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Chandler International Film Festival set to return for 6th year this month

Jan 2, 2022, 7:15 AM
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(Facebook photo/ Chandler International Film Festival)
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PHOENIX — The Chandler International Film Festival will feature over 120 movies made in 35 countries when it takes place later this month at LOOK Dine-In Cinema.

The 2022 event will occur Jan. 18-23 and host full theaters after having limited capacity last year, according to a press release.

People will be able to view films of various genres, award ceremonies, movie-making workshops, guest appearances, Q&As and after party experiences, according to the release.

Actors Sean Young and Pat Finn are among the celebrity guests involved.

“I’m very excited to bring back the Chandler Film Festival for a sixth edition this year,” Mitesh Patel, CIFF president and festival director, said in the release.

“Our goal is to always showcase diversity, innovation and uniqueness through the works of filmmakers from across the world in a local setting. Thanks to the support and participation of talented filmmakers and the Chandler community, we’re able to do just that.”

The festival this year will benefit Si Se Puede, the official nonprofit of the event, according to the release.

Si Se Puede is based in Chandler and specializes in educational programs and community activities, according to its website.

The list of films and times are posted online. Interested viewers can also order tickets through CIFF’s website.

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Chandler International Film Festival set to return for 6th year this month