International Film Festival

24 May – 5 June 2021

Simon Pegg
Honorary Patron

“My association with Cheltenham International Film Festival is founded on my personal commitment to support and to help bring the best of independent cinema to the next generation of audience. It pleases me that Cheltenham, on becoming the first narrative international film festival in the UK to go online, will continue in 2021 to reach out to audiences across the country during these difficult times, many of whom do not have the opportunity to visit a live film festival or watch some of the best of new independent films.”

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Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears in tribute

Cheltenham International Film Festival pays tribute to Stephen Frears’s 50 years as a features film director.

Amma Asante lecture

Amma Asante delivers the first annual film festival lecture in 2021

Amma Asante sq

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You are welcome to submit your film, feature or short, for consideration on 

In May 2020, we streamed our film festival online. Audiences enjoyed it. So, we are doing it again in 2021.

CYIFF launches in 2021 to include film screenings, master classes, workshops, student fairs, career days.

Become a sponsor or patron, get involved by making a donation or become a volunteer.

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