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Thursday, July 18

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con Film School 101
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts-and-bolts class on how to make a movie for very little money using available video hardware and software. Whether you're shooting your first Apex Legends fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts Basilisks, this course will take you from script to final product so that you too can enter your own movie into the CCI:IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:05am PDT

Cosplay Universe
Cosplay Universe—Featuring exclusive interviews with Stan Lee, Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri, and more, Cosplay Universe explores the rise of the global comic con subculture from its underground roots to cosplay’s explosion as a worldwide phenomenon. Through the transformative nature of cosplay, everyday fans acquire powerful new identities and realities for themselves. Ultimately, the film follows several elite cosplay teams from around the world as they compete for global recognition at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan. Panelists include co-director/producer Jonathan McHugh (She Makes Comics) and co-director/producer Jordan Rennert (She Makes Comics).

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:05am - 12:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

12:45pm PDT

Closer Than We Think
A documentary about the life and art of futurist illustrator Arthur Radebaugh, the creator of the prescient midcentury Sunday comic strip Closer Than We Think. Panelists include director Brett Ryan Bonowicz (The Perfect 46), producer Reid Nicewonder, and Tim Lapetino (Author of Art of Atari).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:45pm - 2:25pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:30pm PDT

Super 8 Daze
1970s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan filmed Super 8 epics while growing up in New England. Decades later, these mini-blockbusters gained a huge new audience, attracting the attention of major websites. The two recount all the ingenuity and mischief of their childhood filmmaking adventures—a time when dinosaurs, aliens, and killer sharks ruled the backyard! Panelists include Rob Hampton (producer/co-director) and John Morgan (producer/co-director).

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

3:00pm PDT

This is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story
It took a career of hard work to make Joey Ryan a professional. It took one grab of his crotch to make him an international sensation. Go behind the scenes and below the belt for the viral life of Joey Ryan, one of the most colorful characters in wrestling’s explosive transformation.  Panelists include director James Agiesta and producer Katy Dierks (The Jim Jefferies Show).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

4:20pm PDT

Real Men
This documentary traces the development of the Tough Guy from the beginnings of Bogart to the role models of today while offering a new critical assessment of macho cinema. The film is a stunning reexamination of how manhood works for the big screen and its influence on men around the world.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:20pm - 5:35pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

5:40pm PDT

Documentary Roundtable: Nonfiction Storytelling Across Media+
Edward Doty (executive producer, Jukin Media) moderates this discussion on all things documentary—film, TV, or new media. You’ll learn inside tips and pointers on how to craft your nonfiction story into a compelling narrative, regardless of length or platform. Panelists include Sara Benincasa (author, Real Artist Have Day Jobs), Todd Howe (director, Rise: The Story of Augustines), Tybee Diskin (producer, Yarn), Jennifer Toquigny (producer, Gamemaster), Jennifer Kretchmer (Monsters and Fables), and Mike J Nichols (editor, Zappa).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:40pm - 6:40pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

6:40pm PDT

The Guardian
Dantel Echeverria, the infamous master swordsman, travels to the tree of life in search of his immortal destiny. He has never doubted his quest until the tree’s guardian confronts him, a fierce warrior of kindred spirit. Panelists include Alexander Crews (writer/director), Lisa Wardell (producer/actress), and Guy Iorio (producer).

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:40pm - 7:05pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:05pm PDT

A young girl living on the fringe of a bombed-out town finds a dead body washed up on the beach, but other people have plans for it, bringing hell down on her and her father's heads. Panelists include Max Isaacson (director) and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Green Arrow).

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:05pm - 7:30pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:30pm PDT

The Anatomy of Choreographing Action in Film
This all-star panel features a hands-on approach to making awesome fight sequences for videos and films. With an on-set experience and volunteers from the audience, this event will reveal the secrets of shooting and editing footage to produce epic-level performances with Hollywood action movie stars. The panelists include James Lew (Marvel's Luke Cage), Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum), Boo Boo Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Cynthia Rothrock (China O'Brien), Mark Grove (Star Raiders), and moderator Dr. Francis Kong.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

8:30pm PDT

On Halloween night, Derek and his ragtag group of friends accidentally awaken a shapeshifting monster that threatens their reputations—and their lives. Panelists include Sean Thiessen (director), Becca Thompson (producer), and Desmond Dornak (animator).

Thursday July 18, 2019 8:30pm - 9:15pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

9:15pm PDT

Special Forces
A short comedic sci-fi adventure about a group of young superheroes from a small city in Israel who undergo superhero boot camp in a secret unit of the Israeli army in order to save the State of Israel from imminent destruction.

Thursday July 18, 2019 9:15pm - 10:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6
Friday, July 19

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con Film School 102: Production
Day 2 of this course on micro-budget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:05am PDT

Zombie Time
Two zombies, one fate. Panelists include director Alfonso Fulgencio Cabrera (Agua and Mandos) and executive producer Jose Luis Farias. Grand 6, Marriott Marquis

Friday July 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:25am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:25am PDT

Io—Inner Self
The planet is in danger! A giant meteor is approaching at an impressive speed, and there is only one person capable of stopping this threat. This gigantic meteorite seems to be indestructible. Will Io save the planet? Panelists include Israel Ayhllón (writer/director), Paulina Patiño (producer), and Daniel Laget (CEO, Spaceboy Studio).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:25am - 11:45am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:45am PDT

Esluna: The First Monolith
Animated solely by director Denver Jackson over nine months, Esluna: The First Monolith is about a plucky ex-monk and her robot, who must team up with an archaeologist and a boy with strange powers to stop Esluna’s tyrannical queen from activating a powerful, ancient technology that threatens to destroy their world. Panelists include Denver Jackson (The Wishing Jar), composer Marc Junker (Somnius), and actor Grace Chan.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

1:15pm PDT

Dancing Frog
Dancing Frog is a puppet animation. The main character running away from a huge snake with other frogs was struck by a toad's leg and fainted. Waking up in the world of unconsciousness, he shares the experience of other frogs through the zoetrope and understands them, even the toad that hit him. When he realizes that everyone is connected, all their moves become dances.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:15pm - 1:25pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

1:25pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Development to Deliverables: Insight into Production, PostProduction & Distribution
Susan Spohr (Technicolor / Lucasfilm), Dawn Higginbotham (Morning Person Pictures / Lucasfilm), K. Eales (Warner Bros. / Lucasfilm) & Julian Moses (Twentieth Century Fox / Midnitemove Productions), along with Natalie Ebnet (Chris Angel Mindfreak / Megalodon; Monster Shark Lives) chat about everything from developing content to prepping your production to post workflow and deliverables across multiple platforms. Moderator will be Renee O’Connor (ROC Pictures).

Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:30pm PDT

Wishing Box
An animated short film about adventures on the high seas with a silly pirate and his lovable monkey companion; an enchanting and fun story with a message about greed and success. Panelist include writer/director Wenli "Lizzie" Zhang and co-director Nan Li.

Friday July 19, 2019 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:50pm PDT

The Furious Gospel of Johnny Tan
If you don’t deal with the past, it’s bound to come back to haunt you. In this stop-motion animated film, bar owner and small-time criminal Johnny Tan faces his sins as he and his crew fight their way through a wild night of unthinkable horror. Panelists include Lon Lopez (writer/director), Jeff Brown (Johnny Tan), and Hannah Wang (Jirou).

Friday July 19, 2019 2:50pm - 3:25pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

3:25pm PDT

The life of a pampered gentleman is seamlessly automated by machines, but his orderly existence is thrown into chaos when he chooses to pursue a free-spirited woman, against the advice of his robot butler.

Friday July 19, 2019 3:25pm - 3:35pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

3:35pm PDT

Planet Humra: A Story About Human Rights
The action of the film takes place in the distant future, when existence of the planet Earth has long been considered to be just a legend. Cheggi is a young hacker from a tribe called the Wild. He falls under the repressive force of the state machine and only narrowly escapes death. Now Cheggi decides to reclaim human rights on his planet at any cost.

Friday July 19, 2019 3:35pm - 3:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

3:45pm PDT

Making a Film in a Weekend
Gather your gear and gather your friends, because you can make a film in a weekend. The panel will be moderated by Yvonne Renee Hunt (2nd AC, Black Christmas) and will have a Q&A session. Athena Mathews (makeup artist, The Evil Rises), Elsa Mickelsen (production designer, Miss. Janet), Fernando Jay Huerto (stuntman, No Contest), Mark Atkinson (actor, A Quint-mas Carol), Mary Hunt (writer, The Empire), Robyn Schatz Sarvis (city producer for the 48 Hour Film Project), Ryan Kelly (director of photography, What’s in the Box?), and Susan Davis (director, Santa Fe Station).

Friday July 19, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

4:45pm PDT

One After the Other
An animated documentary on the everyday life of Grant Sabin, young talent of the American Blues.

Friday July 19, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

5:15pm PDT

The Legend of the Bunny Phantom
In this reimagining of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the legendary Bunny Phantom finds himself in a different sort of race: a race against time to save his city from imminent destruction at the hands of the dastardly Turtler. Panelists include Simon Chan (director), Vinson Chan (director, animator), and Jonathan Love (voice of The Bunny Phantom/Turtler).

Friday July 19, 2019 5:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

5:30pm PDT

Out of Bounds
A boy gets lost in a whirlpool of sounds and brings to life an imaginary destructive giant. Struggling with his father and school, the boy seeks a way to defeat the monster. Panelists include Yogev Sason (director and creator).

Friday July 19, 2019 5:30pm - 5:50pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

6:00pm PDT

Bringing Films to Life: How to Build Your Own Movie Props
Zachary Spencer (president of Mantium Industries Inc), Christopher Ting (chief technical officer), Jeanie Croshaw (director of Croshaw Psychiatry Inc), Mark Chu-Lin (project manager and president of Avengers Initiative Volunteer Organization), and Daniel Proctor (award-winning cosplay artist) share their journeys on prop creation from idea through design to manufacture. Several award-winning props will be displayed at the panel.

Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:00pm PDT

An unusual girl needs to get her teeth fixed at midnight. Panelists include Colin Bishopp (writer/director), producer Joe Sikoryak (writer/director, As Seen on TV), and Stephen Berke (director of photography).

Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm - 7:20pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:20pm PDT

The Whistler
Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky when, after innocently falling asleep, she wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well. Panelists include Jennifer Nicole Stang (El Lago, The Dream Series), Sasha Filipovich (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale), and Emmett Lee Stang (The Devil’s Snare, Hope at Christmas).

Friday July 19, 2019 7:20pm - 7:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:45pm PDT

The Stranger
Blake left home years ago, pain in her wake. Now, she’s returning home to make amends. But who is this stranger claiming to be her sister?

Friday July 19, 2019 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

8:15pm PDT

The true(ish) story of a young boy and his mother who held afternoon exorcisms in the living room—and the new friend who is so Godly, she may as well be wicked. A retro-styled film, it is equal parts dark comedy and horror. Panelists include Jonathan Hammond (writer-director, Isabel), Ryan Roach (writer, Isabel), Frank DiPalermo (Shamon-Freitas Agency), Samantha Ginn (Inclusion Films), and Jared Sarvis (current Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Teen of the Year).

Friday July 19, 2019 8:15pm - 8:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

8:45pm PDT

Las Reglas de la Ruina (The Rules of Ruin)
A single mother works long hours to keep her ailing daughter in the hospital. One day, a mysterious man arrives at her door offering her to work in the translation of an ancient book in exchange for a substantial sum of money without knowing that this will change her life and that of those around her forever. Panelists include Victor Osuna (director), Yun Pardo (actress), and Hector Rodriguez (producer).

Friday July 19, 2019 8:45pm - 10:35pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:35pm PDT

The Summoning
Four friends discover an ancient spirit board and conduct a séance, inadvertently summoning something sinister that seeks its own vengeance. Panelists include Akash Sk (director/actor, Eidetic), William F. James (story consultant, Eidetic), and Kasun Rathnasiri (cinematographer, Eidetic).

Friday July 19, 2019 10:35pm - 11:05pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:05pm PDT

Mask of Sanity
Elizabeth Grese, a renowned writer for her bestseller The Killer of the Polaroid, is locked up by a man who will not reveal his identity until the end of the story. With both hands and feet tied and without water or food, she tries to escape such terrible captivity while trying to find out the reason for her confinement.

Friday July 19, 2019 11:05pm - 11:35pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:35pm PDT

Through the voyeuristic nature of the internet, Alexis unintentionally witness a murder through his computer. Will he be able to uncover the murderer, or he will be caught in his trap?

Friday July 19, 2019 11:35pm - Saturday July 20, 2019 12:45am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6
Saturday, July 20

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew
Day 3 of this course on micro-budget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Vera Vanguard (writer/producer/star of Breaking Barbi), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate). Josh Perilo (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, Dylan Rourke and Bradley Upton. 

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:00am PDT

As Seen On TV!
Danny is a middle-aged toy collector searching for a long-lost, favorite toy—which he believes will bring him happiness. Sometimes the treasure you find is greater than the treasure you seek. Panelists include writer-director Joe Sikoryak and producer Scotty Cornfield.

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:20am PDT

Dark Specter 2
The fiery fiend of darkness has returned to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting masses, but will responsibilities at home thwart his ambitions? Panelists include Bruce Nachsin (Lunchtime Is Over, False Colors, Approve-O), Richard Tatum (Sock Puppet, Nothing Personal, Fallout4), and Manuel Gutierrez (Nothing Personal, Baby in a Box, In the Here and Now).

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:40am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:40am PDT

Invincible Boy
A wildly imaginative and kindhearted boy's mission to become a superhero is challenged when his optimistic view of the world begins to crumble. Panelists include Julian Park (writer/director), Dan Marcus (producer), and Justin D. Lee (cinematographer).

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:40am - 12:15pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

12:15pm PDT

Exploring gender through the lens of the superhero myth, BALLOON questions how we raise boys when our concept of masculinity has become narrow. Panelists include Jeremy Merrifield (writer/director), Jonah Beres (lead actor), Dave Testa (writer), and Kate Chamuris (producer).

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

12:45pm PDT

Selling the Hit: What You Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry (In Memory of Eric Cajiuat)
Stuntmen and stuntwomen from Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Central Intelligence, and countless others discuss their experiences and offer advice in getting into and navigating the stunt industry in movies and TV, as well as how the industry has changed and is changing. Panelists include Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Tamiko Brownlee, Esteban Cueto, Brian Danner, Adam Hart, and Joette Ormon. Moderated by Justin Bowler.

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

1:45pm PDT

Your Last Day on Earth
A Fox-dressed man breaks the space/time limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But below this recreational act there's a far more complex and ambitious plan.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:00pm PDT

Hasti Joon
In this coming-of-age comedy set in the late ’70s, a rebellious 11-year-old’s overbearing Persian parents want her to be more girly, but she just wants to be left alone. Unfortunately for Hasti, in this family looks are everything! Panelists include Sara Karimipour (writer/director), Anthony DeNiro (production designer), and Laura Johnson (producer).

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:20pm PDT

The Deck
A star-crossed romance gone rogue, centering around a group of gamers who are more themselves when they play as their Dungeons and Dragons characters. Anything can happen: riches, love, and doom when you draw from The Deck!

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

2:50pm PDT

Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smartphone, Tablet, and GoPro
Mobile filmmaking is becoming the next big thing. You have heard of movies that used smartphone cameras to shoot, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using a smartphone from your own back pocket! The Founder of The International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Susan Botello (S. Botello Productions) and San Diego Mobile Filmmakers share the ins and outs of what you need in order to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Panelists will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. With moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV & KKSM-AM 1320).

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:50pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

3:50pm PDT

Push the Point
A musical short film set between the worlds of fandom and pop culture, PTP follows four online gamers through their squad-based mission. Harder than defeating the red team however, is sticking together while trying to navigate toxicity, super-fandom, and the futility of having an argument on the internet. Panelists include Bryan Burton (director/actor, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter), Robert Calbimonte (co-writer/producer), and Edison Hong (composer of the film's original song “Push the Point”).

Saturday July 20, 2019 3:50pm - 4:10pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

4:10pm PDT

Michael, a guardian angel working in a cubicle office space, sets on a journey to save the human he guards from a terrible destiny. Panelists include Amit Ruderman (director/screenwriter, Underground), Jessy Katz (Bull, Guardian), and Natalie Entenberg (Guardian, A Little Sister).

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:10pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

4:30pm PDT

After accidentally freezing the family dog to death, Oscar attempts to make good with his soon-to-be stepson by driving the family pet’s ashes across the country. Panelists include Nat Topping (Fair Games), Zakary Risinger (Arrested Development), and Grant Moore (director).

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

5:00pm PDT

Cosplayers, Ready Your Swords!
Learn how to bring your characters to life from Hollywood stunt performers and martial arts experts. Mimi Chan (model and martial arts reference for Disney's Mulan) and Christopher Leps (Pirates of the Caribbean, Daredevil) discuss their action experience and how it relates to cosplay. Learn how to bring authenticity to your character from the panel and a team of martial arts experts. Moderated by martial arts expert Oscar Agramonte.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

6:00pm PDT

This World Alone
Following a cataclysmic event that left the Earth without technology or power, Sam—a book-obsessed girl in her late teens—lives in seclusion with her two mother-figures. But after an accident, she’s pushed out of her protective world and forced to put her makeshift parents’ opposing worldviews to the test. Panelists include Hudson Phillips (writer/producer), Trisha Solyn (cinematographer), and Sophie Edwards (actor).

Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

7:45pm PDT

Mandao of the Dead
Jay Mandao and his nephew-in-law Jackson use astral projection to reverse a ghost's death on Halloween. Panelists include Scott Dunn (writer/director/Jay, Disney XD's Kickin' It), Gina Gomez Dunn (producer/Fer, Schlep), and Sean McBride (Jackson, Schlep).

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:45pm - 9:15pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

9:15pm PDT

In an effort to make her senior trials unforgettable, a brilliant and overly ambitious witch named Hazel attempts to steal the ancient book of Merlin from her magical school's enchanted library. Panelists include Alexa Tuttle (writer/director), Bryce Cyrier (writer/producer), and Amelia Nista (VFX supervisor).

Saturday July 20, 2019 9:15pm - 9:45pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

9:45pm PDT

The world’s first true superhero is dead. And when his son, Conor Renn, skips out on speaking at the funeral, the media seek answers. But only Conor knows why he couldn’t bear such a public, and painful, experience. Panelists include Robbie Silverman (executive producer/writer/star), Jackson Miller (director), and Max Landwirth (producer).

Saturday July 20, 2019 9:45pm - 10:05pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:05pm PDT

Moon Drops
A magical fairytale with no dialogue. A factory worker tired of his deadend job assembles an enigmatic machine that produces liquid drops from the moonlight. The bottled drops are a hard sell at the town market. But all changes when their surprising effect is revealed.

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:05pm - 10:20pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:20pm PDT

Earthy Encounters
This short family action-adventure film is about a 15-year-old boy who believes he can save his terminally ill brother with an ancient, sentient plant he’s unearthed in the garden center where he works.

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:20pm - 11:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:00pm PDT

Giltrude’s Dwelling
Orphaned at the age of 11, Giltrude, an interdimensional shut-in, has waited 15 years for her parents to come home. When a life-or-death dilemma comes knocking, Giltrude must look beyond her front door and learn to face the outside universe. The film stars Kacey Rohl (Hannibal, The Magicians) and Liam Hughes (Star Trek: Discovery, The Flash)

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00pm - 11:30pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:30pm PDT

The End in Sight
Since childhood, Mark has been a prisoner of visions that come without warning, showing flashes of deaths that have not yet come to pass. Tess, his loving fiancée, is an absolute skeptic and isn't convinced for a second. But Mark needs her to believe now more than ever. Panelist include Erik Kallin (writer/director), Reid Lauff (cinematographer), Terry Beck (producer), Anthony Coons (lead actor), and Parker McBain (sound recordist).

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:30pm - 11:50pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:50pm PDT

In a future where social media celebrities dominate our culture, X (Gigi Edgley) is the most famous among them. But when a computer virus corrupts her systems, how can she know what is real and what is fake? Panelists include Gigi Edgley (Farscape), director/co-writer Ben Alpi, producer Jyotika Virmani, and co-writer Kevin Rubio (TROOPS).

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:50pm - Sunday July 21, 2019 12:20am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6
Sunday, July 21

12:20am PDT

Emoticon Man
In a world where everybody wears emoticon masks, Nick meets Sophie, a woman who dares to express her feelings through her own face. Nick’s life will drastically change by having feelings that emoticons cannot describe.

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:20am - 12:35am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

12:35am PDT

Night. Detective Alex Kovacs is in his room. His pistol is loaded with a single bullet, and a clean sheet of paper is in his typewriter. Alex has to write a report about what happened during the two days since he found out that writer Kara Staltseva had been murdered. Film will be introduced by second unit director Roman Litvinov (The Tussle).

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:35am - 1:05am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

10:00am PDT

Comic-Con Film School 104: Post Production and Distribution
The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget moviemaking will revolve around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of post-production on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visualFX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the internet. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (creative producer of Next Generation Esports), Nick Murphy (writer/director of All Night Skate), Josh Perilo, (creator/writer of Hindenburg), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

11:00am PDT

CCI-IFF Awards Presentation
The films have been shown—now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2019 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s Adam Neese (IFF and programming coordinator) talks to this year’s trio of judges, writer/director Nick Murphy (All Night Skate), produce and star Valerie Perez (the Paula Peril series) and writer Sean Rourke (Ballistica) about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Marriott Grand Ballroom 6

12:00pm PDT