Hello, you Devil's Night reveler. You're probably looking forward to a Halloween weekend of sugar, drunken costume parties and horror movies, but if you're a filmmaker you might add something else to the list: prepping your very best cinematic work ever for the San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival 2016.
Submissions open Sunday, 1 November. Yes, this Sunday. But you have until 1 February to get your entry in, so don't stress.
As with every year, the categories are:
- Documentary (Pop Culture-related)
- Sci Fi/Fantasy
Every year people ask me for some kind of scientific estimate on the odds of getting their films in here and honestly - I have no idea. I will truthfully (and uncharitably) say that I've seen some IFF films that could best be described as painfully amateur, so don't let your self-doubt assassinate your creativity. Put your Jim Jarmusch hat on and give it your best shot. Formally submitting your work always feels good, even if you don't get picked. And if nothing else, you can still attend the screenings and workshops and get an education for next year.
You can check out the rules and guidelines here.