Film Festival

Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2016

Submissions open September 1st, 2015

The Phoenix Comicon Film Festival is the state of Arizona's premier festival for genre fare. With four days of non stop feature films and shorts showing in multiple rooms you will witness the talents of filmmakers around the world. Past winners have gone on to have their films noticed and distributed by major producers. We welcome not only genre fare such as horror, science fiction and fan films - documentaries, comedy, drama, crime thrillers, animation, family films and music videos have been among our past winners.

In the past we have screened award winning films starring major film and television stars and held intimate Q&A screenings with them. Our convention and festival has been around for over a decade and continues to grow and gain more notice from the film community. Past winners have spanned the globe from Australia to Poland to local Arizona filmmakers. 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


2015 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Winners

Category Winners

Best Documentary
By Spoon!

Best Horror
Mr. Dentonn

Best Science Fiction

Best Fan Film
Halloween Night Terror

Best Music Video

Best International Film

Best Comedy
Dad in Mum

Best Drama

Best Action/Suspense
A Way Out

Best Animated Film

Best Web Series
The Peacekeepers

Best Young Artisan
Pierre Schantz for Mr. McBob and The Sad Snowman

Overall Winners

1st Place
Batgirl Rises

2nd Place
The Looking Planet

3rd Place
Grape Soda