Film Festival

Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2017

Submissions open September 15th, 2016

The Phoenix Comicon Film Festival is the state of Arizona's premier festival for genre fare, part of Phoenix Comicon, a pop culture experience like no other!


With four days of non-stop feature films and shorts you will witness the talents of filmmakers around the world. We welcome not only genre fare such as horror, science fiction and fan films, but also feature documentaries, international films, comedy, drama, crime thrillers, animation, family films, student films, and music videos.


Our convention and festival has been around for over a decade and continues to grow and gain more notice from the film community. Featuring filmmakers from the southwest, Hollywood, and the world we are a great place to showcase your films!


With only a small non-refundable entry fee, your film may be screened at the largest pop culture event in the Southwest.

Awards & Prizes

Best of Festival (1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards)

Potential Genre Awards (Subject to change)

  • Best Horror
  • Best Science Fiction
  • Best Comic-Book Related
  • Best Fan Film
  • Best Fantasy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Comedy/Parody
  • Best Action/Adventure

*Possible cash prizes for select winners and many more based upon number of entries per genre

Full rules are available here. Phoenix Comicon proudly accepts entries via Film Freeway. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

Questions? Let us know or email


2016 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Winners

Category Winners

Best Documentary
Black Rat

Best Horror
Brentwood Strangler

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Millennium: Eternal Sunrise

Best Fan Film
Jedi Club

Best Music Video
Notes from Wonderland

Best International Film

Best Comedy
A Haunting on Butterscotch Lane

Best Drama

Best Animated Film
The Magician

Best Web Series
Phoenix Run

Overall Winners

1st Place
Einstein's God Model

2nd Place

3rd Place

Film Challenge Winner
The Shark Pool