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, international, and locally-produced films are the focus of the festival. Both shorts and feature length films are exhibited. CMIFF loves to highlight underrepresented filmmakers and first-time filmmakers.

CMIFF recognizes filmmakers with Jury Awards and Audience Awards. At this time, there is no money attached to those awards...just recognition.

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
  • Oswmer Louis

    We really enjoyed being a part of this festival and are so glad we were able to fly out & attend in person. The staff was welcoming and we really enjoyed the Q&A sessions as well as getting to network with the other filmmakers. We will be back CMIFF!

    April 2023
  • Feras Jafar

    The festival was awesome and well-organized. Everything was clear, and we were able to enjoy watching and discussing our films with others.

    March 2023
  • Great festival! Thank you very much for accepting my short "Jennifer Rots" for screening. The festival was run professionally and communication was fantastic. Absolutely will submit again.

    February 2023
  • Mark Strauss

    What a wonderful experience! Communication was excellent from the very start which made planning our visit to the festival so much easier.

    Patty and the rest of the CMIFF team ran such a smooth festival which was quite impressive for a five-day, multi-location event. The filmmaker party on Saturday night was packed and we met some wonderful people there, including many from the Mt. Pleasant community supporting the filmmakers.

    We also want to thank the jury again for awarding Best Michigan-Made Short Film to The Funeral Photographer.

    Great job, CMIFF Team!

    February 2023
  • Christopher Thompson

    This was a wonderful film festival! Loved the crowd and response

    February 2023