We are excited to invite you to take part in our 5th season! We are looking for thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.

Short film, music video, trailer, and screenplay rounds run monthly from January - October.
Feature film rounds are bi-annual. Deadlines are in May and October.
Winners of these rounds make up the nominations for our Annual Festival in November 2021.

- digital certificate
- laurel
- listing on our website

- digital certificate
- laurel
- listing on our website

Monthly / Bi-Annual Finalists will progress into our Wildcard Competition. 10 Finalists will be selected as our Annual Wildcard Nominations and become eligible for Annual Awards.

- digital certificate
- laurel
- listing on our website
- 3 Month subscription to iPitch.tv
- 6-month ISAConnect membership (Short and Feature Screenplay winners)

Monthly / Bi-Annual Winners progress to our annual competition where they will be eligible for Annual Awards.


- All annual category winners will receive a 12-month subscription to iPITCH.tv.

- Annual Short Screenplay, Feature Screenplay, and Wildcard Screenplay Winners will receive a 12-month ISAConnect membership.

- 3 annual winners will receive Final Draft screenwriting software.

- 3 annual winners will receive an InkTip.
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Winners of the Changing Face International Film Festival will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies that are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 393 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.


Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Short
Best Horror Short
Best SciFi Short
Best Student Short
Best Web Series
Best Fiction Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Trailer
Best Music Video

Winning films are automatically eligible for Annual Awards. These laurels will be issued at the end of 2021 as part of our annual festival.

You do not need to enter these categories separately. Monthly Winners and Wildcards will automatically be considered for these awards.

Best Actor in a Comedy
Best Actor in a Drama
Best Actor in an Experimental Film
Best Actor in a Horror
Best Actor in a SciFi
Best Actor in a Student Short
Best Actor in a Web Series
Best Actor in a Feature
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design
Emerging Filmmaker

Thank you for your participation in Changing Face International Film Festival.

- Submissions are open to anyone.
- Films must have been made after January 2019.
- No premiere status is required.
- The payment of an entrance fee is required.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- By submitting your film to Changing Face IFF you confirm to own the rights of the film.
- The Changing Face IFF will not be held responsible for any copyright issues or infringements.
- All films submitted must be in English or subtitled in English.
- By submitting your film you acknowledge that Changing Face IFF reserves the right to promote your film and other social media links on our website and social media.
- There are no monthly screenings.
- The internal jury of Changing Face IFF will select the finalists and winning films and special awards.
- The films are judged on the quality of the project.
- Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.
- Monthly Winners will be automatically eligible for annual awards.
- Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Winners will receive Festival Laurels and Digital Certificates.
- By Submitting to CFIFF you agree to be put on our mailing list.
- The Changing Face IFF director has the right to make decisions about matters not provided by these rules.
- Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the Changing Face IFF.

By submitting you declare that you have understood, and agreed to the rules and terms of the Changing Face International Film Festival.

Waiver Codes
We have a set amount of waiver codes we give out each month. If you have emailed us and are awaiting a response please know we will respond, we are just staggering the codes each month.

Overall Rating
  • Patrick Matijevic

    Very well organised. The communication was easy.

    January 2021
  • Thank you for choosing my script Acceptance as your July Winner, and for nominating it as one of the best yearly screenplays. Great communication and problem solving organisers. I highly recommend it!

    December 2020
  • Oswaldo Salas

    The short film Holestepper from Sergio Fernández Muñoz where I have the leading role was one of the Monthly Finalists. Thank you very much!

    December 2020
  • Thank you to CFIFF for your support! Our short MY DINNER WITH SCHWARTZEY was a winner for Best Comedy in February and a nominee for the annual fest - we were thrilled to screen in Australia with such high caliber of selections in competition. We appreciate your efforts and hope to visit in person with a film in the future!

    December 2020
  • Its Great. And Its my first international entry to festival. I am glad and thankful to CFIFF. Love.

    December 2020