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The Geek Film Festival

The Geek Film Festival aims to present geek film and geek interest film to audiences through documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. With a focus on geek, geek interest, comic, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, and more, films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, both professional and amateur.

The first Geek Film Festival will be held during the Florida Supercon Film Festival which is a festival and convention meant to celebrate Comic Books, Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Video Games, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture.

Selected films are screened throughout the four-day event at The Miami Airport Convention Center.

Objective

Films will be accepted and judged in the following specific categories:

  • Feature Film – full or feature-length (over 50 minutes)
  • Short Film – Short-format films or videos (under 50 minutes)
  • Internet / Web Based Short – Short Made for Internet distribution and exhibition
  • Documentary Film – Full Length or Short Format Documentary Film
  • 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
    • High School: Films directed by students attending high school, generally stretching from ages 15-18
    • Undergraduate: Films directed by students enrolled in an undergraduate college level program. Graduate students may enter in the regular Feature Film or Short Film categories.

Prizes

Selected films are screened throughout the four-day Florida Supercon Film Festival event. Your film may be screened more than once.

Filmmakers that are accepted into the festival will receive 2 badges to the full 4 day event.

Rules

  • The Geek Film Festival accepts American and international films.
  • Each submission for the Geek Film Festival must have an entry form. Submissions without entry forms will not be considered.
  • Entries must be submitted on DVD in NTSC format. Foreign-language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.
  • You need not attend the convention to participate.
  • Director’s photograph (300 dpi), biography and 3 stills from the film (300 dpi) are required.
  • DVDs submitted for selection will not be returned.
  • If your film is selected, you can choose to have your film screened on DVD or Blue Ray. You must have your “ready to screen” copy of the film received by the festival by 21 June 2011. Your submission DVD can also be used if you wish. A select few films will be screened using film prints (16mm and 35mm). Please note if film prints of your entry are available.
  • Digital copies are also accepted, and information will be provided with your acceptance letter.

How to enter?

Download the entry form from the official website and send your screener on the address below.

At the moment we were preparing this article, the link to the entry form was not working, so hopefully this got fixed in the meantime.

All screeners must be sent to:

Geek Film Festival,
5917 S. University Drive,
Davie FL 33328

Entry fee

There is a $30 entry fee for all unsolicited entries. There is no entry fee for films submitted under the Student Competition.