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 the following, and the list of films can be found through the Sidebar Filter on the Films Listing page or clicking into each Sidebar.
Ready for your mind to be blown? Prowl the Festival and feast on these dark, mysterious, thrilling, and bizarre films.
These films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in both Asian communities and the Asian diaspora.
These films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in both Black communities and the African diaspora.
Sponsored By: PNC
This listing of films are those that will be available on CIFF47 Streams April 2-9, 2023. Please check individual film pages to see restrictions related to where you can stream from.
Let laughter bring us together with this group of comedies sure to make you smile.
You can take a family trip around the world without leaving your home! These family-friendly films are great for kids and young adults.
*CIFF films are not rated by the MPAA, so we advise viewer discretion for all films.
These films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in Indigenous communities around the world.
Sponsored By: Julie & Peter Raskind
These films are centered around Jewish history, culture, and stories.
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
These films elevate stories, topics, and themes that are embedded in both Latinx and Hispanic communities, including films from Spain and North, Central, and Latin America.
Sponsored By: Fran & Jules Belkin
Jam out and find your groove with these music movies!
Only at Playhouse Square
This listing of films are those that are not part of CIFF47 Streams and will only have in-person screenings at Playhouse Square.
This enlightening collection of films features stories about people with a wide range of abilities and their lived experiences.
Films focusing on issues, topics, and stories from LGBTQ+ communities.
These films are friendly for our teen audience, but appeal to adults too!
* CIFF films are not rated by the MPAA, so we advise viewer discretion for all films.
A special focus on Ukrainian cinema, in partnership with the Odesa International Film Festival (OIFF), one of the best known film festivals occurring in Eastern Europe. This selection of films not only includes documentaries chronicling the ongoing war in Ukraine, but also narrative cinema from some of the country's most celebrated filmmakers.
While OIFF has partnered with other festivals to showcase their National Competition films, including the Warsaw International Film Festival and Stockholm International Film Festival, this will be their first collaboration in the United States.
Anna Machukh, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Film Academy and General Director of the Odesa International Film Festival, is an advocate of how these partnerships can amplify the voices of the Ukrainian people and how films can be used as conversation starters to address diplomacy.
Women of the World
Sponsored By: Cobalt Group
This collection of films celebrates empowered women* of all kinds.
*cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive
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