Crown Point International Film Festival (CPIFF) is a monthly and annual IMDb qualifying competition for filmmakers all over the world. All categories are awarded monthly except Best of Fest awards (best of the year).

Our mission is to promote and celebrate films and filmmakers from all around the world and be another step forward to the filmmakers' careers. The Crown Point International Film Festival is all about encouraging filmmakers to cultivate creativity. Our founders have been in the industry for over 20 years and understand a true filmmakers passion, that they deny mediocrity and focus on making a huge impact on culture and humanity through their art and ALL the while having fun doing it. The ones who pursue and achieve their goals time and time again because they are so dedicated and frankly, that giving up is never an option.

When you submit to our monthly competition, at no additional cost you may be selected to move on to compete for our Best of Fest awards (best films of the year). All Best of Fest nominees will be announced in January every year, the event for our Best of Fest nominees is every Spring.

Best of Fest (Annual Awards) selected from the monthly winners. No additional cost. Can screen virtually and may be chosen to screen at the live event.

Best Narrative
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Action
Best Thriller
Best Sci-Fi
​Best Romance
Best Experimental

Best Director
Best 1st time Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Score
Best Costumes
Best Trailer
Best Music Video
Best Web/TV Series

Each month, our jury will award the best films through private screenings. Our jury may award honorable mentions to stand out performances or films that do not win a category award.

*Best of Fest (films of the year) winners will receive our exclusive crown statuette if present at the awards. Our live event for our Best of Fest nominees is held in the Spring.

* All monthly winners will receive our official laurel leaves.

* All monthly winners will receive a free print ready certificate (PDF/JPG file) via email.

* All Winners monthly/annual can order statuettes for your team members for the cost of production and shipping.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We accept films of any genres, length and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

1. Crown Point International Film Festival is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt/parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film/poster/stills) submitted for promotional purposes.
2. Entry fees are non-refundable.
​3. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may enter into multiple categories.
4. Winning categories vary each month depending on the submissions we receive. If we think the categories submitted are not to the standard of the Crown Point International Film Festival win, they will be removed. If you submit your film to the category, Best 1st time Director, it must be your first or second time directing a film (any kind of film), otherwise your film will be disqualified from that category. ONLY the annual Best of Fest winners will receive one free statue (per category) if present at the in person awards. Trophies are optional, winners may order a trophy by paying production and shipping costs. The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries and the jury can remove a movie from the competition at anytime.
5. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for possible screening (private and/or public) and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations. Only the best films selected by the jury will be considered for Best of Fest (film of the year awards) and screened at the live event and/or a secure virtual platform. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Crown Point International Film Festival 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 or damage of the screening video/film(s) entered. By submitting your film, you acknowledge you have read, understood and accepted all rules and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Bradley Hawkins

    CPIFF is a first-class online monthly festival in every capacity. The high-end winner announcement graphics they create and the unique, attractive laurels they provide for winners are among the best I've ever seen.

    I want to especially applaud the terrific freelance film critics that CPIFF employs for writing the IMDb user reviews and promo film reviews that are posted on their website and on their social media platforms. Every film director/producer should pay the nominal add-on fee to have Kirk S. Fernwood of write such a thorough and well-supported promo review for their films as he did for us for both Calf Roe and Night Voices. Trust me. You'll be thrilled that you did!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Bradley! We are thrilled to hear of your experience and opinion. We all here at CPIFF cannot wait to see what the future holds for you.

  • Bob Connolly

    It was a surprising pleasure to have won Best Score for Tesla's Medicine. the organizers are very good at communicating with their entries.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Bob! Congratulations on the well deserved award!

  • Taylor Martin

    Thank you so much Crown Point for the generous amount of love shown to our films entered. I will be submitting to this festival every time I have a new piece of art. They make a very big deal about the films and filmmakers and I look forward to the Best of.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations on the well deserved awards! Thank you for the wonderful feedback and review!

  • Cameron Kashani

    Thank you for your award for my film under the Experimental Short category. I am pleased to be bart of this festival.

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations to you and your team! We look forward to seeing your future projects!

  • This festival is good. Communication is concise and clear. Unlike other festivals, you don't have to pay "extra fee" for different award nomination. If the jurors think that your film is worthy of BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD, they will adjust your film (Best Short) to a category where they deemed it's fitted for the award.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Richard for the review! We look forward to seeing your future films!