City of Lights Film Festival

Inaugural Event to be held November 3-4, 2023 in Downtown Aurora

A celebration of the depth of our local artistry and culture, the City of Lights Film Festival aims to attract Midwest filmmakers and audiences to downtown Aurora. Critically acclaimed and carefully curated films will be presented all weekend at multiple venues, letting our city shine bright.

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Purchase tickets here!

Film Submissions

Are you an accomplished or aspiring filmmaker? Find details for film submissions here.

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Become an inaugural supporter of the City of Lights Film Festival. Sponsors will have opportunities throughout the weekend to have their businesses showcased at the Festival. Contact us for more information.


The lifeblood of any film festival is the team of volunteers that greet guests, provide directions, and work behind the scenes to get things done. As a city event, we rely on the incredible generosity of our community to make people who travel here feel like they are at home. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.


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