April 5-7, 2024
Collins Road Theatres

CRIFF 2024
By the Numbers

21st Annual Event

24 Eddy Awards

1 Iowa Connection Award

2 Audience Choice Awards

$1000 Student Scholarship

1 Great Time!


Call for Entries is OPEN!

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

Find entry information on the main 2024 CRIFF page. 

CRIFF’s 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.

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). Sounds interesting?  Check out the Get Involved! page.

Selected films will compete 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 Student, ProAm and Professional levels.

The Festival is open to the general public, and the Saturday night Eddy Awards Ceremony, presented by is free with any other Festival ticket purchase. 

We can’t wait to see you at the 2024 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival! 

Download the Call for Entries flyer and post in a conspicuous spot!

Through the years, in no particular order…see all our pics in the Archive Gallery.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Scholarship Sponsor

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Eddy Ceremony Presenting Sponsor