The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) announces the highly anticipated return of its seventh annual film festival which will feature over 120 films from more than 35 countries. This year’s festival will take place Jan. 21 to 29, 2023 at the LOOK Dine-in Cinema located at 1 W Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. LOOK Dine-In Cinemas is a technology driven, dine-in movie exhibition company offering the state-of-the-art theater experience.
Known as one of the fastest growing film festivals in Arizona, CIFF was created to bring together filmmakers, industry professionals and film fanatics to celebrate all genres of cinema. Along with a diverse mix of international films, the weekend will also include an opening welcome, various industry workshops, an award ceremony, Q&As, panel discussions and daily after parties throughout the Chandler area.
“We are so proud to bring the Chandler International Film Festival back again for its seventh consecutive year,” said Mitesh Patel, CIFF president and festival director. “Each year we have received an overwhelming amount of praise and we’re so excited to continue bringing the diverse work of filmmakers from across the globe to Arizona. We’d like to give a special thank you to the support from the local community and the gifted filmmakers who make this all possible.”
CIFF will be partnering with Night of Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking as the official nonprofit of the festival and they will be taking home 100% of the profits from a select film.
This year, the festival will be celebrating 110 years of Indian cinema. Additionally, each day of the festival will be dedicated to a different theme including Faith & Family films on Sunday, Jan. 22 and a Chinese New Year celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Films that have been selected for the festival will be announced soon.