**Monthly and Annual Competitions**

We are excited to invite you to take part in our 3rd season and hope you'll continue to be involved for many years to come. We are looking for thought provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays.

CFIFF runs film and screenplay competitions monthly. The winners of the monthly competitions form our annual finalists. The overall annual winners will be screened during our annual event in November 2019.

Monthly Finalists will be re-watched in October 2019 before our Live Event in November. ONE Finalist will be chosen as our Wild Card Winner and will be screened in November alongside our Annual Winners and be made eligible for our Special Awards.

MONTHLY WINNERS will be listed on our website and receive appropriate laurels. Winning films will progress to our annual competition where they will be eligible for special awards.


Feature and Short Screenplay monthly winners will receive a 6 month membership to ISAConnect.

Will receive a 3 month subscription to iPITCH.tv.

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The annual Feature and Short Screenplay winners and two Wild Card Winners will receive a 12 month membership to ISAConnect.

Will receive a yearlong subscription to iPITCH.tv.

3 annual winners will receive Final Draft screenwriting software.

3 annual winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

ANNUAL WINNERS will screen at our Awards Night in November 2019.


Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Short
Best Horror/Thriller Short
Best SciFi Short
Best Student Short
Best Web Series
Best Feature
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Trailer

Winning films entered are automatically eligible for Annual Awards. These laurels will be issued at the end of 2019 as part of the yearly competition.

You do not need to enter these categories separately. Monthly Winners and Wildcards will automatically be consider for these awards.

Best Actor in a Comedy
Best Actor in a Drama
Best Actor in an Experimental Film
Best Actor in a Horror
Best Actor in a SciFi
Best Actor in a Student Short
Best Actor in a Web Series
Best Actor in a Feature
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Groundbreaking Documentary
Best Stunt Performer/Team
Best Producer
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design
Emerging Filmmaker
Peoples Choice

Thank you for your participation in the Changing Face International Film Festival. We look forward to seeing your work!

- Submissions are open to anyone.
- Films must have been made after January 2017.
- No premiere status is required.
- The payment of an entrance fee is required.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- By submitting your film to Changing Face IFF you confirm to own the rights of the film.
- The Changing Face IFF will not be held responsible for any copyright issues or infringements.
- All films submitted must be in English or subtitled in English.
- By submitting your film you acknowledge that Changing Face IFF reserves the right to promote your film and other social media links on our website and social media. (we will not publish your film/trailer if you don't want us to!)
- The internal jury of Changing Face IFF will select the finalists and winning films and special awards.
- The films are judged on the quality of the project.
- Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival.
- Monthly Winners will be automatically eligible for special awards.
- Finalists and Winners will receive Festival Laurels and Digital Certificates.
- Changing Face IFF does not download or make your film available online.
- By Submitting to CFIFF you agree to be put on our mailing list.
- The Changing Face IFF director has the right to make decisions about matters not provided by these rules.
- Rules and terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the Changing Face IFF.

By submitting you declare that you have understood, and agreed to the rules and terms of the Changing Face International Film Festival.

Waiver Codes
We have a set amount of waiver codes we give out each month. If you have emailed us and are awaiting a response please know we will respond, we are just staggering the codes each month. Please only reach out for a waiver code if you REALLY need one, i.e. you do not have access to PayPal/credit cards.

Overall Rating
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    Thank Changing Face International Film Festival for supporting our film “A Happiness Long Awaited”. CFIFF team is very friendly and we had a good communication. It is supportive. We will bring more films in the future. Thanks!

    July 2019
  • Mehmet Tığlı

    It’s a great honour to be monthly finalist at this amazing festival. Congratulations to all festival team and other filmmakers.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind review Mehmet!

  • Nathan Luttrull & Nicholas Stauffer

    Absolutely awesome festival. Will definitely re-submit for any future projects. Very supportive group who really go out of their way to shed light on their selections in every way they can.

    Our film was lucky enough to pick up both a monthly award, as well as receive 2 nominations for their annual ceremony. Could not be more honored by the compliment. Definitely submit to this festival!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the very kind review Nathan & Nicholas! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  • It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this festival. So proud of picking up one of the monthly awards and the communication was fantastic. Highly recommended.

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for the review Jonathan!

  • Changing Face International Film Festival is a really nice Festival!

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind review Andrea!