing my short film "Der Narr"! Whenever I had any questions or concerns, I was being helped very politely. Felt good to be part of it! Would have loved to join the festival! And I was thrilled that the Festival was running commercials in the U.S. TV!

    August 2017
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    Nickon Hemati

    I want to preface this by saying that it was an honor to be accepted into the festival, and I genuinely love the idea behind it; this negative review is in the hopes that it will lead to improvements so that future participants can have a better experience.

    Overall I had a pretty mediocre experience with Chad and the Super Geek Film Festival. Fortunately, knowing that the festival was a small part of the Florida SuperCon, I had low expectations; unfortunately the festival fell short of even those.

    Leading up to the festival there was zero communication - meaning no response to my emails or questions, no notifications of when my film would screen (or where I could figure that out), and no instructions for check-in, etc.

    The screenings didn't seem to be marketed at all, and the blocks I attended had fewer than 10 non-filmmaker viewers in attendance. One of my screenings didn't even have a technician present, and one of the filmmakers ended up having to restart the screening upon technical issues with playback. I never met the festival director or anyone from the team.

    My group and I still managed to have a great time at Florida SuperCon, but this was in spite of the film festival itself.

    August 2017
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    Yaron Betan

    Great Festival, awesome work and great at communication

    August 2017
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    Hansi Oppenheimer

    They were great! And we won our first award at Raleigh Supercon. Wonderful, positive experience and I hope to screen with them again next year.

    August 2017