Press Releases

Press Releases & more information, please contact:  Media@CharlestonIFF.com


- 2014 -

"Charleston IFF, film festivals partner with cable service to bring films to TV" - ABC News 4, July 19, 2014 

"Producer Gale Anne Hurd Receives Prestigious Award at Charleston International Film Festival" - Wetpaint, April 23, 2014

"Bill Paxton presents Gale Anne Hurd with Achievement in American Film Award at the Charleston International Film Festival" - PRweb.com, April 21, 2014

"Bill Paxton Presents Achievement in American Film Award at Charleston Int'l Film Festival" - Broadway World, April 21, 2014

"7th Charleston International Film Festival Wraps; "Grape" Wins Best Film - VIMooZ, April 16, 2014

"3 Mile Limit Movie Continues to Win Awards in the U.S." - Scoop.co.nz, April 15, 2014

"CIFF Awards Gala" - Charleston Scene, April 14, 2014

"Review: Day 4 Charleston International Film Festival" - Art Mag, April 14, 2014

"Charleston International Film Festival Gala Night" - Charleston Magazine, April 14, 2014

"Review: Day 3 Charleston International Film Festival" - Art Mag, April 12, 2014

"Review: Day 2 Charleston International Film Festival" - Art Mag, April 11, 2014

"CIFF Opening Night Street Reception" - Charleston Scene, April 10, 2014

"In its seventh year, the Charleston International Film Festival mixes the A-list with local pioneers"
- Charleston City Paper, April 9, 2014

"The 7th Annual Charleston International Film Festival presenting by Daniel Island's Charliewood Pictures" - DanielIsland.com, April 9, 2014

"Crime Drama "Karagranda" to have its U.S. Premiere at the Charleston International Film Festival"
- PR.com, April 8, 2014

"2014 Charleston International Film Festival Schedule" - Holy City Sinner.com, April 7, 2014

"Charleston International Film Festival will draw global talent, South Carolina premiere of Draft Day"
- Post & Courier, April 5, 2014

"Executive Producer of the Walking Dead to be Honored at Charleston International Film Festival" - The Art Mag, April 2, 2014

"My Charleston Weekend - April 3-9" - Charleston Scene, April 2, 2014

"Charleston International Film Fest begins April 9" - Moultrie News, March 29, 2014

"Charleston International Film Festival" - Art Mag, March 28, 2014

"Goose Creek Student Wins CIFF Competition" - Charleston City Paper, February 28, 2014

"Local Arts in Brief for February 23, 2014" - Charleston Post & Courier, February 23, 2014

"Local high school students named finalists in Charleston International Film Festival screenwriting competition"
CharlestonScene, Jan 17, 2014

"Charleston International Film Festival launches screenwriting workshop in area high schools"
Charleston City Paper, Jan 29, 2014

"Student Filmmakers competition now accepting entries... top 10 to be screened at CharlestonIFF"
Hearaldindependent, Jan 7, 2014


- 2013 -

‘Script to Screen’ Education Initiative - Pilot Program - CIFF LINK, December 14, 2013

“Film Fest moving into the Classroom” – Charleston City Paper, November 19, 2013

"CIFF named in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2013" – MovieMaker Magazine, November 15, 2013

“S.C. Indie Grant Winners Announced” – Charleston City Paper, August 13, 2013

“Art Institute President Steps Down” – Charleston Regional Business Journal, July 30, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival Announces Winners” – Charleston City Paper, July 19, 2013

“William Blackmon Interview – Isaiah’s Rest” – ABC News 4, May 21, 2013

“CIFF Film Fest Review: Score! Around the world in 5 days!” – DotheCharleston.com, May 6, 2013

“Seeking aesthetic inspiration at CIFF and Jail Break” – Charleston City Paper, April 30, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival” – The Art Mag, April 29, 2013

“CIFF Day Four: S.C. Indie Grant Winners” – Charleston City Paper, April 28, 2013

“CIFF Night Three: Mimes and Great Recession” – Charleston City Paper, April 27, 2013

“CIFF Night Two: Shorts” – Charleston City Paper, April 26, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival: Opening Night” – Charleston Scene, April 25, 2013

“6th Annual Charleston International Film Festival: Who’s Who” – Examiner, April 25, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival: Opening Night” – Charleston City Paper, April 25, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival set for Opening Night” – Live 5 News, April 24, 2013

“CIFF goes beyond screenings for an all-inclusive film experience” – Charleston City Paper, April 24, 2013

“Film Festival attracts Hollywood Legends to Lowcountry” – NBC News, April 24, 2013

“Holy City goes Hollywood with CIFF” – ABC News 4, April 24, 2013

“CIFF brings Hollywood Excitement to Charleston” – Art Mag, April 22, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival grows; 85 movies, mostly shorts, scheduled over 5 days” – Post & Courier – April 21, 2013

“6th Annual Charleston International Film Festival: We’re ready for our close-up!” – Examiner – April 20, 2013

“My Charleston Weekend: April 18-24″ – Charleston Scene – April 17, 2013

‘World Renowned Cinematographer to be Honored at Upcoming Charleston International Film Festival” – SCETV – April 17, 2013

“Rebecca Da Costa discusses her ‘Tough and Energy Draining- Role in ‘Breaking at the Edge’ – Star Pulse – April 11, 2013

“Cinematographer Bil Butler to Receive Charleston International Film Festival Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award” – ViMooZ – April 10, 2013

“CofC student submits winning design for Spire Award” – Moultrie News – April 4, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival Releases Star-Studded 2013 Schedule” – movieballa.com – April 2, 2013

“Charleston International Film Festival Releases Star-Studded 2013 Schedule” – Charleston CVB – April 2, 2013

“College Student Allison Koch wins Charleston International Film Festivals Spire Award Design Contest” – VIMooZ, March 30, 2013

“C of C Student Designs CIFF Spire Award” – The Digitel Charleston, March 26, 2013

“Jaws-themed Oyster Roast” – Charleston Scene, February 24, 2013

“Jaws-themed Oyster Roast to Support Film Festival” – Moultrie News, February 19, 2013

“Boyd Tinsley’s Cinematic Project Comes to Charleston Music Hall” – Metronome Charleston, February 7, 2013

“Win Tickets to the Charleston International Film Festival” – Charleston City Paper, January 23, 2013

“Win a Trip to Charleston, SC” – Providence Journal, January 10, 2013

“Enter to Win a Trip to Charleston International Film Festival” – Empty Nesters Travel, January 10, 2013


- 2012 -

“Smooth side of Earl Klugh: Jazz guitarist to play weekend at Kiawah” – Post and Courier, November 11, 2012

“Charleston International Film Fest needs help naming their Award” – Charleston City Paper, November 5, 2012

“Charleston International Film Festival Founders Rock the Lowcountry” – AskMissA.com, August 15, 2012

“Charleston International Film Festival announces 2013 dates” – Charleston City Paper, June 26, 2012

“94.3 WSC FM News interviews the Charleston International Film Festival” – 94.3 WSC-FM, April 24, 2012

“Kevin Young weighs in on the Charleston International Film Festival” – Charleston City Paper, April 17, 2012

“Wallenda Wins Big at the Charleston International Film Festival” – Charleston City Paper, April 16, 2012

“Film Fest-goers pack into Rooftop for vodka-fueled afterparty” – Charleston City Paper, April 16, 2012

“S.C. Film Commission Indie Grant winners leave us wanting more” – Charleston City Paper, April 15, 2012

“10 Can’t-Miss Events in Charleston” – Travel Channel, April 13, 2012

“Impressive shorts program at CIFF Night Two” - Charleston City Paper, April 13, 2012

“Charleston International Film Festival founders relocate to Lowcountry – From West to East” – Charleston City Paper, April 11, 2012

“Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, free events and larger venues this year” – Count on News 2 WCBD TV, April 11, 2012

“International Film Festival – SEE AND BE SCENE” – Charleston Scene, April 11, 2012

“Charleston International Film Festival: 80 films from 13 countries in 5 days” – TheDigitelCharleston, April 10, 2012

“CIFF announces a free festival within a festival” – TheDigitelCharleston, April 5, 2012

“Fifth annual Charleston International Film Festival showcases more than 80 features and shorts” – Post and Courier, April 4, 2012

“Charleston International Film Festival’s Art Under the Oaks” - charlestonmag.com, March 21, 2012

“Charleston International Film Festival celebrates 5th anniversary” – Post & Courier, February 27, 2012

“Film Fest off to an early start on Folly Beach” – Charleston City Paper, January 30, 2012


- 2011 -

“Filmmakers Converged in Charleston for Pre Holiday Soiree” – Jaggs Report, November 20, 2011

“Mellow Mushroom and CIFF screen seven scary shorts” - TheDigitel, October 13, 2011

“Special Screening of South Carolina Short Films on Sept. 15″ - FilmSC.com, September 1, 2011

"A pair of Charleston International Film Festival shorts (blocks) - CIFF hosts an event at Cinebarre” - Charleston City Paper, June 23, 2011

“Catch a special screening of CIFF’s best short films” - TheDigitel – June 21, 2011

“Year IV Wrapped – Young South Carolina Film Festival Sure to Thrive” – Buzzine.com, June 3, 2011

“Dispatches from the Charleston International Film Festival” – Charleston City Paper, May 23, 2011

“Film festival draws Hollywood attention” – ABC News 4, May 22, 2011

“Great Films & Parties in Charleston, SC 5/18/11-5/22/11 – Photo Gallery” – Buzzine.com, May 22, 2011

“Charleston International Film Festival Grows in it’s Fourth Year” – Charleston City Paper, May 18, 2011

“Bill Murray stars in video debuting at SC festival” – The Post and Courier, May 18, 2011

“It’s Reel Time in Charleston” – Charleston Magazine, May 18, 2011

“Charleston International Film Festival returns May 18 – 22″ – TheDigitel Charleston, May 16, 2011

“Charleston International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet Wednesday” – Channel 2, WCBD TV, May 11, 2011

“Charleston International Film Festival Long list of local shorts highlight 5-day event” – Charleston Scene, May 11, 2011

“Charleston International Film Festival Preview – Co-Founders’ Love-Child Sets Play-Date” – Buzzine.com, May 11, 2011

“Charleston International Film Festival” – Box Office India, May 4, 2011


- 2010 -

“Island Actress Recognized by CIFF” – The Island Eye News, April 30, 2010

“CIFF Finishes Up” – Charleston City Paper, April 21, 2010

“Film Fest folks let loose at Pantheon” – Charleston City Paper, April 13, 2010

“More than 60 filmmakers will attend” – Charleston City Paper, April 7, 2010

“Slopin Pigs and Makin Movies” – Charlie Magazine, April 6, 2010

“Festivals are great for filmmakers” – Greensboro News & Record, April 2, 2010


- 2007-2009 -

“Best Schmoozefest for Filmmakers” - Charleston City Paper, March 4, 2009

“Film fest closes on high note” – The Post and Courier, May 5, 2008

“International film festival crazy, crowded on 2nd night” – The Post and Courier, May 3, 2008

“Audience finds film fest a reel delight” – The Post and Courier, May 2, 2008

“Guitar legend from S.C. focus of festival movie” - The Post and Courier, May 1, 2008

“Bride is dead, but otherwise cute, funny” – The Post and Courier, May 1, 2008

“Locally produced surf film an inspirational journey” – The Post and Courier, May 1, 2008

“A look at the first Charleston International Film Festival” – Charleston City Paper, April 30, 2008

“The Reel Deal?”- Charleston Magazine, April 2008

“Film festival in Charleston hopes to inspire, entertain”- The Post and Courier, April 24, 2008

“News from Charleston’s Art Community” – Charleston City Paper, December 26, 2007

“Professionals steer locally based film festival” - The Post and Courier, December 23, 2007

“Regional Film News” – Charleston City Paper, October 3, 2007