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.

While Best of Festival films will be named in several categories, there are no cash prizes.
Audiences will vote to recognize films in the following categories: Best of Festival, Best Michigan-Made Film, Best Student Short Film, Best Short Film, Best Independent Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Foreign Film, and Best First Film.

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
  • Yolanda Kennedy

    We can not thank the CMIFF enough! Dr. Patti and the entire staff were accommodating and helpful throughout the entire process. We had a wonderful time and experience at CMIFF, such a great occasion in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan!

    February 2019
  • My short film, FOREIGN was invited to be a part of this festival. Unfortunately I couldn't attend the festival, but my experience with the organizers was great! The communication, follow-up and clarity from them was amazing!

    February 2019
  • I wasn't able to attend my screening in the shorts program but I heard its as well attended and all communication was great. Thank You

    February 2018
  • Mort Laitner

    I was sorry that I could not attend but my contacts with CMIFF were pleasant. I would recommend submitting your film to this festival. They are highly professional.

    March 2017
  • Anthony Bradley

    Great communication with the filmmakers and a great opportunity for showcasing our work.

    March 2017