The Super Geek Film Festival is dedicated to presenting geek interest films of all types, including documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. Films with a focus on general geekery, geek interest, geek culture, comics, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, robotics, technology, and more will be screened. Films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, both professional and amateur.
The 2017 FSC Super Geek Film Festival will take place July 14-16 as a part of Raleigh Supercon, which will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina and again July 27-30 as a part of Florida Supercon which is held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Our program will include film screenings, panels, parties, Q&As and more!
Awards & Prizes
All entries will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance to subject matter, storytelling (use of structure and imagery), technical filmmaking execution.
Films will be judged and prizes awarded in the following specific categories:
1. Best Feature Film – full or feature-length (over 50 minutes)
2. Best Short Film – short format film (under 50 minutes)
3. Best Animated – feature or short form
4. Best Documentary – feature or short form
5. Best Student Film (Elementary/Middle/High School)* – feature or short
6. Best Student Film (College/Graduate)** – feature or short
7. Audience Choice Award – feature or short form
*Elementary/Middle/High School: Films produced and directed by students of any level before college or trade school admission.
**College/Graduate: Films produced and directed by students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college level program.
Rules & Terms
-All works must be completed by April 15, 2017.
-No incomplete submissions will be accepted. Final program determinations will be made by April 20, 2017.
-Screeners can be submitted electronically or by mail but please note that we use digital files for screening at the film festival, if you are unwilling or unable to provide a digital file for the festival, please DO NOT submit your film.
-Filmmakers – professional and amateur – working in all disciplines and genres including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental are welcome. We are seeking films of geek interest including film with subjects relating to comics, gaming, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, and more. Fan films are also welcome.
-To qualify for the Student Competition – Films made by students who are either enrolled in a school, or were enrolled during the films’ production. This section will be broken into the following categories:
-Elementary/Middle/High school: These films must be completed by a student currently enrolled in and attending a school or international school below or before the collegiate or university level.
-College/Graduate: Any film by a student (graduate and under-graduate) completed during their time enrolled in a secondary institution. This includes international colleges and universities.