Each month, our jury will award the best films through private screenings. Every year, the jury will then select from the monthly winners and nominate films to go on and compete for our annual awards "Best of Fest". Those nominated to compete for the annual awards will be notified in January and will be virtually screened on Entertainment Oxygen. The winners will be announced live at our awards ceremony held in the Spring at The Logan Theatre in Chicago, IL.
Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.
* All monthly winners will receive our official laurel leaves.
* All monthly winners will receive a certificate (PDF/JPG file) via email.
* All monthly winners are announced on our FB page and Website.
* All monthly winners may purchase the Crown Point International Film Festival (CPIFF) statuette. The annual Best of Fest winner(s) present at the awards ceremony will receive a free Crown Point International Film Festival (CPIFF) statuette.
What we're looking for?
All films are accepted as long as they fall in one of our official categories. We accept films of any genres, length and language. Non-English films must have English subtitles.
By submitting your film, take note that:
1. You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film/poster/stills) for promotional purposes.
2. Entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may enter into multiple categories.
4. Best of Fest (annual competition) nominated films will be scheduled for virtual screenings through our partner, Entertainment Oxygen.
We do not accept:
1. Amateur videos.
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
3. Films with poor production standard (bad sound, video resolution less than 720p HD, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films).
5. We do not accept excerpts/scenes from films. You must submit the entire film.