Thank you for considering A donation

You may have found us before we found you, especially if you are a philanthropist who values their privacy. So thanks again for checking us out. We are a community based non-profit organization with a broad global reach. 

The Charleston International Film Festival is an annual gathering of creative people from around the world and our opportunity to see what they do & interact. Our mission is built on 3 pillars: Educate, Entertain & Inspire.

We present Film Screenings from around the world, including films from our own local talent. Screenwriters are also encouraged to participate. We conduct workshops, create Networking opportunities, Q & A’s, After Parties & more.

It takes a year of preparation for us to have an extraordinary five day festival.

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to cover our cost of operations, as well as, our expansion. Other donations of time or resources are also greatly appreciated.

Our intention is to become the top festival on the east coast and to live up to our mission. We also plan on becoming an accredited academy award qualifying festival. We have some pretty big plans on the horizon. According to MovieMaker Magazine, we are listed in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World for 2013.

We are predominately a volunteer-driven organization.
Your donation is vital >>> appreciated >>> and put to good use.

Community Outreach
& Giving Back

The Charleston International Film Festival encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate, and works to partner and integrate community groups and educational institutions into aspects of the festival. We hope to provide a platform for other non-profits and organizations to further their mission through film and to promote a greater cultural understanding, philanthropy and volunteerism within the community.

Our Mission is to educate, entertain and inspire through the art & science of film

The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking: the art, the filmmaker, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. Our goal is to educate the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding.

Your contribution
is tax deductible

The Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created in 2007 to bring people together from all walks of life through the art and science of filmmaking.

This unique visual entertainment art has the power to touch lives and stimulate our emotions and mind like no other. Through our festival we are educating and promoting a healthy exchange of fresh ideas and a greater cross-cultural awareness and social understanding with the intention to personally inspire others within our community and around the world to new possibilities.

CIFF accomplishes this with an international film and screenplay competition, dedicated to showcasing the art, talent and imagination of emerging filmmakers and writers from the U.S. and around the world, in an amazing city known for its deep-rooted American history.

We are able to do this because of generous donations, sponsors and public support.  You can be part of it.  Your financial support is encouraged and appreciated, no matter how large or how small.

Thank you, and I would love to meet you in person.

Summer Peacher
...and everyone who helps make the Charleston International Film Festival possible.

How can I donate? 

Donations by check may be mailed to: Charleston International Film Festival, PO Box 159, Charleston, South Carolina29402  USA

For information on Planned Giving (gifts from wills, estates, trusts, insurance products, and retirement accounts) and Stock Gifts, contact Summer Peacher at (843) 817-1617 or email her at: