Cinequest Film Festival

Cinequest remains one of the last big festival bastions for the discovery of new and emerging film artists. Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) presents a dynamic 13-day event of 200 international films with over 600+ film artists, technologists, and professionals from 44 countries in attendance. Over 10,000 artists have attended CQFF to date.

Each year the Cinequest film festival takes place in downtown San Jose with movies playing at the historical CA Theatre, the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Camera 12 and San Jose State University Theatre.

Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions from around the globe, Cinequest’s dynamic festival engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers alike an opportunity to connect. Furthermore, Cinequest provides cutting edge technology and movie-making forums to empower professionals and students.

Although 80,000 attend CQFF, the four-block proximity of its state-of-the-art venues along with Cinequest’s renowned hospitality, makes the festival experience as warm and personal as it is electrifying.

Cinequest Film Festival

  • 2,000+ Film Submissions
  • 200 Films Presented
  • 80 World & U.S. Premieres
  • 600+ Visiting Film Artists
  • 44 Countries Represented

*stats above based on previous years attendance and booking.

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