The Cheltenham International Film Festival takes place under the auspices of  Cheltenham International Film Trust.  The Trust is non-profit charity that uses film to reach out to populations and to put film at the centre of social development.  The film festival is the Trust flagship, the linchpin to and of the Trust’s ambitions.

Film Audience Network

The Festival aims to introduce, attract and boost audience diversity for the best of independent film from around the world; screening films that reflect the times we live in culturally, socially, politically, artistically and giving voice to a new generation of emerging filmmakers.

The Festival seeks to inspire young people to engage with the culture of cinema and the art of film making. As part of a year-round programme of education, the Festival organises workshops and master classes in the arts & crafts of filmmaking and gives sight to opportunities which exist for a career in film.


Ultimately, we serve the town and Cheltenham International Film Festival stands by its mission to translate artistic and creative values into social and economic benefits for the town.


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