Louisville's International Festival of Film honors Rick Campbell.
Louisville's International Festival of Film honors Rick Campbell. Rick was an early friend of the festival and believed in it for Louisville and for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He fully supported the festival each year and was a regular attendee at the events. We honor Rick’s support and friendship by creating a special award for the festival. Our previous "Best of the Festival" award is will now be "The Rick Campbell Best of the Festival Award".
A WARM 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.
"IN FEATURE FILMS THE DIRECTOR IS GOD; IN DOCUMENTARY FILMS GOD IS THE DIRECTOR"
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.”
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.
“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.”
“It was the best days of my life in Louisville.”
Harold & Clare
Randy & Nancy Wiliamson
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.
“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”
“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!
Actress / Director ”Silk”
“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,
”It was a real honor to have gained selection to this year’s LIFF”
“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.
“On the Wing”
“Let me say how proud and grateful I am that my film was included and as a winner in 2015 LIFF.”