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. We welcome both documentary & dramatic projects, both "realistic" and imaginative/fantastical perspectives. We welcome screenplays, art/photos, songs & music videos.
Submissions for #CISFFF 2019 are now being accepted. 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. We also broadcast a few shorts and music videos over Denver's public access Channel 57. Find details at the Infinite Perimeter Films website.
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, green screen... lens & camera technologies. How did Luc Besson achieve all that awesome imagery in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)?
Have you completed cutting-edge research? Is the traditional heliocentric, globe/ball model a science fiction like "Flat Earthers" claim? What did Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. discover? What happened at Operation Fishbowl? Operation Dominic? We're interested in travel narratives & expeditions - both modern & ancient, documentary & fictional. We would love to showcase your animations and personal narratives as well as your quality 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 Primer (2004), Looper (2012) Einstein's God Model (2016) and Timecrimes (2007). Also, we invite your Docudrama! 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 exploring dystopian neo noir worlds like Blade Runner 2049 (2017) where technological advances in robotics and artificial intelligence threaten to destroy the very fabric of humanity and the universe.
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 and/or writing film & music reviews we can publish at our websites, please text/call us.
As our festival grows locally in popularity and sponsorship, we hope to invite partners and volunteers from the Denver metro area and surrounding counties. 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/call us to make arrangements.
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 . 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, 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 original work of filmmakers, writers, musicians and creatives.
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 & 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!
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. We regret that we are unable to screen all of the wonderful work we accept and/or award.
Submission Statuses may change as requirements are satisfied. Please email us for details if you receive an "Incomplete" or "Disqualified" status. Once we select a submission and notify the submitter, the submission will eventually be listed on our festival web site. Please allow a few weeks following the conclusion of festival live events to find your submission and award listed. You are invited to take your own pictures and video footage at the 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 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 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.