CFM Film Festival

The CFM Film Festival mission is to help promote student and independent films! The festival’s goal is to create a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work and talent.    


The CFM Film Festival is an Annual Contest 

To Participate: 

Step One: Head to Our Film Freeway 

Step Two: Purchase a Ticket
Step Three: Submit Your Work

All submissions are due on the last day of the month

Judging announcements will be made during the second week of the following month 


If chosen your film will be featured on our website/social media platforms

Winners will be awarded the CFM Film Festival Laurel! 


1 Minute or Less Short

Short Films of any genre and form under a minute run time

Narrative Films

Fiction Films of any genre and duration


Non-Fiction Films of any genre and duration

Student Films

Films by Student Filmmakers (Proof of enrollment required)

Music Video

Videos with a clear focus on a song or band

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing


  • Films must be the original work of the individual submitting
  • Ticket purchases are non-refundable
  • Films must be completed at the time of submission
  • All foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles
  • You agree that we can use parts or the film in its entirety (including trailer/teaser/posters/stills) for promotional purposes
  • Creators can submit as many videos of any category as long as a ticket is bought for each entry
  • A ticket is only good for one submission
  • If your film is a winner, filmmakers must provide film for upload within one week of notification ​
  • You must own the rights to all content submitted

By submitting you agree that you are the exclusive copyright owner of your content. You agree that by entering the festival, if selected your film may be featured on CFM website/Social media platforms in its entirety or parts as part of your participation. You also acknowledge and agree that there is no monetary gain from participation in the festival. We do not pay a screener fee, prizes are at the discretion of the festival. You also acknowledge that the festival may in turn, promote your product via social media, and you consent to allow your likeness to be used for promotional purposes. It is the filmmakers responsibility to have all releases for any and all subject content. The opinions expressed in the film are those of the filmmakers, not the festival or its associates.