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…

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…

Celebrate

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…

365 Mindful Days

Close your eyes. Turn your attention to your breath as it flows in and out. If your attention wanders, turn it gently back to your breath. Keep doing that. You are doing mindfulness. With practice, this simple technique (there are many variants) will quieten the…

On the weird side

Every film festival needs at least one bonkers film, and you’d go a long way to find a better example than Cook F**k Kill (Žáby bez jazyka).  Jaroslav K, a puzzled and slightly paranoid everyman, needs to open a gate to enter a property where his…