The City of Lights Film Festival

Join Us For The First Annual City of Lights Film Festival!

The City of Lights Film Festival is an annual event hosted by the City of Aurora. Meant to celebrate the depth of our local artistry and culture, while also attracting Midwest filmmakers and audiences. We strive to present critically acclaimed films to passionate people, letting our city shine bright.

  • DATES: November 3-5, 2023
  • WHERE: Downtown Aurora

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Film Submissions

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We have select opportunities to partner with the first ever City of Lights Film Festival and showcase your business. Click here for further 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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