Cheltenham International Film Festival (CIFF) marks it’s fifth anniversary in 2023, moving from its original mid-May dates to 15 – 24 September 2023. The festival will screen new films from around the world plus classics and is adding a number of new, live events along with guest celebrities.

The festival will celebrate actors and pay tribute to directors who have contributed to the legacy of great cinema while acknowledging emerging directors in the main competiton for BEST FILM, open to filmmakers who have one, perhaps, two features to their credit.

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Incoming Chair of BAFTA, Sara Putt, to lead jury at Cheltenham International Film Festival

BAFTA & Oscar 2023 winner – Tom Berkeley – joins the panel

Cheltenham International Film Festival 2023

The film festival announces new dates with a planned programme of special events, new strands and a line up of guests in the works


Steven Berkoff

Carl Hunter

Jan Komasa

Mike Leigh

Simon Bird

Simon Pegg

Stephen Frears

Josie Rourke

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