Crystal Palace International Film Festival, London


11th edition

Mar 05 - Mar 28, 2021
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


CPIFF screens some of the world's best Independent films at the UK and London's coolest film festival. Music legend Paul Weller attended and said "I've loved it, we need it!" See video here:

Film makers who attend many festivals comment on the stand out nature of CPIFF. Writer of 'The Simpsons' since it began, Mike Reiss, said: “You run the very best festival we’ve ever been to – and we’ve been to a lot!"

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!

Founded in 2009 and growing every year, submit your film for a chance to be a part of the 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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Address CPIFF
32 Nugent Rd
SE25 6UB London
United Kingdom
Phone 07866 125943