April 4-6, 2025

Collins Road Theatres

CRIFF 2024
By the Numbers

21st Annual Event

57 Official Selections

102 Entries

24 Gold and Silver Eddy Awards

1 Iowa Connection Award

2 Audience Choice Awards

$1000 Student Scholarship

1 Great Time!


Countdown to 2025


Thanks for a great 2024!

The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival held its 21st edition April 5-7, 2024 at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. CRIFF celebrated the work of filmmakers from across the state, throughout the country, and around the world, all with connections to Iowa.

Find the Official Selections and Eddy Winners on the 2024 Archive page!

Selected films competed for Gold and Silver Eddy Awards and Audience Choice and Iowa Connection Awards, as well as a $1000 Collins Road Theatres Scholarship. The Official Selections always represent a wide variety of features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, and experimental films at StudentProAm and Professional levels. CRIFF is open to the general public, and the Saturday night Eddy Awards Ceremony, presented by Farmers State Bank, is free with any other Festival ticket purchase. 

Get Involved!
We’re always looking for fresh perspectives and people who enjoy the fun festival atmosphere (and all the soda and popcorn you could ever want). Or, are you or your organization interested in supporting CRIFF? Check out the Get Involved! page. Who supports CRIFF?

Curious about past CRIFFs?
Check out the Archives to see what films have screened over the years.

We can’t wait to see you at the 2025 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival! 

Our Mission is to encourage independent filmmakers with Iowa ties to continue improving their craft, provide a venue to specifically showcase their films, present a unique cultural event to the community, grow the Iowa filmmaking industry, and offer opportunities for networking between Iowa-connected filmmakers everywhere.


Just a sampling of 20 years of festivals…see all our pics in the Archive Gallery.

Thank you for Your Generous Support!

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