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Comicpalooza Film Festival 2018

An audience of Comicpalooza guests are invited to watch the films at no additional charge. Special restrictions may apply for youths under the age of 18.

The deadline for film submissions is April 13, 2018. If you are a film maker interested in getting your film marketed as part of the Comicpalooza event and seen by our attendees, act today!


Comicpalooza Film Festival 2017 

Comicpalooza’s Film Festival is quickly becoming one of the most significant events within the show. Film makers from all over the world are invited to compete—and have in year’s past. Last year, more than 2,000 hours of film were submitted, reviewed, assessed, and presented at Comicpalooza. This year, the top films, crossing a wide range of genres, were shown during Comicpalooza’s 3-day festival, May 12-14, 2017. Participating film makers were invited to attend. Prizes were awarded to winners in a number of categories including Best Picture, Best Animated Film, Best Short, and much more. In addition, High School students taking film have an opportunity to submit and showcase their projects.

Comicpalooza Film Festival 2017 Awards

Best Animated Feature: Nephilim

Best Feature: Somebody's Darling

Best Short: Monsters

Best Animated Short: Revelation: The City of Haze

Best TV Episode, Pilot or Web series: Geek Haven

Best Actor:  Will Parker - Bullock the Bruiser

Best Actress: Caitlyn Carmichael - Monsters

Best Supporting Actor: Doug Jones - My Friend Max

Best Supporting Actress: Alice Dessuant - Bullock The Bruiser

Best Director:  Steve Desmond - Monsters

Best Cinematography:  Embers and Dust

Best High School Short:  His First Time

Best VFX: Icarus

Best Sound/Score: Creatures of Whitechapel

Best Costumes/SFX/Makeup: Pax Masculina

Best Screenplay: Wesley K. Andrews - Chronoception


The Zone Film Festival

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The ZONE Film Festival is a place for filmmakers from all over the world to share SCI-FI and FANTASY films with a diverse and varied audience. We hope to create a platform where these projects can reach the widest audience possible and have the deepest impact. To do so we have partnered with the LARGEST convention of its kind in the state of TEXAS, COMiCPALOOZA! With more than 45,000 in attendance last year, a ton of celebrities, industry people, artists, writers, cosplayers, geeks, nerds, fans and now filmmakers, and film fans, this is the best possible venue to screen and promote your Sci-Fi/Fantasy films in front of a REAL and potentially very large audience!!!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! We Will NO LONGER ACCEPT FAN FILMS! If you have a Fan Film, please submit to our newest Film Festival "Extended Universes".

Extended Universes Fan Film Festival

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In 2018 Comicpalooza will welcome the newly created, Extended Universes Fan Film Festival. Passionate film makers write, produce, and submit films based on their favorite franchises. The only film festival of its kind in Texas will showcase winners throughout this year’s Comicpalooza. If you would like to participate in this new exciting opportunity or want to learn more click here.