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Our Mission

As a champion of diverse voices and curator of independent stories for the screen, the Cordillera International Film Festival strives to showcase the best in film while providing an environment for emerging and established artists  to create and thrive.  Cordillera brings filmmakers together with diverse audiences to celebrate the power of storytelling through engaging exhibitions, panels, educational workshops & premieres that enrich and inspire the community.

4 Days

130+ Films & Screenplays

63 Countries

80+ Attending Filmmakers

Q&A's, Parties & Panels

CIFF 2021

The Film Festival

The Festival

Movies in the Park

Oscar Party

Film to Feast

Fright Night

Christmas Party


 Year Round

Special Events

10 Professional Filmmaker Teams

100+ Sponsored Boys & Girls Club kids

An Amazing Team Building Film Challenge

Red Carpet Premiere on the Big Screen

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The Foundation

Inclusion is a core value at Cordillera.

We believe film festivals can be a powerful platform for social change and strive to provide a voice to all underrepresented communities with a special focus on

Female, LGTBQ & Indigenous story tellers.




Unique Voices. Powerful Stories.


If CIFF isn’t on your list, it should be. One of the best festival experiences we’ve had. Everyone was very welcoming, from the festival team to the other filmmakers in attendance. The programs were well curated, honored to be screened with such high quality films. The venue was great, DCPs shown on a big screen with cushy reclining seats for the audience. Q&As after every screening, lodging and meals provided, panels, parties & more. Truly a wonderful experience.

New York, NY
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Reno Arch
Reno Arch

Awards Night
Awards Night

Movies in the Park - Downtown Reno
Movies in the Park - Downtown Reno

Reno Arch
Reno Arch


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