Congratulations! We received 100+ submissions. Notifications went out July 1st. Due to "pandemic" craziness, #CIAFF2020 is being held online this year, 3 weeks, July 24 - August 14. Please share this link with your friends & family; subscribe only $2/mo.

"By screening online in a fixed-term, pay-wall enforced, official festival capacity, your submission is not earning revenue or being sold to consumers in a traditional VOD market and, therefore, remains viable for future sales opportunities." If it's good enough for SXSW, it's good enough for us! Learn more,

Previous awards, programs, etc., Please provide us with your poster, headshot, stills, trailer and submission downloads via FilmFreeway and/or Vimeo, 1920 x 1080.

Unless you hear otherwise, we're planning #CISFFF2020 Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival also online this year. Please consult the Vimeo OTT platform directly for additional rules and guidelines, Stay up to date, sign up for our mailing list,

We very much appreciate your positive reviews. Thanks for sharing our laurels, awards and posts with your Colorado-based social media to include Twitter, Parlor, Instagram, and Facebook. 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.

As our festival grows locally in popularity & sponsorship, we hope to invite partners & volunteers. We hope to hold panels and debates. In the meantime, our events may be lightly attended, so please plan accordingly.

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 don't hesitate to TEXT/CALL (720) 298-1524.

Depending on the number and types of submissions we receive, we may provide alternative and/or additional awards. Here’s our 2017-2019 Awards Master, . Here’s our 2020 Awards Master,

We're happy to provide custom certificates to all film festival submitters upon request at the conclusion of our live event. Check out a sample certificate,

All donations go toward supporting filmmakers, photographers, artists, musicians & writers. You rock! 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 and create your complimentary profile w/ headshot, cover and link(s),

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. 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 ask you to create a complimentary headshot & profile with

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
  • Roland Marconi

    Very happy to be selected as a finalist. Seems like a really great festival.

    March 2020
  • Judith Lynn Stillman

    Kudos to the Colorado International Activism Film Festival on your impactful mission. We were thrilled that our music video was awarded Most “Shockingly Artistic” in 2018 -- and grateful to have shared our message with your audience.

    December 2019
  • 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.