When not viewing unforgettable films and shaking hands with industry players, CGIFF attendees are also invited to participate in non-traditional networking events, including whitewater kayaking, hiking, and other outdoor activities that take full advantage of the festival's gorgeous natural surroundings. Situated along the stunning Columbia River Gorge, CGIFF is a unique getaway from the fast pace and clogged commutes of the Hollywood scene.
An international event with an intimate, community-oriented focus, CGIFF has given away prizes valued at more than $25,000 USD in the past six years and expertly blends large public screenings with engaging, small forums ideal for dialogue surrounding social issues and cultural exchanges. Since its founding as the Washougal International Film Festival, CGIFF has experienced massive and organic growth, thanks to its enthusiastic alumni and participating artists. In short, this festival is a testament to the power of community, the magic of film, and to the opportunities that result when these forces are combined.
April 18, 2014 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
CGIFF showcases local, national, and international films and is dedicated to the nurturing and cultivation of cinematic communities.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
CGIFF encourages submission of student, independent, and professional works for screening. The festival also accepts screenplays at a minimum length of 15 pages, across all genres. Submitted films and screenplays will be evaluated for creativity, ingenuity, strength of story, attention to detail, and emotional impact.