The Cheltenham International Film Festival, Cheltenham International Film Festival Online and Cheltenham Youth International Film Festival will take place 24 May - 5 June 2021. Full details will be revealed soon on the CIFF website.
What is the Cheltenham International Film Festival?
In 2020 the festival went online due to the pandemic. Audiences had the opportunity to watch up to 35 new films from some of the world’s best emerging filmmakers. Many of the films screened during the festival were not available on any other streaming platform and audiences had the opportunity to question filmmakers after selected film screenings.
The programme included films from: France, Tibet, Australia, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Lithuania, China, Romania, Austria, Belgium, Rwanda, Slovenia, Iran, Chile, Poland, Sweden, USA, UK and more. And, there was a special focus on Italy, which included a tribute to the great Italian director, Federico Fellini, in the centenary year of his birth.
Audiences were invited to vote for their favourite films which included features and shorts, narrative and documentary.
Festival Director, Leslie Montgomery Sheldon, said: “During these days of self-isolation, lockdown and self-distancing, we wanted to bring the best of independent cinema to audiences who are not able to watch films that are often only accessible at live event film festivals. By going online, we are able to broaden and deepen our reach with the aim to attract new audiences to the best of world cinema”.
|Season (24 May 2021 - 5 June 2021)|