create, innovate, empower
CINEQUEST is a vanguard organization that fuses creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities worldwide, through Picture the Possibilities, Cinequest Film Festival and Cinequest Mavericks Studio.
- CINEQUEST Film Festival showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology—empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.
- CINEQUEST Mavericks Studio creates innovative and transformative motion pictures, television and distribution paradigms.
- CINEQUEST Picture The Possibilities: a transformative leadership movement, where empowered youth create films expressing visions of a better tomorrow—inspiring us to improve worlds.
A global company set in the Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact results from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and technology.
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.
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 95,000 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
- 188 Films Presented
- 80 World & U.S. Premieres
- 600+ Visiting Film Artists
- 44 Countries Represented
What Critics are Saying…
"This festival is one that sets the trends and is actually ahead of the trends. Other festivals are copying Cinequest; I see it all the time." - Chris Gore, Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide and Film Threat
“The film and technology forums delved into the important realms of integrating internet delivery into the home entertainment environment, creating true Internet revenue streams for film artists, and effectively leveraging the budding mobile marketplace.” — Forbes Magazine
“If you can get away to San Jose at the end of the month you will be blown away by their Cinequest Film Festival. It is going to be a state-of-the-art digital extravaganza like you’ve probably never seen.” — Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News
“Cinequest has consistently managed to pull in heavyweight guests.” — Dennis Harvey, Variety
“Technology always drives the film business. In Cinequest, we have a good window on the future. I think they’re leading the world in this regard.” — Peter Belsito, Executive Vice President, Film Finders
“I will go to Europe and tell everybody that Cinequest is the festival to go to in the United States. You are the best.”
— Ilmar Taska, Director Set Point