AFI Los Angeles International Film
Festival - The American Film Institute's annual festival is the
longest-running film festival in Los Angeles. Takes place annually in
- Afrika Film
Festival - Belgian film festival held in the city of Leuven.
Presenting documentary, fiction, and short films from African film-makers.
International Film Festival - Features over 170 independent films from
around the world during the month of December.
the World - The UK's only film festival presenting exclusively animated
films for children. Workshops are available during the festival, which
takes place in London.
Antimatter Festival of Underground
Film & Video - Underground, non-competitive, commercial-free film
festival in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Art Film Festival
- Presents viewers with art films from all over the
world. Held annually in Trenčianske Teplice & Trenčín,
Film Festival - Accepts animation, documentaries, narrative, experimental,
and any other types. Festival charges no admission, and is presented by
FilmSpeak.com & Moviate Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in
Film Festival - Presented by the Southern Oregon Film Society.
Festival is open to all genres, themes, and lengths.
Film Festival of Massachusetts - BIFFMA showcases independent features,
shorts, documentaries, and family films, as well as providing panel
discussions and other special events. Festival runs each May.
- Now in their 60th year, more than 350 films are shown every year.
Berlin's largest cultural event, happens in February.
Lake International Film Festival - Dedicated to showcasing independent
feature films, short films, student films, animation, family, and
documentaries. Also hosts a screenplay competition.
Film Festival - Festival held annually on the "Big Island" of Hawaii.
Presents independent narratives. Takes place in May.
Adventure Film Festival - Primarily presents
conservation-oriented documentaries, exploratory, and extreme sports
productions. They mostly show short films 30 minutes or less, but
feature-lengths are always accepted. Located in Boulder, Colorado.
Festival takes place in April.
International Short Film Festival - Biennial event that promotes short
films from Italy and beyond. Takes place in Piedmont, Italy.
Occurs every other spring.
Presents British and Irish cinema in Germany and Switzerland. Occurs
each spring in Berlin, Munich, and Stuttgart.
Brooklyn Arts Council International Film and Video Festival - Event has
been running annually for 42 years, making it the longest-running event of its
kind in Brooklyn. Features films and videos made by independent,
college student, and youth filmmakers, locally and internationally.
Takes place in May.
Calgary International Film Festival -
For 8 years now, this film festival has been bringing quality cinema to
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Typically runs in September.
Film Festival - Festival aims to promote and display quality film pieces
that have somehow played a role in the evolution of cinematography and
filmmaking. Grown to be the world's most prestigious film festival.
Takes place each May in Paris.
Cellu L'Art - This
festival showcases short films in the city of Jena, Germany. Festival
happens in April.
International Documentary Festival - Ten-day festival explores
thought-provoking documentaries from around the world. Festival occurs
Chicago Underground Film Festival
- 2010 will be their 17th year. Typically runs in October/November.
Cine Las Americas
Film Festival - Located in Austin, Texas, this festival, now in its 11th
year, presents narrative and documentary films from North, Central, and South
America and the Caribbean. Includes a free day, screening youth-made
films and other family-friendly films. Festival usually occurs near the
end of April.
Cinéfest - Takes place
right after Toronto's film festival in Sudbury, Ontario. Takes place
Cinevegas - Annual
festival showcasing world premieres and celebrity tributes. Festival
occurs in June.
Cinevent - Unique festival showcasing rare, silent/early sound films.
The Midwest's oldest and largest classic film festival, in Columbus, Ohio,
takes place on Memorial Day weekend.
Movie Festival - Festival showcasing short films no longer than 20 minutes
in length. Free entry. Located in Tokyo, Japan. Schedule
varies by film genre, see schedule on their website.
Festival - Biennial festival located in the city of Cordoba, Argentina.
Presents video, film, Internet and TV animation shorts. Competitive
and non-competitive screenings with special interest in Latin American,
school production, and independent animation. Most activities are
free. Next festival is in 2010.
Crossing Europe - Festival located in Linz, Austria, presenting the work
of young, unconventional European directors.
Crossroads Film Festival
- Located in Jackson, Mississippi. Festival accepts features, shorts,
student and youth-made films, documentaries, animations, and experimental
Damah Film Festival -
Festival explores spiritual experiences in film. No film exceeds 30
minutes, and they are open to any genre. Culver City, California.
Dances With Films
- Allows only "unknown" actors, directors, and filmmakers to submit entries.
Takes place in July.
Darklight Symposium Film
Festival - Festival specifically aimed at people who are interested in
film, art, programming, the Internet, networking communities, digital arts,
gaming, animation, music and the entertainment industries. Occurs in
June in Dublin, Ireland.
Documentary Film and
Video Festival - Takes place in Vancouver, Canada at the end of May.
Ebertfest: Roger Ebert's
Overlooked Film Festival - Showcases overlooked films, genres, and formats
that don't receive much attention. Located in Champaign, Illinois.
International Film Festival -
Part of the
Canadian film circuit, this film festival shows independent features from
around the world.
Film Festival - Originally part of the Great Lakes Independent Film
Festival, EHFF was so successful, it became its own separate festival.
Film Festival - Annual festival held in the city of Eilat, Israel.
Presents full-length feature films, from Israel and around the world, and
End of the Pier
International Film Festival - Festival categories include short drama,
short documentary, short animation/experimental, and feature-length.
Located in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK.
European Media Art Festival
- Open to all experimental films and technological innovations, held in
Festival du Nouveau Cinema - Held annually in Montreal, Quebec. 36th
edition. Showcases new trends in cinema and new media.
- Presents animated and short films from around the world in the city of
Flanders International Film
Festival - 36th year. Over 200 films
will be shown this year, with their focus on the impact of music in film.
Festival - Located in Orlando, Florida, this festival showcases the best
in American independent and Foreign films.
Independent Film Festival - Festival held in Erie, Pennsylvania that
accepts films of almost any length and genre.
Heart of Gold
International Film Festival - Showcases thought-provoking, nourishing
features, whether they bring hilarity or whimsy. Takes place in the Cooloola Shire of Queensland, Australia.
Helsinki Film Festival -
Finland's largest film event, held annually in their capital city.
Hollywood Black Film Festival
- This annual festival is held in Beverly Hills, California, typically in
Film Festival - Organization holds film
screenings, concerts, and open mic performances leading up to the film
festival. 2010 is year number 43. The oldest student-run film
festival in the world. Located in Arcata, California.
Independent Film Festival
of Boston - Showcases the best independent films from around the world.
Mixes shorts, features, and documentaries with lower ticket prices than
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles - Annual festival presents features,
shorts, and documentaries from Indian and international filmmakers in
Short Festival Oberhausen - 54th year.
One of the world's most respected film events, this festival features over 400
films and is open to just about any genre and format.
Videofestival Bochum - Festival located in Bochum, Germany, with an
international competition, contests, program-specials, and parties.
Italian Film Festival
- Takes place over six weekends through October and November. This is
their 32nd year. Operates in the San Francisco Bay area.
Johns Hopkins Film Festival
- Non-profit organization run by JHU students in Baltimore, Maryland.
Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
- Enhancing opportunities for filmmakers. Sponsors monthly screenings of
independent films and the Kansas City Filmmaker's Jubilee.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
- 44th year. The KVIFF is a non-specialized competitive festival.
The only Category A film festival in the Czech
Film Festival - Celebrates the best in Canadian cinema. It's the
largest showcase of Canadian films in Canada. It runs annually in early
Film Festival - Held annually in August in Long Beach, CA.
Magnolia Independent Film Festival
- Takes place in Starkville, Mississippi.
International Film Festival -
Scheduled annually during the American Film Market (AFM).
Showcases American and
International independent cinema.
Maui Film Festival -
Screenings at the Wailea resort and other island venues.
Independent Film Festival - Event held on 1st Tuesday of every month in Chicago, IL. The
largest monthly film festival in the country.
Mill Valley Film Festival
- Known as the
filmmaker's festival. Runs annually each October.
Molodist International Film
Festival - Takes place in Kyiv, Ukraine. This is their 40th year.
The oldest film festival in the region.
International Film Festival - Presents features and shorts from all around
the world. Located in Montclair, New Jersey.
Film Festival - Promotes and encourages screenwriters and
independent filmmakers, in any genre, including feature films, animation,
documentaries and short films.
International Film Festival - Festival excludes no genre, with a special
"Anything Goes" category.
Nantucket Film Festival
- 2010 will be their 15th year. Screens independent, studio-produced,
documentary, foreign, and short films in every genre.
Napa Sonoma Wine
Country Film Festival - Renowned for its "Films al Fresco™" screenings
under the stars featuring International Features and Shorts, films on the
Arts, Cinema of Conscience, Master Classes and, of course, wine tasting
Festival - Winners have a chance to win an Academy Award, among other
New York Asian Film
Festival - This event is Subway Cinema's flagship event, taking place
every June. America's leading showcase for popular
New York International Children's Film
Festival - Runs throughout the year. Since 2000, all screenings
have sold out in advance.
New York International Independent
Film and Video Festival - Screens films in New York and in Los Angeles. Festival hosts film, music, and art events.
Films screened range from high-profile to novice-submitted works.
New Zealand Film Festival
- Ongoing throughout the year at various locations in New Zealand.
Film Festival - Screens over 300 films from 30 different countries.
NW Film &
Video Film Festival - 2010 is their 37th year running. Accepts
entries from permanent residents of AK, BC, ID, MT, OR, and WA of any length
or genre. No entry fee.
Palm Beach International Film
Festival - Listed as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world.
Palm Springs International Film
Festival - Annual festival entering its 21st year in 2010.
Features a short film festival in August.
Panafrican Film and Television
Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) - Largest film festival in Africa.
2010 will be their 41st year.
Documentary and Experimental Film Festival - Presents non-narrative film
and video in documentary and experimental genres.
International Film Festival - One of the top ten international film
festivals in the United States.
Rochester International Film Festival
- This longest-running independent film festival is admission-free.
2010 will be their 52nd year.
Rose d'Or Festival - 48th edition of the annual festival located in
San Diego Film Festival
Film festival occurs during the American Screenwriters Association's annual
conference in San Diego.
International Children's Film Festival - Showcases over 50 short films
from around the world made for children. Admission is free for everyone.
Santa Fe Film Festival -
Presents a very large variety of independent features and shorts.
Six categories, including an international and "Southwest Showcase" category.
Seattle International Film
Festival - One of the largest film festivals in the world.
Short Film Festival of Los Angeles - Non-censored, uninhibited look into
short film. All films screened are under 30 minutes in length. All
films are screened in the same digital format.
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
- Presents new independent cinema in the form of features, shorts,
documentaries, and animation. Located in Birmingham, Alabama.
Slamdance Film Festival
- Annual guerrilla international film festival. About 55 shorts and 30
features are shown each year.
Festival - Two-day festival of movie premieres,
documentaries, short films, and workshops. Takes place near
Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
Festival - Most films screened have English
subtitles. Over 170 films are shown each year from over 40 countries.
International Film and Video Festival - Screens films of all formats and
all genres in Syracuse, New York.
Telluride Film Festival
- Takes place every Labor Day weekend. Festival program isn't revealed
until just before the festival dates. Located in Telluride, Colorado.
International Film & Music Festival - Festival boasts full-length
features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and student productions, with a
unique music competition.
International Film Festival - Festival designed to heighten cultural
awareness and to promote tolerance between people from all backgrounds.
Toronto International Film
Festival - 34th edition of the festival is set to take place in September. Supports films from Canadian filmmakers as well as
USA Film Festival
- 40th year running. Festival located in Dallas, Texas, in April.
Scenic Environmental Film Festival - The largest environmental film
festival on the West Coast. Hosted and organized by the South Yuba River
Citizens League, festival inspires and motivates its guests to make a
difference. Happens in Nevada City, California.
World Wide Short Film Festival
- Presents Canadian and internationally-made short films. Award-winning
films from the festival are eligible for consideration by the Academy Awards.
Worldfest Independent Film
Festival - Located in Houston, Texas, this festival showcases
feature-length and short films.
Zanzibar International Film
Festival - Non-governmental organization committed to support and
promote the arts and culture of the Dhow Region.
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