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Louisville's International Festival of Film - 2022 Live & Virtual Festival

LIVE and In-person Festival October 6-7-8, 2022

Watch movies online after the live festival for another week!

Congratulations to Our 2021 Winners!


"From The Hood To The Holler"

Pat McGee, Adam Linkenhelt,
Terry Hahin, Greg Taylor


"A Place Called Home"

Kiel Thorlton, Michael Harris, Nathan Banister,
Adam Bova, Aaron von Buseck


"Only Business"

Priya Mishra, Allie Scott,
Heather Scott, Allison Lewis-Towbes


"First Contact"

Geoff Allen



Traci Hays, Caitlin Renee Campbell, Nicole Stuart


"Well Intentions"

Mary Rachel Morrison, John Hamilton

Our Sponsors & Partners


A very big thank you for the many hours of your time making this festival successful.

Rick Campbell, Carol Hamilton, Don Hamilton, Michelle Care Wix, Sueanna Masterson, Rick Redman, Eric Whyte, Chaz Rough, Annette S, Stephanie Corbett, Vin Morreale, Madison Hardy, Joey Wagner, Lesa Seibert, Cletus Evans, Dwight Turner, Mary and Sam Moseley, Wes Henderson, Jennifer Eberle, Denise Spalding, Mary McMahan and all the many volunteers that have given their time and efforts making Louisville’s International Festival the success it has become.


Louisville Film Arts Institute, LLC

The Louisville Film Arts Institute, LIFF’s 501(c)(3) non-profit parent, was created to promote and celebrate film arts in Kentucky. We have partnered with the Governor’s Office on a variety of year round initiatives, which will be funded by the festival’s proceeds, to expand educational and economic opportunities in Louisville and around the Commonwealth.

Feedback from previous years

“Thank you very much for including ‘Our Father’ in your Festival this year and for honoring it with such a special award! So pleased that Michael Gross could be there.”

Linda Palmer

“Our Father”

My wife and I are looking forward to this year's festival. Last year was awesome.

Randy & Nancy Wiliamson

“Many thanks again for a wonderful time in Louisville. It is great festival you organized and we were honored to be a part of it, much less to receive Best Feature.

Jerry Casagrande

“On the Wing”

Louisville's International Festival of Film is a "must go see" their selection of films is awesome.

Clare Miller

“Thank you very much for screening our film “Das Falsche Herz” at your festival in Louisville Kentucky. Your festival will be the first to screen our film outside of its production country…you can imagine, that we feel very honored, to introduce our film to the American audience. A few days ago I had a look at the whole festival program. It’s very impressive!”
With kind regards from Austria,

Cajetan Jacob

This is my second film entry to LIFF. I didn't win, but I had a blast.


“It was the best days of my life in Louisville.”

Koji Hirano


Hey, Louisville's International Festival of Film. I see you're going to be virtual again this year. My family and I attended last year and had a fantastic time with all the various films. I'll be back.

Dennis Caldwell

“Let me say how proud and grateful I am that my film was included and as a winner in 2015 LIFF.”

Patrick Duncan

“Jes and Lora”

Thank you, Conrad.
I have to say of all 19 festivals I attended last year, yours was in my top 3. The good people of Louisville, your staff, and your events really left a lasting impression (amazing city). I never got a chance to thank you for all the good time and hospitality we received at last year’s festival. Thank you!
 Until next year, hopefully.

Miguel Mouchess

I remember meeting Florence Henderson on the Red Carpet at LIFF  What a sweet person. She made me feel like I've known her all my life.


What a fun and rewarding festival. The list of great films and parties is a must-see.

Harold & Clare

Liff's red carpet makes you feel like a movie star.


“The Louisville International Festival of Film helped my no-budget Australian short film find an audience internationally – words can not describe how valuable a platform that is, and they have my unyielding support.”

Nic Barker


”It was a real honor to have gained selection to this year’s LIFF”

Brayden Yoder


“Louisville’s International Festival of Film is an exciting “Go To” festival and I enjoyed my time there. It’s one of the best for film makers from all over the world to screen their films. You’ll love it too”

Lily Tomlin

“9 to 5” “Incredible Shrinking Woman” “Pink Panther 2”

“The Louisville’s International Festival of Film is a terrific venue for up and coming indie filmmakers. Louisville isn’t just for bourbon, purebreds, or baseball bats anymore!

Catherine Dent

Actress / Director ”Silk”