Updated January 2018 – We hope your holidays have been happy! Infinite Perimeter Films is planning three activism-themed film festivals in 2018. Submissions began Sept. 15, 2017 for the first Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival (CICHFF), premiering 5-8 PM, April 19, 2018. Submissions begin February 2018 for the 2nd Colorado International Activism Film Festival (CIAFF), which premiered Sat., July 15, 2017 at The Bug Theater, to be held early-mid July 2018.
Submissions for the Colorado International Flat Earth Film Festival (CIFEFF) began December 15, 2017. We plan to hold the live event in November 2018. All events are planned to be held at Denver Open Media (DOM).
Please note that these dates & venues are tentative and may change as we get closer to the events. All dates and venues should, hopefully, be firmed up within a month of the scheduled event so that festival participants may plan accordingly. Learn more.
Here are a few pictures from our debut activism festival. We received 34 submissions. From these, we selected 3 screenplays, 1 photograph & a number of films to screen/award. We screened some of the films and trailers in front of a live audience on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 2-10 PM. Here’s a downloadable copy of our program: CIAFF 2017, PDF.
We regret that we were unable to show all of the amazing films we received this year. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated in this experience with us – we are truly humbled by your talent and dedication to activist filmmaking!
At CIAFF 2017, we provided 3 awards: Best in Show: Where’s Larry? by John Surenkamp; Best Acting: Ya Albi by Christine Chen; Best Cinematography: A Hero in All of Us by Travis Lupher.
We also provided award winners with an envelope containing a small amount of cash from the donations we received at our live event. As our film festivals grow in popularity internationally & locally in our home state, Colorado, we hope to provide additional cash awards & prizes to talented activist filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists and writers. If you would like to volunteer and/or sponsor our festivals, we would love to talk with you! Please text/call (720) 298-1524.
If you are a user of Cannabis, you’ll be happy to hear about the new film festival, which will showcase fictional narratives, documentaries, shorts, feature-length films, screenplays, art/photography, and music videos on the topics of Cannabis & Hemp. Cannabis is simply the scientific name given to the Marijuana plant. Scientific studies have demonstrated the health benefits of Cannabis and certain chemicals contained within the plant, for example, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
“The right to trial lies at the heart of America’s criminal justice system. Yet trials have become all too rare in the United States because nine out of ten federal and state criminal defendants now end their cases by pleading guilty.” An Offer You Can’t Refuse: How US Federal Prosecutors Force Drug Defendants to Plead Guilty. Read this eye-opening Human Rights Watch report. Check out these factsheets & Statistics. What is the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017?
Is Cannabis dangerous? Well … let’s see. Between 150 and 200 Americans die each year from complications related to food allergies. Moreover, allergic reactions to food resulted in approximately 317,000 visits to hospital emergency departments, outpatient clinics and physicians’ offices. In a typical year, nearly 100 American deaths are caused by bee stings. In the first half 2016, there were 17,775 deaths on the road involving car accidents.
“Cannabis is a cause close to my heart because of the way it has helped with my health and well being, as well as the people I encounter who also use it medicinally. I was asked by a dear friend recently why I have chosen to devote my time, energy, and career to cannabis. So I will tell you what I told her because hopefully it will help further understanding about some of the people who choose this path….” Read more from Melody Jane, Redefine Cannabis.
Unfortunately, in many towns across America, it is still illegal “to use, possess, or distribute” this simple miracle plant. Consequently, while some “Americans” enjoy our (allegedly) constitutionally-protected right to access the multitude of medical and other benefits of 100% God-created, natural Cannabis & Hemp plants safely and legally in the comfort of our private homes, others are jailed by overzealous so-called “Law Enforcement” & the “Prison Industrial Complex” for the alleged “crime” of using natural plants to ease the symptoms of their health maladies including mental and physical pain due to debilitating diseases such as PTSD and cancer.
What about deaths from Cannabis overdose? Since you really want to know, here’s an exhaustive list at the Huff Post of everyone who’s died from overdose. According to the June 2017 Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry report, almost 84,000 Coloradans have an active Medical Marijuana registration and 651 physicians have recommended Medical Marijuana for one or more patients on the registry. The average age of the men is 43 and the average age of the women in 47.
Don’t people have the Constitutionally-guaranteed, unalienable, God-given right of Self-Governance? “All political power is vested in and derived from the people; all government, of right, originates from the people, is founded upon their will only…” The Constitution of the State of Colorado. Perhaps it’s time to update our WILL?
Here are a few film festival Rules & Guidelines. Submission topics include Cannabis Law/Jurisprudence, Natural Healing, Cannabis/Hemp Economics, Environment, and Spirituality. Really…all perspectives on the legitimate uses of Cannabis & Hemp are welcome. Caution: we’re not looking to attract and promote “doper” culture; we’re looking to attract and promote FREEDOM! You can learn about the types of films we are hoping to attract and showcase by browsing the selections at Films for Action and Top Documentary Films.