Submissions for 2017 will open April 1st!

All Festival submissions are accepted through our preferred partner, FilmFreeway:

Important dates:

Festival: TBA.

Early Submissions end: TBA

Regular Submissions end: TBA

Late Submissions end: TBA

Film selection notification: TBA

Why are there submission fees?

CSAFF is a non-profit organization and thrives on providing talent a strong platform but we must have the minimal costs met of doing so. Our fees are set as with the constraints of the Festival and Filmmaker in mind. CSAFF encourages all filmmakers interested in submitting for CSAFF2016 to submit before Early Submissions end to take advantage of the discounted submission fees.

Can I get a Fee Waiver to submit my film?

Unfortunately, CSAFF is unable to provide submission waivers at this time in order to ensure fairness amongst all the applicants. CSAFF is a non-profit organization and thrives on providing talent a strong platform but we must have the minimal costs met of doing so. Our fees are set as with the constraints of the Festival and Filmmaker in mind.

We encourage you to email CSAFF with your waiver request and check back with CSAFF during the last week of submissions in the unlikely event that there have been any new changes with submission waivers.

I am a student filmmaker, may I get a Fee-Waiver to submit my film?

As you are a student filmmaker, you are permitted to submit your film in the student filmmaker categories which provides you a greatly reduced fee.

However, CSAFF is unable to provide submission waivers at this time in order to ensure fairness amongst all the applicants. We are a non-profit organization and thrives on providing talent a strong platform but we must have the minimal costs met of doing so. Our fees are set as with the constraints of the Festival and Filmmaker in mind.

We encourage you to email CSAFF with your waiver request and check back with CSAFF during the last week of submissions in the unlikely event that there have been any new changes with submission waivers.

When will I know if my film got selected for CSAFF?

You will receive a notification via email of your film’s status. Check above important dates for announcement/notification times.

If I submitted my film year(s) before and it wasn’t selected, can I re-submit my film for this year?

ONLY if the film has had substantial changes from the last submission attempt. Resubmission of the same film will not be approved and all fees are non-refundable.

Is there a non-competition category this year?

All films selected for the Festival will automatically be entered in competition. Therefore, there will NOT be a non-competition category in this year’s festival.

If I still have more questions, what do I do?

Please visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CSAFFestival for more information on CSAFF Rules & Regulations or email us at programming@csaff.org.