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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Asia

China

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Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF)BejingAprilAll genres
Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)ShanghaiJuneAll genres

India

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Mumbai Film FestivalMumbaiOctoberAll genres

Japan

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Tokyo International Film FestivalTokyoOctoberAll genres

South-Korea

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Bucheon International Fantastic Film FestivalPuchonJulyFantasy, Horror, Science fiction
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)BusanOctoberAll genres
International Film Festival of IndiaGoaNovemberAll genres

Europe

Austria

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ViennaleVienneOctoberAll genres

Belgium

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Film Fest GentGandOctoberAll genres
Festival International du Film Francophone de NamurNamurOctoberAll genres

Czech Republic

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International Film Festival for Children and Youth – ZlinZlinJuneChildren, Family, Youth
Karlovy Vary International Film FestivalKarlovy VaryJulyAll genres

Denmark

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CPH: DOXCopenhagueMarchDocumentary

Finland

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Tampere International Short Film FestivalTampere (C-M)MarchShort films

France

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FIPA – Festival International de Programmes AudiovisuelsBiarritzJanuaryAll genres
Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-FerrandClermont-FerrandFebruaryShort films
Festival de CannesCannesMayAll genres
Festival International du Film d’Animation AnnecyAnnecyJuneAnimation
Sunny Side of the DocLa RochelleJuneDocumentary
Festival de TrouvilleTrouvilleSeptemberAll genres
Mon premier festivalParisOctoberChildren, Family, Youth
Nuits magiquesBordeauxDecemberChildren, Family, Youth

Germany

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Berlin International Film FestivalBerlinFebruaryAll genres
Festival of Animated Film StuttgartStuttgartMayAnimation
International Short Film Festival OberhausenOberhausenMayAll genres
FILMFEST MÜNCHENMunichJuneAll genres
Dok LeipzigLeipzigOctoberDocumentary
The International Film Festival Mannheim-HeidelbergMannheim et HeidelbergNovemberAll genres

Greece

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Thessalonique International Film FestivalThessaloniqueNovemberAll genres

Iceland

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Reykjavik International Film FestivalReykjavikSeptemberAll genres

Italy

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Giffoni Film Festivalhttp://www.giffonifilmfestival.it/JulyChildren, Family, Youth
Venice International Film FestivalVeniseAugustAll genres
Rome International Film FestivalRomeOctoberAll genres
Torino Film FestivalTorinoNovemberAll genres

Netherlands

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Cinekid FestivalAmsterdamOctoberAll genres
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFAAmsterdamNovemberAll genres
International Film Festival Rotterdam -IFFRRotterdamJanuaryAll genres

Poland

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Warsaw Film FestivalWarsawOctoberAll genres

Portugal

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IndieLisboa International Independent Film FestivalLisbonneMayAll genres

Scotland

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Edinburgh International Film FestivalEdinbourgJuneAll genres

Spain

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Donostia Zinemaldia Festival de San SebastiánSan SebastiánSeptemberAll genres
Sitges International Fantastic Film FestivalSitgesOctoberFantasy, Horror, Science fiction
Seminci – Valladolid Film FestivalValladolidOctoberAll genres

Sweden

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BUFF Film FestivalMalmöMarchChildren, Family, Youth
Göteborg International Film FestivalGöteborgJanuaryAll genres

Switzerland

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Visions du Réel – Festival International de CinémaNyonAprilDocumentary
Festival del film LocarnoLocarnoAugustAll genres

United-Kingdom

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Sheffield Doc/FestSheffieldNovemberDocumentary

North America

Canada

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Whistler Film FestivalWhistler NovemberAll genres
Victoria Film FestivalVictoriaFebruaryAll genres
Festival International du film pour enfants de Montréal (FIFEM)MontréalMarchAll genres
Hot DocsTorontoAprilDocumentary
TIFF Kids International Film FestivalTorontoAprilChildren, Family, Youth
Festival international de films FantasiaMontréalJuly
Festival des Films du MondeMontréal AugustAll genres
Atlantic Film FestivalHalifax SeptemberAll genres
Calgary International Film FestivalCalgary SeptemberAll genres
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film FestivalSudburySeptemberAll genres
Ottawa International Animation FestivalOttawa September
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)TorontoSeptemberAll genres
Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)VancouverSeptemberAll genres
Chicago International Film FestivalChicagoOctoberAll genres
Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalChicagoOctoberChildren, Family, Youth
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de MontréalMontréalOctoberAll genres
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de MontréalMontréalNovemberDocumentary

Mexique

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Festival internacional de Cine en GuadalajaraMexicoMarchAll genres
Los Cabos International Film FestivalLos CabosNovemberAll genres

United-States

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Slamdance Film FestivalPark CityJanuaryAll genres
South by Southwest – SXSWAustinMarchAll genres
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)MiamiMarchAll genres
New Directors / New FilmsNew YorkMarchAll genres
San Francisco International Film FestivalSan FranciscoAprilAll genres
Tribeca Film FestivalNew YorkAprilAll genres
Seattle International Film FestivalSeattleMayAll genres
LA Film FestivalLos Angeles JuneAll genres
Palm Springs International ShortFestPalm Springs JuneShort films
Telluride Film FestivalTellurideSeptemberAll genres
New York Film FestivalNew YorkSeptemberAll genres
Hamptons International Film FestivalHamptonsOctoberAll genres
AFI FestLos AngelesNovemberAll genres
Sundance Film FestivalPark CityJanuaryAll genres

Oceania

Australia

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Sydney Film FestivalSydney JuneAll genres
Melbourne International Film FestivalMelbourneJulyAll genres

South America

Argentina

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Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente – BAFICIBuenos AiresAprilAll genres
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del PlataMar del PlataNovemberAll genres

Brazil

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Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao PauloSao PauloOctoberAll genres