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Louisville's International Festival of Film

2020 LIFF Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 Filmmakers


Audience Favorite

"Playing for Keeps"
James Redford  Director
Karen Pritzker  Producer



Best Feature

"86 Melrose Avenue"
Writer, Director, Producer
Lili Matta



Best Documentary

"SADDLE OF HOPE ...for the Horse Nation"
Writer, Director, Producer
Neta Rhyne



Best Short

"Will there be women at my funeral?"
Neville Elder
Samantha Jean Moore



Best XNM*

Writer, Director, Producer
Emma Penaz Eisner

*Experimental & New Media


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.

2020 Festival Stats

Films Submitted
Experimental & New Media




November 5, 2020




It’s my pleasure to welcome all attendees who view the 2020 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 2020Louisville’s International Festival of Film.






Greg Fischer

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Your efforts will help us assist Kentucky public high schools engage students in all aspects of film making, help raise scholarship funds for students who pursue advanced film studies at universities across the Commonwealth ...and be part of something extraordinary!

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