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2011 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival: Award Winners

25 July 2011 9:22 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

Swirled within the cacophony of major media news items coming out of the just wrapped-up annual San Diego Comic-Con, there is also the news of the winners of the convention’s Independent Film Festival. Nearly 50 films were screened over four days in an enormous screening room at the Marriott Marquis Hotel next door to San Diego’s convention center.

Awards were given out based upon the genre screening blocks that the film festival is organized into. Winner of the Best Action Adventure Film award was the first film screened at the festival, The Debt Collector, directed by Alan David Morgan, which was a Morgan’s thesis film produced at the American Film Institute.

In addition to the genre-based awards, there was one Judges Award, which was given to the Polish animated film Paths of Hate, directed by Damian Nenow. The film, which depicts a stunning aerial dogfight, also won the Best Animated Film award. »

- Mike Everleth

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2011 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival: Official Lineup

28 June 2011 2:46 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

San Diego’s annual Comic-Con is mostly known for its major media spectacles, displays and panel discussions by major mainstream Hollywood studios and distributors. Lesser known is the Independent Film Festival that is hosted by and runs concurrently with the larger convention on July 21-24.

The film festival runs in a large meeting room at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina, located right next door to the convention center. Each day kicks off with a “Film School” panel discussion at 10:00 a.m., then packs the late morning, all afternoon and night with independent films from all over the world.

Screenings are blocked by genre, such as Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi, Horror, Animation and Documentary. There’s also an awards presentation on the 24th, with repeat screenings of the winning films.

One of the highlights of this year’s Cci-iff is the screening of Waylon Bacon‘s fantastic and disturbing short film Help Wanted, »

- Mike Everleth

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Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Announces 2011 Schedule

28 June 2011 2:24 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

What with all the panels and screenings and more that take place during the San Diego Comic-Con, one of the best kept secrets about the show is its International Independent Film Festival (Cci-iff). The lineup for this year's event is now available, and we have for you both the horror/suspense and science fiction/fantasy schedules.

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). Included in this year's schedule is the return of the popular "Comic-Con Film School" panels on all four days, 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" party, will be held on Thursday, July 21, in the foyer outside the Festival room at the Marriott. This event is open to the filmmakers, »

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