CIFF California 2018 Awards:

Best International - Sisak
Best Documentary - Standing Rock: A Vision for Our Future
Best Feature - Two Pictures
Best Short - The Little Undertaker
Best Director - Melody Miller
Best Music Video - Delightful
Best Soundtrack - Pluto
Best Local - A Real Gangster
Best in Show - Sisak
Best VR - Hazel
Best in Theatre Series - The Reading
Best Animation - The Servant
Best Drama - Darkroom
Best New Media - Lionhearted
Special Mention - Miss Sarajevo

Thank you to All who Submitted. Our Crew is the most incredibly talented group around, the hard work has paid off :) Indie's Forever!

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Chico Independent Film Festival is a Partner and fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports people and projects that use media and the arts to build community and participation. Federal tax ID: 94-3355076.

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR 2018

WEB UPDATING NOW WITH PROGRAM & SCHEDULE

3 FILMS FROM "THE HILDEBRANDT COLLECTION"

“MISS SARAJEVO” DIRECTED BY BILL CARTER!
"CHICO NATIVE AWARD" – 33:00
8-9:30PM ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH!

STANDING ROCK: A VISION FOR OUR FUTURE BY RYAN SCHMIDT
– "CSU CHICO ALUMNI SHOWCASE" –
"INDEPENDENT NATURE SERIES" – 3 FILMS!
“FULL CIRCLE” WORLD PREMIERE, Chico Aerials Film!
With Lakota Leader, Michael Goodshield from Rosebud Camp!
Dance and Costume Performance Ritual ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH at 5:00pm!

AT WWW.CHICORENDEZVOUS.COM –
4-9PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH!

Lilly Goes Fishing by Xstine Cook in Best Animation Film -7:52

GRAY by Preet Singh in Best International Film -29:55

Pity Party by Karen Glenn in Best Music Video/Film -1:40

Madicine Woman by Mark Vaughan in Best New Media Film -11:44

Due Day by Midia Kiasat in Best International Film -7:30

Tin Can by Pat Battistini in Best Short Film -20:00

A Real Gangster by Kyle Miller in Best Short Film -5:47

Sow by Daniel B Salas in Best Feature Film -01:23:36

The Tempest by Rome Mubarak in Best Short Film, Best Soundtrack on Film -8:44

Two Pictures by Eric Stone in Best Feature Film -01:43:57

Sonaria by Google Spotlight Stories in Best Animation Film -4:00

Determination by Salome Tkebuchava in Best Animation Film -1:22

Praying from Afar by Melody Liu in Best Virtual Reality -3:59

Wallbangers by Adele Franck in Best Soundtrack on Film -9:38

Lionhearted by Ricarda Saleh in Best Virtual Reality -12:10

Mumpsimus and Halcyon Discord by Rolf Klein in Best Short Film -3:00

Night of the Dummy by Tigre Ferguson in Best Short Film -2:14

A Bright Idea by Peter Treagan in Best Local Film -26:37

Caregiver Wanted by G. Robert Daily in Best Short Film -13:07

Darkroom by Phillip E. Walker in Best Short Film -8:44

I Found A Hope by Davy Andrek in Best Music Video/Film, Best Animation Film -4:29

Pluto by Tiger Ji in Best Feature Film, Best Soundtrack on Film -40:00

Naqlah (transformation) by yousef albagshi in Best Animation Film -7:27

Pale Mirrors by salem Salavati in Best International Film -15:00

Alien & Alien by Mariusz Moscicki in Best Animation Film -1:00

Creme Noir – Part II by Marcin Kulwas in Best Short Film -16:06

Sisak by Faraz Arif Ansari in Best International Film -15:00

Little Jerusalem by Vaiva Martisauskaite in Best Short Film -6:56

Blows With The Wind by Hazhir As’adi in Best Animation Film -6:30

Acha Acha Cucaracha: Cucaño strikes again by Mario Piazza in Best Documentary Film -01:15:00

California’s Forgotten Children by Melody C. Miller in Best Documentary Film -01:32:37

Faith’s Gambit by Steven Zlotowski in Best Local Film 23:56

Hazel (360/VR) by Bob de Jong in Best Virtual Reality -6:16

De-Generate by Miranda Johnson in Best Animation Film -3:03

Out From Smoke & Ash by Lisandro Boccacci in Best Director -21:56

Delightful by Katie Garibaldi in Best Music Video/Film -4:44

The Servant by Farnoosh Abedi in Best Animation Film -9:00

Lilly and the Baby by Xstine Cook in Best Animation Film -6:31

Subluna by Cambrils Emmeline in Best Short Film -11:40

Oh, Dear by SVA Computer Art in Best Short Film -4:15

Runaway Plane by SVA Computer Art in Best Animation Film -3:05

Don’t Talk to Strangers by SVA Computer Art in Best Animation Film -4:24

Hirvio by SVA Computer Art in Best Animation Film -3:26

Finding Haka by Loren Simon in Best Virtual Reality -21:01

Blame by Bita Alahyan in Best Local Film -9:56

For the Children short by Redwulf Films in Best Drama Film -17:09

Seine’s Breath by Bethanie Montano in Best Animation Film -3:19

Rae Lakes Film Documentary by Chris Smead in Best Documentary Film -20:39

For Better, For Worse by Tal Greenberg in Best Short -19:00

Todd and his dog by Alan Chiou in Best Animation -3:10

Dear Bear by Alan Chiou in Best Animation Film -4:17

The Littlest Undertaker by Kevin Molohan in Best Short Film -24:54

Mickeymousing by Marc-Anthony Cadieux in Best Animation Film -4:00

The Reading by Martin Goldman in Best Feature Film -01:45:27

Zero-Zero by Randall Whittinghill in Best Short Film -14:53

The March for Freedom ‘1963’ by Davon Johnson in Best Documentary Film -11:58

F**k It, It's Over by hardeep giani in Best Documentary Film -60:00

Free Fall by Alexey Slinkin in Best Short -28:36

Flying by Jacob Hood in Best Animation Film -3:45

Tango Dreams by Jessica Gomez in Best Drama Film -10:00

Golden Age by Jermey Pair in Best Short Film -15:34

Stroke by Jiani Zhao in Best Animation Film -4:59

Ghar Jaana Hai : The Stories Untold by Konark Sarangi in Best Music Video/Film -5:57

Africana by Amin Elhag in Best Short Film -7:34

Making it with Moraes – Wedding Cake by Marcelo Silva in Best in Show -28:00

Beautiful Resistance by Walid Al-Mekdadi in Best Documentary Film -37:00

Sid and Marge Have a Problem by Michael Baker in Best Short Film -9:15

Occupants by Russell Emanuel in Best Feature Film -01:20:35

Happy Hour by Paul Duff in Best Short Film -23:53

The Observer Effect by Garret Walsh in Best Short Film -18:57

Seven Minute Scrapbook: The 2016 Don Matthews CZ World Championships at E Street by UncleTadBaker in Best Short Film -6:56

Numbness by Milad Jarmooz in Best Short Film -12:30

The Magic Bomb by Randy Gordon-Gatica in Best Feature Film -01:24:39

The Chase by Lawrence Ribeiro in Best Short Film -1:58

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Festival Update: The Chico Independent Film Festival CIFF California 2018!

"Theatre in Film" Series

Films, Music and Awards!

Chico Independent Film Festival 2018:

www.chicoindie.com

It is still at ChicoRendezvous.com each season and they are our wonderful, supportive home! Please let anyone who is interested in Submissions or Tickets be aware of this change, greatly appreciated.

Independent Arts and Media are our Partners now and Fiscal Sponsor.

Lucky 7 Season will be awesome, over 400 films submitted so far...

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All Winners Awarded prizes, certificates and trophies for 2018.
Schedule & Program for All Events will Post on 9/7/18 on Chicoindie.com!

2018 Independent Film Award Winners in September!

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Chico Independent Film Festival is a Partner and fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports people and projects that use media and the arts to build community and participation. Federal tax ID: 94-3355076.

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Season 7

Submissions for 2018 have Begun!

Click here to submit your Winning Indie Film! Chicoindie.com

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The Chico Independent Film Festival

CIFF California 2018!

“Theatre in Film” Series

Films, Music and Awards!

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CIFFCaliforniaSubmit via CIFFCalifornia.org and here.

Rules online on April 1st, 2017.

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Thank you for your submission, in order to complete Submission Process, we require your ID sent to verify enrollment for Consideration. If you send your film without ID, we will not review submission.

We will then send you the Student Code! contact@chicoindie.com

See you this Season! CIFF California!

Overall Rating
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  • Steven Zlotowski

    This festival really puts the 'I' in Independent. Kelly was amazing with her timely communications. Fun venue and great vibe.

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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Steven! Faith's Gambit is a great film!

  • Martin Goldman

    The Chico Film Festival is what a real festival is all about. Kelly Desmore has produced a film environment along with her dedicated volunteers that is absolutely electric. She is a joy to work with!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Congrats! You are brilliant:) Gracias.

  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival, thank you for having us!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    You are very welcome! Great film as well!

  • Bita Alahyan

    I wasn't there butI Love their networking. very organized.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks very much for your kind words. We love your film!

  • Xstine Cook

    Love these guys! Chico rocks!

    March 2017
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU!