Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2019 Call for Entries

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2019 festival, to be held July 18-21 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2019.

Judged by a panel of industry luminaries, the CCI-IFF accepts genre-related films in the following categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture–Related), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Awards and prizes will be given out at Comic-Con, with film screenings all four days of the event.

Entries will be accepted from September 10, 2018 until Feb. 1, 2019. All submitted films must be postmarked or emailed between those dates.

Click here to download the rules and official entry form; click here to read the 2019 rules online.

Film submissions must include the signed entry form to be eligible for consideration.

2018 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Award Winners
  • Best Action/Adventure Film: Day of Reckoning
  • Best Animated Film: First Bloom
  • Best Comics-Oriented Film: The Old-Men
  • Best Documentary: Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future
  • Best Horror/Suspense Film: The Dollmaker
  • Best Humor Film: Agent 555: Operation S.A.D.O.
  • Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film: Bullies
  • Judges’ Choice Award: Bullies


Comic-Con International 2019 will be held July 18–21 (with Preview Night on July 17) at the San Diego Convention Center … check back for more information as we get closer to the show!