Film and Screenplay Competition Rules and Regulations

Categories of Competition

Narrative Features
Narrative films over 45 minutes. Films in this category will compete for all awards and prizes.

Documentary Features
Documentary Film over 45 minutes. Films in this category will compete for all awards and prizes.

Animated Films
Animated films of any length or genre. Films in this category will compete for all awards and prizes.

Short Films
Short Films are narrative, animated, experimental, music videos or documentary films under 45 minutes. Films in this category will compete for all awards and prizes.

Student Films
Student Films are films of any length or genre written, directed or produced by a currently enrolled student. Films in this category will compete for all awards and prizes.

Colorado Films
Colorado films are films that are made in some capacity by a Colorado resident or films that showcase the diverse aesthetics, subjects, and locations of Colorado.

Screenplay Competition
The competition includes both a feature length and short length Screenplay Competition.

Television
Films and videos produced for television. Films in this category will compete for all awards and prizes.

Rules and Regulations

The Colorado International Film Festival was created as a platform to provide recognition to superior and standout films, screenplays, and artists who demonstrate excellence and originality in their work and crafts. CIFF is a non-traditional online festival and films will not be screened for the public. Awards will be announced via our official website, targeted email blast, social media, and Internet promotional channels. It is requested that awards won be mentioned in the promotional materials of the films being awarded.

All submissions are handled fairly and equally, regardless of which deadline you choose. Late submissions are screened and judged in the same manner as early submissions. However, we encourage you to submit as early as possible.

All non-English films are required to have English subtitles.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Colorado International Film Festival.

By submitting your film into competition in the Colorado International Film Festival you agree that you have read, accept, will abide by all rules and regulations.

Screenplay Competition Rules

Entrants retain all rights to their work.

Screenplays 45 pages or longer are considered feature length.

Screenplays with more than one author are accepted.

Adaptations are accepted.

All submissions are handled fairly and equally, regardless of which deadline you choose. Late submissions are read and judged in the same manner as early submissions. However, we encourage you to submit as early as possible.

The Colorado International Film Festival accepts screenplay submissions in .PDF, Word, Final Draft, and Movie Magic formats via FilmFreeway.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Colorado International Film Festival.

By submitting your screenplay into competition in the Colorado International Film Festival you expressly agree that you have read and accept all aforementioned rules and regulations.

Good luck in the competition!