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.

We are excited to announce that due to sponsorship from the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, we are now offering prizes in the following categories:

Best of Festival:
CMIFF Audience Award for Favorite Independent Feature Film = $200
CMIFF Jury Award for Favorite Michigan Made Feature: $150
CMIFF Jury Award for Favorite Michigan Made Short: $100
CMIFF Jury Award for Favorite First Film/Student Film = $100
CMIFF Audience Award for Best Documentary = $100
CMIFF Audience Award for Best Short Film = $100

Additional Audience awards will be awarded based on popular vote (including best Foreign Feature and Short Films), but will not have prize money attached to them.

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
  • Akiko Misaizu

    Dear Central Michigan International Film Festival Team!
    We would like to thank you for rating our project so highly.
    All of our teams are pleased!
    I have no doubt this great, caring festival will become more popular each year!
    Thank you!

    February 2020
  • Kelly Askew

    Thank you to Patty and all her team at CMIFF, which was a beautifully organized event with fantastic venues and a great vibe. We were thrilled to participate and look forward to future festivals!

    February 2020
  • ilir pristine

    I was really excited to be accepted into the festival. Well run, and the communication was great. Beautiful campus and great screening facilites. Thank you Central Michigan!!!

    February 2020
  • Thank you to Central M. Film Fest!
    Wonderful festival and line up.

    February 2020
  • Michael Stasko

    Thanks for including our film in such a great line up! Excellent hospitality!

    February 2020