Submissions for #CICHFF2020 have begun! Thanks to judges and volunteers! Thanks to our amazing submitters! Congratulations to Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Award Winners! We screened many Award, Finalist, Semi-Finalist, and Selected shorts & music videos. We screened trailers for longer submissions.


We're also now accepting submissions for #CIAFF2020, Colorado Intl. Activism Film Festival and #CISFFF2020, Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival. Sign up for AIAFilmmakers mailing list,

We very much appreciate your positive reviews! We appreciate your sharing our awards and posts with your Colorado-based social media to include Twitter, 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.

The Bug, Denver Open Media (DOM), Alamo Drafthouse, UCD & most venues that may host our screening events are non-smoking venues. Please consult these venues directly for rules and guidelines.

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. We hope to hold panels and debates. In the meantime, our screening 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 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 film festival submitters at the conclusion of our live event. 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,

All donations go toward supporting filmmakers, photographers, artists, musicians & writers. You rock! 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. We regret that we are unable to screen all of our official selections. In general, we select festival screeners from Award Winners, Finalists and Semi-Finalists. Sometimes we screen "Selected" submissions.

We regret that we are unable to screen all of the submissions we select for inclusion in our film festival. Please see our websites for guidelines. We're not fans of extreme gore & violence. Ditto for lots of bad language and cursing.

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 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 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
  • Brian Sturges

    Fantastic Film Festival! Very professional and a joy to work with. "Highly recommended!"

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, your opinion means a lot to us! We enjoyed viewing your work and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you again.

  • Camille Viollet

    Unfortunately could not attend but seems like a great festival that unfortunately not too many people know about!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    We really enjoyed watching your short film, Plants! We wish you all success in your filmic endeavors! :)

  • This festival has a really hard time with communication and responding to emails. The actual festival turnout was virtually non-existent. The venue for screenings was fabulous but again no one really showed up, i suspect this is due to an lack of social media presence. The festival director and coordinator themselves were very pleasant and inviting.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for attending! It was great to meet you! We have over 2000 folks following on Twitter You are always welcome to call/text us with questions and comments (720) 298-1524. Peace!

  • George Wada

    What an honor to have my music video "Road Trip with KD and Macy" getting accepted and winning an award! Unfortunately, I was not able to attend. Will be checking out other Infinite Perimeter Films film festivals.

    October 2018
  • Thank you to the jury and organization of CICHFF for selecting my film.

    September 2018