We received 138 submissions this season. Thanks and congratulations to everyone! #CIAFF 2018 was held over three days at Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath Street, Denver on Thurs., July 12th, 3-7:30 PM, Friday, 3-7:30 PM, & Sat., 3:30-5:30 PM. The results are in for #CIAFF 2018 USA & INTL winners!
Over the next few weeks we'll continue to publish articles at our website highlighting and exploring this and previous season's film festival winners and films, scripts and music videos. Submissions are now open for #CIAFF 2019. Also, submissions are open for the Colorado Intl. Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival #CICHFF & the Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival #CISFFF 2018.
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/photos, etc. for consideration by our team of 5-10 judges, which may change seasonally. If you are interested in helping rate/judge submissions, please text/email us. Also, if you are interested in writing film & music reviews, which we'll publish at our website, please text/email us.
As our festival grows locally in popularity and funding, 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. If you would like to submit your work for online voting/awards & live broadcast over Denver Comcast Channels 56 & 57 via DOM, please text/email us to make arrangements.
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 Learned Society, the Association of International Activist Filmmakers (a $100 value). You are invited to list the society 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; By snail mail, In Care Of 4259 West Florida Avenue, # 19495 Denver, Colorado, USA; By text 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.
In Consideration: All submission requirements satisfied. Submission under review.
Incomplete: Festival awaiting receipt of submission or requesting additional information.
Disqualified: Festival has disqualified the submission from consideration.
After we select a submission and the submitter is notified, the submission will eventually be listed on our festival web site, probably under a menu option labeled "Official Selections". Please allow a few weeks following the conclusion of festival live events to find your submission and award listed.
We select festival screeners from 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. Downloads we receive first & easily are often selected for screening over others. We regret that we are unable to screen all of our 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 submission's web site/portfolio, which we will link to from our festival site.
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 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 the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. 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 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.