AtomaCon Film Festival is open for entries

As a geeky convention, we’re looking for short films under 20 minutes that fall into typical “geek” genres – science fiction, fantasy, horror, and fan films. However, if you’ve got something that doesn’t quite fall into those genres, like a documentary about cosplay or an experimental stop-motion short starring GI Joes, we’ll take a look at that too. We love retro comedies, parodies, gaming films, and and anything that a sci-fi convention would love. We have also this year decided to open up a short screenplay competition. If you have an awesome geeky, horror, sci-fi short screenplay. We want to read it.

Female, POC, LGBT, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to submit. AtomaCon is female-run, and we are dedicated to showcasing voices that are not traditionally lifted on the film circuit. Additionally, we like to see good, thoughtful roles given to minority and female actors, and for their characters to be treated with dignity instead of tokenism and victim-hood. And that goes for ALL entries!

The 3-day festival runs May 5-7, 2023 at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport, North Charleston.

Please contact Janet Iannantuono at for more info.o