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18-Apr-2014 1:02am PDT  

 

California Independent Film Festival

17 Annual September 11, 2014 to September 14, 2014

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350 Park Street
Moraga CA 94556
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Phone: 925-388-0752
lindsay@caiff.org
http://www.caiff.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature
All Genres welcome! Last year features included comedy, drama, Sci-Fi and foreign films.
Short Film
All Genres welcome! Last year shorts included comedy, drama, Sci-Fi, and foreign films.
Mini Short
All Genres welcome! Last year mini shorts included comedy, drama, Sci-Fi, horror and foreign films.
Documentary
All subject matters welcome! Last year documentaries topics on race, international, political, and travel.
Animation
All Genres welcome! We love animation. Special children's section this year!
Screenplay
All Genres welcome! Last year finalist were drama, comedy and horror.
Children/Family Films
Short films for Children and Families. This will be a special program and for children.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
"A venue for the true Independent Filmmaker"

Festival Background
The California Independent Film Festival is a California Not for Profit Corporation with State and Federal tax-exempt status under IRS code section 501(c) 3. Tax ID Number 48-1272276.

Film advocate and independent producer Derek Zemrak founded the festival in 1999. Zemrak started the film festival to give the true independent filmmaker a venue to screen their work. Since, 1999 over 1,200 films have been screened to the general public through the California Independent Film Festival.

Leonard R. Pirkle, Esq., serves as the Executive Director for the association, leading an Executive Committee and a Festival Planning Committee with 30 Members with expertise in film, entertainment and tourism.

Judges
Each year the California Independent Film Festival assembles a wide range of entertainment industry leaders as judges. 2013 Judges, included Pete Crooks, Senior Editor/Writer for Diablo Magazine and Bay Area Film Critic; Sapporo Short Fest Director, Toshi Kubo; Shorty Rossi, star of Animal Planets "Pit Boss"; and Frosene Phillips, restaurant/entertainment columnist for "Bay Area News Group".

Dates and Location
The festival is held annually in San Francisco, Moraga, and Orinda, California.

Category Submissions:
Categories include Documentaries, Features, Shorts, Animation and Music Videos.

Children's section this year!

Estimated Attendance:
5,000 guests including over 60 filmmakers from as far as Japan, England and Germany

Festival Location:
Moraga, California
Orinda, California
San Francisco, California


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The California Independent Film Festival has a very strong fifteen- year history, showcasing over 1,250 Independent Films during its 16th season..

The Year 2013 Festival was a huge success, screening 50 from around the world.


ORGANIZERS
Derek Zemrak (Executive Producer) ; Derek Zemrak (Founder and President) ; Joanne Foy (Vice President) ; Leonard Pirkle

GENERAL RULES
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE YOU ARE PAYING FOR.
You may pay online by credit card, via Withoutabox, or mail a check or money order payment directly to the festival.

Make any check or money order payments payable to:
CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.

- Include three (3) DVD copies of your film. For the screenplay competition, please submit an original screenplay in the industry standard format.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The California Independent Film Festival has a very strong sixteen- festival history, showcasing over 1,250 Independent Films during its 16th season..

The year 2013 Festival was a huge success, screening 50 from around the world.


ORGANIZERS
Derek Zemrak (Executive Producer) ; Derek Zemrak (Founder and President) ; Joanne Foy (Vice President) ; Leonard Pirkle

GENERAL RULES
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE YOU ARE PAYING FOR.
You may pay online by credit card, via Withoutabox, or mail a check or money order payment directly to the festival.

Make any check or money order payments payable to:
CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.

- Include three (3) DVD copies of your film. For the screenplay competition, please submit an original screenplay in the industry standard format.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I state that I am authorized to submit this film/DVD to the California Independent Film Festival for consideration, and I have read and understand and agree to all the entry requirements. I hereby release the Festival from all liability resulting from its exhibition of my film/DVD.