Showcase Your Film for All of DerpyCon to See!

We see you filmmakers! Join us for the 2nd Annual DerpyCon Film Festival – where we showcase the amazing contributions by independent filmmakers from across the United States, with films focusing on anime, gaming, cosplay, sci-fi, horror, comic, and general nerd fandoms.

Film Festival Applications are Open until June 22nd, 2023 at 11:59:59pm EDT.

If you have any questions, please contact our Head of Film Festival using our Help Desk.

Read the Following Rules and Apply Below

Applications Closing on June 30th!
  • All films must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Mailed copies will not be accepted.
  • All films must be related to anime, gaming, cosplay, sci-fi, horror, comics, or a similar nerdy genre. DerpyCon reserves the right to reject any film that does not meet these criteria.
  • All films must contain content that can be shown to all-ages audiences (i.e. at most PG-13). Films deemed to show obscene or questionable content, or are deemed inappropriate for an all-ages audience will be rejected.
  • All films must be the filmmakers own work and no one else’s. If you use any footage from another film or work, such as trademarks, copyrights, or other properties, you must identify the title(s) in your submission form and guarantee that these are used with permission.
  • All films being submitted must be in their completed and final form and shall not be changed between submission and the time it is shown at the DerpyCon Film Festival.
  • All films shall be in English or with English Subtitles.
  • Films may be at most 180 minutes long and must be at least 2 minutes long to be accepted.
  • Films should be submitted in the preferred media format of MP4 encoded with x264/h264 codec in 1080p resolution and 29.97 fps.
  • Filmmakers must provide a typed summary of the film (250 characters or less).
  • Attendance at DerpyCon 2023 is not required for festival entry. Attendance at the convention has no effect on the judging process.
  • Films from DerpyCon 2023 Staff and Volunteers are not allowed.
  • By submitting a film, entrants agree that: they have read, understand, and will comply with all official rules and consent to their film, name, and information used for the purposes of promotion of the DerpyCon 2023 Film Festival.
  • By submitting a film, entrants grant DerpyCon the rights to show the entry at DerpyCon 2023 Film Festival and at future DerpyCon events.