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Friday 4 March 2022 - Friday 11 March 2022




Institute for Social Responsibility

Chester International Film Festival Poster


4th – 11th March 2022

We are back! After our most successful festival ever in 2020 we are back for the 2022 Chester International Film Festival. The festival is curated by Chester Film Society in association with Storyhouse and the Institute for Social Responsibility at Edge Hill University. It also incorporates the Chester Animation Festival.

This year’s festival features films three preview screenings of films before they go on general release – The Worst Person in the World, Compartment No. 6 and Hive, alongside acclaimed and awarding films from Ireland, Japan and China. Examining themes of love, loss, repression, freedom and travel, we think there is something for everyone – so we do hope that you will join us!

The film festival incorporates the 8th Chester Animation Festival.  This is an international competition from both amateur and professional animators showcasing the best animated shorts from all over the world.

Launched in 2014, it has attracted hundreds of entries from all around the world, and has given talented animators the opportunity to present their creativity in all aspects of the genre, from traditional hand drawn work to the latest CGI generated films.

We will present the final selection back-to-back in one showing. The audience will then decide who will win the Audience prize for 2022.

Programme / running order:

  • 4th March 6pm: The Worst Person In The World (128 minutes)
  • 5th March 6pm: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (121 minutes)
  • 6th March 3pm: Animation Festival (90 minutes)
  • 7th March 6pm: Balloon (125 minutes)
  • 8th March 6pm: Arracht (86 minutes)
  • 9th March 6pm: Hive (84 minutes)
  • 11th March 6pm: Compartment Number 6 (107 minutes)

Doors open 15 minutes before.

For more information visit the ISR event page or visit Chester Film Society.

Tickets are available via the Storyhouse website.

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