Cindependent Film Festival Press/Media Credentials - Now Accepting!

Press and media credentials are now being accepted for individuals and organizations wishing to cover the Cindepedent Film Festival, August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater, Mini MicroCinema and MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine.

Please submit your request for credentials no later than Friday, August 3rd.

You will be notified, if accepted, no later than Friday, August 10th.

Requests for credentials received later than the August 3rd deadline will be evaluated and granted on a case-by-case basis.

When submitting for credentialing, please include the following:

Name:

Email:

Telephone #: 

Organization:

Organization website:

Telephone:

Address:

Planned days of attendance:

Reason for coverage (specific film(s) or filmmakers? General interest? Local press? We want to connect you to whoever will fit your coverage the best!):

Press/Media Credentials will get you access to:
 - Upper level seating of Woodward Theater with work space including tables, chairs, work area and power supply.
 - Access to all events and activities (see website for full list - subject to availability based on response)
 - Access to filmmakers and CFF team for interviews, photos and video

We welcome coverage on all levels and our goal is to make your job as easy as possible. Please contact us with any questions and we hope to see you at the Cindependent Film Festival!

ArtsWave helps fund Cindependent Film Festival!

ARTSWAVE SUPPORTS THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL WITH $11,250 GRANT

Cincinnati OH - (June 25, 2018) - CIFF and the Cindepedent Film Festival are thrilled to be included in the latest round of grants from ArtsWave’s 2018 Community Campaign!

On Friday, ArtsWave announced the final recipients of their Catalyzing Impact Grants and CIFF (the nonprofit parent organization and presenter of CFF) received $11,250 toward their mission.

“We are proud to support the Cindependent Film Festival through the ArtsWave Community Campaign, since it drives our goals of boosting Cincinnati as a great place for the arts and bringing people together,” notes ArtsWave President & CEO Alecia Kintner.

The grant will help fund the multi-genre film festival in numerous ways, including bringing filmmakers to Cincinnati to interact with their audience directly. Tickets are on sale NOW for the Cindependent Film Festival. Details and ticket prices and other details for individual film blocks, day passes and VIP packages are available at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/tickets/.

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/

CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets and passes are now available at all levels

Cincinnati OH - (June 1, 2018) - It’s your chance to see films and talk to filmmakers from around the country. Tickets to the Cindependent Film Festival in Over-the-Rhine are now on sale. Festival-goers will be able to plan their day by choosing from a variety of screenings, filmmaker Q & A’s, screenplay live readings, and after parties.

“We want everyone to come!” said CFF Founder and Creative Director Allyson West, “whether you’re bringing the family to watch some shorts or you’re a film buff looking to expand your horizons and talk with filmmakers about their work, we have a ticket for that.”

Tickets range in price from:

  • $25 Day Pass - access to all programmed screenings for one day at the Woodward Theater, Mini Microcinema, and MOTR: movies, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more for a full day
  • $70 Three Day Pass - three times the Day Pass fun
  • $250 VIP Pass - the whole shebang: entry to every party, workshop, screening, a seat in the VIP-Only Lounge. All for the full festival

Tickets to single screening blocks will be available after Official Selections are announced on Cindependence Day (July 4).

A full schedule of events and the link to buy can be found on CindependentFilmFest.org/tickets

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/

CFF and Cincy Stories Collaborate on New Award for Inaugural Film Festival

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CFF and Cincy Stories Collaborate on New Award for Inaugural Film Festival; "Young Filmmaker Award" created exclusively for high school students.

Cincinnati OH - (May 24, 2018) - The Cindependent Film Festival and Cincy Stories have joined forces to create a new opportunity for budding filmmakers with the “Cincy Story Award” to be presented on August 26, 2018.

Cincy Stories is dedicated to building community through story and has found a unique opportunity in CFF to spread that message by recognizing a high school student film that will be presented at CFF. The award will be announced from nominated films at the Awards Brunch following the festival. The winner will work directly with Cincy Stories within the next year to develop and produce a unique film with guidance and resources from Cincy Stories.

To be considered for the award, submissions must be:

  • submitted/produced by a filmmaker in high school or graduating high school in 2018

  • a programmed short film at the Cindependent Film Festival

  • available for film production in Ohio upon receiving the award (winner not required to be an Ohio resident)

There are no restrictions on subject or genre, but submissions must specifically indicate in the profile that the film was produced by a high school student. Submissions must be made through FilmFreeway and will be judged based on creativity, content and execution.

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.

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/

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.