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Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2023

October 28, 2022 - February 1, 2023

Comic Con International Independent Film Festival Cci Iff 2023 Film Competition

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2023 festival, to be held July 20-23 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2023.

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 30, 2022, until Feb. 1, 2023. All submitted films must be postmarked or emailed between those dates. Click here to download the rules and official entry form. Film submissions must include the signed entry form to be eligible for consideration.

About Competition

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2023 festival.

Films submitted should be in one of the following categories:

 Documentary (limited to genre and pop culture topics)  Horror/Suspense
 Science Fiction/Fantasy

The jury will consist of members working in industries related to filmmaking and the popular arts.

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) 2023 will be held 20-23 July, 2023 during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

Submission requirements


All films must be appropriate for an all-ages audience. No nudity, excessive violence or swearing. Also, submitted films must be no longer than 95 minutes in length.

Each filmmaker may participate with only one submission. Films previously submitted to the CCI-IFF, whether accepted or denied, cannot be entered again.

Submitted films must have a completion date no earlier than 2021.

To be accepted, submitted films must be completely edited and in their final completed form. Rough cuts or unfinished material will not be considered. Please do not submit trailers, test footage or scenes from upcoming films. Web series will not be accepted too.

Please include a brief synopsis of your film on a separate sheet of paper not to exceed 50 words, along with a brief bio sheet on filmmakers (director or writer) and one production still for use in any potential publicity.

You need to send the 4 x DVD copies of your film must be sent or you must submit a link to iffsubmissions@comic-con.org.

If your film is selected, you may be able to provide a Blu-ray (of the same run time of the originally submitted film) for the screening.



The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) 2023 is open to all filmmakers around the world.



Awards and prizes will be given out at Comic-Con, with film screenings all four days of the event, scheduled for mid-July 2023.


October 28, 2022
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