Film makers who attend many festivals comment on the stand out nature of CPIFF. The Simpsons writer, Mike Reiss, said: “You run the very best festival we’ve ever been to – and we’ve been to a lot! This is as good as it gets!" Watch the CPIFF video here:-

Best Music Award Video Sponsored by DECCA RECORDS and Presented by their president Rebecca Allen.

CPIFF screens some of the world's best Independent films at the UK and London's coolest film festival. Crystal Palace International Film Festival 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 well in advance. When selected your film has a stamp of quality and will be seen by a sizable audience!

Established in 2009, it has grown every year, submit your film for a chance to be a part of the film extravaganza incorporating films from ten categories including Short Film, Horror/Sci-Fi, Animation, Feature Film, Music Video and Documentary, it will delight you.

The screenings in unusual venues 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.

Awards & Prizes

Winners receive a coveted CPIFF Award for best in category presented at the CPIFF 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.

Rules & Terms

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 Within a short period from the festival starting films cannot be withdrawn.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 (Crystal Palace International Film Festival) by 12 September 2015.
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.

12 Reviews

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    Paul Cooke

    We were so happy to have CATCH screened at CPIFF. It was a brilliant sold-out screening, and the festival organisers were lovely.

    May 2017
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    Ruth Pickett

    The audience was packed for the screening which was in a lovely venue in South London. There were filmmakers from all over the world in attendance and it was a pleasure to participate.

    January 2017
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    Nick Flügge

    We were honoured to be screened at CPIFF and it was a great and well-attended night, where we were greeted at the door and made to feel very welcome. I'd recommend it highly.

    January 2017
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    Paul Hendy

    CPIFF is an excellent festival with a truly diverse and eclectic programme of films. I was absolutely thrilled to win Best Short with my film, 'The Last Laugh' as the standard of films was so incredibly high. Neil and the team are obviously incredibly passionate about films and the art of filmmaking and this shines through in everything they do. This really is a 5 star film festival and I would strongly recommend it to all fellow filmmakers.

    December 2016
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    Stuart McBratney

    I love the CPIFF! Great films, stunning venues, and a warm atmosphere. The locals really get behind it, so the screenings are full - so for filmmakers this is particularly rewarding. Highly recommended!

    December 2016