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Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival

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2017 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Preliminary Schedule

The judges have decided … the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival schedule for 2017 is set!

This year’s schedule features over 50 great films, from 7 different pop culture genres including Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary (Pop Culture-Oriented), Horror/Suspense, Humor, and Science Fiction/Fantasy. The films this year come from all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, France, Chile, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. The schedule also includes the return of the popular ongoing panel series Comic-Con Film School, a daily series of how-to panels on filmmaking, plus additional film-related panels on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the day. On Sunday, the CCI-IFF Awards will be presented, followed by screenings of the award-winning films in each category.

This year’s judges are stunt performer/actress Tamiko Brownlee, filmmaker Steve Desmond (whose 2016 entry, Monsters, won the Best Horror film category and the Judges’ Choice award), and actor/writer Ted Raimi.

Click here for bios and photos of the judges.

The CCI-IFF takes place in the convention facility of the Marriott Marquis and Marina Hotel, next door to the Hall A side of the San Diego Convention Center. The Film Festival room is Marriott Grand Ballroom 3 & 4, which is located on the second level of the building. Look for signage onsite directing you to the screening room.


 

THURSDAY, JULY 20

10:00–11:00: PANEL: Comic–Con Film School 101

Animation
  • 11:05–11:35: The Wishing Jar
  • 11:35–12:00: Pizza Face
  • 12:00–12:20: The Teacup

12:30– 1:30: PANEL: Miniature & Practical VFX in Blockbuster Movies           

Animation cont’d
  • 1:40–2:00: Nemesister: Rio Underground        
  • 2:00–2:35: Here’s the Plan
  • 2:35–2:50: Rad Rovers
  • 2:50–4:30: Barkley
  • 4:30–4:50: Cop Dog

5:00–6:00: PANEL: Secrets to Greenlight Your Indie Project                                 

Horror/Suspense
  • 6:05–6:35: Rougarou               
  • 6:35–6:55: It Began Without Warning
  • 6:55–7:20: The Witching Hour             
  • 7:20–8:10: Devastation            
  • 8:10–8:30: Synapse
  • 8:30–8:55: Autonomous
  • 8:55–10:40: The Hollow Child
  • 10:40–11:00: Those Lips
  • 11:00–11:10: Five Cups
  • 11:10–11:40: Bad Heads
  • 11:40–11:50: The Last Drop
  • 11:50–11:55: #NotAlone

FRIDAY, JULY 21

10:00–11:00: PANEL: Comic–Con Film School 102

Comics–Oriented
  • 11:05–11:20: There Can Only Be One             
  • 11:20–11:40: Super Debt
  • 11:40–12:00: Other Half            
  • 12:00–12:20: Meanwhile, at the Citadel of Superheroes …
Action/Adventure
  • 12:20–1:00: Breakfast

1:00–2:00: PANEL: Selling The Hit—What You Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry

Action/Adventure cont’d
  • 2:05–2:20: Scorpion
  • 2:20–2:40: The Bulleteers
  • 2:40–3:00: Karman
  • 3:00–3:30: Eidetic

3:30–4:30: PANEL: Independent Filmmaking for Low Budget Features and Webseries

Humor/Parody
  • 4:35–4:45: El Chevere
  • 4:45–5:05: Wildfire
  • 5:05–5:25: Mystery Jones! Back in Business
  • 5:25–6:05: Speed Date
  • 6:05–6:25: Sure–Fire

6:30–7:30: PANEL: Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smart Phone

Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 7:30–7:50: Dos Lunas
  • 7:50–8:25: Icarus
  • 8:25–8:45: Juventud
  • 8:45–9:25: Mirrored
  • 9:25–9:45: From the Veil
  • 9:45–10:15: Eden
  • 10:15–10:35: The Ark
  • 10:35–11:10: Blue
  • 11:10–11:30: The Rat’s Dilemma
  • 11:30–11:45: Iris
  • 11:45–12:15: Corset
  • 12:15–12:25: Beta Test
  • 12:25–12:35: Radial

SATURDAY, JULY 22

10:00–11:00: PANEL: Comic–Con Film School 103

Documentary
  • 11:05–12:30: 24 Hour Comic               
  • 12:30–12:50: A Few Minutes with Forry           

1:00–2:00: PANEL: How To: Documentary Filmmaking              

Documentary cont’d
  • 2:05–3:35: Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously
  • 3:35–5:25: The Wrestler: A Q.T. Marshall Story

5:30–6:30: PANEL: The Art and Science of Film Pyrotechnics and Firearms

Documentary cont’d
  • 6:35–7:10: Welcome Home, Dick Van Dyke             

7:15–8:15: PANEL: Fandom on Film: Deep Dive Docs the FauxPop Way

Documentary cont’d
  • 8:20–10:10: Art of the Game: Ukiyo-e Heroes
  • 10:10–11:40: Touching Sound

SUNDAY, JULY 23

10:00–11:00: PANEL: Comic–Con Film School 104

11:00–11:55: CCI–IFF Awards Presentation

12:00–5:00: CCI–IFF Award Winners Showcase (Winners and times TBA)