Cheltenham International Film Festival, our new Youth Film Festival, other online and ‘live’ events offer high profile branding opportunities for sponsors via digital and print media, social networking, promotional publicity, publications, festival programmes, on-site identification, festival trailers prior to each screening and much more.

Receive year-round benefits via the Festival’s work in the community, in between Festivals, to keep your company in front of key audiences.  We will customise each sponsorship to meet your marketing, advertising and sales objectives.

For more information, please contact: Dorian Ursell on dorian@9320.co.uk

“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.”  

Martin Scorsese, film director

“Join us in our mission to translate creativity and artistic values into economic and social benefits for the town by putting film at the heart of Cheltenham’s Festival season”.

Leslie Montgomery Sheldon, film festival director


The Cheltenham International Film Trust is a non-profit charity responsible for the Festival and for film-related events undertaken throughout the year, reaching out to communities diverse in makeup, inclusive of all and often marginalised, to help bring cohesion via the culture of cinema and the cinematic arts.

If you are a UK tax payer, the value of your gift can be increased by 25% under the Gift aid scheme at no extra cost to you.

To become a Patron, please contact Arlene (McGlynn) Harrison at arleneharrison@mac.com or refer to the Patron’s information below.


Why not donate to the Festival and earn yourself an opportunity to win £25,000.

If you wish to join our community of supporters by making a donation, you may be interested to learn more about helping to fund us through the Cheltenham Borough Council Lottery. Every week you will have an opportunity to win £25,000 and 50% of each lottery ticket you purchase on our dedicated lottery page on Cheltenham Borough Council Lottery web site goes towards supporting the Cheltenham International Film Trust’s work.

To start supporting, visit our Cheltenham Lottery page.


If you love film, we invite you to become involved with the Cheltenham International Film Festival. We are looking to build a team of volunteers for the 2021 Festival. Volunteers will work with experienced  heads of film programming and other departments, both, for the live and online festivals. As a volunteer you’ll meet like-minded people – who love film. And, you will have an opportunity to see films for free, meet and network with filmmakers from around the world, gain work experience, especially in event management, and you will have fun while doing so.

If you are interested please send an email with your interest, experience and studies to: info@cheltfilm.com