Crown Point International Film Festival (CPIFF) is a monthly and annual 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.

If you submit to a MAIN category, at no additional cost you may be considered for our Best of Fest awards (best films of the year). Each year we screen the top films from the year at our live event.

*We are one of the few festivals that have partnered with a distribution company looking to acquire new content. Those films that submit and we feel qualify will be screened by the distribution company for possible representation.

Best of Fest (Annual Awards) selected from the monthly winners. No additional cost. 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 (film of the year) winner will receive our exclusive crown statuette.

* 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 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.

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILM PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS: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 winner will receive one free statue. 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 films will NOT be available online.
6. 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 from the MAIN categories submissions will be considered for Best of Fest (film of the year awards) and possibly screened at the live event. 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
  • A huge thank to this festival, where I won “Best Action Short” with my 'Emerging From The Shadows'.
    The communication was perfect and very professional. Definitely to recommend.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Congratulations to you and your team Mark!

  • Great communication.
    Thanks for including Assaman!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks Katrina!

  • Christina Araujo

    Great festival, we will submit again

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Christina! We look forward to seeing your future projects!

  • 阿齊 先生

    非常专业,非常敬业,沟通耐心,服务质量很高的电影节!值得信赖的电影节~Very professional, very dedicated, patient in communication, and a film festival with high service quality! Trustworthy film festival~

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and the kind words!

  • It was indeed a pleasure and an extraordinary experience with this fantastic festival. Thank you for acknowledging "Sura Khan's The chambers – In God we Trust" (Pilot TV show). We are truly grateful.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing your project with us and congratulations on the well deserved award!