The Carmel International Film Festival screens films in five different categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short, Student, and Animation. Awards are presented in all five categories, along with an award for Best Screenplay from our script competition. Additionally, CIFF offers scholarships every year for student filmmakers.
Last year, Co-Founder Thomas Burns said, “We are so thrilled to have Brian and his art at the festival this year! ‘Buck’ resonated with us immediately, and we know people are going to respond. Also, this year we are introducing animation as a competitive category, and we were looking for an artist that could communicate the sense of animation and fun. Brian is perfect.” -- Keep an eye out for the 2015 festival artist, soon to be announced!
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 a select group of filmmakers were given the chance of a lifetime, with the opportunity to present their projects to a highly-qualified panel of investors in hopes of securing their next round of funding. CIFF partnered with FilmAngels, the world's first professional angel investor group for independent film, to offer this unique opportunity to a few lucky filmmakers. Each selected filmmaker presented his or her project, and then faced a judging panel for an intense Q&A session. -- Updates on this year's panel will be coming soon!
Submissions for CIFF 2015 are now open through Withoutabox and tickets are available on Eventbrite.
We look forward to seeing you all at the festival this year!
Jake Gyllenhaal becomes a blood-thirsty crime photographer who rushes to scenes of gruesome murders, home invasions and robberies in order to sell the footage to local television stations in "Nightcrawler."