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Charleston International Film Festival


EXPECT DRAMA!

Every Fall, discover what makes Charleston, South Carolina the destination of choice for art and culture. Join us for an inspiring celebration of the art and science of film and screenwriting, in a city known for its alluring landscapes, enduring architecture, world class cuisine, and unrivaled hospitality.


The Charleston International Film Festival accomplishes their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire by showcasing the works of veteran and emerging writers and filmmakers, from the U.S. and around the globe in the beautiful coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina.


The five day event kicks off with an amazing Opening Night reception at the world class Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston, and continues with features, shorts, documentaries and animations of all genre and subject matter. Some of the many past interesting events for attendees have included a screenplay spectacular where live actors bring scripts to life on stage, Q&A's with industry pros Chris Brigham and Laray Mayfield, virtual production, editing, and principles of animation workshops, script to screen seminars, and even camera drone operations. (The Charleston International Film Festival is a 501(c)3non profit organization and offers workshops and seminars free of charge to attendees).

We love to show Filmmakers and Screenwriters some southern hospitality in Charleston. In addition to the above, all are cordially invited to nightly socials, special photography and history tours, participation in interviews and podcasts, daily happy hours and meeting interesting new people in the inventivENVIRONMENTS Lounge, and of course the Awards Ceremony.

Thank you for considering the Charleston International Film Festival for you next project, we would be honored to hear from you. For FilmFestivals.com discount submissions, email Info@CharlestonIFF.org, subject line 'FilmFestals.com Discount Submissions"


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EXPECT DRAMA!

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SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! Every Fall, discover what makes Charleston, South Carolina the destination of choice for art and culture. Join us for an inspiring celebration of the art and science of film and screenwriting, in a city known for its alluring landscapes, enduring architecture, world class cuisine, and unrivaled hospitality.   The Charleston International Film Festival accomplishes their mission to educate, entertain, and inspire by showcasing the works of veteran and emerging writ...

Official Schedule & Program, Charleston International Film Festival

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Charleston International Film Festival Presented by Charliewood Pictures Welcomes You April 11-15 at the Sottile Theatre and Cinebarre!   http://www.facebook.com/CharlestonIFF Schedule & Official Program Book CLICK HERE.  Join us for Film Premieres, Roof top After-Parties, FREE Outdoor Screening and Peformances at Cinebarre, Music by the Drive By Truckers, Awards Gala, and more.  Don't forget to bring art supplies for the Stuff the Music Bus campaign in association with...

2012 Official Poster, Charleston International Film Festival, by Twins Are Weird

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2012 Official Poster of the Charleston International Film Festival Created by Twins Are Weird   ...

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Check these must see videos, pics, and articles on LA’s Buzzine.com for a taste of this event.... http://www.buzzine.com/category/featured-product-or-venue/charleston-international-film-festival CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN - Festival Dates April 11-15, 2012 http://www.charlestoniff.com/press/2012-CIFF-Submission-Application.pdf http://www.CharlestonIFF.com More about the Charleston International Film Festival… The CIFF is now headquartered at Cinebarre (Regal Entertainm...

Best of Shorts Screening at Cinebarre

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The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce the Best of Shorts Screening on June 29th at the Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant.  If you missed the CharlestonInternational Film Festival main event, you have the chance on Wednesday to catch festival short film award winners and audience favorites at both 7PM and 9PM.  The programs will feature different films, but both include at least 7-8 sh...

World Premiere of Big Time Documentary

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Los Angeles based entrepreneur, fashion designer and director Kara Kurcz will be premiering her documentary, big BIG TIME at the Charleston International Film Festival on May 19th, 4pm at Cinabarre, Mt Pleasant.  Kara has appeared on countless media outlets such as: E! News, EXTRA, Daily 10, ABC Chicago and FOX DC. Her film has been praised as the “secret” for small business. Last month MSNBC Business featured Kara and her low cost gorilla PR tactics on “Your Business”. She also recent...

Special Screening Added of Cult Classic Film Forbidden Zone (in color!)

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As a late addition, the Charleston International Film Festival is beyond excited to announce that thecult classic film FORBIDDEN ZONE (in color!) by director, Richard Elfman, has been added to the schedule, Thursday May 19th at 11 pm at Cinebarre!  Added to the fun, Richard will personally be on hand to perform a brief musical surprise number before thescreening with his modified band Mystic Knights of the Cinebarre-Boingo, and will be available for a Q&A session after the show.     As ...

Rad Surf Event at Festival

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Surf’s up, dudes!  Way up, at the Charleston International Film Festival this year! On Friday, May 20th at 11 PM at the American Theater (446 KingStreet) the Charleston International Film Festival will have one block fully dedicated to surfing. The films will include the action adventure film DROP ZONE FIJI by director Greg Browning and WAVES IN OUR POCKET, a locally made film about Folly Beach by director Bryant Thomas. Proceeds for the block will go to Surfers Healing. Founded by Israel an...

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011 OFFICIAL TRAILER

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CLICK HERE FOR TRAILER! MAY 18-22, 2011 AMERICAN THEATER, CINEBARRE, HIPPODROME WIDESCREEN! ...

2011 Panels and Seminars

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Here is the official list of the 2011 panels and workshop seminars happening at this year’s Charleston InternationalFilm Festival. Don’t miss these rare opportunities to gain insight from professionals currently working in the film industry and learn great techniques ranging from animation to 3D filmmaking. Panels and seminars will be held throughout the festival, so be sure to register for the one (or ones) that interest you! For more information and the Charleston International Film Festiv...

2011 Official Selections and Schedule Posting

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The 4th Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce and congratulate its 2011 Official Selections! This year’s schedule of over 70 films from 9 countries was too much to contain to one venue.  That’s right, the Charleston International Film Festival has grown to three venues with:·      The vintage American Theater on King St. serving as the hub where the majority of t...

Emily Hearn and Bill Murray in Opening Night's 'ROOFTOP' Premiere

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Hey all you Film Fanatics, are you just as excited about the Charleston International Film Festival as we are? With things just around the corner, here's an article on one of opening night's premieres entitled ROOFTOP. The independent film/music video stars singer/songwriter Emily Hearn and the one and only Bill Murray. Like what you read? Can't get enough of that hilarious Bill Murray? No need to call Ghostbusters, all you have to do is log onto the Charleston International Film Festival ...

Call for Entries - Charleston International Film Festival, American Theater, May 18-22, 2011

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Charleston International Film Festival announces 2011 Dates and Call for Submissions Charleston, SC – We are very excited to announce that the 4th Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) will be held at the classic and swanky American Theater in historic downtown Charleston, SC (USA), May 18–22, 2011.  Please visit our website www.CharlestonIFF.com for more information and instructions on submitting entries for our upcoming festival.  SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN  In i...

Charleston International Film Festival 2010 Workshops and Q&A's

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The 3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce its 2010 workshops, Q&A’s and seminars.  Three workshops and Q&A’s are offered free of charge.  They include:  The Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop sponsored by the Center for the Documentary at the College of Charleston, is a hands-on beginners workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of video editi...

2010 Official Selections and Schedule

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The 3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina’s premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce and congratulate its 2010 Official Selections and schedule of over 50 films, from 6 different countries, with most from the U.S., and 14 from filmmakers in the southeast region and the Lowcountry, range in categories from features, shorts, documentaries and animation.  The official selection will represent the pinnacle of indep...

2010 Jury Members proudly announced - Charleston International Film Festival

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Charleston, SC, February 16, 2010--The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) proudly announces the selection of the following esteemed Jury Members of our 2010 festival at the American Theater in the heart of historic downtown Charleston.  The Jury includes industry professionals and executives from all areas of film and television production.  The Jury in alphabetical order includes:  Akim Anastapoulo (Attorney, Actor, Distributor), Virginia Friedman (VP and Executive Director, Cente...

Felix the Flyer: Movie in the Making, Charleston International Film Festival

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Congratulations to Mr. Christopher Canole, accomplished writer, professor, sculptor, editor, photographer, and true Renaissance man. His screenplay 'Felix the Flyer' which was an honored part of the Charleston International Film Festival, is being scheduled to become a full lengh feature film. 'Felix the Flyer' is a story about one of the greatest races in Olympic history retold as Cuban mailman Felix Carvajal runs the 1904 Olympic Marathon to battle the worlds best runners attacking h...

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 POSTER COMPETITION WINNERS

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Charleston, SC, February 1, 2010--The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) announces that Joy and Noelle Vaccese, winners of the 2008 CIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Animation, are the winners of the juried poster competition for the featured image of the 2010 Festival.  The winning image can be seen at www.CharlestonIFF.com.  The competition was free and open to the public, receiving entries from NY to Memphis to Seattle and in between. The winning image will be used on the off...

FINAL CUT PRO VI WORKSHOP - Charleston International Film Festival - APRIL 8-11, 2010 - AMERICAN THEATER in Downtown Charleston!

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The Charleston International Film Festival FINAL CUT PRO VI WORKSHOP - CENTER FOR THE DOCUMENTARY (April 8-11, 2010 at the American Theater in downtown Charleston)  Do you want to learn some cool new short-cuts and tips for editing with Final Cut Pro?  Could you use a little refresher?  Are you a beginner and want turn your content into a polished masterpiece?  Get your questions and ideas ready for this always packed informative and educational special event! Center for...

Script to Screen Q&A Huge Success! - 2009 Charleston International Film Festival (www.CharlestonIFF.com)

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SCRIPT TO SCREEN Q&A - 2009 Charleston International Film Festival Ever wonder how a script gets to production and screen? Do you have writing or producing aspirations, or your own screenplay? Industry professionals Joanna Kerns (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005088/); WGA nominated writer and producer Jason Tracey of USA Network's Burn Notice; Marshall Persinger, Executive Producer of ABC Lifetime's Army Wives series; Terry Sweeney and Lanier Laney from Saturday Night Live and MadTV, ...

3rd Annual Charleston International Film Festival - Official Logo

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Pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Film Festival and excited for the new location at the original American Theater in historic downtown Charleston.  Expect the very best again this year, as we screen the top shorts, features and documentaries from emerging and veteran filmmakers from the Lowcountry and across the globe.  There will also be a screenplay competition, industry panels, and the hottest after parties in town.  For more information please visit www.CharlestonIFF.com regular...

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