Independent Film Festival Slate for SDCC 2010 Announced

Press Release:

Comic-Con International – Independent Film Festival Announces 2010 Slate

SAN DIEGO – Comic-Con International, the largest comic book convention in the Western Hemisphere, today announced official selections for its 2010 Independent Film Festival. The festival is held in conjunction with the convention from July 22 to 25.

Filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Studios), magazine publisher/filmmaker Kerry O’Quinn (Starlog, Fangoria), and animator Mike Roush (Metalocalypse) are this year’s judges for films in competition. The films selected have no current distribution deals in place.

“The film festival is a valued part of the convention from both the fans’ and Comic-Con’s perspective,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “It continues to be our privilege to offer independent filmmakers this platform to showcase their unique artistic voices.”

In all, 42 features and shorts will compete in seven categories: Action/Adventure, Animation, Comics-Oriented, Documentary, Horror/Suspense, Humor and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Schedules permitting, many films will have a member of the production company on hand to discuss their project and answer questions from the audience.
A complete schedule for the festival, held at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina, is available at Official selections include:

Action/Adventure Category
The Action Hero’s Guide to Saving Lives
Director: Justin Lutsky

The Danger Element
Director: John Soares

Animation Category
Director: Phil Tippett

Death Row Diet
Directors: Mike Salva/Tom Snyder

Director: Rob Silvestri

Director: Andres Salaff

The Mouse That Soared
Director: Kyle Bell

Vive Le Crise!
Director: Alexi Gubenco

Little Old Ladies
Director: John Varvir

The Way to Heaven
Directors: Dalton Grant/Mier Tang

Directors: Marianna Shek and Timothy Bond

The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger
Director: Bill Plympton

Comics-Oriented Category
The Legacy
Director: Mike Doto

Shadow Angel
Director: Heather Donnell

Cancer Man
Director: Jared Billings

Street Angel
Director: Lucas Testro

The League
Director: Kyle Higgins

Director: Susan Lee

Documentary Category
Director: Marcello Rubino

Comic Book Literacy
Director: Todd Kent

The Vinyl Frontier
Director: Daniel Zana

Director: Jeff Malmberg

New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art
Director: Tanem Davidson

Horror/Suspense Category
The Window
Director: Ryan Spindell

Mistaken Identity
Director: Tim Russ

Things We Leave Behind
Director: Andrew Brand

Death in the Garden
Director: Michael Chrisoulakis

The Price to Pay
Director: Paul Gayard

Director: Mark Millhone

Humor Category
Director: Ryan Silbert

Go Sukashi!
Director: Justin Spurlock

The New Dad’s Survival Guide
Director: Michael Chew

Director: Joe Gallina

The Substitute
Directors: The Cox Brothers

Thunder Chance
Director: Sean-Michael Smith

Herpes Boy
Director: Nathaniel Atcheson

Science Fiction/Fantasy Category
Mr. Bojagi
Director: Marco van Belle

Directors: The Shumway Brothers

Hunter Prey
Director: Sandy Collora

Stingray Sam
Director: Cory McAbee

A Time for the Heart
Director: Christopher Allen

I (Heart) Doomsday
Director: Patrick Downing

About Comic-Con International:

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con International organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall.