Bay Area Film Festivals

San Jose Cinequest Film Festival


Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) is based in San Jose / Silicon Valley, the home of the world’s most influential media technology companies. CQFF showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences. Named best digital festival and a top 10 film festival (out of thousands) by the Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, CQFF has led the world in its showcase and implementation of the technologies that have revolutionized film making, exhibition and distribution. CQFF’s blend of the artist and innovator gains focus through its Maverick Awards. A Maverick stands apart from the crowd, willing to create and innovate from a place of personal yet global vision.

Cinequest presents a dynamic 13-day event of 200 international films with over 700+ participating artists and innovators from 50 countries in attendance. Over 10,000 artists have attended CQFF to date.