Comic-Con Film Festival

The 13th annual Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) is happening alongside the San Diego Comic-Con, and the lineup for this year’s event is now available. We have for you here both the horror/suspense and science fiction/fantasy schedules along with a link to the rest of the offerings.

The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (CCI-IFF) for 2012 offers a full schedule of some of the finest in genre films. All screenings and panels for the CCI-IFF will be held in the Marriott Marquis and Marina, right next door to the Convention Center (next to the Hall A end). The Film Festival will screen in Marriott Hall 2, which is at the far (north) end of the Marriott lobby, outside of the building (follow the signage to get to Marriott Hall 2). Included in this year’s schedule is the return of the popular “Comic-Con Film School” panels on all four days starting at 10:00 AM, along with an assortment of other film-oriented panel discussions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. A special opening night event, the “CCI-IFF Meet and Greet,” will be held on Thursday, July 12, in the foyer outside the Festival room at the Marriott. This event is open to the filmmakers, attendees, and interested fans starting at 7:00 PM.

The CCI-IFF celebrates independent film, with the accent on genre-related entries, including action/adventure, animation, comics-oriented, documentary (related to pop culture topics), horror/suspense, humor, and science fiction/fantasy. The Festival includes a special awards program on Sunday in Marriott Hall 2, beginning at 11:00 AM. Sunday afternoon features rescreenings of the award-winning films. This year’s incredible schedule has a decidedly international flavor, with submissions from Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, and the United Kingdom, in addition to the United States.

Now in its 13th year, the CCI-IFF is a juried event. Respected individuals in the fields of film and popular arts view the submissions and decide which films will be included in the festival and those deserving of prizes and awards.

Thursday, July 12 – Horror/Suspense
4:20-4:30 Doll Parts
4:30-4:40 The Killing Game
4:40-5:05 Cabine of the Dead
5:05-5:15 My Mom & Other Monsters
5:15-6:00 Sanguijuelas
6:00-6:45 The Absence
7:00-8:15 CCI-IFF Meet & Greet
8:15-8:45 The Small Assassin
8:45-9:00 Spoiler

Saturday, July 14 – Science Fiction/Fantasy
11:05-11:40 Technical Support
11:40-11:55 Giant Monster Playset
11:55-12:25 El Cabro En La Lavadora
12:25-12:40 Oliver Bump’s Birthday
12:40-1:10 The Batting Cage
1:10-1:40 Laura Keller, NB
1:40-2:15 Advantageous
2:15-3:10 L5 – Episode One
3:15-4:15 Panel Discussion – Creating Unforgettable Villains
4:20-4:45 Hop the Twig
4:45-5:10 ID
5:10-5:45 Schrödingerskatze
5:45-6:20 Bunker 731
6:20-6:50 Wait for Rain
6:50-7:15 Anna-May Got Lost
7:15-7:50 Overture