“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere”- Terence McKenna. The film expands your imagination beyond belief, transforming you to any place or time.
The Chandler International Film Festival (CIFF) began in 2016 with a simple idea to share international films in a local setting. CIFF is proudly located in Chandler, Arizona and is one of the fastest-growing film festivals in Arizona. The festival is dedicated to uniting the community through the film--whether you’re a filmmaker or a casual viewer there is something for everyone.
CIFF will be showcasing over 120 films submitted from all over the world spanning six continents and 35 countries. Independent filmmakers from various countries assemble in Chandler to showcase their films and provide valuable insight into their craft.
The festival is honored to partner with the City of Chandler in connection with the city’s 26th annual Multicultural Festival. The city’s diverse population contributes to the festival’s success.
The fifth annual festival takes place January 21-24, 2021 in Chandler, Arizona and includes plans to screen more than 150 films in a wide variety of categories. Additionally, there will be an opening night ceremony, educational filmmaking workshops, discussion panels, celebrity appearances, a film market and expo and a closing night awards ceremony.
The festival's nonprofit partners for 2021 are AZCEND, ICAN, Boys & Girls Clubs and Chandler High School. We have also made changes to our festival to account for COVID-19 and we could use your support. Please support our nonprofit festival to ensure that we can continue to run quality film, bring out celebrities and continue to advance the diverse voices of movies across the globe.