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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views. Offering more than a competition but an opportunity for filmmakers to learn & network.
Irvine International Film Festival will always be a friendly approachable festival. Major distributors and Academy Award Winning Judges are part of the decision making process.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Offering more than simply a film competition, IIFF is a thrilling place to swap perspectives, merge ideas, engage in eye-opening debates, forge new friendships, and uncover unknown talents. It all unfolds in sun-dappled Irvine, California, not far from the entertainment capital of the world. Recent Academy favorites, including The Act of Killing and The Lady in Number Six: Music Changed My Life established early momentum at this festival.
Major film distributors and Academy Award-winning judges infuse IIFF with countless opportunities to champion, celebrate, and enhance promising filmmaking careers. Last year alone, 4 of the festival’s Official Selections were shortlisted for Academy Awards, with nine 3 nominations between them. With so much talent funneled right to Hollywood’s back door, it’s no wonder so many industry heavyweights pay a visit, year after year.
IIFF eagerly welcomes international and American narrative features and shorts, documentary features and shorts, animated features and shorts, student films, American and international trailers, webisodes, music videos, and feature-length and short-form screenplays. It all converges in Irvine for a spectacular seven days. At this unforgettable festival, talent truly has no limits.
The festival thrills at opportunities to honor up-and-coming filmmakers and industry veterans, side by side. Past Lifetime Achievement Award Winners have been, seven-time Emmy winning actor Ed Asner (Up, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) , Academy Award-nominated director Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond), Academy Award Winning director John G. Avildsen (Rocky), Academy Awards Winner Martin Landau, Golden Globe Winner Shirley Knight and Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland.
Submit your best work to IIFF today, and prepare to take your career to new and exciting heights!
Jack Kaprielian (Co-Partner); Jack Kaprielian (Executive Director); Jennifer Reed; Kevin Derek (Festival Director); Kevin Derek (Festival Director); Renee Hendrixson (Programming)
All films must have been completed after January 1, 2017
On-line screeners only
We do accept work in progress but your film needs to be close to completion for us to be able to make a decision. If your film is selected it must be complete before 12-1-2018
DO NOT send us your press kit until your film has been selected.
All Non-English films MUST have English subtitles
You may submit more than one film. Each film must be submitted separately with your form and appropriate fee
If you are under the age of 18 a legal guardian must submit for you.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I am authorized to submit this film to the festival. All information provided on application form is true, to the best of my knowledge. If the film is selected for the Festival, I give permission for The Irvine International Film Festival to use images, sounds and excerpts from the work for promotional purposes in all media and on The IIFF website. I hold the Irvine International Film Festival harmless from damage or loss of the print en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival’s possession of the film. This agreement constitutes approval that IIFF may present the film at the 2019 Irvine International Film Festival.