Chester International Film Festival

Presented by Chester Film Society
  • £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
    Chester Film Society Members: £5
  • Cinema

World cinema at Storyhouse

For the second year Storyhouse is delighted to host the annual Chester International Film Festival presented by Chester Film Society. A remarkable global selection of recent films that share stories and experiences from an array of countries.

Now in its 6th year, the Chester Animation Festival is a competition showcasing international animation following a call for submissions from talented filmmakers worldwide. Audiences will vote each night on their best animated film to find this year’s winner. The animations will be screened before each feature film title screening as part of the International Film Festival.

These films will not have general adverts or trailers – the short film and introduction which precede the film will start at the advertised time.

Chester International Film Festival
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Burning (15)

2 hrs 28 (plus short film) | Based on the Haruki Murakami novel Barn Burning, Lee Chang-dong’s film sets a noirish love triangle alight.

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Dogman (15)

1 hr 42 (plus short film) | A gentle dog groomer finds himself involved with a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighbourhood.

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Waru (15)

1 hr 26 (plus short film) | A feature film made up of eight 10-minute short films, each written and directed by Māori women film makers.

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Wajib (15)

1 hr 35 (plus short film) | A comedy about a divorced father and school teacher who spends the day with his estranged adult son.

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Polina (12A)

1 hr 48 (plus short film) | A coming of age story about a young dancer whose attention is turned from the prestigious Bolshoi ballet to contemporary dance.

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Mug (15)

1 hr 30 (plus short film) | After suffering a severe and disfiguring accident, Jacek undergoes the first facial transplant in the country. A dark comedy.

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At Storyhouse you can see the best new, vintage, cult and family films in a cosy, boutique cinema.

Festival The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

People Still Call It Love Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is…