​Champion Film Salon is an international film festival designed to bring together an inclusive group of filmmakers with disabilities as well as films about those with disabilities. During our annual festival we celebrate all of our filmmakers accomplishments while raising awareness for our champions and their organizations.

It's your story; tell us about the champion in you!

We have several award categories. Winners will receive a custom medallion.

By submitting your film to the Champion Film Salon (CFSIFF) in no way implies that you have been accepted into CFSIFF.

To be eligible to screen, your film does not have to be a Premiere. Your film must be an original work.

CFSIFF accepts films from any country, however, your film must be in English, or subtitled in English.

If entering more than one film, the filmmaker must submit separately.

CFSIFF does not return submitted materials. So please, do not send your master copies.

We accept all submissions that fit directly or indirectly with our Mission Statement. Your film must be submitted by a filmmaker with a disabitlity or content about people with disabilities. Any entry not fitting this rule will be immediately disqualified.

You hereby grant CFSIFF the right to utilize any excerpt from your submitted film for promotional purposes. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements. By submitting your film to this festival, you agree that, if your film is selected by CFSIFF, you grant a NON-exclusive license to use, display, exploit and exhibit your name, trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, still images, moving images, audio sounds, your submitted film, material, information, and/or any other things received by CFSIFF, whether by physical or electronic delivery (including material and/or material(s) here, and above and below herein), publicly, at CFSIFFs sole discretion to promote, market and advertise the festival. You also authorize CFSIFF to place your images and synopsis on our website.

The individual and/or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the CFSIFF and King Sandoval LLC 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 items entered. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Except for payments due collected by CFSIFF as stated herein or on CFSIFF website(s), CFSIFF liability for any damages caused to you as a result of performance or non-performance or damage under, or not under, this agreement shall be limited in all circumstances to an amount no greater than one U.S. dollar ($1.00).

All entrants and those associated with an entry, release and waive any claims with regard to CFSIFF and agree to hold harmless CFSIFF and/or all related entities from and against any and all claims of any kind that are or could be asserted with respect to any festival related matter whatsoever, in perpetuity. All information by CFSIFF, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice.

Overall Rating
  • Greg Moran

    Very honoured to have our film Culicidae screened at this festival.

    October 2023
  • John Parr

    A wonderful human festival we are honoured to be a part of

    October 2023
  • This is a wonderful festival. A great experience hosted by a warm and stimulating community. Thank you for having me Champion Film Salon International FF

    October 2022
  • Alan Lefebvre

    Cary and Nicole Sandoval have put together a much needed film festival that celebrates and brings about awareness of people with special abilities. So many of the films had wonderful stories of perseverance, courage and inclusion. I was honored to have had my film chosen and awarded as a Finalist. This festival will only get better with time. Being the first year, and with Covid-19 restrictions, they held it at a hotel where the projection quality was a bit lacking, but still a fine venue to host the event. The selections were from around the world, so it was truly international. Hopefully, word will get out there to attract more people and films to attend in the future.

    October 2021
  • dhiney ramos

    Great festival, I was happy to be part of this nice festival!

    October 2021