RENO- The Cordillera International Film Festival, a Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festival on FilmFreeway and Nevada’s largest film festival, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of its 2023 schedule and lineup. Set to take place from July 27 — July 31 in the beautiful Reno-Tahoe area, this year’s festival promises to captivate audiences with an extraordinary selection of thought-provoking films from around the globe, engaging panel discussions, and parties that promise endless entertainment. 

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“CIFF 2023 is set to take audiences on an extraordinary cinematic journey,” said Emily Skyle-Golden, Executive Director of Cordillera International Film Festival. “Featuring a captivating lineup of world-renowned directors, emerging talents, and a diverse range of genres, this year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience that will resonate long after the curtains close.”

Festival events will be held in various locations in Reno-Sparks. All screenings will be held at Galaxy Luxury+ IMAX Theater Outlets at Legends, unless noted otherwise. Please refer to the 2023 CIFF Official Schedule for locations and times. 

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The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 27

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  • 5:00 PM — Filmmaker Welcome Reception at Filmmaker’s Lounge, Cantina Los Tres Hombres
  • 7:00 PM — Opening Night Red Carpet Premiere: Pinball- The Man Who Saved The Game
  • 7:30 PM — Shorts Program #1: Thrills & Chills
  • 9:00 PM — Opening Night Party at Playfield 76

Friday, July 28

  • 9:00 AM  — Panel #1 – Speed Networking – Meet & Greets with Industry Icons
  • 10:15 AM — Friday Morning Feature – Chasing Chasing Amy
  • 12:45 PM — Shorts Program #2 – Blended Block
  • 3:15 PM — Shorts Program #3 – Blended Block
  • 5:45 PM — Friday Evening Feature – The Artifice Girl
  • 8:15 PM — Friday Late Night Feature – Satanic Hispanics
  • 9:00 PM — Shorts Program #4 – Movies in the Park: CIFF Summer Shorts, at Wingfield Park
  • 11:30 PM — Shorts Program #5 – CIFF Music Video Showcase Q&A & After Party, at Silver Peak on the River

Saturday, July 29

  • 9:00 AM — Panel #3 – Industry Insiders
  • 10:15 AM — Saturday Morning Feature: 
  • 10:30 AM — Shorts Program #6 – Blended Block, at Galaxy Luxury+ Theaters – Victorian Avenue
  • 12:45 PM — Shorts Program #7 – Blended Block
  • 1:00 PM — Short Program #8 – Nevada Films Block, at Galaxy Luxury+ Theaters – Victorian Avenue
  • 3:15 PM — Shorts Program #9 – Blended Block
  • 4:30 PM — Shorts Program #10 – Nevada & Blended Block, at Galaxy Luxury+ Theaters – Victorian Avenue
  • 5:45 PM — Saturday Evening Centerpiece Feature – Parachute
  • 8:30 PM — Jury Awards Ceremony
  • 9:30 PM — Awards Night Celebration Party, at Washoe Public House

Sunday, July 30

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  • 9:00 AM — Panel #4 – CIFF 2023 PitchFest!
  • 10:00 AM — Shorts Program #11 – Blended Block
  • 12:30 PM — Sunday Afternoon Feature – 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture, at Galaxy Luxury+ Theaters – Victorian Avenue
  • 1:00 PM — Screenplay Finalists – Table Readings
  • 3:30 PM — Shorts Program #12 – Blended Block
  • 6:00 PM — Closing Night Film – Feature Film: Double Down South
  • 9:00 PM — Audience Choice & PitchFest! Awards – Your Vote. Your Winner.
  • 9:30 PM — Closing Night Party, at Defy Terrace & Trampoline Park

On Monday, July 31, CIFF will host Filmmakers, Grand Jury Members, Special Jury Members, and VIP Guests to tour the region, including Lake Tahoe. This is an invite-only experience. 

Whether movie fans choose to attend all events or just a few, the level of your participation is entirely up to you! Purchase your passes and reserve your spotonline from the Cordillera website, www.ciffnv.org

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Cordillera’s films have premiered at top festivals worldwide, including Berlin, SXSW, Toronto, Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca. They prioritize inclusion and diversity, with 83% of their programming representing underrepresented communities. 

For more information about the Cordillera International Film Festival, visit www.ciffnv.org

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