Science! She blinded me with science! “Science and science fiction are essentially the same…they’re both the same,” says Star Trek’s William Shatner. Submissions are now open for Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival #CISFFF 2019. Submissions are also open for Colorado International Activism Film Festival #CIAFF 2019 and Colorado Intl. Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival #CICHFF 2020.

This year's SciFi & Fantasy film event is planned to be held Sunday, 10/20/2019 from 3-9 PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street, Denver Colorado 80211. We received over 100 entries for our first year in 2018! Thanks to everyone who shared your filmic visions with us! We screened Ben Lancaster's The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head & a number of award-winning shorts and music videos. Webb Pickersgill joined us again on behalf of The Class Analysis. We also broadcast a few shorts and music videos over Denver's public access Channel 57 courtesy of Denver Open Media (DOM). Award winners and details are available at and

We like "quirky" scifi, including monsters, aliens, space invaders, body snatchers and zombies. We like space-related fantasies along the lines of Gravity (2013) and Daniel Espinosa's Life (2017). We like SciFi Thrillers like The Thirteenth Floor (1999). We would love to showcase your expose similar to Peter Hyams' Capricorn One, a 1977 government conspiracy thriller film about a Mars landing hoax.

We're interested in documentaries that explore evolving photographic technologies, including virtual reality, gaming, SFX, and green screen. Also, lens & camera technologies. How did Luc Besson achieve all that awesome imagery in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)? Who wasn't blown away by Ready Player One (2018)?

Have you completed cutting-edge research into "Flat Earth"? Is the traditional heliocentric, globe/ball model a fantasy, a mere science fiction? What did Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. discover? What happened at Operation Fishbowl? We're interested in documentaries along the lines of Behind the Curve by Daniel J. Clark that discuss cosmological models & evolving associated cultural movements. We like travel narratives & expeditions - both modern & ancient, documentary & fictional. We would love to showcase your documentary presentations like Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take? (2011) and The Principle (2014), which critique standard models.

We like complicated time travel stories along the lines of Predestination (2014), Primer (2004), Looper (2012) Einstein's God Model (2016) and Timecrimes (2007). According to Wikipedia, "Docudramas are distinct from historical fiction, in which the historical setting is a mere backdrop for a plot involving fictional characters." An example is End Day (2005). We love experiencing dystopian and neo noir worlds like HULU's The Handmaid's Tale (2017). We like Ex Machina (2014) and films like Blade Runner 2049 (2017) where technological advances in robotics and artificial intelligence threaten to destroy the very fabric of humanity and the universe.

All donations go toward supporting award-winning activist filmmakers, photographers, artists, musicians & writers. You rock! You can contact us via snail mail - In Care Of 4259 West Florida Avenue, # 19495 Denver, Colorado, USA [80219]. If we do not respond to your email within the time frame you need, 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.

#CISFFF 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

#CISFFF 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” (SciFi & Fantasy, 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. 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; 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. 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
  • Cynthia Bergen

    Thank You! For selecting No Bad News, Music Video Semi-finalists. Your Festival 5 Star Overall Rating. Keep up the good work supporting Indie Films. Cynthia Bergen #nosleepfilms

    January 2019
  • Matthew Maloney

    Wish we could have been there. Lineup of films was outstanding and a great social media push. Entire organizing group was enthusiastic and warm.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    We are honored to view and showcase Gryphon Animo! We look forward to viewing your work soon. Best of luck in 2019 to you and your team! Smiles & Hugs :)

  • Great festival, impeccable organization, highly recommended!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    We love viewing your work, it's so creative! We hope to have the opportunity again soon. Thanks to you both! Best of luck in 2019!

  • Jasper Steed

    Great festival and wish to renter

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, we hope to view your work again soon! Best of luck in 2019!

  • A fun film festival in Denver with a great theme. Nice job of social media sharing of projects also. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed this film, especially the music/soundtrack. We hope to have the opportunity to view your work again soon!