Nicole Mitchell

CIFF President

Welcome to the Canberra International Film Festival – where the world comes to us – on screen – for 12 intoxicating days of film.

CIFF celebrates ideas and creates conversations through the power of cinema – cinema that has been created by passionate and talented filmmakers from around the globe.

Our energetic Artistic Director Lex Lindsay scours the world to hand-pick the very best films to share with us. Lex’s exciting program of film screenings and discussions will entertain and grip – provoke and inspire.

I gratefully acknowledge the hard-working CIFF team: the CIFF board, staff and volunteers – whose contributions combine to deliver this fantastic festival each year. I’d like to thank all our partner organisations for their wholehearted support – without them we wouldn’t be here! We are particularly grateful to the ACT Government for their continuing commitment through ArtsACT and the ACT Event Fund. And special thanks to our founding partner the University of Canberra for championing the festival.

Please enjoy the Canberra International Film Festival — a unique window to the world.