The California Indie Film Festival will take place in Westlake Village, CA on September 12, 2018 (4 p.m.).
The CAINFF 2018 is a new international film festival with a focus on independent films. We accept narratives, documentaries, shorts, screenplays. Our commitment is to quality over quantity when selecting films to showcase.
To support and showcase the works of emerging and established film-makers
To further develop a learning environment for youth interested in film-making who have innovative ideas for the future of film-making
To develop a strong network of filmmakers and create opportunities for collaborations.
The California Indie Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking, helps support a community of artists and showcases California as an entertainment and travel destination. CAINFF supports and nurtures emerging independent filmmakers and their stories from around the world not currently found in mainstream American cinema.
All genres accepted
Students are welcome.
All submitted material must be the original work of the author(s).
We accept material from anywhere in the world.
All submitted material must be in English. If Video submission is NOT in English, we require subtitles or dubbing.
Please submit one copy only. Do not send originals. Material will not be returned under any circumstances.
No substitutions or updated/re-edited versions of the project will be accepted without officially “re-submitting’ the project.
Entry Fees are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for any reason.
Contest applicants must accept without reservations the decisions rendered by the competition.