What We Are All About
Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers began with the first Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival in 2001. The 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
CRIFM also publishes the Iowa Film News Update, a newsletter featuring screenings, casting calls, festivals and other news of interest to Iowa film enthusiasts.
CRIFM Takes Home an "Icky" Award
We got an ICKY! (It's a good thing.) We were so honored to be nominated for the 3rd Annual Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Awards (aka The Icky's) which were held Monday, January 26, 2009 at the Englert Theater in Iowa City. It was a great surprise to us that we took home the Innovation Excellence Award for Festival Programming ICKY, as we were competing with such well established and successful festivals as the 16th Annual Marion Arts Festival, the 2008 Toyota-Scion of Iowa City Jazz Festival, Chalk the Walk, the Freedom Festival, and the Iowa Arts Festival. We couldn't be more grateful for this honor and we are crossing our fingers to be so lucky to be considered for the 4th annual Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICKY) Awards next year!