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}

African Diaspora

African Diaspora

These remarkable films feature stories made by and about Africans and people of African descent from around the world. {view films}

After Hours

After Hours

Ready for your mind to be blown? Prowl the Festival and feast on these dark, mysterious, thrilling, 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. These family-friendly films are great for the kids and teens.

* We recommend the films with an asterisk for the little ones.

Family Films are presented with the generous support of CHAR AND CHUCK FOWLER.{view films}

Film Is Art

Film Is Art

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

Focus on Disabilities

Focus on Disabilities

We are proud to shine a special spotlight on films that include characters and featured subjects with disabilities. {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}

Pan-Asian Films

Pan-Asian Films

Expanding our focus to the Pacific Islands and the entire continent of Asia, these films feature modern stories from ancient cultures, taking place around the world. {view films}

Women of the World

Women of the World

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

World Tour

World Tour

Every year the CIFF brings the best films from around the globe to screen in the World Tour sidebar. This year our films represent more than 60 countries. {view films}

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