Submissions will open soon for our #CIAFF2020 season. Thanks to our amazing and talented submitters - we received 117 entries. Also, submissions are still open for Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival #CISFFF2019 and Colorado Intl. Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival #CICHFF2020.

#CIAFF2019 is being planned to be held 07/28/2019, 3-9 PM, at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street, Denver Colorado 80211. We're planning to screen Award-winning, Finalist and Semi-Finalist shorts and music videos. Also, trailers for longer submissions. Please find $5 tickets courtesy of FilmFreeway. We hope to see you there!

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. Also, 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 sponsors, partners, friends and volunteers from the Denver metro and surrounding areas. 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, submitters and judges are automatically enrolled in 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're 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. 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 filmmaker/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 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 call/text us for details if you are concerned about receiving 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 sites, and Both selected and non-selected submissions will be listed. If you do not wish your submission to show as "non-selected" please withdraw it. Please allow a few weeks following the conclusion of festival live events to find your submission listed.

We select festival screeners from Award Winners, Finalists and Semi-Finalists. 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 live events.

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 links to your submission's web site/portfolio, which we may link to.

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 information you have provided online about your work and your submission at your website(s) and via 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 promo materials for festival promotional use only, including online, print, and broadcast media to promote the festival and selected films 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 for judging and screening, and understands and accepts these Rules & Terms. The individual agrees and understands that s/he/it has submitted material to a volunteer-run organization without paid employees. If the submitter does not receive a timely response to 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
  • I am very excited to have my animated music video "The Old Red Rooster" for The Lark and The Loon duo updated to SEMI-FINALIST for the festival. I can not attend in person but look forward to hopefully go further in the selections! You can check out my other animated videos on my website:

    July 2019
    Response from festival:

    We like your animations! We know our activist filmmakers will also appreciate knowing about your skills! Thanks for submitting! ❤️🎬🏆💋


    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