Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival


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.



CCI-IFF 2022 Winners

  • Best Action/Adventure Film: Her Name Was No One
  • Best Animated Film: Streets of Fury
  • Best Comics-Oriented Film: Captain Kinesis
  • Best Documentary: Animation Outlaws
  • Best Horror/Suspense Film: Pure Gold
  • Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film: Re-Live
  • Best Humor Film: Tree #3
  • Judges’ Choice Award: Tree #3