Cheltenham International Film Festival is back as a screen and stream hybrid festival following two successful years of streaming our film festival online during the pandemic. 

We offer sponsors an opportunity to promote their company, service and/or brands, to communicate to their customers, and to be seen as integral to the arts and culture scene of Cheltenham through the main film festival’s live and online events and through the new Cheltenham CineYouthprogramme.  The film festival has different strands and a range of sponsorship opportunities to meet your marketing objectives and community relations.

This year, among others, we feature “An Afternoon with Judi Dench” live in front of an audience and our “Country in Focus” is Ukraine, screening four films by Ukrainian filmmakers are sure to leave an impression.

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.  The Trust is on a mission to translate artistic and creative values into social and economic benefits of the town, and to position Cheltenham as a centre of film excellence: to raise the profile of the film festival and to continue to increase audience numbers; to attract young people to the culture for cinema and to help them to learn about the art of filmmaking; to promote film and television production to the town; and to encourage students with an interest in film studies to come to Cheltenham, to attend college and university with film and media studies.


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 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 2022 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