News:- DECCA RECORDS sponsor CPIFF award for Best Music Video.

The Simpsons writer since it began, Mike Reiss, said: “YOU RUN THE VERY BEST FILM FESTIVAL WE'VE EVER BEEN TO - AND WE'VE BEEN TO A LOT, THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS!" Every year, filmmakers who attend many festivals comment on the stand out nature and the high quality of films at CPIFF compared to other festivals. Watch the festival video here:

Established in 2009, Crystal Palace International Film Festival (CPIFF) screens some of the world's best Independent films at what is known as the UK and London's coolest film festival. Music legend PAUL WELLER attended and said "I've loved it, we need the whole independent movement!"

We do NOT require a premiere because we are for helping the filmmaker and not ourselves. CPIFF in South London, shows only the highest quality films, screening in funky venues with outstanding food and drink, making every night a social evening to remember, that's why nights are sold out in advance. When selected your film has a stamp of quality and will be seen by a sizable audience! We've also had 2 full programmes of submitted films screened on LONDON LIVE TV channel as part of their film festival season with more of that to come.

CPIFF has grown every year, submit your film for a chance to be a part of this film extravaganza and of winning a coveted CPIFF Award from 9 categories, it will delight you.

With themed evenings, gourmet food and many World, European and UK premieres, CPIFF stands out from the standard fayre of the usual film festival and is, importantly, inspiring the public to appreciate independent film.

Winners receive a coveted CPIFF Award for best in category presented at the amazing CPIFF Gala Finale and Awards Evening.

Judges include:- Rebecca Allen, President of Decca Records. UK's top comedian, writer and producer: Johnny Vegas, Sony award winning comedian, author and columnist: Mark Steel, Peppa Pig creator: Neville Astley, Producer: Beverley Dixon, Bafta winning writer Brian Dooley plus many more.

By submitting to the Festival, you agree to the following: Images from the film can be used in CPIFF (Crystal Palace International Film Festival) publications, the CPIFF website and all other media outlets related to CPIFF publicity and you indemnify CPIFF against any responsibilities incurred by the screening of this film. CPIFF can keep the preview footage for its archive film libraries for viewing at the festival. Within a short period from the festival starting films cannot be withdrawn. E.G. if we have gone to print and/or announced the screening schedule and/or publicised such materials that would be affected by a withdrawal.

Films must be submitted to CPIFF by the stated deadline
Please note that information given on the submission form may be used by CPIFF for publications.
CPIFF accepts no responsibility if the information provided is inaccurate.
Please note that submissions entered will NOT be returned.

Overall Rating
  • Alexander Milo Bischof

    Lovely festival with a wonderful selection of films. Everyone made us feel incredibly welcome! Looking forward to next year.

    December 2017
  • Joseph Reaney

    I had a great time at CPIFF. I was delighted that my short film, The Man Who Stopped, was shortlisted for the comedy award - not least because it meant a trip to the gala awards night. It was a fantastically entertaining evening, completely sold-out, and with free drinks and nibbles. What's not to like? I hope to be back with another film next year.

    November 2017
  • Chris Shepherd

    Ive been to a few festivals all over the world and CPIFF really is one of my favourites. Its growing into a bigger festival thats shouts out from the crowd. Its team are very special and I would urge everyone to go.

    November 2017
  • Paulio Shakespeare

    Great festival, didn't attend it, but they communication and hospitality for those who attended on our behalf was great!

    November 2017
  • Barnaby Boulton

    CPIFF is a very welcoming and well-run festival; we had lots of fun at the awards gala! Thank you so much for having us and our film A Place For Everything.

    November 2017