Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London


9th edition

Oct 27 - Nov 18, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student, TV, Web
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dark comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Horror, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Mockumentary, Music, Mystery, , Parody, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description Over the years many film makers, who attend many film festivals, have commented on the stand out nature of CPIFF. This year, Mike Reiss, writer of the Simpsons for 25 years said:
“You run the very best festival we’ve ever been to – and we’ve been to a lot! This is as good as it gets!”

CPIFF screens some of the world's best Independent films at the UK and London's coolest film festival. Crystal Palace International Film Festival (CPIFF), in South London, shows only the highest quality films, screening in funky venues with outstanding food and drink, making every night an evening to remember, that's why nights are sold out well in advance. When you are selected you know your film has a stamp of quality and will be seen by a sizable audience! Watch the video on our homepage at

Now in it's 9th year and growing hugely every year, submit your film for a chance to be a part of the 14-day film extravaganza incorporating films from nine categories including Short Film, Horror Sci-Fi, Animation, Feature Film, Music Video and Documentary, it will delight you. Judges include comedians Johnny Vegas, Mark Steel and Peppa Pig creator Neville Astley.

The screenings in unusual venues with themed evenings, gourmet food served and many World, European and UK premieres, CPIFF stands out from the standard fayre of the usual film festival and is, importantly, inspiring the public to appreciate independent film
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Class Founded: 2009
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Nov 21, 2016

Early bird deadline: Jun 01, 2017
Regular deadline: Jul 01, 2017
Late deadline: Sep 01, 2017

Notification date: Sep 25, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 18.05 to 34.20 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 3.18 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 2,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Awards
General rules By submitting to the Festival, you agree to the following: Images from the film can be used in CPIFF (Crystal Palace International Film Festival) publications, the CPIFF website and all other media outlets related to CPIFF publicity and you indemnify CPIFF against any responsibilities incurred by the screening of this film. CPIFF can keep the preview footage for its archive film libraries for viewing at the festival. Within a short period from the festival starting films cannot be withdrawn. E.G. if we have gone to print and/or announced the screening schedule and/or publicised such materials that would be affected by a withdrawal.

Films must be submitted to CPIFF (Crystal Palace International Film Festival) by 12 September 2015.
Please note that information given on the submission form may be used by CPIFF for publications.
CPIFF accepts no responsibility if the information provided is inaccurate.
Please note that submissions entered will NOT be returned.