Buy Tickets & Passes! Showings in September 2019!

CIFF California 201 Tickets Information:

September 30th 2019 Venue!

ticketsBuy Tickets HERE! Passes & Submissions and will open Sales in February 24, 2019.

We have decided to move the Festival to September, 2018 for reasons due to weather patterns and most likely having rain that week of April.

It is still at each season and they are our wonderful, supportive home! Please let anyone who is interested in Submissions or Tickets be aware of this change, greatly appreciated.

New announcements on our Fiscal Sponsor will also be messaged soon as well. Chico is having a new energy that has not been active in the arts for 5 years in regards to new venues and awareness. Let’s hope our group will be contacted and included now, as it is 7 years old.

Lucky 7 Season will be awesome, over 400 films submitted so far. The Local Submissions is lacking greatly this season and we want Chico to be aware of this.

All Student Submissions fees are waived, please pass that on. CIFF California has made it through a storm and we are ready for the world to see how much we have evolved!

Peace thru the Arts…Producer, Kelly Desmore – Contact at


Northern California and Global submissions for

Independent Films in several categories.



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All Sponsors Benefit!

“LUCKY 7 Film Season”

CIFF California 2018 Submissions, Now! 

Independent Arts & Media, San Francisco, California, Our Fiscal Sponsor


From IAM:

Independent Arts & Media board of directors has voted to approve your fiscal sponsorship application for: THE “Chico Independent Film Festival” We are excited and honored to be supporting you as one of IAM’s fiscally sponsored projects. – 2018


Donate via Email to CIFF California

Chico Independent Film Festival is a Partner and fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports people and projects that use media and the arts to build community and participation. Federal tax ID: 94-3355076.

CIFF California 2018



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As the Producer of the Chico Independent Film Festival (CIFF California), it is an honor to bring opportunity and praise to Chico, my home.

– Venue

Reviving the film experience in Chico and Butte County is what we are currently focused on for the coming 20 years. Since 1905 we have had stunning movies made and numerous styles of films developed from our gorgeous home, Chico, Ca.. With over 39 personal years of shooting manual photography, video/film creation and editing, multimedia design and performance, my goal is to merge this current media, with our foundation of over 100 years of documentation of the arts. CIFF California is the evolution of 4 other film festivals done throughout the years while filming, teaching and performing with varied artistic mediums from 1993-2018. Planting the seeds for a clear vision of Chico’s future of what has already been available to our community for years, is coming to fruition in the 2010-18 Season.

See you there, LUCKY 7~! Kelly Desmore, Producer