Central States Indie FanFilmFest


​ ​Rock Island,  Illinois

​      Quad Cities

​ May 29 - 31, 2019



"5 stars and all thumbs up! There was something special about this festival; a sense of professionalism, comradeship and fun and something else…warmth and light and an embracing spirit." - Bob Belinoff, filmmaker (review from our sister festival - Southern States Indie FanFilmFest, Biloxi, MS).

CSIFFF is an International Film Festival that also celebrates the creative talent and diversity of the American Central States. We are dedicated to REAL INDIE FILMMAKERS - not the big studio spinoffs calling themselves as such. Central States Indie FanFilmFest is held in Rock Island, Illinois, which along with Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline make up the Quad Cities along the Mighty Mississippi River in America's heartland.


Although FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM AROUND THE WORLD, additional categories are open for submissions from the following CENTRAL STATES: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, and North and South Dakota.



CSIFFF celebrates the diversity of Americans and all human beings, so in addition to our general call for submissions, we are issuing a call for films with innovative, progressive and balanced stories from and concerning Women, Peoples of Latin, African, Asian and Middle Eastern descent, Native Americans, LGBTQ community, Seniors and Spanish Language films. 

CSIFFF 2019 will be held May 28 - 31, 2019 at the plush and smoke-free Jumer's Casino of Rock Island, IL. Their fantastic viewing rooms and discounted room rates make for a great intimate festival experience. Quad Cities International Airport is minutes away, and Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International Airports are within a few hours drive.


CSIFFF's RED CARPET AWARDS CEREMONY on Friday is an evening long event and a night to remember - with a
four-course meal, table wines, film clips, photo ops, and awards throughout. You won't want to miss it! Tickets for this event are limited and will become available when selected films and nominations are announced approximately 45 days prior to the festival. 

We are very excited to meet you and to review your creative gem! We understand how precious each film is to its creators and will work with you and the growing Central States Film Community to cultivate your craft in the coming months and years. OUR PROMISE - to diligently endeavor to empower INDEPENDENT filmmakers and celebrate film CREATIVITY and DIVERSITY in the Central States and around the world!




​ ​ Central States Indie FanFilmFest Organizers