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 opportunities to promote their company, services and/or brands to their customers via live and online activities linked to the main film festival, the online festival, the new Cheltenham Youth International Film Festival and different strands of the festival including the opening and closing night films, our country focus – which this year is Ukraine - and special events such as an “Evening with Dame Judi Dench”. 

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 for the town and to position Cheltenham as a centre of film excellence - to raise the profile of the film festival and to continue to widen and deepen audience appeal to the culture of cinema; to attract film and television production to the town to help boost the local economy; to attract young people to the art of filmmaking and to encourage students of film and media to study in Cheltenham’s institutions of education.


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 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