Festival circuit

Explore the international festival circuit
Gain exposure for your production, develop new contacts, and obtain recognition by participating in film festivals around the world.

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Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) Bejing April All genres
Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) Shanghai June All genres
Hong Kong International Film Festival Hong Kong March
China International Cartoon & Animation Festival Hangzhou May
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Taipei November


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Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai October All genres
International Film Festival of India Goa November All genres


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Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo October All genres

South Korea

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Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Puchon July Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Busan October All genres



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Viennale Vienne October All genres


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Film Fest Gent Gand October All genres
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur Namur October All genres

Czech Republic

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International Film Festival for Children and Youth – Zlin Zlin June Children, Family, Youth
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Karlovy Vary July All genres


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CPH: DOX Copenhague March Documentary


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Tampere International Short Film Festival Tampere March Short films


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FIPA – Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels Biarritz January All genres
Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand February Short films
Festival de Cannes Cannes May All genres
Festival International du Film d’Animation Annecy Annecy June Animation
Sunny Side of the Doc La Rochelle June Documentary
Festival de Trouville Trouville September All genres
Mon premier festival Paris October Children, Family, Youth
Nuits magiques Bordeaux December Children, Family, Youth


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Berlin International Film Festival Berlin February All genres
Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart Stuttgart May Animation
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Oberhausen May All genres
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN Munich June All genres
Dok Leipzig Leipzig October Documentary
The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg Mannheim November All genres


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Thessalonique International Film Festival Thessalonique November All genres


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Reykjavik International Film Festival Reykjavik September All genres


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Giffoni Film Festival Giffoni Valle Piana July Children, Family, Youth
Venice International Film Festival Venise August All genres
Rome International Film Festival Rome October All genres
Torino Film Festival Torino November All genres


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Cinekid Festival Amsterdam October All genres
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA Amsterdam November All genres
International Film Festival Rotterdam -IFFR Rotterdam January All genres


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Warsaw Film Festival Warsaw October All genres


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IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival Lisbonne May All genres


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Donostia Zinemaldia Festival de San Sebastián San Sebastián September All genres
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival Sitges October Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Seminci – Valladolid Film Festival Valladolid October All genres


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BUFF Film Festival Malmö March Children, Family, Youth
Göteborg International Film Festival Göteborg January All genres


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Visions du Réel – Festival International de Cinéma Nyon April Documentary
Festival del film Locarno Locarno August All genres


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Edinburgh International Film Festival Edinburgh June All genres
Sheffield Doc/Fest Sheffield November Documentary

North America


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Whistler Film Festival Whistler November All genres
Victoria Film Festival Victoria February All genres
Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM) Montréal March Children, Family, Youth
Hot Docs Toronto April Documentary
TIFF Kids International Film Festival Toronto April Children, Family, Youth
Festival international de films Fantasia Montréal July All genres
FIN – Atlantic International Film Festival Halifax September All genres
Calgary International Film Festival Calgary September All genres
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Sudbury September All genres
Ottawa International Animation Festival Ottawa September Animation
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Toronto September All genres
Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Vancouver September All genres
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal Montréal October All genres
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal Montréal November Documentary
Available Light Film Festival Whitehorse February All genres
REGARD – Saguenay international short film festival Saguenay March Short films
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival St. John's October All genres


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Festival internacional de Cine en Guadalajara Mexico March All genres
Los Cabos International Film Festival Los Cabos November All genres

United States

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Slamdance Film Festival Park City January All genres
South by Southwest – SXSW Austin March All genres
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) Miami March All genres
New Directors / New Films New York March All genres
San Francisco International Film Festival San Francisco April All genres
Tribeca Film Festival New York April All genres
Seattle International Film Festival Seattle May All genres
LA Film Festival Los Angeles June All genres
Palm Springs International ShortFest Palm Springs June Short films
Telluride Film Festival Telluride September All genres
New York Film Festival New York September All genres
Chicago International Film Festival Chicago October All genres
Hamptons International Film Festival Hamptons October All genres
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Chicago October Children, Family, Youth
AFI Fest Los Angeles November All genres
Sundance Film Festival Park City January All genres



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Sydney Film Festival Sydney June All genres
Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourne August All genres

South America


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Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente – BAFICI Buenos Aires April All genres
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata Mar del Plata November All genres


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Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paulo Sao Paulo October All genres