Buy Tickets, Passes and Attend – Soon!

We have decided to move the Festival to September 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2018(Various Venues being Announced – Films At Rendezvous Only) for reasons due to weather patterns and most likely having rain that week of April.

It is still at each season and they are our

wonderful, supportive home!…our NEW FISCAL SPONSOR!

Lucky 7 Season will be awesome, over 400 films submitted so far!!!

All Student Submissions fees are waived, please pass that on.

CIFF California are ready for the world to see how much we have evolved!

Peace thru the Arts… 

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Festival TICKETS! – Soon!


Film Submissions for 2018 – Information and Link:


Tickets! Soon!!!


Northern California and Global submissions for Independent Films in several categories.



“Chico Indie Film now accepting flicks for festival”

Chico Independent Film Festival is now accepting short and feature film…Calling all film lovers. The Chico Independent Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for its 2018 Season.

The festival is planned for 2018!

We look forward to promoting another facet of the vibrant Chico arts community during our LUCKY 7 Season of the Chico Independent Film Festival. 

Short and feature films from all genres are welcome. “We are always looking for a great story, long or short, and we encourage local submissions,” CIFF said.

“The combination of local talent, virtual cooperative communities and interactive collaboration with local commerce and tourism ensures a successful event that will continue to highlight Chico filmmakers and artists.”

Quote from Leila Rodriguez article from!

Festival entry fee for Chico Locals is $20.


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Entry fees for student filmmakers will be waived for this season’s panel review. Directors may also enter more than one motion picture for consideration. 

“The importance of independent short films currently in production, mainly has to do with artistic freedom and budget,” Desmore explain. “The idea that creates a short film, can be extended also into a feature length film, if needed. From two minutes to 48 minutes, most have quicker edits and an attention span for viewers of all ages to view newer modes of filmmaking that would otherwise be too expensive to produce for most short filmmakers.”

Along with screenings, director’s talks and live entertainment, an awards ceremony will conclude the four-day event.

A panel of judges comprising Kelly Desmore, Larni Castro, Mike Pulliam, Danni Yang, and many more…


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2010-2018 CIFF California Sponsors/Donations:

Sol Mexican Grill

Chico City Library

Coca Cola

Get Foxy Productions
North Valley Hypnosis
Hap Hathaway – Leila Rodriguez
KCSC Radio
Trader Joe’s
Universal Film and Festival Organization




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