2009 was another year filled with excellent films and engaging panels, including:
- The Short Film festival included 84 of the best films of the fantastic. For 2009 there were ghosts in need of marriage counseling, kung-fu babies, a winged man, red-neck zombie hunters, a sociopathic dentist, an angst-ridden superhero, an action hero that just keeps getting it wrong. Death took on babysitting duties, the undead joined a Canadian curling league, and a pair of nude strangers traveled in an enchanted bathtub. There were performances by Patrick Warburton, Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Lance Henriksen, Jim Belushi, Joey Fatone, Doug Bradley, and Ted Raimi.
- 4 feature screenings: the quirky vampire story The Death of Alice Blue, the animated post-apocalyptic Hellscape From Inside, the zombie comedy George’s Intervention, and the partly animated documentary Mythic Journeys.
- 19 panels, including a complete seminar on the fundamentals of digital filmmaking.
Selected Short Films for 2009
Feature Films for 2009
The Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Monday, September 7st. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in 14 categories (Animated Comedy, Animated Fantasy, Animated Science Fiction, Animated Short-Short, Action, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Magic Realism, Science Fiction, Thrillers.
Best Animated Short was chosen from the 1st place winners in the four animated categories. Best Short Film was chosen from the 1st place winners in the ten live-action categories. An Honorable Mention was given to films that, due to particularly intense competition, did not place first in their category. This was a juried competition.