Cindependent Film Festival Announces Partnership with 21c Museum Hotel

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Cincinnati OH - (April 23, 2018) - The clock is ticking for Earlybird submissions to the Cindependent Film Festival this summer, August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine. As a new incentive for filmmakers, we’re pleased to announce a partnership with the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. “We’re so excited to be hosting filmmakers in Cincinnati to continue to expose the Queen City as a film destination city, helping to stimulate the economy and provide access to independent artists in our community,” said CFF Founder and Director, Allyson West.

Filmmakers whose work is selected for the festival will be eligible for two nights of free lodging at the 21c Museum Hotel. Located just blocks from the festival’s Woodward Theater home, the 21c Museum Hotel took the historic Metropole Hotel and reimagined it as a contemporary art museum. Festival organizers will be in touch with filmmakers who qualify.

This exciting hotel offer serves as extra incentive for filmmakers to submit their work before the April 30, “Earlybird” deadline and save $5. “Earlybird submissions end April 30, but we’re still taking submissions through July 3. We encourage early submission because we’re just as excited as you are, and we want to see your work as soon as possible,” West said.

ABOUT THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. CIFF will provide community camaraderie, drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the world, educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day!   

Find CFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/

 

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Cindependent Film Festival Awarded $10,000 Engage Cincy Grant

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Cincinnati Awards CFF with $10,000 Engage Cincy Challenge Grant!
Cindependent Film Festival wins big at annual Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit

Cincinnati OH - (March 10, 2018) - The Cindepedent Film Festival has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Engage Cincy Challenge, awarded $10,000 to be used to fund the festival taking place this summer, August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine.

“We are super excited to partner with the city of Cincinnati! We plan to use these funds to engage local independent filmmakers to network within the city and connect with other filmmakers all over the country,” said Development Director Angela Holman. “This will help us connect great people with great cinema this summer!”

CFF was one of only five organizations to receive the grant out of nearly 80 applicants.

Founder Allyson West and Holman accepted the award at a luncheon held at the Cintas Center. Councilmember Jeff Pastor and City Manager Harry Black gave West and Holman an oversized ceremonial check (see attached photos). Other winners included VIBE (Voices In the Built Environment), Neighborhood Flags,  MRC Street Studio and Summer of STEM Design.

The grant builds on fantastic momentum for the Cindependent Film Festival. On March 5, Executive Director of Film Cincinnati Kristen Schlotman spoke in favor of CFF at a press conference to officially announce the film festival.

ABOUT THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. CIFF will provide community camaraderie, drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the world, educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day!   

Find CFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/ 

More information on the Cincy Engage grant found here, here, and here.

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CFF is OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Cindependent Film Festival is officially open for film and screenplay submissions. We are accepting

- Short films in any genre

- Feature films in any genre

- Screenplays (any length, in any genre)

All submitted projects will be in consideration for screening during the festival. Official Selections will be announced on Cindependence Day, July 4th, 2018. All Official Selections will be up for consideration for all awards/prizes.

Please visit www.filmfreeway.com to submit or email allyson@cindependentfilmfest.org for questions.

Film Submissions open January 2018

The Cindependent Film Festival is a first-year festival focusing on excellence in independent filmmaking.  We will be accepting short films, feature films, and screenplays for programming into the 2018 festival. Submissions can be made via filmfreeway.com and withoutabox.com

Awards will be made available for the following categories.
- Best Short Film
- Best International Short
- Best Ohio Short Film
- Best US Short Film

- Best Feature Film

- Best Comedy Film
- Best Drama Film
- Best Horror Film
- Best Documentary Film

- Best Screenplay

- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Director (short)
- Best Director (feature)

Please note that some awards consist of monetary prizes.