The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival was created to provide a venue for Iowa filmmakers to screen their work for peers and general audiences. The organization's primary goals are to encourage Iowa independent filmmakers to continue improving their craft, to provide a place to specifically showcase Iowa-connected films, present a unique cultural event to the community, and to offer networking opportunities for the purpose of building the Iowa Filmmaking Industry.
Official Selections are honored with TWO SCREENINGS during the Festival, one commemorative T-SHIRT, the entry title featured on promotional statewide media, and advancement into the EDDY AWARDS competition.
Additionally, every entrant, whether selected or not, is welcome to one COMPLIMENTARY FULL-EVENT TICKET, and has the opportunity to schedule a personal CONVERSATION WITH THE JUDGES, on Sunday April 16. This rare opportunity for one-on-one feedback has long been a hallmark of the Festival, and is regarded by many filmmakers as the most valuable perk of entry.
The Festival is open to the general public and is held at The Collins Road Theatre located at 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival will be held April 14-16, 2023.