AfroComicCon International
Film Festival 2022!

The AFCC International Film Festival is a showcase of innovative filmmaking from talented filmmakers, content creators, and screenwriters. AFCCIFF is a division of AfroComicCon and our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that features contemporary and interactive works of visual art showcasing films that reflect a number of genres including horror, science-fiction, comic book, animation, superhero, and fantasy.

AfroComicCon’s 2022 International Film Festival features a jury composed of media and filmmakers, scholars, curators, and archivists who determine all awards, with the exception of the audience award winner, which will be determined by the audience on the day of the actual film festival.

These topic-related films and their filmmakers are focused on bringing about diversity and inclusion, with a special focus on women and POC. Films submitted to the festival had to be between 3 to 20 minute short(s) and animations that reflect and honor Afrofuturistic representation. Please note only films that fell into the broad category of Afrofuturism and in the genre categories of science-fiction, speculative Black fiction, Horror, fantasy, Anime, superheroes, and comic books were considered for inclusion in the festival.

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

2022 Award winners

Best Action Adventure Award

Half Day
Directed by Morgan Matthews

Best Animation Award

Orange City
Directed by Somto Ajuluchukwu

Future Award

Dark Star Universe
Directed by Korise Jubert

Audience choice award

Child of the sun
Directed by Lauren Roscoe

Youth Focus Award

Ethan Art Venture
Directed by Nuria Dixon

Best Sci-Fi Award

Adullam
Directed by Regina Hoyles

2022 Finalists

Whippersnapper directed by Ryan Cole
Indigo Clan Episode directed by Rye Allen
Humanity directed by Kanithea Powell

2022 Selected Films

The Great Baylien Invasion (Black to the Music Series) By Addae Hill
GIVE ME AN A By Natasha Halevi
White Jesus Black Problems By Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz)
Zombie Cheerleaders By Felicia Rivers
Strings By Rodrigo Moreno-Fernandez
Is That You Dyshawn By Dyshawn Carson
The Black League of Superheroes By Marcus Hamm
Paper Line - Extended Cut By Ryan Watson
Breathe By Jonathan Rowan

FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Rob Young

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

Michael James

FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER

Hally Bellah-Guther

FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER

Theo Hollingsworth

Film Festival Judges

Michaela P. Shelton
Edward Neville Ewell
Theo Hollingsworth
Anna Cadena

Congratulations to our Winners of the 2021 AfroComicCon Film Festival!

AWARDS & PRIZES

Awards and prizes will be announced on the day of the festival, October 24, 2021

FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Juan Davis

FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER

Theo Hollingsworth

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

Michael James

FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER

Hally Bellah-Guther

Film Festival Judges

Patricia J. Pawlak
Tea Jones
Theo Hollingsworth
Juan Davis

The Winners from 2021 were:

Best Student Film, Audience Award Winner
Man Down
Jonathan Rowan

Best Film
The Strong Box
Hassan El-Amin

Best Documentary Comic Book Theme
A Door Away
Alex H. Rafi

Best Animation
Shi-Fu
Jack Lien