Blissfest333 and Glory of God Church presents the Colorado Christian Short Film Festival.
Formally known as the Youth International Film Festival.

CCSFF is focused on spotlighting the best Inspirational and Faith-based short films from around the world.

Submissions are open to all Christian and Inspirational Filmmakers with a short film or documentary that is 30 minutes or less.

All selected films will get a live public screening at Glory of God Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge Colorado with an official selection laurel. Winners get official winner laurel, and official winner certificate.

All Films must be Faith-based and 30 minutes or less.

1) Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener.

2) All entry fees paid are non refundable.

3) There are no restrictions on distribution status. There are no requirements or restrictions for premiere status to submit to the festival. We welcome all films and genres that are faith-based. The festival's management has the final say in what is considered inappropriate material.

4) All submission screeners must go through a screening process to qualify for selection. After completing the screening process notification of acceptance will be sent out by email, post or notified by phone.

5) As films are selected they are notified of selection and sent to programming for inclusion into the festival film schedule. Filmmakers are notified in the order of selection and not submission dates. Please be patient as your film goes through our screening process. We are unable to reply to emails asking if your film has been selected or where it is in the screening process.

6) The official exhibition formats for the festival is a digital file such as MOV or MP4. Any filmmakers wishing to have their film projected in another format other than stated must provide their own equipment at their expense during their screening, and accept all liability for such use and rental. Filmmaker provided equipment will be removed at the end of their screening and returned to the filmmaker.

7) After a film has been selected and the filmmaker is notified, the film will be listed on the festival web site under official selections. Once you are notified please send us by email or through FilmFreeway a promotional photo in JPEG format only and a short word film synopsis for inclusion on the festivals web site, additionally, we will require several synopsis of varying lengths. You may also send a web page link to your films web site which will be linked from ours.

8) Remember the promotional picture and synopsis you send us or that is on FilmFreeway will also be used in the festivals official program. If you do not supply a short word synopsis your program listing will only show your title and promotional picture.

9) All entered films has a non exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles or trailers or film posters for festival and film promotional use only including online, print or broadcast media to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.

10) Official selection films must provide their final exhibition copy to the festival programming department 15 days prior to the festival unless using your own screener.

11) CCSFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

12) The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

13) The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Colorado Christian Short Film Festival, Blissfest333, Glory of God Lutheran Church from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

14) Films may be used in future CCSFF Festivals, and kept in our film library.

Overall Rating
  • Still AFP

    What an amazing film festival! We are grateful that our film "Still" got to be a part of the program. Michael Bliss communicated with us effectively and helped us know everything we needed to know. CCSFF is deeply committed to screening uplifting and meaningful content. Highly recommend submitting here.

    December 2023
  • One of the best Festivals today across the board! Thank you guys for your support, professionalism and the awards. They mean a world to us.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    December 2023
  • A great festival, filled with thought-provoking, heartfelt, inspirational pieces. More than once there was not a dry eye in the house. The audience was engaged and asked salient questions. Congratulations to Mike and his team!

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Robert! That really means a lot to us! Thank you for sharing your heartfelt film with us.

  • The Colorado Christian Short Film Festival is an amazing gathering of faith-based individuals that showcases the best talent in the genre. The host, the festival, and the community around this event are all top notch! Do yourself a favor, submit your films and support this festival. My highest recommendation.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for choosing CCSFF to have the world premiere of your Christ centered film with us. Keep up the great work. We were so honored to share this beautiful message with others.

  • Thank you for an amazing opportunity for everyone from " At Maria's " cast and crew.

    Thank you for keeping us up to date and the fantastic clear communication.. We look forward to receiving the awesome trophy to share with everyone

    December 2019