The Charleston International Film Festival is a non-profit organization created in 2007 to bring people together through the art and science of film. Through the unique art of film, which has the power to touch our emotions and provoke thought like no other, the CIFF intends to promote the exchange of ideas, a greater cross-cultural awareness, and inspire others around the world.
CIFF accomplishes this with an international film and screenplay competition, dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of emerging filmmakers and writers from the U.S. and around the world, in an amazing city known for its deep-rooted American history.
Over the five day spring event which attracts visitors and aficionados from across the region and U.S., all genres of film including a wide range of subject matter are explored. The latest sneak previews and premieres of some of the best new features, documentaries, shorts and animations of local, national and international filmmakers are screened.
After the shows, be their guest at the finest select venues around town for nightly after-parties and deal making opportunities. In addition to films and special events, insightful industry panels and educational workshops are offered. The festival closes on a high note at the formal Awards Gala, when the finest in filmmaking and writing displayed during the competition are recognized and honored for their outstanding efforts.
2013's Charleston International Film Festival will be held April 24-28th at the Sottile Theatre and Physicians Auditorium in downtown Charleston.
Highlights from this year's festival include:
Please Support Independent Artists by donating to the CIFF at CharlestonIFF.org.