Support The Power of Film: Become a Patron

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.

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 and often marginalised, to help bring cohesion via the art of film and the culture of cinema.

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 click here or contact Arlene (McGlynn) Harrison at


If you love film, then we invite you to be involved with the Cheltenham International Film Festival. We are looking to build a team of volunteers for the 2020 Festival 25 May – 31 May, 2019. Volunteers will work with experienced film heads of film festival departments across social media, film selections, special events, hospitality and more.

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:


“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

The Cheltenham International Film Festival offers high profile branding opportunities for sponsors via digital and print media, social networking, promotional publicity, publications including festival programme and on-site identification via Festival trailers and trailers prior to each screenings.

Receive year-round benefits via the Festival’s work in the community in between Festivals to keep your company in front of key audiences – your markets.

For more information, please contact: Dorian Ursell on



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: and search for: Film Trust.

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