An Afternoon with
Dame Judi

Cheltenham International Film Festival IV is pleased to welcome Dame Judi Dench to Cheltenham during which we shall Celebrate her career as one of Britain’s finest actresses. The highlight is “An Afternoon with Dame Judi” before a live audience, in conversation with Jonathan Dean of Sunday Times Culture Magazine.  Throughout the film festival, we shall celebrate some of Dame Judi’s most memorable performances, screening and streaming films which have become…

The Crying Game

Every year, Cheltenham International Film Festival will include retrospectives to recognise the contribution made by filmmakers, actors, films to the legacy of great cinema. We kick off our first retrospective with The Crying Game, released 30 years ago and premiered at Venice Film Festival in 1992.  The film was directed by Neil Jordan, produced by Stephen Woolley and starred Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Jaye Davidson and Oscar-winning actor,…

A Special Focus on Ukraine

Every year, Cheltenham International Film Festival selects one country for our “Country in Focus” strand of the festival. This year, we could not miss the opportunity to recognise Ukrainian films and filmmakers – to shine a light on a country which for too long has been under the radar.  Among the films we plan from Ukraine are: Reflection, Olga, Rhino and Stop-Zemelia.  Rhino was co-produced by Dariusz Jablonski who will…


Every year the Festival shall celebrate the career of one of our great actors. In 2022, we Celebrate Dame Judi Dench by hosting “An Evening with Dame Judi” in conversation with Sunday Times Culture Magazine, senior writer, Jonathan Dean. “An Evening with…..” will take place on 26 May, more details to follow.

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