Postmarked Deadlines and Fees:


Early-Bird Deadline:

October 31, 2014

shorts: $30

features: $35


Regular Deadline:

Feb. 28, 2015

shorts: $35

features: $40


Late Deadline:

Aug. 31, 2015

shorts: $45

features: $50

(Shorts are 45 minutes and under)






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Film festival General RUles:

Enter via Withoutabox (click above) OR fill out the on-line submission form and pay via PayPal by clicking below.

Payment in US currency should accompany each festival submission.

All film festival submission deadlines are the postmarked dates.

Festival judges will program films of every genre, length, and country.

Although we prefer submissions via Witoutabox, CRIFF does accept PayPal payments, personal or company checks, and US money orders.

Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener is the preferred submission format. NTSC DVD or Blu-Ray is also accepted.

CRIFF does not pay screening fees for work that is programmed.

Works in foreign language (other than Spanish) should be subtitled or dubbed in English.


Film festival Shipping:

We prefer entries via Withoutabox Secure Online Screeners. If you prefer to ship a copy, shipping should be environmentally friendly! Please use as little packaging material as possible when shipping your entry. CRIFF does not pay for shipping costs for submission copies, or exhibition copies.

shipping Address:

Costa Rica Film Festival

2993 High Falls Road

Griffin, Georgia, USA



festival Confirmation:

Filmmakers will be notified by email on the status of their submission. Please feel free to email us with any questions. If accepted, the exhibition copy should be in our office three weeks prior to festival. if you would like shipping confirmation, please ask for a delivery confirmation as opposed to a signature confirmation.


fee Waivers:

Unfortunately, no fee waivers can be granted for the Costa Rica International Film Festival, unless the film was made in Costa Rica.



The Costa Rica International Film Festival will present a great number of accolades to short and feature-length films in our program. We realize that just one award could help you gain the attention you need on the festival circuit, and we strive to give as many accolades as possible to deserving filmmakers.



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