Are you a fan of films, both long and short? Do you enjoy attending conventions and seeing new things that appeal to you? Then be sure to check out the GeekFest Film Fests this year at Long Beach Comic Expo!
This year, the convention will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 28th and March 1, 2015, and will be the exclusive Los Angeles-area host to the world’s first traveling “geek” film festival. Martha Donato, the Executive Director of Long Beach Comic Expo, feels that the many diverse and varying genre films will be a great fit for fans of the convention, and eagerly anticipates hosting GeekFest Film Fests in upcoming years.
Bill Ostroff, the creator of GeekFest Film Fests, had this to say about bringing his film festival to Long Beach Comic Expo and Con:
“We’re excited to bring the full slate of GeekFest Film Fest films exclusively to the Los Angeles area at Long Beach Comic Expo and Con. We’ve personally seen amazing growth in the con and its commitment to indie artists of all types. These shows have a great venue, room for growth and a forward thinking vision. We can’t wait to celebrate these indie geek genre films with this passionate audience.”
Beyond that, GeekFest is currently calling for submissions for its second year (which will launch at the Inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con in May 2015), with all entrants being considered for distribution on the Stan Lee’s World of Heroes online network. If you enter, there are also other fantastic perks from other sponsors! And if your submission is selected, not only will it be screened at conventions, but you will have the ability to expose your work to thousands, if not more, as well as interact with fans via booth space on the exhibition floor and in program panels! Submit NOW, and your film could travel the country and screen to con audiences from all around the world!
The GeekFest Film Fest at Long Beach Comic Expo will culminate in a ‘best of’ screening voted by the audiences, followed by an award ceremony with a prize valued at over $2,500 for the top film. GeekFest will also have a presence on the convention floor so that fans can meet people involved with making the films they see (including actors, directors, producers, etc.), as well as pick up swag and learn more about other upcoming GeekFest events that will take place around the country.
GeekFest Film Fests at Long Beach Comic Expo will include:
- The awardwinning feature film Post Human Project
- The awardwinning gaming documentary Good Game
- The short films Valiant starring Camden Toy, The Visitant starring Doug Jones and Amy Smart, and the multiawardwinning short film, Far
- Fan films like Star Wars: The Holo Experience, Red Shirts and Kirk vs Picard
- Horror films Carolina Parakeet, Deal Travis In and Vivienne Again
- Web series Progress the Series, Timekeeper and Caper Series, Executive Produced by Felicia Day
In addition to GeekFest Film Fest, Long Beach Comic Expo will host creator spotlights, an array of cosplay panels, #makecomics programming and more. Announced guests for the Expo include writers Chris Claremont (UNCANNY X-MEN), Ken Kristiansen (THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH), Bob Layton (IRON MAN), Brian Wood (THE MASSIVE; DMZ), novelist Cecil Castellucci (TIN STAR), artist Gary Brown (THE MASSIVE), Bernard Chang (GREEN LANTERN), Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN), and JonBoy Meyers (SPAWN) animation writer and producer Greg Weisman (STAR WARS REBELS; YOUNG JUSTICE) and Cosplay favorites LeeAnna Vamp and Nicole Marie Jean.
About GeekFest Film Fests
GeekFest Film Fests is the world’s 1st traveling film fest, exhibiting the best geek content in indie science fiction, fantasy, action, horror, pop culture, gaming, fan films and more. Categories include features, shorts, web series, fan films, fan created trailers, parody music videos and more screening the best to audiences around the United States at pop culture conventions.
About Long Beach Comic Expo
Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.