GeekFest Film Fest
GeekFest’s Year 5 Tour returns to Comic Con Palm Springs for our 3rd year in a row, with over 30 amazing science fiction, horror, fantasy and fan films to satiate every geek fandom. Watch and vote for your favorite films and be part of the Best of Screening and Awards plus come by the booth on the Exhibit Floor for limited edition swag, GeekFest licensed merchandise and our friend and cosplayer, Genevieve Marie in her first Comic Con Palm Springs Appearance.
Saturday, August 25th
Program 1 – Fan Films
11am – Noon
Rogue Bounty Trailer – 1 min
A professional Bounty Hunter becomes embroiled in a plot by The Empire to capture a young girl and a mysterious old man. Reluctantly, he puts his own life and reputation on the line to protect them from the pursuing Imperial Forces, commanded by the dark lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Generations – 5 mins
A grandfather and his grandson use the force to connect across generations. After-all, grandparents help kids survive parents.
Stranger Things: The Story of Henry and Dale – 6 mins
Two friends go hunting in Hawkins Indiana. What they find in the woods will turn you upside-down.
Stealth & Silence – 7 mins
A young Cassandra Cain finds herself between Black Mask and a mysterious cat burglar.
The Distant Echo: A Star Wars Fan Film – 13 mins
The Distant Echo is in an original story arc, intended for fans of both “Legends” and Canon, where characters from LEGENDS interact with characters seen in the new films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Von Doom – 14 mins
As a boy, Victor Von Doom was forced to watch helplessly as his father was murdered. Now, 11 years later, he attempts to harness the powers of both science and superstition to travel back in time and prevent his father’s death.
Program 2 – Geek Girls Rock
Noon – 1pm
Curl Up and Dye – 4 min
She’s 14, and if that isn’t awkward enough, Yettie has some supernatural hair! Will she be able to tame her locks, harness her hair, and rescue her clueless bestie, Beatrice? She’s up against some pretty tough competition, but friendship, uniqueness, and determination make a pretty good match!
Wonder Woman Revealed – 4 min
A cinematic tribute so epic you feel as if Morgan Freeman was narrating! Rated for amazons ages 2 to 2,000.
Fight Like a Girl – 13 min
In this short documentary, Victoria “VikkiKitty” Perez, Priscilla “Port” Sortino, and Taylor “Xaltis” Rose, three South Florida women, push through the male dominated competitive video gaming scene.
Protectress – 11 min
During battle, a healer duels with her mortal enemy in an unsettling form, facing an impossible choice that will forever forge her destiny as a warrior.
Black Widow:Origins – 18 min
Witness the early days of Natasha Romanov, one of Marvel comics’ deadliest assassins during her career with the KGB. When her latest assignment catches SHIELD’s attention, it falls on a newly promoted Hawkeye to bring her down.
Program 3 – Animated Geek
1pm – 2pm
Crypto Force Alpha – 6 min
Bigfoot, the Lochness Monster, the Mothman, an Alien, and a male Mermaid live together and solve crimes.
The Jovian Project – 6 min
Pushing the boundaries of paranormal science, Professor Tillinghast leads a top secret project to capture and study interdimensional creatures. But scientific curiosity quickly turns to terror when the scientists try to trap a mysterious being with power beyond their understanding.
Aero : Origins – 8 min
An animated science fiction and fantasy web series. “On the planet, Antea, a hybrid alien civilization is born, inducting Aero as their leader. After Aero is crowned, intruders arrive on the planet’s turf. Aero and his siblings struggle to fight off an evil universal force that seeks to end their race.”
Multiplex 10 – 12 min
A schlock-loving movie theater usher name Kurt and a film snob named Jason come to realize they have a little common ground in their shared — yet very, very different — love of film.
Geek Lounge Gauntlet – 7 min
A geeky group’s dynamic is challenged when a new guy shows up and wants to be one of them. They come to the conclusion that there is only one way for him to prove himself truly worthy.
Program 4 – Potter v Potter
2pm – 3pm
Lily Evans and the Stroke of Midnight – 27 min
It’s the final year at Hogwarts for Lily Evans and her friends. Between books and boys, they find themselves defending their friends against an unlikely enemy. When lines are drawn, it’s not so clear who is right and who is wrong.
Severus Snape and the Marauders – 26 min
Set in 1978 just after Harry Potter’s father James graduates from Hogwarts, he and his friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew celebrate at a bar, contemplating their place in a war they are to soon become a part of. When Severus Snape enters the same bar, knowing the part he might play in the war, James Potter decides to do something about Snape once and for all.
Program 5 – SciFi
3pm – 5pm
The Tinmanator Trailer – 4 min
‘The Wizard of Oz vs The Terminator’ A parodic blending of two well known stories conveyed in the style of the contemporary action feature trailer. Funny, dark, fast paced and brimming with homages and Easter eggs.
Enter the Fringe – 10 min
A group of scavengers are contracted by Nun (Dave Bresnahan), a ruthless business magnate, to track down a man who has escaped a medical facility and is heading into the post-apocalyptic wasteland known as the ‘Fringe’. Luckily, Ripp (Jared Morgan), Lilly (Mikaylee Riddle), Gus (D.L. Walker) and their post-apocalyptic hot-rod are the best there is. They ‘Enter the Fringe’ and find the man, but inadvertently uncover a dark secret.
Visage – 10 min
This is a short film with a science fiction edge that addresses the topic of limited minority representation in Hollywood films.
Chronoception – 13 min
If time travelers told you that your firstborn son would be the next Hitler, would you still have sex? One young virgin seeks an answer in this VFX-enhanced comedy about love, stress, and paradox (with a timely political message following the credits).
Yesterday Last Year – 76 min
A love triangle gets even more complicated once a time machine enters the picture.
Sunday, August 26th
Program 6 – Monster Mash
11:30am – 1pm
The Dollhouse – 7 min
A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.
Woodman – 17 min
A man made of wood and a woman with secrets connect online, sharing truths that break them out of the cages of lies that have imprisoned them.
Super 8 Daze – 14 min
1970s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan made backyard epics while growing up in New England, using only a Super 8 camera, some neighborhood friends, and a whole lot of imagination. Decades later, these movies gained a whole new audience once they hit the Internet, leading dozens of major websites to discover and write about these mini-blockbusters. The two men return to where they shot some of their favorite films to recount all the fun, ingenuity, and mischief of their Super 8 days.
Monster Kids – 51 min
A new documentary that explores the positive fascination with Classic Monsters.
Program 7 – Horror
1pm – 2pm
GoodNight Gracie – 4 min
After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.
Body Image – 4 min
A woman is tormented by her compulsion to stay thin.
Wasp Men from Mars – 17 min
For Suzie, James, and Timmy, it’s the end of the world. And that’s before aliens invade Earth.It starts in 1959 with three teenagers on a stargazing trip that turns into an evening of heartbreak, jealousy, and sexual confusion — and then giant wasps from outer space invade Earth and make things even worse. The teens need to put their feelings aside to survive the night. (These are teenagers we’re talking about.)
Red Ruby – 20 min
Ruby Grimm awakes to the dark reality that nightmares walk among us. Armed with her brother’s research and weaponry, she sets out to systematically destroy them before her mind spirals into madness.
GeekFest Panel & Awards
2pm – 4pm
Geekfest Filmmakers Panel – 60 min
Hoste by TBD
Best of GeekFest & Awards – 60 min
Hosted by TBD
GeekFest screens the Best Shorts voted on by Comic Con Palm Springs Attendees and Presents awards to the films with the highest audience scores!