The NY CIFF CHAUTAUQUA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is an IMDb CERTIFIED FESTIVAL! All current and past winners can now record their awards! AWARD WINNERS WILL RECEIVE DISTRIBUTION DEALS ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND DVD'S! The CIFF will be held the last weekend of July 2019 leading into the world famous Lucy Fest.
The 4th Annual Chautauqua International Film Festival will be held July 28 and 29th at the CRYSTAL BALLROOM in Jamestown, NY. For 2 days, Saturday and Sunday the festival will screen award winning films from around the world. There will be the powerhouse LENSKA workshop on filmmaking and distribution and a red carpet award presentation ceremony will conclude the FINAL NIGHT July 28, at the CRYSTAL BALLROOM of the Hotel Jamestown, NY.
ALL RULES below must be followed for your submission to be accepted and potentially have your film screened and become an official selection.
Filmmakers that attend the CIFF have a choice of their screening date and time, subject to availability. They will also have a Q and A after their screening.
The CIFF is working with other industry Pro's to develop some new proto-type screening and distribution. Winning Filmmakers will have the chance to have their films screened with the opportunity for multiple showings with a unique new concept in film promoting and distribution.
Join us for a profitable and fun filled 2 days. It is our goal to make the CIFF one of the most successful new film festivals in New York and worldwide.
1st Place includes the CIFF Trophy in each genre to be awarded, a Gold Award Certificate, potential screening of your film, the Red Carpet Award Ceremony and DISTRIBUTION DEAL!
2nd Place includes a Silver Award Certificate in each genre to be awarded, potential film screening with presentation award ceremony on the final night and DISTRIBUTION DEAL!
Films of Merit will be chosen to be screened during the festival, listed in the program and included in the award ceremonies under , Films of Merit". a select group of merit awards will be offered a distribution deal.
NOT ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS WILL BE SCREENED, but are qualified for consideration of any awards including distribution.
We are a filmmakers supported event and filmmakers that attend the CIFF are given first priority in having their film screened, and the day and time chosen as well.
1. Films may be submitted that were made between 2010 to the present. It may be an uncompleted work when submitted but must be finished and submitted by June 1of 2018 for final judging.
2. Filmmaker must own or have obtained all rights pertaining to their film and music used.
3. Films must be in English or with subtitles.
4. Films may be submitted from anywhere in the world.
5. All submissions will be online screeners through Filmfreeway.com. An account may be set up for free by any filmmaker.
A DVD and/or BLU-RAY must be submitted with the name of the film, your name, length of film, your contact number and CIFF printed clearly on the disc. and mailed to;
P.O. Box 306
Ellington, NY 14732
If we do not receive your DVD or Blu-Ray mailed at the time you submit to the CIFF your film will not be eligible for screening.
NOTE: YOU MUST FIRST SUBMIT BY FILMFREEWAY, AND THEN SEND US A DVD/AND/OR BLU-RAY OF YOUR FILM.
6. Submission genre's as listed on the Chautauqua International Film Festival CIFF, FilmFreeway Submission site.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OF THE SUBMISSION FEES SO PLEASE READ THE RULES CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THEM.