Updated July 15, 2017 Dear Activists, The first annual Colorado International Activism Film Festival (CIAFF) event is being held at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St., Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, from 2-10 PM. Seating is limited at The Bug Theater. We are accepting donations at the door and in advance. All donations go to award-winning filmmakers and activists. The festival is free, but if you really like to do the “ticket thang”, you can order the  VIP Festival Pass for $1.00.

Submissions are Closed - Thanks to Everyone!
Submissions are Closed Until Next Year – Thanks to Everyone!

 

We received 34 submissions for this season. We selected three screenplays, one photograph & a number of films. We’ll screen some of the films Saturday at the event. We regret that we are unable to include all of the films this year due to time constraints. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone! We’ll begin showing films and presentations at around 2:30 PM. Around 5 PM, we’ll break for dinner and “schzmoozing”. While we are chatting and getting to know folks, we’ll listen to the new The Conspiracy Project (DVD) from the world-renowned, award-winning activist and musician Neal Fox. We may also hear a few songs from Jordan Page. The Bug Theater operates a cash bar and concession stand. Learn more about the venue.

“Thank you for my selection in such a prestigious award…I would like to dedicate this honor to the thousands of malnourished children who died and are struggling for their lives…to the young anemic mothers who are fighting against this generation’s long curse and to the migrant tribal laborers who work tirelessly on the hazardous work sites just to earn bread for their families. This documentary is advocating the struggle of the tribal community, which is still deprived from their basic right of food and employment. It’s very unfortunate that the largest democracy is celebrating its 67 years of independence and the tribal hamlets, which are on the outskirts of its economic capital, are becoming the victim of malnutrition. Through this platform, I would like to request to humble and generous human beings to support the work of groups who are fighting to crack this generation’s long trap of hunger. Organizations like Shramajivi Sanghatana and Samarthan are working to strengthen the movement and to empower the community by lighting the fire of activism. Let the fire burning for the rights of our people end the cycle of poverty and hunger.” Yogini Surve, Director, Hunger, July 2017

Official Selections: Mad Dash (screenplay) by William Leonard, A Chippy Off the Old Block (screenplay) by Kelly Jean Karam, 420 by Marc Schneider, Hunger by Mukta Bharti.

Semi-Finalists: Caged by Edward King, Prayer for Kidnapped Children (photo) by John Taschner, Fahrenheit 42.0 by Deuvall Dorsey, The Prince by Patrick Sabongui, Eliminated by Michael Thomas Cain, Hush Hush by Thomas Nolle, We the Uncivilized: A Life Story by Lily Rose Sequoia, Shash Jaa’: Bear’s Ears by Angelo Baca, No Childhood in Angola by Susana Andre, 30 Days to Say Goodbye by Edward King.

Finalists: Environmental Fallout (screenplay) by Anthony Marzano, Where’s Larry? by John Surenkamp, Punks for West Papua by Anthony “Ash” Brennan, It Ain’t Easy Being Green by Crystal Fortwangler, The Demolition of Truth by Charles Ewing Smith, Tunnel Vision Documentary by Bessie Byrne, To the Ends of the Earth by David Lavallee, The Activists: War, Peace and Politics in the Streets by Michael Heaney, Ya Albi by Christine Chen, Ten Thousand Camels by Kent Flaagan, Illegal Aliens by Justin & Kristin Schaack, Alternative Math by David Maddox, A Hero in All of Us by Travis Lupher, Feral by David Liban, The Watchers by Edward King.

Here are the types of films we are looking to showcase. To get a better idea, you may want to browse the selections at Films for Action and Top Documentary Films. Submission topics include Arts/Artists, Biography, Conspiracy, Comedy/Satire, Crime, Drugs, Economics, Environment, Filmmaking, Health, History, Media, Military/ War, Music, Mystery, Nature, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Science, Sexuality, Society, Sports, and Technology.

You can contact us via snail mail – In Care Of 4259 West Florida Avenue, # 19495 Denver, Colorado, USA – or by TEXT/CALL (720) 298-1524. If we end up with overwhelming response for this year’s first event, we’ll hope to expand the number of days and venues as required to meet the demand for upcoming years. CIAFF uses FilmFreeway, which makes it easy for activists to discover and submit to thousands of film festivals, screenplay contests, music contests and photography contests all over the world.

Activist and Musician Neal Fox
Schmoozer and Musician Neal Fox at His Piano

If we end up with overwhelming response for this year’s first event, we’ll hope to expand the number of days and venues as required to meet the demand for upcoming years. CIAFF uses FilmFreeway, which makes it easy for activists to discover and submit to thousands of film festivals, screenplay contests, music contests and photography contests all over the world. In June 2015, FilmFreeway rocketed past other submission platforms in global web traffic and is the #1 submissions platform in the world.

More than 300,000 filmmakers, writers and artists use FilmFreeway to submit to over 4,500 of the world’s best film festivals and contests (including 37 Oscar-qualifying festivals). Best of all, FilmFreeway is always 100% free for submitters. With FilmFreeway, activists always retain 100% of their rights to their intellectual property. Activists can submit their screenplays, shorts, feature-length films, scripts, photos, and music projects entirely online. FilmFreeway online screeners play seamlessly, in beautiful, crystal-clear HD quality. Videos can be streamed securely in HD for review and judging purposes.

Here’s the poster to share with your friends and families.

Colorado International Activism Film Festival, July 15, 2017 The Bug
Colorado International Activism Film Festival, July 15, 2017 The Bug

 

 

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