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What genres do you accept?

All genres! The CIFF exhibits short and feature length films of all genres and categories, including Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and especially International – we screened films from over 60 countries last year!

CIFF also just recently started accepting Music Videos, as well as Web Series and New Media content. If you're submitting a Music Video, it must be under 45 minutes, and please refer to the Short Film pricing schedule. If your submission falls under the Web Series or New Media category, please email our Special Projects Director, Beth Steele Radisek, directly at, prior to submitting.

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ATTN FILMMAKERS: Our #CIFF40 earlybird deadline is coming up on Monday, August 31st. Don't miss out on more than $85K available in cash prizes and screening to the best audience in the world! Get full info on submitting your film today:

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CIFF40 will take place March 30 - April 10, 2016 at Tower City Cinemas and neighborhood screening locations!

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