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 2023 will be held SUNDAY, August 27 and MONDAY August 28 in beautiful Western New York Chautauqua County.
The 7th Annual Chautauqua International Film Festival will be held SUNDAY, August 27 and MONDAY, August 28 2023 at the Carriage House Cinema in Ellington, NY. Screenings will take place both days with a Red Carpet Award Ceremony held Monday evening.
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 have the first priority in the schedule. We are a screening festival and a filmmakers supported festival. There are no free comps. Filmmakers attending will 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 weekend. It is our goal to make the CIFF one of the most successful film festivals in New York and worldwide.
BEST of each category receives a Trophy if attending live event, otherwise, a digital certificate with laurel is awarded.
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. We want filmmakers to support each others works.
For our Christian and Inspirational category an added distribution bonus for award winners to have their film licensed for the CTN TV network!
1. Films may be submitted that were made between 2010 to the present. Only completed works may be submitted.
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.
WE NOW ACCEPT DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF YOUR FILM OR SHORT! Posters may be sent to:
P.O. Box 373
Ellington, NY 14732
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.