The California Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is part of an amazing worldwide community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented filmmakers showcasing their work right here in the Livermore Valley Wine Country. The Festival’s 11th Anniversary celebrates diversity, human rights, and freedom of expression through an array of dramatic and comedic feature films, shorts and moving documentaries. CIFF entertains, informs, inspires, encourages and educates individuals and filmmakers from around the world. We believe a film festival can contribute to a healthier society and should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address social challenges. It has been said over the years that a picture is worth a thousand words; with that said, a film must be worth a million words! An outstanding film can cross over any culture and bring individuals sharing, growing and learning.