Film Contest

Submissions are not yet open for the 2017 Gen Con Film Contest.

Filmmakers from around the world gathered to compete in last year's festival. Some travel from as far away as Brazil and Denmark to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for screenings, film panels, and the awards ceremony. Films from across the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, and Great Britain made it a truly international event.

The Gen Con Film Festival focuses on genres that appeal to our gaming attendees. These include, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Animation, Anime, Martial Arts, Gaming, related parodies and documentaries.

Information about submissions for Gen Con 50 will be available in early 2017.


Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

  • Best Feature Film:Legend Of The Lich Lord
  • Best Short Film:Love, Work & Other Demons
  • Best Series:Ren: The Girl with the Mark
  • Best Animated Film:Built to Serve
  • Best Gamer Film:Total Awesome Viking Power
  • Best Documentary Film: Rise of the eSports Hero
  • Best Fantasy Film:Dungeon Bros
  • Best Sci-fi Film:This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy
  • Best Horror Film:The Snarling
  • Best Comedy Film:Non-Stop to Comic-Con
  • Best Fan Film:Frankenstein's Light