Constanta International Film Festival (CIFF) is founded and created by active film professionals.

Most of the CIFF BOARD members have a vast array of relevant filmmaking experience, such as Selection Director, Viorel Sergovici, with over 80 professional productions under his belt, ( https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0785150/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) making him one of the most prolific working Directors of Photography. We are also proud to have as a Directors Board member, Geo Dobre, who has acted in over 40 films, including the 2007 Cannes Film Festival "Palme D’or" award winner «4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.» (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0229745/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1). UCLA former peer Robert Eugen Popa and Timothy Michael Brice have won multiple awards for their short films "Regression" and "Veni,Vidi,Fugi" starring Maia Morgenstern, the Romanian actress that played "Mary" in Mel Gibson's "Passion of Christ" and successfully sold the films to Short.TV channel in Los Angeles.

Mission and Philosophy
Through its thematic group of selected films and programs, CIFF seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent films and film professional artists from all over the world. The festival also will serve to introduce Romanian and international audiences to these filmmakers’ visions and works.

CIFF is ideally designed to happen in full summer season, during the 3rd weekend of August, when tourists from all over the world flock to the Black Sea Coast.

CIFF offers the following awards in every fiction category:

1 Best Short Film – Award

2 Best Directing – Award

3 Best Cinematography – Award

4 Best Editing – Award

5 Best Production Design – Award

6 Best Actor

7 Best Actress

8 Best Supporting Male Actor

9 Best Supporting Actress

10 Best Sound Mix Design

11 Best Score

12 Best Makeup and Hair

13 Best film – «Audience Award»

14 «Most Innovative Film Award » (Daring and expressive mise en scene, mood, aesthetics in the service of the story)

The documentary section has the same awards, except of course for the performance awards.

1 Short films (from 1 to max 20 minutes)

2 Medium lengths films (21- 45 minutes)

3 Features films (must have a minimum duration of 70 minutes)

4 Short documentaries (up to 30 minutes)

5 Medium length and Feature documentaries (31 minutes and more)

6 Short Animation (up to 30 minutes)

7 Feature Opera Prima – Reserved exclusively for directors’ debut feature. (minimum duration must be 70min)

8 Feature Animation (minimal duration should be 60 minutes)

9 Feature fiction (must have a minimum duration of 70 minutes)