In addition to the main Festival program, there are special film sections that add interest and diversity to the overall Festival and help attendees navigate the offerings. These special categories include:

10% Cinema

10% Cinema

These gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films range in subject, style, and tone. But they have one thing in common: they've been audience favorites for years! {view films}

After Hours

After Hours

Ready for your mind to be blown? Prowl the Festival and feast on these dark, mysterious, and bizarre films. {view films}

Cinema en Espaņol

Cinema en Espaņol

This eclectic array of Spanish-language films explores a multitude of subjects that range from the culturally specific to the universal. {view films}

Family Films

Family Films

You can take a family trip around the world without leaving the city. Be sure to bring the kids to these family-friendly films, but please check the descriptions for disclaimers. {view films}

Film Is Art

Film Is Art

Focusing on topics including dance, literature, and sculpture, these films explore artists and the artistic process. Some also highlight animation - an art form in and of itself. {view films}

It's Easy Being Green

It's Easy Being Green

These films bring awareness and support to the environmentally friendly movement to save our planet. {view films}

Jewish and Israeli Visions

Jewish and Israeli Visions

These films from - or about - Israel and the Jewish diaspora enlighten with their unique cultural perspective. {view films}

Pacific Pearls

Pacific Pearls

Journey to the Far East. In these films from Asia and the Pacific Islands, we pay tribute to some of the most innovative films of today. {view films}

Pan-African Images

Pan-African Images

These remarkable films hail from both Africa and the United States and feature stories made by and about Africans and African-Americans. {view films}

Scandinavian Screenings

Scandinavian Screenings

Last seen at the 33rd CIFF, we are happy to once again present a collection of brilliant Nordic filmmaking and films set north of the Baltic and North Seas. {view films}

United Airlines World Tour

United Airlines World Tour

Every year the CIFF brings the best films from around the globe to screen in the World Tour sidebar. This year all of our films represent more than 65 countries. {view films}

Women of the World

Women of the World

This sidebar returns once again this year to recognize films that celebrate empowered females. {view films}

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38th CIFF Award Winners >

38th CIFF Award Winners

Look through the complete list of award winners from the 38th CIFF!

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