Submissions are now open for #CIAFF 2019. Also, submissions are open for #CICHFF 2019 Colorado Intl. Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival & #CISFFF 2019 Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival.

This year's event is being planned to be held Sunday, 07/28/2019 from 3-9 PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street, Denver Colorado 80211. We would love to feature your documentaries, dramatizations, docudramas, comedies, animations, screenplays, art/photographs and music videos. Please be sure your submissions are relevant to our festival theme of "Activism."

We anticipate submissions from many countries. Activists submit short & feature-length films, screenplays, music/songs, art and photos for consideration by our team of 5-10 judges, which may change seasonally. If you're interested in helping us rate/judge submissions and/or writing film & music reviews, which we may publish at our websites, please call/text us, (720) 298-1524. We regret that we are unable to screen all of our official selections.

As our festival grows locally in popularity & sponsorship, we hope to invite partners and volunteers from the Denver metro area and surrounding counties. We hope to screen submissions for up to two weeks at multiple venues. We hope to hold panels and debates.

Depending on the number and types of submissions we receive, we may provide alternative and/or additional awards.

#CIAFF 2019 Anticipated Categories for Awards: 1.0 USA/INTL. Script for Film/MV, 2.0 USA/INTL Dramatic Feature Film/MV, 3.0 USA/INTL Documentary Feature Film/MV, 4.0 USA/INTL Photo/Art & Special 5.0 USA/INTL Animated/Cartoon Feature Film/MV, 6.0 USA/INTL Comedic Feature Film/MV, 7.0 USA/INTL Music Video or Film, 8.0 USA/INTL Comedic Short Film/MV, 9.0 USA/INTL Animated/Cartoon Film/MV Short, 10.0 USA/INTL Documentary Short Film/MV, 11.0 USA/INTL Dramatic Short Film/MV, 12.0 USA/INTL VR/Web/New Media

#CIAFF 2019 Anticipated Awards: 1.0 Best Script; Most Entertaining Script for Film/MV, 2.0 Best in Show for Film/MV, 3.0 Best Direction, Acting, Actor, Actress, Host/Narrator 4.0 Best Production Design for Film/MV, 5.0 Best Titles, Graphics & Animation (TG & A), 6.0 Best Cinematography, 7.0 Best Soundtrack/Audio/Music, 8.0 Best Costumes, Make-up & SFX (CM & SFX), 9.0 “Colorado & the West” for Drama & Doc Film/MV, 10.0 “Rising Star” for Drama & Doc Film/MV, 11.0 “Festival Theme” (Activism, etc.) for Drama & Doc Film/MV, 12.0 Best Experimental, “Shockingly Artistic”, “Hip & Cool” for Film/MV

As our festival acquires sponsorship and funding, we hope to offer cash and other types of awards to talented activist filmmakers and creatives. In the meantime, judges and award winners are automatically enrolled in our “beta” Learned Society, the Association of International Activist Filmmakers, ($100 value). You are invited to list the association on your portfolio/CV.

All donations go toward supporting award-winning activist filmmakers, photographers/artists, musicians & writers. To volunteer, sponsor, judge and/or donate, contact us: By email,; By snail mail, In Care Of 4259 West Florida Avenue, # 19495 Denver, Colorado, USA. If you do not receive the response you are looking for in a timely manner please don't hesitate to text and/or call (720) 298-1524.

All plans and practices are subject to change without notice. Script submissions under a pen name must be pre-approved by festival organizers before submission. Call/text (720) 298-1524. Non-English speaking films and music videos should be subtitled in English. All submissions must be the original work of the filmmakers/creatives and all submissions must have the necessary rights.

It is up to our festival organizers whether we wish to grant an award or refund. All refund requests are handled at the discretion of our festival organizers. If submitters have a valid reason for a refund request, we will do our best to provide refunds. Please note that non-acceptance to our festival is not a valid reason for a refund.

Music videos must be music-track centric, featuring the music/song/lyrics as the primary content, one single track from start to finish (not including credits). Also, Music videos must show the musician and/or song title in the title and on-screen credits.

A short film that is highly visual with music added to emphasize, augment, and illustrate the visual content would not qualify as a music video. Please submit these under "All Categories." Please be sure your submission is relevant to the theme of our festival!

Submission Statuses may change as requirements are satisfied. Please email us for details if you receive an "Incomplete" or "Disqualified" status. After we select a submission and the submitter is notified, the submission will eventually be listed on our festival web site(s). Please allow a few weeks following the conclusion of festival live events to find your submission and award listed.

We select festival screeners from Award Winners, Finalists and Semi-Finalists. Once you are notified, please be sure your submission is downloadable to our team via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or YouTube. We download your media to our hard drives and create playlists for screening at live events. Downloads we receive first & easily are often selected for screening over others. We regret that we are unable to screen all of our selected submissions. Also, you are invited to email us a small promotional photo in JPEG format and a 20-30 word synopsis for possible inclusion on the festival web site and event program. You may also email us a link to your web site/portfolio, which we will hope to link to from our festival site(s).

Otherwise, if we don't receive a promo, we reserve the right to create one based on information you have submitted to our festival via FilmFreeway and also information you have provided online about your submission via your film's official website and social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Individuals submitting material to us hereby grant to Infinite Perimeter Films and AIAFilmmakers your non-exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles, trailers, posters and other promo materials for festival and film promotional use only, including online, print, and broadcast media to promote our film festivals and selected films to the industry and interested people. Submitters fully retain all rights, title and interest in their submissions and all intellectual property. Individuals submitting material to us hereby warrant that s/he/it is authorized to commit the film for judging and screening, and understands and accepts these Rules & Terms.

Individuals submitting material to us hereby indemnify and hold harmless Infinite Perimeter Films & AIAFilmmakers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court), which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the materials entered. Infinite Perimeter Films reserves the right to use limited submitter materials to promote future related events.

Overall Rating

    This is a newer festival but it has a lot of passion and dedicated people putting it together. I could see it going next level very soon in Denver.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback, Tony! We really loved meeting you and working with you in 2017 and 2018. Best of luck in 2019! Keep us posted re: your plans. Smiles & Hugs!

  • jeff colhoun

    Cool festival. Cant wait to see what they evolve into in the next few years.

    October 2018
  • Vijay Bhutada

    My first selection in an International Film Festival. Didn't win any award, but the communication was good from their side.

    August 2018
  • We were so proud to be screened in Colorado and get our first award !
    Thanks for your commitment !

    August 2018
  • George Wada

    I am truly honored to have my music video "Talkin' that Mumbo" selected for the festival. Unfortunately I could not attend but look forward to submitting film and hopefully make an appearance.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks George! We really like that music video!