California International Film Festival received strong supports from faculties across multiple campuses of University of California system

Actors and actresses, directors etc. from film industry and academic from China and other country will attend this festival and participate in forum and awarding ceremony

Best experimental film
Best director
Best film
Best main actor and actress
Best young director
Best young actor and actress
Best music
Best documentary
Special contribution
Best short film
Best student award

1. Entries must be original productions.

2. Entries may be narrative, documentary, experimental, and/or animated films. There is no restriction on the subject.

3. Entries cannot be pornographic in nature and must not violate the laws.

4. Applicants are obligated to maintain the legal status of the submitted entries. In the event of a legal dispute (such as copyright infringement), the applicants will assume full responsibility and bear all costs of the dispute, including but not limited to legal fees.

5.Applicants must hold submitted entries’ copyright or have proof that they are authorized to promote, screen, and participate in the DCFF and the CIFF

Overall Rating
  • Olga and Andrii Andreiev

    Many thanks to the festival for choosing our film to participate in the contest. We will be happy many more times to take part in your festival. Thank you!

    November 2017

    By far the BEST film festival experience I have had thus far. The hospitality, the refreshments, the compassion and care that the staff/founders of this event offered was simply SUPERB! Michelle and John are two EXTRAordinary people. What a POWERFUL platform they have created with this festival. My producer and I truly enjoyed ourselves. God bless you and I wish you continued success on this platform.

    October 2017
  • Masaru Yasokawa

    It was a film festival that chose works of very good quality.

    October 2017
  • Kevin Mukherji

    We got a notification that our film was selected but never heard any details of time and date of screenings. Not sure if film was actually shown. The email listed for this festival came back as box full and was not receiving and the phone number was answered by a person who did not have any details or knowledge of the festival.

    October 2017
  • Brandon Lawson

    I really liked this film festival. For my first film festival ever, this was a good film festival. The host such as John Wu were very kind and welcoming. I was able to tell that he had already learned about me when I came in there. They just take their time to getting to know the winners and everyone who attended. It felt like a great event and it was!

    October 2017