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PopCon International Film Festival

July 8, 2021 - July 11, 2021

Last updated: April 10, 2021

PopCon prides itself as being Indy’s “only” locally owned and operated large pop culture fan event. PopCon Indy will be programming a full-lineup film festival. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their feature and short films in multiple genres.

The film festival will be honoring films of several pop culture genres, including but NOT limited to: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime/Animation, Horror, Action/Adventure, Fan Film, Thriller, Documentary, Internet Culture & Gaming/Sports.

PopCon takes place July 8-11, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center and will welcome dozens of special guests, including several big-name celebrities, YouTube sensations, gamers and creators from all aspects of pop culture. The international film festival will begin July 8th and run through the duration of PopCon, endging July 11th.

PopCon continues to bring some of the largest names in pop culture to Indianapolis each year, but the event’s true mission is to give creators – of all kinds – a platform to find new audiences. Instead of focusing on one specific fandom, PopCon flips the script on the typical con experience by focusing on all genres of pop culture fandom. The film festival is an obvious expansion of that mission.

The film festival will be in addition to all the other programming at PopCon over the event’s weekend. The 5th Annual PopCon Podcast Awards, the 8th Annual Ultimate Cosplay Championships, and hundreds of fan panels and workshops will be alongside video gaming, laser tag, escape rooms, state-of-the-art virtual reality offerings, and 24-hour board gaming. PopCon will also continue to have the best selection of vendors for fans to enjoy.


July 8, 2021
July 11, 2021


Indianapolis, IN
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