The CIFF CHAUTAUQUA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be held the last weekend of July 2018 leading into the world famous Lucy Fest. Each yearly festival is divided into two sessions of 5 months each. Winners are chosen from each 5 month session to be screened at the CIFF 2018.
The 3rd Annual Chautauqua International Film Festival will be held the weekend of July 27, 28, and 29, 2018 at the CRYSTAL BALLROOM in Jamestown, NY. For 3 days Friday, Saturday and Sunday the festival will show winning films from around the world. This year we are adding more venues and workshops and will hold a red carpet award presentation ceremony on the FINAL NIGHT July 29, at the CRYSTAL BALLROOM of the Hotel Jamestown, NY. With this being the CIFF's third year we are eligible to become IMDb certified!
Many official selections and award winners will have their films reviewed and trailers screened on InDvue, an IMDb credited online weekly Indies Review and Talk Show. FOLLOW the InDvue Channel here, https://vimeo.com/channels/indvue
The CIFF is working with other industry Pro's to develop some new proto-type screening and distribution. Winning Filmmakers will have the chance to have their films screened with the opportunity for multiple showings with a unique new concept in film promoting and distribution.
Join us for a profitable and fun filled 3 days. It is our goal to make the CIFF one of the most successful new film festivals in New York and worldwide.
The CIFF will be partnering with several Film Festivals. Select Award winners will have the opportunity for their film to be screened for an entire week with the Red Carpet online premiere of their film.
Awards & Prizes
1st Place includes the CIFF Trophy in each genre to be awarded, a Gold Award Certificate, screening of your film and the Red Carpet Award Ceremony!
2nd Place includes a Silver Award Certificate in each genre to be awarded, film screening with presentation award ceremony on the final night.
Films of Merit will be chosen to be screened during the festival, listed in the program and included in the award ceremonies under , Films of Merit".
Rules & Terms
1. Films may be submitted that were made between 2010 to the present. It may be an uncompleted work when submitted but must be finished and submitted by June 1of 2018 for final judging.
2. Filmmaker must own or have obtained all rights pertaining to their film and music used.
3. Films must be in English or with subtitles.
4. Films may be submitted from anywhere in the world.
5. All submissions will be online screeners through Filmfreeway.com. An account may be set up for free by any filmmaker.
A DVD and/or BLU-RAY must be submitted with the name of the film, your name, length of film, your contact number and CIFF printed clearly on the disc. and mailed to;
P.O. Box 306
Ellington, NY 14732
If we do not receive your DVD or Blu-Ray mailed at the time you submit to the CIFF your film will not be eligible for screening.
NOTE: YOU MUST FIRST SUBMIT BY FILMFREEWAY, AND THEN SEND US A DVD/AND/OR BLU-RAY OF YOUR FILM.
6. Submission genre's as listed on the Chautauqua International Film Festival CIFF, FilmFreeway Submission site.