CKF International Film Festival (CKFIFF) is a monthly film festival designed for the indie filmmakers who would like to present their creative work with an understanding that it is submitted to a jury comprising of producers, filmmakers, independent script writers besides include alumni of Met Films Institute, London. As CKFIFF is organised to promote and collaborate with new filmmakers from various genres, we’ve kept the entry fee reasonable.

CKFIFF is currently headquartered in United Kingdom although our International judging panel and support partners are scattered across the globe. The festival runs every month. All monthly selections and winners will be notified at the end of the respective month. Once a year, we will organise the Annual CKFIFF Festival Event where we will screen the best of the final selected (refer Rule no.3) submissions from every month (except the Feature Film Category; their trailers, special excerpts'll be screened throughout during the Event) in a theatrical projector based presentation.

You are welcome to submit your current project(s) in multiple categories classified as "Films" based on duration (qualifies to compete for film and crew awards), "Actors" (qualifies to compete for cast/performer awards) and "Screenplay/Script" (qualifies to compete for screenplay/script awards). Happy Submissions!

NOTE:
Dear Official Selectees/Winners
We send all official laurels and certificates within 48 hours of notification date to the email ids available via filmfreeway. Please check your email junk/spam/trash folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

In case you haven’t received it still, it may be due to server errors. Please drop a quick email to: admin@ckfiff.co.uk and provide an alternate email id to arrange a resend.
Thank you!

SUBMISSION CATEGORY

Micro Short : up to 5 minutes only (including titles)
Micro Short : up to 10 minutes only (including titles)
Mini Short : up to 15 Minutes only (including titles)
Mini Short : up to 20 Minutes only (including titles)
Student Mid Short : up to 30 minutes only (including titles)
Mid Short : up to 30 minutes only (including titles)
Feature : Beyond 30 minutes only (including titles)
Short Screenplay : up to 50 pages only
Screenplay : up to 150 pages only
Web Series/ Mockumentary Episode : up to 30 minutes only
(including titles)
Actor (Female)
Actor (Male)
Actor (Female Foreign)
Actor (Male Foreign)

AWARD

All selected entries receive Official Selection Laurel. Winners will receive Official Certificate, Laurel. The annual winners will be presented with:

An Official Laurel
An Official Certificate/ Trophy
A Special gift voucher/ cash price (based on film submit category & sponsors)
Special mention/ trailer previews on our film production/ promotional websites/ associated social platforms.

Category Winners

BEST FILM OF THE MONTH
2ND BEST FILM OF THE MONTH
BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH
2ND BEST SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH
BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH
2ND BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH
BEST FEATURE OF THE MONTH

Cast & Crew Awards

BEST ACTOR (Female)
BEST ACTOR (Male)
BEST ACTOR (Female Foreign)
BEST ACTOR (Male Foreign)
BEST PRODUCER / PRODUCTION
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER / DOP
BEST EDITOR
BEST SCREENWRITER / SCREENPLAY

1. CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 is a monthly based film competition with annual screening open to all Organizations /Agencies /Independent /Producers /Directors.
2. Submission will be accepted through submission partners.
3. Our jury screens the monthly selections PRIVATELY (meaning: it's not a public screening!) and from there we select the winners. Only the winning films will get a chance to participate to a second selection at the end of the year. If they pass the second selection, we'll screen them at our Annual Event. Where one film from each category will be awarded.
4. All submissions are final. No refunds are provided.
5. All genre films/trailers/creative projects will be accepted.
6. Winner films will require HD format of the film on festival demand for screening in annual event through Vimeo download or Dropbox.
7. All films which are selected / nominated for the competition or Festival, will be informed only by emails & listed on festival website.
8. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non selected films. The decision of festival selection committee will be final.
9. All non-English foreign language films / regional language films must have English sub-titles.
10. Festival organizers will not be responsible if film is not screened due to film format problem.
11. Festival director reserves the rights to disqualify any film on certain grounds.
12. Each entry will be accompanied by non-refundable fees.
13. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotions on our social/ internet platforms, awareness & non commercial purposes.

14. The excerpts/ trailers from films send for CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 can be shown on the Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet/ our Websites etc. for Promotions / Publicity. On submission to the festival, the organizing company reserves the right to show/ telecast the monthly selected winner films posters/ trailers/ full film and related material on its associated social platforms/ internet/ educational platforms for explicit promotion of the event and after for a minimum period of 5 years from the date of submission to the event.
15. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
16. Entrants agree that CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 organizers will not be held liable for any copyright violations by you or your films.
17. CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 reserves the right to not screen any film for any reason it deems valid.
18. CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 will communicate all details through email communications only, so please give authorized email ids and respond to emails asap. No phone call inquiries.
19. Entrance fee is non-refundable. Entries will not be processed without entry fee payment. No refund for non selected films and incomplete entries.
20. CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 organizers reserve rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants .
21. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
22. Festival Director reserve the right to take all decision about festival
23. The code of conduct will have to be strictly followed by the entrants; misbehavior will lead to disqualification & legal actions.
24. CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and organizers reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
25. The decision of the management is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
26. Films once entered in fest will not be allowed to be withdrawn. Participation in the CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 implies acceptance of all these rules.
27. The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all, no inquiries or arguments will be entertained.
28. Agree the above terms & conditions of CKF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 organizing committee and promise to abide by it.
29. The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the CKF International Film Festival The applicant confirms that he / she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer / right holder to enter this film in the CKF International Film Festival and make available the print for screening. Under NO circumstance, the authorities of CKF International Film Festival and Competition will entertain or be answerable to anyone else apart from the applicant.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Ruochen Zhao

    My first ever award!

    I am a year 3 Chinese student studying in a UK university. I am so honoured to know that my first short film is selected by CKF International Film Festival, and won the 2nd Best Student Short Film of the Month. I am so proud of my lovely crew and myself! Thank you very much for your recognition, CKF. This is very inspirational, I will definitely keep pushing myself for improvement.

    I've already recommended this festival to every coursemates around me who have same interests and commitment in filmmaking.

    Appreciated!

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ruochen for your kind feedback and for sharing your creative project "The Bunny". We look forward to collaborate with new and passionate filmmakers like you. Wish you best of luck. Cheers!

  • JEAN MAYE

    A very personal film festival in terms of communication and updates via email. Also, the Awards certificates are beautifully crafted.

    I cannot yet comment on attendance at the festival but I will do so once I have been but I do highly recommend this festival to filmmakers.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jean for your kind comments and Congratulations for "Tides" being selected as a monthly winner. Wish you best of luck for the final selections to our annual event. We look forward to welcome you and your team. Cheers!

  • Robert Cox

    Very pleased with this Film Festival. Communication, which can be a problem, was excellent. Definitely a winner in my book.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Robert for your kind comments and Congratulations on your script "The Door" being selected as a monthly winner. We look forward to collaborate with inspiring writers like you. Wish you best of luck. Cheers!

  • Xavier Baeyens

    Thank you so much for including my film in your selection.

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Xavier for you positive feedback. Wish you best of luck. Cheers!

  • Rute Amieiro

    I am so honored to be in the official selection. I wanna thank everyone at the CKF International Film Festival for selecting my script. I loved the experience. Thank you

    June 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Rute Amieiro for sharing your script "Ghosts dont sleep" with us. We look forward to receive more creative work and collaborate with independent content creators like you. Wish you best of luck. Cheers!