Awesome Con to Host Short Film Fest (At Home)

Pop culture convention Awesome Con is bringing its annual short film festival to fans around the world directly to their homes. Beginning December 9, 2020, you can watch over 10 hours of free screenings spanning science-fiction, action, horror, documentary, comedy, and drama, from both independent filmmakers and Hollywood professionals. The lineup includes works from and featuring Rider Strong and Shiloh Strong, Ted Raimi, Larisa Oleynik, James Van Der Beek, Diablo Cody, Hailee Steinfeld, and J. K. Simmons.

Photo via Awesome Con’s Official Facebook

“This year’s Awesome Con Short Film Festival saw over 3,000 submissions from around the world,” said Astray Productions founder and Awesome Con Short Film Festival organizer Joe Carabeo. “It was a tremendously challenging process to draw all our submissions down into a week of events, and I know this year’s fest is our biggest and strongest yet!”

The Awesome Con Short Film Festival schedule, including film synopses and filmmaker biographies, can be found at Awesome Con’s Website. 

Here is a summary of the schedule for the Short Film Festival:

  • Opening Night – Wednesday, Dec 9 at 8 PM Eastern
    Hosted by actress Megan Caulfield. Film Festival overview, trailers, and interviews.

  • Sci-Fi, Action & Horror – Thursday, Dec 10 at 8 PM Eastern
    Over three hours of short films and filmmaker interviews.

  • Comedy & Drama – Friday, Dec 11 at 8 PM Eastern
    Over three hours of short films and filmmaker interviews including the World Premiere of Joe Carabeo’s newest film, DELETE.

  • Docs & Awesome Films – Saturday, Dec 12 at 8 PM Eastern
    Over three hours of short films and filmmaker interviews.

  • Full Festival Marathon – Sunday, Dec 13 at 12 PM Eastern
    Enjoy all the festival’s films presented in an all-day matinee.

  • Closing Night – Sunday, Dec 13 at 8 PM Eastern
    Hosted by actress Megan Caulfield. Award presentations and winner screenings.

Fans can watch all of the Awesome Con Short Film Festival’s films for free at Awesome Con’s Facebook page. All of this year’s films will be available to view globally through Sunday, December 20, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Awesome Con Short Film Festival website and follow the event on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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