The Central Michigan International Film Festival is designed to broaden the range of films available for public screenings in mid-Michigan and on the Central Michigan University campus. Independent, foreign, and documentary films are the focus of the festival. Local filmmakers are also highlighted. Both shorts and feature length films are exhibited.

All rights must be held by the person making the submission and/or documentation must be provided that permission has been given by copyright holder for the film to be shown at the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Donovan McCarty

    We had a great time at the festival! Patty and the staff were wonderful :)

    February 2022
  • Matt Everitt

    One of the better festival experiences I've had as a filmmaker. The team was awesome and genuinely enthusiastic about all the films shown. 10/10 would submit again.

    February 2022
  • A VERY well run event! You will not be disappointed!

    February 2022
  • Danny Kail

    I’m super happy to be apart of the festival! I couldn’t make it since I’m currently finishing my college degree.

    February 2022
  • This is an underrated local treasure. The in-person experience was welcoming and interactive, and the enthusiasm among the coordinators was refreshing. The animated shorts featured local and international artists, and - AND - included some fantastic examples from CMU's animation program. Pile on this festival, viewers, pile on!

    February 2022