A proud part of the vibrant and nationally renowned arts community centered here in the Chippewa Valley of Western Wisconsin. We're beyond excited to have a major permanent international film festival right here in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our mission is to be thoroughly connected with international, national and local distribution opportunities alongside being a well-recognized purveyor of high art and culture in the Chippewa Valley.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Short Narrative Film
Best Short Documentary Film
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Children's Film

Films submitted must be available for exhibition as:
Digital Cinema Package (DCP), Blu-Ray, or FTP download.

Screener must be provided by the applicable deadline and be presented online via either filmfreeway.com or vimeo.com.

Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • D. Andrew Hartfield

    We were thrilled to have our film, "Tillie", as an official selection of the ECIFF and even more delighted to be awarded "Best Narrative Short Film." Chris runs an excellent festival, is fantastic with quick and responsive communication, and was extremely supportive to us. I look forward to submitting in the future and hope that the community of Eau Claire will continue to support this fun festival.

    October 2023

    We had a wonderful time attending the Eau Claire International Film Festival where our family movie Free Lunch took home Best Narrative Feature. They host an intimate and friendly venue on the university campus. The festival delivers to those in the community that passionately need more independent film. Highly recommend to those wanting to showcase their film in such an environment!

    October 2023
  • Kari Layland

    Great experience for our friends and family who were able to make it out. They really enjoyed the showings. Thank you!

    October 2023
  • Rodrigo Moreno-Fernandez

    Great festival!! We will definitely submit again!

    October 2023
  • Communication was perfect! Thank you so much for including my film The System, in your festival! Unfortunately, we couldn't make it to the festival. Thank you for returning communication so quickly, every time I reached out!

    October 2023