Before Submitting

  • Project must be either a premiere (never publically screened) in any Hudson valley and Catskills film festivals (meaning it couldn't have official selection in the surrounding areas) or was award-winning.

  • Project does not exceed 2 hours or 120 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

All applicants submitting to CIFF Must agree to the following conditions;
My entry is a screenplay or a feature film, short film, documentary film, animation, music video or TV pilot entered for judging on DVD or Blu-Ray. If my entry is selected for Festival screening at CIFF, I agree to rush a DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray (NTSC). I hold the Catskill International Film Festival harmless from damage to the DVD/Blu-Ray en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival’s possession of the DVD/Blu-Ray. I understand and agree that I will not receive the Blu-Ray or DVD after the festival.
I also agree to the following terms: Cash prizes are conditioned upon winners’ personal presence and acceptance at the festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony. The winner of the jury awards for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short Film, Best TV Pilot and the Audience Award Best of the Festival, must be personally accepted by the projects’ producer, director or executive producer in order to be eligible for the cash prizes. In order to receive any cash prize, the winner’s film must have been submitted with the appropriate submission fee; films submitted without their respective submission fees are not eligible for cash prizes, though they may win CIFF award(s) and are entitled to the trophies if they do win any CIFF award(s).
I also agree that CIFF has the absolute, unconditioned right to screen any film or project that I submit to CIFF.
CIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition during the Festival for promotional purposes and at the gala awards ceremony.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Catskill International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
By submitting my film or screenplay to CIFF, I agree that I have read all of the instructions, rules and regulations set forth about CIFF, including but not limited to the General Rules, and that I fully understand them and agree to abide by their terms and conditions.