About Us Charleston International Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, created to bring people together through the art and science of film. Through this unique art, which has the power to touch our emotions and provoke thought like no other, we intend to promote the exchange of ideas, a greater cross-cultural awareness and to inspire filmmakers from around the world. CIFF will accomplish this with an international film competition, dedicated to showcasing the art and talent of emerging filmmakers from around the globe at the premier art house, the Terrace Theater. The 1st Annual CIFF will bring attendees together for 4 days to attend premieres, panels, special events, seminars, after parties and deal making opportunities. The festival will showcase shorts, features and documentaries from around the world. There will also be a screenplay competition. On the 4th and final night of the festival, CIFF will present awards to honor the finest in filmmaking displayed during the competition.