8th Annual

Crystal Palace International Film Festival

October 28, 2016 to November 12, 2016

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32 Nugent Road
Crystal Palace
London London SE25 6UB
United Kingdom
Phone: 07866125943

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

Comedy of any length.
Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy of any length.
Any length.
Feature Film
Feature film over 45 minutes.
Short Film
Short film under 45 minutes.
International Film
Film of any length from non-English speaking country either in English, with subtitles or dubbed into English.
Animated film: hand drawn, stop/start or CGI. Any length.
Music Video
Any music genre, under 8 minutes.
Student Film
Produced by students. Any length.


CPIFF screens some of the world's best Independent films at the UK and London's coolest film festival.

Crystal Palace International Film Festival (CPIFF), in South London, shows only the highest quality films, screening in funky venues with outstanding food and drink, making every night an evening to remember, that's why nights are sold out well in advance. if your film screens it is a stamp of approval and a guarantee that it will be seen by a sizable audience. Watch the video on our homepage at cpiff.co.uk.

Now in it's 8th year and growing hugely every year, submit your film for a chance to be a part of the film extravaganza incorporating films from nine categories. it will delight you.

The screenings in unusual venues with themed evenings, gourmet food served 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.


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, I wish you continued success".

The UK and London's coolest festival, Crystal Palace International Film Festival, CPIFF, promotes independent film makers from all over the world. The festival has many nights sold out well in advance.

The Festival provides a platform for independent film makers to have their films screened at selected funky venues with amazing food and drink in and around London's Crystal Palace.

CPIFF Awards are chosen by a prestigious panel of judges including the UK's famous comedian, writer and producer, Johnny Vegas; Sony Award winning comedian, author and columnist Mark Steel, Neville Astley - creator of Peppa Pig, Producer Beverley Dixon and Brian Dooley - Bafta winning writer.

Crystal Palace is also simply one of the coolest places in London as well as one of the most beautiful. Aptly the very first colour TV transmissions were sent from here by John Logie Baird who invented TV and the BBC still broadcast from the 2 large transmitters clearly visible for miles.


Films must be submitted to the CPIFF (Crystal Palace International Film Festival) by 1st September 2016.

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.


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.

The CPIFF can keep the preview tape/disc for its archive film libraries for viewing by other film festivals and organisations.

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 tha would be affected by a withdrawal.