2016 Film Submissions for 2017 – Information and Link:


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


Awards & Prizes:


All Winners Awarded certificates for 2017.

Rules & Terms:

Submit via and here.

Tickets will be on Sale via in January!chicotickets-com

“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 2016 season.

The festival is planned for February 18th and 19th, 2017 at

We look forward to promoting another facet of the vibrant Chico arts community during our Sixth 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,” she 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 locals is $30. Please use:

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 three-day event.(Restaurant Opening Meet and Greet on Thursday, February 16th next door to venue at 7pm-9pm).

A panel of judges comprising Antonio Ramirez, Madelyn Coffman, Mike Pulliam, Danni Yang,

Jeff Fox, CSU Chico JobCat Program and Producer, Kelly Desmore will award:

Best Local Film, Best International Film, Best in Show, Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Feature Film and Special Mention Award.

New Categories to be added!

Deadline for submissions on

2010-2016 CIFF Sponsors/Donations:

Coca Cola

Get Foxy Productions

Madelyn Coffman
North Valley Hypnosis
Hap Hathaway – Leila Rodriguez
Chico Examiner
KCSC Radio
Focus Film Festival
Trader Joe’s
Universal Film and Festival Organization




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