Welcome to

Louisville's International Festival of Film 2021

A Note From the CoFounder

A Hearty Welcome

Welcome once again to Louisville's International Festival of Films, 2021. We are again virtual this year with our presentation. However, we are already scheduled "live" for 2022 and look forward to meeting everyone again in person at our awesome gatherings with you.

This year we have a very interesting selection of films. Films from places as France, Israel, Austria, Ireland, Turkey, and the Arab Republic, and films from all over the United States. We also have a wonderful selection of "HomeGrown" films from right here in Kentucky.

Because of your loyalty and to all you wonderful new spectators that attend our festival each year, we are very excited about the response of so many filmmakers from around the world that has made LIFF one of the top film festivals to attend.
Our dream from the beginning of making Louisville a destination city for the world of creative filmmakers has been exciting and we welcome all the filmmakers from around the world and to our local filmmakers here in Kentucky once again.

Our films range from entertainment, education, and documentaries of great variety. This year brings some very excellent choices. The magic begins with you the creative force that brings the magic to the screen. Congratulations to all of you that have poured your heart and soul into your projects and given them life even during these pandemic times.

I'd like to personally thank my tireless team for the many hours of judging and bringing this year's selection of films for your viewing pleasure. Thank you for taking time out from your own responsibilities to screen the many selections we received this year. And, thank all of you that attend virtually this year. And, especially my two Co-Founders Brett Bachmann and Brian Cullinan that have tirelessly worked with me to make this year and every year the success we've enjoyed.

And, a very special thank you to Michelle Care Wix who has made this "virtual" festival so painlessly accessible for your viewing pleasure.

Alfred Hitchcock.

Conrad Bachmann
Executive Director


Welcome filmmakers and film lovers from around the world!  Louisville's International Festival of Film was proud to showcase our historic city of Louisville, Kentucky, in a whole new VIRTUAL way this year.

Best known as home to the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger and "the greatest of all time", heavy weight champion, Muhammad Ali, Louisville also has a rich history showcased throughout this website.  We trust you'll visit our city in the near future, enjoy the hospitality and all we have to offer.

Now in our twelfth year, the Louisville International Festival of Film has appreciated the tremendous support from our city, the commonwealth of Kentucky, advertisers and from those throughout the entertainment industry.  Each year, the LIFF delivers a wealth of submissions, a diverse number of international films ...and several famous faces appearing in Louisville.

2021 Festival Stats

Films Submitted
Experimental & New Media




November 11, 2021




It’s my pleasure to welcome all attendees who view the 2021 Louisville’s International Festival of Film. You will find Louisville to be a welcoming place, full of gorgeous views, amazing restaurants and exciting nightlife. The Louisville’s International Festival of Film is rapidly growing in reputation and prestige, and this year’s collection of films is unrivaled.

A special thanks goes to Louisville native and the man who founded the Louisville’s International Festival of Film – Conrad Bachmann. He and his son Brett and partner Brian have worked tirelessly to make this festival the best ever. They also have collected a team of sponsors and volunteers dedicated to making your production and stay a success in Louisville.

For our filmmakers, we wish you every success. Who knows? You may someday have the same success enjoyed by the star of the first Louisville’s International Festival of Film – Jennifer Lawrence. She’s also a Louisville native. Proof that Kentucky fosters creativity.

Please enjoy your the multitude of films that await you this weekend at the 2021 Louisville’s International Festival of Film.






Greg Fischer

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Festival Staff & Advisory Board

Gary Marsh

President & Creator of Breakdown Services
Actor’s Access – Hollywood, CA

Lily Tomlin

Emmy Winning Actress

Lesa Seibert

President, Xstreme Media, LLC

Carol Hamilton

Festival Coordinator

Makayla Bell

Virtual Festival Coordinator

Michelle Care Wix

LFAII Director, Festival Graphics & Design, Technology