MUST HAVES: COMPETITIVE FILM FESTIVALS

Berlin International Film Festival Berlin, Germany 1951

Cairo International Film FestivalCairo, Egypt 1976

Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France 1946

Festival del film Locarno Locarno, Switzerland 1946

International Film Festival of India Goa, India 1952

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 1946

Mar del Plata International Film Festival Mar del Plata, Argentina 1954

Montreal World Film Festival Montreal, Canada 1977

Moscow International Film Festival Moscow, Russia 1935

San Sebastian International Film Festival San Sebastian, Spain 1953

Shanghai International Film Festival Shanghai, China 1993

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn, Estonia 1997

Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo, Japan 1985

Venice International Film Festival Venice, Italy 1932

Warsaw Film Festival Warsaw, Poland 1985
IMPORTANT ONES: COMPETITIVE SPECIALIZED FEATURE FILM FESTIVALS

 

Antalya Golden Orange International Film Festival Antalya, Turkey 1963

-Films produced in Europe, Central Asia and Middle East countries

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival Brussels, Belgium 1983

-Fantasy and science fiction films

Busan International Film Festival Busan, South Korea 1996

-First feature Asian films

It’s focus is to introduce new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries.

Cartagena International Film Festival Cartagena, Colombia 1960

-Ibero and Latin-American films

Cinema Jove International Film Festival Valencia, Spain 1985
– New directors’ films

Courmayeur Noir In Festival Rome, Italy 1991
– Police and mystery films

Eurasia International Film Festival Almaty, Kazakhstan 1998
– Films produced in Europe, Central-Asia, Asia

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur Namur, Belgium 1986
– French-language films

Festroia International Film Festival Setubal, Portugal 1985
– Films from countries producing less than 30 features per year

Gijón International Film Festival Gijón, Spain 1963
– Films for young people (17-26 years)

 

International Film Festival of Kerala Kerala, India 1996
– Films from Asia, from Africa and from Latin America

 

Istanbul International Film Festival Istanbul, Turkey 1982
– Films on art: literature, theatre, music, dance, cinema and plastic arts

Jeonju International Film Festival Jeonju, South Korea 2000
– Films of new directors

independent and experimental films around the world.

Los Angeles Film Festival Los Angeles, United States 1995
– Documentaries and first and second feature films

Minsk International Film Festival Listapad Minsk, Belarus 1994
– Films produced in Baltic and Central-Asian countries, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia

The Forum is mostly Russian-speaking but it continues to show development toward reaching the greater international community

MOLODIST – Kyiv International Film Festival Kyiv, Ukraine 1970
– Young directors’ films

Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai, India 1990
– First feature

New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw, Poland 2001
– Films on new cinematographic orientations

Sarajevo Film Festival Sarajevo, Bosnia 1995                                                                                                                                                                           – Feature and Documentary films from Central and South-Eastern Europe

SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia Sitges- Barcelona, Spain1968
– Fantasy films

Sofia International Film Festival Sofia, Bulgaria 1997
– First and second feature films

Stockholm International Film FestivalStockholm, Sweden 1990
– Films on new cinematographic orientations

Sydney Film Festival Sydney, Australia 1954
– New directions in film

Thessaloniki International Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece 1960
– New director’s films

Torino Film Festival Torino, Italy 1982
– New directors’ films

Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj- Napoca, Sibiu, Romania 2002
– First and second feature films

 

KEEP ON THE RADAR: NON-COMPETITIVE STATUS

Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund Haugesund, Norway 1973

Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Canada 1976

Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival Vienna, Austria 1960

 

KEEP ON THE RADAR: DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVALS

 

Krakow Film Festival Krakow, Poland 1961

International Film Festival Message To Man St. Petersburg, Russia 1989

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany 1954

Tampere Film Festival Tampere, Finland 1992

Zinebi – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao, Spain 1959