Submit a Film
Submitting to the 2022 Cannes Independent Film Festival
Submit now through FilmFreeway:
• CIFF 2022 will take place from May 11 to 21.
CIFF is especially interested in films by first and second time filmmakers whose movies represent the best in low-budget filmmaking.
• CIFF accepts only online digital submissions, not discs in the mail.
• CIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or less in length.
THE SUBMISSION PROCESS
There are three submissions deadlines:
Early – 3 January, 2022
Regular – 9 March, 2022
Late – 5 April, 2022
These are deadlines and reflect the date by which you must provide us with a online screener your submission.
Selected films will be notified no later than April 25, 2022.
CIFF accepts films and awards prizes in the following categories:
Feature Film (narrative or documentary)
Our programmers will consider rough cuts and will judge the film accordingly. When submitting a rough cut, please provide details of the elements of your film still to be completed.
If your film contains non-English dialogue, we require that you include on-screen subtitles. If your film is mostly in English and you are intentionally leaving out subtitles for non-English dialogue, you do not need to provide on-screen subtitles.
All submissions will be informed of our Official Selection by April 25, 2022 and our Screening Guidelines will be sent to you selected filmmakers.