Toronto International Film Festival

Official Website:  https://www.tiff.net/ The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually. Since its founding in 1976, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic center for film culture located […]

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LA Film Festival

Official Website:  Los Angeles Film Festival The LA Film Festival is an annual film festival held in September in Los Angeles, California. It showcases independent, international, feature, documentary and short films, as well as web series, music videos, episodic television and panel conversations. Since 2001 it has been run by the non-profit organization Film Independent, which […]

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Official Website:  Karlovy Var International Film Festival The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech: Mezinárodní filmový festival Karlovy Vary) is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event. 2019 Dates:  TBA Winners:  TBA 2018 Dates: June 29 – July 7, 2018 […]

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Chicago International Film Festival

Official Website:  Chicago International Film Festival The Chicago International Film Festival is an annual film festival held every fall. Founded in 1964 by Michael Kutza, it is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. Its logo is a stark, black and white close up of the composite eyes of early film actresses Theda Bara, Pola Negri and Mae Murray, set as repeated frames in […]

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BFI London Film Festival

Official Website:  https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp The BFI London Film Festival, which began in 1953, is an annual film festival held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries. [1] 2019 Dates:  TBA Winners:  TBA 2018 Dates:  October 10 – October […]

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Busan International Film Festival

Official Website:  http://www.biff.kr/structure/eng/default.asp The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film Festival, PIFF), held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.  The first festival, held from 13 to 21 September 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time […]

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Venice Film Festival

Official Website:  http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/ The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, “International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale”) is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the “Big Three” film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. […]

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Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight

Official Website:  https://www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/en/ The Directors’ Fortnight (French: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) is an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. It was started in 1969 by the French Directors Guild after the events of May 1968 resulted in cancellation of the Cannes festival as an act of solidarity with striking workers. The Directors’ Fortnight […]

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Telluride Film Festival

Official Website:  http://telluridefilmfestival.org/ The Telluride Film Festival is a film festival in Telluride, Colorado, U.S., over Labor Day Weekend in September of each year. The bulk of the program is made up of new films, and there is an informal tradition that new films must be shown for the first time in North America to be […]

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Cannes Film Critics Week

Official Website:  http://www.semainedelacritique.com/en Created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics as a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, La Semaine de la Critique focuses on discovering new talents, revealing first and second feature films. Such directors as Jacques Audiard, Alejandro González Iñarritu, Ken Loach, François Ozon, Wong Kar Wai or in more […]

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