We are planning our first event to be held over a few days near mid-November, probably Thurs., Nov. 15th through Sat., November 17th, from around 5-8 PM at Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath Street, Denver. According to NASA, the definition of cosmology is "the scientific study of the large scale properties of the universe as a whole." We welcome both documentary and fictional projects that promote generally positive messages related to the "Shape of Earth & the Universe", however you wish to interpret that. We would love to feature your documentaries, dramatizations, re-enactments, comedies, comics, animations, music, and personal narratives.
We also welcome presentations relevant to all aspects of alternative Cosmologies, including Gravity, Electro-magnetism, Time Travel, Time& Space, Time Dilation, Timekeeping, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Astronomy, Astrology, Theoretical/Thought Experiments, Resonance/Frequency, Mathematics/Probability, Sacred Geometry, Mythology, Comparative Religion & all remotely related topics. We're also interested in travel narratives & expeditions, both modern & ancient, documentary & fictional. We're also interested in Sci-Fi as well as presentations related to Evolution (Abiogenesis) and Creation.
Heliocentrism is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the center of the Solar System. Historically, Heliocentrism was opposed to Geocentrism, which placed the Earth at the center. The Flat Earth cosmological model (generally) posits that the Earth exists on a giant, flat plane with the Arctic/North Pole at the center, and a huge wall of ice/Antarctic surrounding the entire disc, forming its circumference. The implication of this is that we may live under a giant dome, of sorts, or a "firmament" as characterized by the popular American satirical comedy-drama directed by Peter Weir, The Truman Show (1998).
Most people have been taught that the spherical Earth spins at a constant velocity perfectly dragging the atmosphere along. Scientists often say we cannot feel any of this motion because the magical "velcro of gravity" pulls the atmosphere precisely along. However, the horizon certainly looks flat to the eye! Many experiments would seems to support the "Flat" model. The famous Bedford Canal experiment performed in 1838 by Samuel Rowbotham proved that a canoe or small boat was visible from 6 miles away along a river when the curvature of the Earth should have rendered it invisible below the horizon or line of sight. How is this finding possible on a curved Earth?
Sometimes you can see the sun’s rays coming in at wide angles. In atmospheric optics, these rays of sunlight appearing to radiate from the point in the sky where the sun is located are called "Crepuscular". From that distance, shouldn't the sun's rays appear essentially parallel? Does the atmosphere disperse them? If so, how? If the sun is 93 million miles away, how does its heat travel through space, an apparent vacuum, to reach us?
Why do planes flying from places like Sydney, Australia, to Johannesburg, South Africa, often fly via places like Dubai in the Middle East, which is completely off course and out of the way? The direct flight would be around 12 hours; planes do, in fact, have enough fuel to make these trips without needing to stop. Why are planes’ GPS often turned off during Southern Hemisphere flights, so that their exact trajectories cannot be easily tracked?
Many argue that ancient teachings and scriptures from around the world describe the Earth as a flat disk, covered by a physical dome, at the center of the universe. Do you agree? Disagree? These and all related investigations concerning the sun, moon, stars, earth, and all perspectives on our beautiful home and all of creation are welcome at our film festival!
Music Videos are free to submit! We will award Best Music Video. For films, we will award Best in Show, Best Music/Soundtrack, Best Animation/Titles, Best Cinematography & Best Acting. Depending on the number and types of submissions we receive, we'll also hope to provide additional awards for writing/screenplays, music videos/lyrics/songs, and photos/artwork.
Filmmakers submit short and feature-length films, screenplays, music videos, and art/photography for consideration by the CIFEFF team. FilmFreeway is always 100% free for submitters. With FilmFreeway, submitters always retain 100% of their rights to their intellectual property. Filmmakers can submit their screenplays, shorts, feature-length films, scripts, photos, and music projects entirely online. FilmFreeway online screeners play seamlessly, in beautiful, crystal-clear HD quality. Videos can be streamed securely in HD for review and judging purposes.
CIFEFF anticipates art, music, film and screenplay submissions from many countries. As our festival grows locally & online in popularity, we hope to screen submissions at multiple venues around the Denver area. In upcoming years, we hope to invite partners and volunteers from DFS, Colorado's SIE Film Center, and the UA Denver Pavilions multiplex on the 16th Street Mall. Red Carpet screenings and events may premiere in future years at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. In the future, we hope to hold many panels and debates!
Music videos must be music-track centric, meaning, a submission in the "Free to Submit" "Music Video" Category must feature the music/song/lyrics as the primary content, one single track from start to finish (not including credits). Also, the Music Video must show the musician in the credits. A short Film/Animation 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, your "Filmic Shorts" under "All Categories." Please be sure your submission is relevant to the theme of our festival!
All non-English speaking submissions must be subtitled in English. Alternatively, please provide a transcript of the spoken content to festivals organizers via email.
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. Submissions under a pen name must be pre-approved by festival organizers before submission. Call/text (720) 298-1524. All plans and practices are subject to change without notice.
To submit photos/art, screenplays, music and films to CIFEFF, activists navigate to FIlmFreeway and click "Browse Festivals" in the main menu to get started. When they find our festival, they click "Submit Now" and our festival will be added to their shopping cart. Submitters complete the check out process and they're all set – their project has been successfully submitted to CIFEFF.
Submitters can access our festival in their Watch List by clicking 'Watch List' in the main menu. You can remove our festival from your Watch List by hovering over the 'In Watch List' button and clicking 'Remove from List'. The Watch List will automatically send submitters an email reminder 10 days prior to the festival’s opening date and 10 days prior to each entry deadline.
If submitters need to physically download the project source file for screening at the CIFEFF festival, they will need to request permission through FilmFreeway. Folks can request permission simply by clicking 'Request Download' on the Project Details page of that submission. When the submitter approves the download request, the festival will be notified by email and the Request Download link will change to a 'Download File' link that will enable the festival to download the project file. If the video is linked via Vimeo or YouTube, submitters will need to contact the account owner and request that they enable downloading within their Vimeo or YouTube account.
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.