What is CFF2021?
The Chelsea Film Festival–now in its 9th edition–highlights the best of local and world Cinema during 4 days of special events and cocktail parties!

When will CFF2021 take place?
CFF2021 will take place October 14 – October 17, 2021.

Where will CFF2021 take place?
CFF2021 will take place at Regal Theatres Union Square, 850 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.

How do I get tickets?
Tickets are now on sale! Passes (for online and in-person screenings) are currently available here. You can purchase in-person tickets here.

What health and safety measures are being taken during the festival?
Proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after the final dose) of any FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine is required for all staff, audiences, and filmmakers at the 9th Chelsea Film Festival. Methods of showing proof of full vaccination include:

Only guests aged 12+ will be permitted to attend CFF2021. No eating or drinking will be permitted at Regal Theatres Union Square. Outside food or drink will also not be permitted. Masks will be required (except for red carpet photos).

Additionally, CFF2021 will adhere to a comprehensive series of health and safety policies while adapting as necessary to the current health crisis.

What sections are in CFF2021?
CFF2021 is showcasing 141 films from 21 countries, and is comprised of multiple programs:

  • Spotlight on Asian Filmmakers
  • Spotlight on Canadian Filmmakers, supported by the Consulate General of Canada in New York
  • Spotlight on French Cinema, supported by the Cultural Services of France in New York
  • Spotlight on Israeli Stories, supported by the Israel Office of Cultural Affairs in New York.
  • Spotlight on Iranian Cinema
  • Spotlight on the UK

The Reel Magic Hour annual program presents a series of Talks with Industry leaders.

What films will screen at CFF2021?
Explore the lineup here.

Which filmmakers will attend CFF2021?
Q&A info is added to each film when attendance is confirmed. Please note that due to travel restrictions all appearances are subject to change.

How can I follow CFF2021 updates?
Sign up for the CFF newsletter and follow CFF on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Can I attend virtually?
CFF2021 is both in-person and virtual this year. Visit our online Festival Platform here.

Can I volunteer for the CFF2021?
Our volunteer call is now open. Learn more on how to get involved here.

How can I apply for press or industry accreditation?
Press and industry accreditation is available here.

Can I submit my film to CFF2022?
Submissions for the 10th Chelsea Film Festival will open early November via FilmFreeway.