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Contest Begins: 09/01/2014 Ends: 07/08/2015
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival takes place in the pristine Pacific North West along the Columbia River, at the gateway of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Founded as the Washougal International Film Festival we have grown and stretched ourselves along the Columbia River to incorporate more of our beautiful natural surroundings and community members.
Our festival is shaped by the artists involved. We are growing organically thanks to the incredible involvement by our alumni and participating artists. We are an international event with a community focus, CGIFF is open to all screenwriters.
CGIFF combines public screenings with small forums to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres. CGIFF showcases a variety of local, national and international films, aiming to share a broad range of films representing current affairs and relevant topics that affect our communities.
Encouraging student, independent and professional works for screening. We are here to share stories and the power and art of film. Films will be valued on the merits such as; creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge us and make us feel.
Our goal is to bring together a community of creative, inspiring, individual thinkers who encourage us, inspire us, generate thought, stir our laughter, bring about smiles, make us cry, enrage us, entertain us and explore our emotions, values and purpose.
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival will take place over an extended period this year with focus on three weekends in August with screenings at a variety of venues with individual themes determined by the films accepted into the festival. This will vary from year to year. We will honor films and filmmakers with a range of Awards for outstanding Achievements in their respected field.
CGIFF is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) and operates through grants and donations from
individuals and corporations, membership, private sponsorship and submission fees.
LARGE SCRIPT (more than 45 pages)
MEDIUM SCRIPT (more than 15 pages and less than 45 pages)
SMALL SCRIPT (less than 15 pages)
Awards & Prizes
In our first six years we have given away over $25,000 worth of cash and prizes. We also have honorary and in memoriam awards created by our extensive film maker community that has grown and been a part of the festival as it develops.
Short - Festival Announcement - 08/01/2015
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Short [1-45 pages]
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