24 SEPTEMBER 2014
It's time for all you aspiring filmmakers to start thinking about next summer: the San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival will begin accepting entries for 2015 as of 1 October. Same categories as always - animation, comic book-oriented, pop culture documentaries, horror/suspense, sci-fi/fantasy, action/adventure and humor.
If you're not familiar with the IFF, it offers several elements rolled into one cinephile dream. There is the chance to have your film screened and possibly win a prize; there's also the opportunity to network with industry professionals; and finally, there's a daily film school for emerging artists. And of course attendees get to watch indie films they might not see at other festivals. If you're serious about your career in film, you're probably all over this already - but just networking at the IFF can be an entry point for beginners who aren't sure how to get started.
The deadline is 2 February. Take a look at the rules here.