Chandler International Film Festival

Chandler International Film Festival
125 south Alma School Rd
Chandler, United States

All year, In progress
This film festival operates all year

Festival Overview

The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) is a monthly awards competition with annual event @ Chandler Center for the Arts. For each month, the official selection and winner are announced on our website. The goal of CIFF is to encourage emerging movie makers for new filmmaking by appreciating their work. We accept all genres of films from all over the world. We create an opportunity for filmmakers to get their films judged and let them compete with other filmmakers. We perform a comprehensive evaluation process and select only high quality films.


- Best Feature Film
- Best Short Film
- Best Documentary
- Best Animation Film
- Best Student Film
- Best Documentary Short Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best Underground Film
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Bollywood Feature (Hindi)
- Best Bollywood Short (Hindi)
- Best Nollywood Feature (Nigerian)
- Best Nollywood Short (Nigerian)
- Best Tollywood Feature (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali)
- Best Tollywood Short (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali)
- Best Music Video
- Best Screenplay
- Best Web Short
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Special Effects


Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Mitesh Patel
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Open to the public


- All films must have been made in or after 2012.
- Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
- Work in progress is accepted.
- Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker.
- Our entries do not compete against each other.
- Entree fees are non-refundable.
- Each film has to be submitted to at least one genre, then they qualify for additional categories.
- There is no premiere requirement.
- Short films must be under 30 minutes and features should be 30 mins and more.
- Each film has to be submitted to at least one genre, then they qualify for additional categories. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.


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