We are officially into our second season on FilmFreeway here at CIIFA. You all have shown us tremendous support and we now know that we cannot do what we do without you! Teamwork truly does make the dream work!

We are an awards based film festival offering multiple different categories and genres. Our team is comprised of film makers and other professionals throughout the film, makeup, and special effects industry and we hope you enjoy our festival. Please stay in touch via social media where we will be updating frequently with all sorts of projects and events we are involved in :)

Awards will be done by winning title as well as the festival name and season. Custom awards can be made if desired after winners have been announced, please feel free to reach out with any questions!

1) All entries must be sent via FilmFreeway only.
2) Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
3) Multiple entries and categories are allowed for each project/filmmaker.
4) Every submission has to pick one main film category such as film, documentary, screenplay, etc.
5) Work in progress projects are happily accepted.
6) Entries will not be returned.
7) Entry fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • So pleased to be included in your festival this year. As Executive Producer and Actor in the short film 'EVERYTHING I COULD' I thank you for including as Finalist!

    November 2022
  • I want to express my thanks to the CIIFA for accepting my screenplay into your festival! Very honored! Thank you!

    May 2022
  • Sybil Jatta

    Thank you team, Channel Islands international Film Awards, for selecting our documentart feature film "AKWAABA The Awakening" to your film festival during this season of life! We are just humbled by God's hands upon our project. All the best to your team, and your sacrifice to allow our dreams to flourish as upcoming major filmmakers.

    Peace, blessings, prosperity and continued good health.

    Sybil D. Jatta

    April 2022
  • Great festival. I'm from the Cannel Islands area - Ventura - and would have loved to visit, but I live pretty far away now.

    April 2022
  • I have no doubt that CIIFA will be around for a long time, continuing to provide great services to the filmmakers out there.
    Best regards! GS, Face Painters

    August 2021