Submissions are now open for our #CIAFF2020 season. Thanks to our amazing and talented submitters to #CIAFF2019! Details,

#CIAFF2019 was held 07/28/2019, 3-9 PM, at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street, Denver Colorado 80211. We screened many Award, Finalist, Semi-Finalist, and Selected shorts and music videos. Also, we screened trailers for some of our longer submissions.

Also, submissions are open for Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival #CISFFF2020 and Colorado Intl. Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival #CICHFF2020.

The Bug Theater, Denver Open Media (DOM), Alamo Drafthouse, University of Colorado & most venues that host our events are non-smoking venues. Please consult their websites for more rules and guidelines.

We anticipate submissions from many countries. Activists submit short & feature-length films, screenplays, music/songs, art and photos for consideration by our team of 3-8 judges, which may change seasonally.

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 hold panels and debates.

While our live events are gaining popularity and sponsorship locally, they may be lightly attended. Please plan accordingly. We very much appreciate your sharing our awards and posts with your Colorado-based social media to include Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

All plans and practices are subject to change without notice. If you're interested in volunteering, helping judge submissions and/or writing film & music reviews, which we may publish at our websites, please call/text us, (720) 298-1524.

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

Please consult our current Awards Master, which we update yearly,

We're happy to provide custom certificates to all film festival submitters at the conclusion of our live event. All donations go toward supporting filmmakers, photographers, artists, musicians & writers. You rock! Please check out a sample certificate,

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, submitters, judges, volunteers & award winners are automatically enrolled in Association of International Activist Filmmakers (a $100 value). You are invited to list the society on your portfolio/CV. Create your complimentary profile w/ picture, cover and link here,

You can contact us: In Care Of 4259 West Florida Avenue, # 19495 Denver, Colorado, USA [80219]. If we do not respond to your email or snail mail within the time frame you expect, please don't hesitate to TEXT/CALL (720) 298-1524.

All plans and practices are subject to change without notice. To become eligible to screen your submission and earn awards, we ask you to create a free picture profile with

Depending on the number and types of submissions we receive, we may provide alternative and/or additional awards. Please find the current Awards Master at our websites. We regret that we are unable to screen all of the submissions we select for inclusion in our film festivals.

Script submissions must contain a cover page. Script submissions under a pen name must be pre-approved by festival organizers prior to submission. If you have pressing, immediate, important questions or concerns, please do not send them to us via email! Please call/text us, (720) 298-1524.

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 and/or waiver codes. Please note that non-acceptance to our festival is not a valid reason for a refund.

All submissions must be the original work of the submitter/creative. Non-English speaking films and music videos should be subtitled in English. 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 include the musician & song title in the title and on-screen credits.

A short or feature-length film that is highly visual with music added to emphasize, augment, & illustrate 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 (Award, Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Selected) may change as requirements are satisfied. If you receive an "Incomplete" or "Disqualified" status, please call/text us for clarification.

After we select a submission and the submitter is notified, the submission will eventually be published in PDF format on our festival web sites, and/or

Award, Finalist, Semi-Finalist, Selected and Non-selected submissions will be published.. Withdrawn statuses will not be listed. If you do not wish your submission to show as "Non-selected" please withdraw it prior to the Notification Date. Please allow a few weeks following the conclusion of festival live events to find your submission listed at our websites.

We generally select festival screeners from Award Winners, Finalists and Semi-Finalists. We regret that we are unable to screen all of our Official Selections.

Once you are notified, please be sure your uploaded submission is made downloadable to our team via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or YouTube. We download your media to our hard drives and create playlists for screening at our live events. We publish an Event Program, a Poster, USA Awards, INTL Awards, and All Submitters PDFs at our websites. Also, please find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You are invited to upload to FilmFreeway your promotional photos in JPEG format with a 20-30 word synopsis for possible inclusion on our web sites and publications. You may also text/email links to your web site/portfolio, which we may link to from our websites.

Otherwise, if we don't receive your promotional materials directly, we reserve the right to create them based on information you have submitted to us via your FilmFreeway profile and which you have provided online about your work and your submission at your website(s) and social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Individuals hereby understand and agree that, while we are growing our local audience, film festival events may be lightly attended. Individuals submitting material to us hereby understand and agree that submission and acceptance does not entail promotion, which is always the responsibility of the submitter.

Individuals submitting material to us hereby grant to AIAFilmmakers & Infinite Perimeter Films your non-exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles, trailers, posters and other film and submitter promo materials for festival promotional use only, including online, print, and broadcast media to promote our film festivasl and selected submissions to the industry and interested people. Submitters fully retain all rights, title and interest in their submissions and all intellectual property.

An Individual submitting material to us hereby warrants that s/he/it is authorized to commit the submission(s) for judging and screening, and understands and accepts these Rules & Terms.

The individual agrees and understands that s/he/it has submitted materiasl to a non-commercial, not-for-profit volunteer-run organization without paid staff.

If the submitter does not receive a timely response from us via email, individual agrees to call/text us, (720) 298-1524.

Individuals submitting material to us hereby indemnify and hold harmless AIAFilmmakers and Infinite Perimeter Films 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.

AIAFilmmakers and Infinite Perimeter Films reserve the right to use limited submitter materials to promote past and future related events.

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic experience!! The event organizer went out of her way to assist wherever possible. Most notably, she was instrumental in helping to arrange for a private screening and discussion panel for my film, Unprescribed, which provided a platform to advocate for veterans,

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your art and activism, Steve! We enjoyed meeting you, your fellow filmmakers & friends in Denver earlier this year. We look forward to working with you again for #CICHFF2020. Peace! :)

  • Joe Kraemer

    I appreciate what this festival is going for, promoting activism and social change through film. My film was accepted and won an award, but it didn't screen at the festival. This was after them telling me it WAS going to screen, so that was frustrating. Communication would be my biggest complaint. I obviously didn't go to the fest, so I cannot comment on it's quality in-person - I hear the Bug Theater is a great venue. We won an award, which I see listed on a PDF document on their website, but there's been no follow up on what that means, or it if there's a prize or certificate or anything (my guess is there isn't).

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on your award, 6.2 Best Cinematography Award for Documentary Short Film. Create your own certificate or we'll be happy to create one for you, Learn more,

  • The Colorado International Activism Film Festival team was very responsive. Thank you for recognizing UberLand as a finalist!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for submitting! Let us know what else we can do to help.

  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my music video "A House by the sea" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    We really love your music video, thanks for submitting! When we were reviewing it, we got the song stuck in our head! Next thing you know, we're waltzing around the grocery store! 123, 123, 123.


    Passion drives progress. Colorado International Activism Film Festival offers a quality experience, and I believe leadership will continue to add value for their attendees and submitters. From curation of entries to optimizing their venue - and thoughtful communication with submitters most of all, it's clear they're passionately committed to CIAFF.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for submitting, Michael! Let us know if you'd like us to create a certificate for you, here's the Awards Master Find more,