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Film festivals

This is a list of major film festivals, sorted by continent.



Name Est. City Country Type Notes
Cairo International Film Festival 1976 Cairo Egypt International The first film festival in the Middle East
Carthage Film Festival 1966 Carthage Tunisia Regional In order to be eligible for competition, films in the festival must have a director of African or Middle Eastern nationality.
Dockanema 2006 Maputo Mozambique Special interest First documentary film festival in the region.
Durban International Film Festival 1979 Durban South Africa Regional Most of the screenings are either African or South African premieres.
Everglades Film Festival 1990 Durban South Africa International International & local films
International Film Festival of Marrakech 2000 Marrakech Morocco International
Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou 1969 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Regional The largest African film festival
Zanzibar International Film Festival 1997 Zanzibar City Tanzania International
Zimbabwe International Film Festival 1997 Harare Zimbabwe International


Name Est. City Country Type Notes
International Cinema Festival of India (ICFI) 2009 Jaipur India International The International Cinema Festival of India is a film festival for cinema lovers around the world. There are 6 categories and it is scheduled to be held annually.
Asia Pacific Film Festival 1954 Rotating Regionwide Regional First held in Tokyo, the annual festival is hosted by a country designated by the Board of Directors of the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific.
Asian Festival of First Films 2005 Singapore Singapore Special interest An annual film and documentary festival devoted to the works of first-time filmmakers.
Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival 2005 Regional Special interest First held in Taipei, it toured to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Beijing, and is scheduled to be held annually in different Asian countries.
Bangkok International Film Festival 2003 Bangkok Thailand International Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, a government agency.
Bring Your Own Film Festival 2004 Puri India Special interest
Changchun Film Festival 1992 Changchun China International, regional Held biennially.
Cinemanila International Film Festival 1999 Manila Philippines International Founded by Filipino maverick filmmaker Tikoy Aguiluz it is held annually.
Cochin International Film Festival 2004 Kochi India International
CON-CAN Movie Festival 2005 Tokyo Japan International The Development Film Festival is envisioned to be a creative platform for the film makers to showcase their works on the themes and issues concerning development of the poor and vulnerable communities. The Festival helps promote the public view, debate and meaningful action around the issues.
Development Film Festival 2005 Chennai India International The Development Film Festival is envisioned to be a creative platform for the film makers to showcase their works on the themes and issues concerning development of the poor and vulnerable communities. The Festival helps promote the public view, debate and meaningful action around the issues.
Didor International Film Festival 2004 Dushanbe Tajikistan International
Dubai International Film Festival 2004 Dubai United Arab Emirates International
Eilat International Film Festival 2003 Eilat Israel International Founded by lead Israeli Publicist Chen Sadan Shelach -held annually.
Fajr International Film Festival 1982 Tehran Iran International Under supervision of Iran Ministry of Culture in, it takes place every February in on the anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.
FulMarxx Shorts Fest 2007 Ahmedabad India Special interest India's largest short film festival.
Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards 1962 Taipei Taiwan Regional The annual month-long festival featuring Chinese-language and Asian films culminates in a prestigious awards ceremony.
Haifa International Film Festival 1983 Haifa Israel International Israel's first film festival, it is held each year during the holiday of Sukkot on the ridge of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Hiroshima International Animation Festival 1985 Hiroshima Japan International ASIFA
Hong Kong International Film Festival 1977 Hong Kong China International
Hyderabad International Film Festival 2007 Hyderabad India International
Indonesian Film Festival 1955 Jakarta Indonesia National Held intermittently, its purpose is to exhibit nominees for the Citra Award, the national film industry award.
International Film Festival of India 1952 Goa India International Film festival organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The first IFFI was held in 1952, and since 1975 it has become an annual event.
International Film Festival of Kerala 1996 Thiruvananthapuram India International, Regional Held annually in November or December. Competition program is restricted to films produced in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Jakarta International Film Festival 1998 Jakarta Indonesia International
Jeonju International Film Festival 2000 Jeonju South Korea International Focuses on digital, independent, and art films.
Jerusalem Film Festival 1984 Jerusalem Israel International Annual festival featuring films from all over the world; awards in numerous categories
Kara Film Festival 2001 Karachi Pakistan International
Kolkata Film Festival 1995 Kolkata India International International Federation of Film Producers' Associations (Paris) recognised film festival. Normally held in mid November, it shares a permanent place in the international film festival calendar, showcasing films from all over the world.
Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival 2007 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia International Successor to the Kuala Lumpur World Film Festival.
Metro Manila Film Festival 1975 Manila Philippines National Held annually in December and January, the focus is on Filipino films.
Mumbai International Film Festival 1990 Mumbai India International Organised by the Indian government's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's Film Division, and focuses on documentary, short, and animation films.
Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema 1999 New Delhi India
Patna Film Festival 2006 Patna India International Jointly organised by of Union ministry of information and broadcasting, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), directorate of film festival, National Film Archives of India, Federation of Film Society of India, and the state government.
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 1997 Bucheon South Korea International Held annually in July, the festival, also known as PiFan, focuses on Asian and international horror, thriller, mystery, and fantasy films.
Pusan International Film Festival 1996 Busan South Korea International One of the largest film festivals in Asia.[1]
Pyongyang International Film Festival 1987 Pyongyang North Korea International Biennial
Shanghai International Film Festival 1993 Shanghai China International Mainland China's largest film festival.
Singapore International Film Festival 1987 Singapore Singapore International Held annual around April or May.
Thai Short Film and Video Festival 1997 Bangkok Thailand Special interest Annual showcase and competition of short films, primarily by Thai independent filmmakers.
Tokyo Filmex 2000 Tokyo Japan International Organized annually by Office Kitano, Takeshi Kitano's film company.
Tokyo International Film Festival 1985 Tokyo Japan International
Underneath the Radar Documentary Festival 2006 Singapore Singapore Special interest Screens independent documentaries on social, economic, and environmental issues.
ViBGYOR International Short and Documentary Film Festival 2006 Thrissur India Special interest Annual focus on short films and documentaries on issues and people's movements with an activist outlook.
World Film Festival of Bangkok 2003 Bangkok Thailand International Organized by Nation Multimedia Group.
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 1989 Yamagata Japan Special interest


Name Est. City Country Type Notes
Africa in Motion 2006 Edinburgh Scotland African cinema Held annually in Edinburgh, Africa in Motion is the biggest African film festival in the UK
Amsterdam Film eXperience 2006 Amsterdam Netherlands International New Media, cross-over, animation, interaction, experimental, installations.
Belgrade International Film Festival 1971 Belgrade Serbia International Also called "FEST", the festival is held annually in February or March.
Berlin International Film Festival 1951 Berlin Germany International Also called the "Berlinale", the festival is held annually in February.
BeyondTV 2000 Swansea UK International Held annually in November. Emphasis on social reform movies.
Biberach Independent Film Festival 2004 Biberach an der Riß Germany Mostly German Also called B.I.F.F., the festival is held most every year in October/November.
British Urban Film Festival 2005 London United Kingdom Independent film Also called BUFF, the festival is held every year around September.
Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film 1983 Brussels Belgium Special interest Annual venue for horror, thriller, and science fiction films.
Cambridge Film Festival 1977 Cambridge United Kingdom International Held annually, currently in September.
Camerimage 1993 Łódź Poland International Dedicated to the art of cinematography, held annually in November.
Cannes Film Festival 1939 Cannes France International One of the world's oldest, most influential, and prestigious festivals, it is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2003 Copenhagen Denmark International Held annually in September.
Cyprus International Film Festival 2006 Nicosia Cyprus International
Cyprus International Short Film Festival 2008 Nicosia Cyprus International
Edinburgh International Film Festival 1947 Edinburgh Scotland International The longest continuously running film festival, it is part of the Edinburgh International Festival, which takes place annually in August.
Falstaff International Film Festival 2009 Stratford-upon-Avon England International Held annually in November, with a selected program and awards.
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival 1985 Setúbal Portugal Special interest Held annually in June, the competition section is open to films from countries that produce fewer than 30 films per year.
Fantasporto 1982 Oporto Portugal Special interest International fantasy, horror, action and science-fiction festival.
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 1996 Lisbon Portugal Special interest One of the most important European forums of international LGBT film/video.
Film Festival ContraVision 1992 Berlin Germany Special interest Annual independent film festival held at the Cinema "Blow Up".
Fresh Film Festival 2004 Karlovy Vary Czech Republic International Student film, feature, documentary, animation, experimental.
Giffoni Film Festival 1971 Giffoni Valle Piana Italy International One of the largest film festivals for kids, held annually in July, with short films and features from around the world.
Gijón International Film Festival 1963 Gijón Spain International
Golden Beggar 1995 Košice Slovakia International Annual festival and awards for local television programs
International Eurasia Film Festival 2005 Antalya Turkey International Held annually in autumn
International Film Festival Landau 2001 Landau Germany International Held annually in November
International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg 1952 Mannheim, Heidelberg Germany International Held annually in November
International Film Festival Rotterdam 1972 Rotterdam Netherlands International Held annually in January or February.
International Thessaloniki Film Festival 1992 Thessaloniki Greece International Held annually in November
Istanbul International Film Festival 1982 Istanbul Turkey International Held annually around the end of April.
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2002 Dublin Ireland International Succeeded Dublin Film Festival, which ran from 1985 to 2001. Held annually in February or March.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1946 Karlovy Vary Czech Republic International
Locarno International Film Festival 1946 Locarno Switzerland International Held annually in August.
London Film Festival 1956 London England International Held annually by the British Film Institute and sponsored by The Times newspaper.
London International Documentary Festival 2007 London England International Also known as LIDF. Held annually in March/April, with extra screenings all year around.
Moscow International Film Festival 1935 Moscow Russia International First held in 1935, from 1959 to 1995 it was held every second year in July, and since 1995 has been held annually.
Norwegian International Film Festival 1973 Haugesund Norway International Held annually in August.
Raindance Film Festival 1993 London England Special interest A festival for independent films, the festival is also the founder of the British Independent Film Awards.
San Sebastián International Film Festival 1953 San Sebastián Spain International Supervised by the FIAPF, the annual A category festival is one of the most important for Spanish-language cinema.
Sarajevo Film Festival 1995 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina International Held annually in August.
Sitges Film Festival 1967 Sitges Spain Genre (fantasy) Held annually in October.
Spectre Film Festival 2005 Strasbourg France European Held annually in September.
Stockholm International Film Festival 1990 Stockholm Sweden International Held annually in November.
Strawberry Shorts (film festival) 2004 Cambridge UK Independent Film Held annually in June.
Swansea Bay Film Festival 2006 Swansea UK International Held annually in May/June. The largest film festival in the UK by number of screenings. "Honours the individual voice."
Three Continents Festival 1979 Nantes France Special interest Annual festival is devoted to the cinemas of Asia, and Africa and Latin America.
Transilvania International Film Festival 2001 Cluj-Napoca Romania International Held annually in June.
Venice Film Festival 1932 Venice Italy International The world's oldest film festival, it is held annually in late August or early September on the island of the Lido.
Viennale 1960 Vienna Austria International Held annually in October.

North and Central America

Name Est. City State/Prov. Type Notes
9/11 Film Festival 2005 Oakland California Presents films from the 9/11 Truth movement. Held annually in September.
Ann Arbor Film Festival 1961 Ann Arbor Michigan International Longest-running film festival showcasing experimental and independent film in North America. Held annually in late March.
Atlanta Film Festival 1977 Atlanta Georgia International Held annually in April. An Academy Award qualifying festival committed to discovering new filmmakers and representing the myriad of genres independent film covers, from drama to horror and everything in between.
Austin Film Festival 1994 Austin Texas National accepting international film entries 'The Writers' Festival' - for Filmmakers with emphasis on showcasing screenwriters in North America. Held annually in October.
Bahamas International Film Festival 2004 Paradise Island The Bahamas International
Calgary International Film Festival 2000 Calgary Alberta International Held annually for 10 days in late September or early October.
Castle Rock Film Festival 2009 Castle Rock Colorado Rocky Mountain Regional states Held annually in late September or early October accepting films and scripts.
Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival 2001 Cedar Rapids Iowa Regional accepting international entries Held annually the first full non-Easter weekend in April.
Chechnya Film Festival 2003 Washington D.C International
Chicago International Children's Film Festival 1983 Chicago Illinois International Largest fest of films for kids & youth in North America programming over 200 films from 40 countries annually. Held annually in late October for 10 days.
Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival 2003 Chicago Illinois International One of the Nations Largest All Short films film festivals.
Chicago International Film Festival 1965 Chicago Illinois International
CinErotic FilmFest 2010 Atlanta Georgia International Debuts February 12-14, 2010. CEFF celebrates sex-positive, diverse and empowering erotic cinema and performance by amateurs, independent artists and the avant-garde.
City University Film Festival 2009 New York City New York Regional, Special Interest Official festival of CUNY featuring films by student filmmakers.
Cleveland International Film Festival 1977 Cleveland Ohio International
Columbus International Film & Video Festival 1953 Columbus Ohio International North America's oldest film festival, held annually in November. As a competition festival, it is also known as The Chris Awards.
DC Independent Film Festival 1999 Washington District of Columbia Independent Held annually in March.[1]
Denver Film Festival 1978 Denver Colorado International Held annually in November.
Denver Underground Film Festival 1997 Denver Colorado International

A showcase for independent filmmakers and avant-garde cinema since 1997. Held yearly in October at the Starz Film Center.

Disposable Film Festival 2007 San Francisco California International Held annually in January.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2000 Vancouver British Columbia International Documentary Film & Video festival. Held annually in May.
Edmonton International Film Festival 1986 Edmonton Alberta International
Expresión en Corto International Film Festival 1997 San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Guanajuato International Mexico's largest competitive film festival.
Fantasia Festival 1996 Montreal Quebec Special interest Devoted to fantasy, horror, martial arts, and science fiction genres.
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 1971 Montreal Quebec International
Festivus film festival 2006 Denver Colorado National
Florida Film Festival 1992 Maitland Florida International The Festival includes narrative and documentary features and shorts, animation, midnight movies, and a full array of educational forums, glamorous parties, and other special events.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 1998 Durham North Carolina International Full Frame is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema.
Gotham Screen Film Festival & Screenplay Contest 2007 New York City New York International Showcase of new American and international cinema, with a competitive screenplay contest
Guadalajara International Film Festival 1988 Guadalajara Jalisco International
Hamptons International Film Festival 1993 East Hampton New York International
Havana Film Festival 1979 Havana Cuba Regional Held annually, focuses on Latin American films.
Hawaii International Film Festival 1981 Honolulu Hawaii International Held annually in the fall for two weeks.
Heartland Film Festival 1991 Indianapolis Indiana International Held annually, its purpose is to recognize and honor filmmakers whose work explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life. $200,000 is awarded to independent filmmakers each year.
Hollywood East Film Festival 2008 Brookfield Connecticut International With the growth of the film industry in the Northeast / New England, we wanted to provide fellow independent film makers in the region and beyond with a venue to display their creative work and share their creative ideas.
Hollywood Film Festival 1997 Los Angeles California International Held annually, its purpose

is to make a connection between established Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, and the global creative community, as well as to honor excellence in the art of filmmaking.

Independent Film Festival of Boston 2003 Boston Massachusetts International Independent films. Also known as also known as IFFBoston or IFFB. Held annually in April. The largest film festival in New England.
Indianapolis International Film Festival 2004 Indianapolis Indiana International
Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival 1991 Toronto Ontario International Canada’s largest queer film and video festival, held over 11 days in May
Ivy Film Festival 2001 Providence Rhode Island Student
Jacksonville Film Festival 2003 Jacksonville Florida International Held annually for 4 days in mid-May.
L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival 2009 Los Angeles California International Held annually in the spring. Largest dedicated comedy short film festival in the United States, and host of the L.A. Comedy Scripts screenplay competition.
Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival 2009 Seattle Washington Special interest Devoted to action, animation, fantasy, horror, and science fiction cinema.
Magnolia Independent Film Festival 1997 Starkville Mississippi International and Regional Mississippi's first and oldest independent film festival. Held annually in February for one weekend. Short films, experimental films, and many special events in which filmmakers participate.
Marfa Film Festival 2008 Marfa Texas Regional Born out of reception of There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men, both of which were filmed in the area
Midwest Ski Film Festival 2008 Milwaukee Wisconsin Regional Takes place each October. MWSFF
Mill Valley Film Festival 1978 Mill Valley California International Takes place each October, hosted by California Film Institute.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival 1983 Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota International Held annually in the spring.
Mods & Rockers Film Festival 1999 Los Angeles California Special interest Celebration of rock music culture films.
Montreal World Film Festival 1977 Montreal Quebec International
Monument Valley Film Festival 2007 Kayenta Arizona International Held annually in the summer, it is the only film festival on the Navajo Nation.
Nashville Film Festival 1969 Nashville Tennessee International. Founded in 1969 as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Takes place in April and is an Academy Award qualifier for Best Short Film and Best Animated Short Film. Features feature-length and short films from around the world.
New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest 2007 New Brunswick New Jersey International Only film festival in tri-state area dedicated to South Asian independent films. Features North American premieres and a select list of fresh and brilliant independent films by debut as well as established South Asian filmmakers or films on South Asian themes from all over the world
Native American Film and Video Festival 1979 New York New York Indigenous Cinema Bi-annual film festival held at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian feature indigenous works from throughout the Americas.
New York Asian Film Festival 2002 New York City New York Special interest Features North American premieres and classic titles from Asian cinemas, especially horror, action, and martial arts genres.
New York Film Festival 1962 New York City New York International One of North America's oldest film festivals.
New York International Children's Film Festival 1997 New York City New York International One of the largest film festivals for kids in North America, held annually from late-February to mid-March, with short films and features from around the world.
Newport Beach Film Festival 1999 Newport Beach California International Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 40,000 attendees to Orange County.
Palm Springs International Film Festival 1989 Palm Springs California International
Philadelphia Film Festival 1991 Philadelphia Pennsylvania International
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2008 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Special Interest
Project Twenty1 Film Festival 2006 Philadelphia Pennsylvania International Screenings include The 21-Day Filmmaking Competition and The Philadelphia Filmathon. Held annually in autumn.
Reel Dreams Film Festival 2008 Virginia Beach Virginia Special Interest Held annually in mid-April. The winner receives a full-tuition scholarship to Regent University's School of Communications and the Arts.
Rhode Island International Film Festival 1997 Providence Rhode Island International Held annually for 6 days during the second week of August
RiverRun International Film Festival 1998 Winston-Salem North Carolina International Held annually each Spring, devoted to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints.
Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival 1997 Champaign Illinois Special interest Founded by film critic.
San Antonio Film Festival 1994 San Antonio Texas International Held annually in the month of June. Awards a low-rider bike as the grand prize.
San Diego Black Film Festival 2002 San Diego California International Held annually during the month of January. Several prizes awarded each year.
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival 1982 San Francisco California Special interest Dedicated to Asian and Asian American films.
San Francisco International Film Festival 1957 San Francisco California International
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 1985 Santa Barbara California International
Seattle International Film Festival 1976 Seattle Washington International The largest film festival in the United States.
Science_Fiction_Fantasy_Short_Film_Festival 2006 Seattle Washington Special interest Devoted to action, animation, fantasy, and science fiction cinema.
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 1999 Birmingham Alabama International Held annually the last weekend in September at a number of places in downtown Birmingham.
Sonoma Valley Film Festival 1996 Sonoma California International Set in the heart of California wine country, one of the most prestigious of the smaller "destination" film festivals in the United States.
South by Southwest 1987 Austin Texas Special interest SXSW Film was added to the annual music festival in 1994, focusing on new directing talent.
Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival (DOCUTAH) 2009 St. George Utah International Held annually for one week in September.
Staten Island Film Festival 2006 Staten Island New York International Held annually in June, SIFF is a competitive international film festival. It accepts independent short, documentary and feature submissions from around the world, and provides filmmakers access to industry leading professionals and celebrities.
Sundance Film Festival 1978 Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Sundance Utah International Held annually in January, Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the United States.
Syracuse International Film Festival 2003 Syracuse New York International Competitive international film festival which accepts independent short and feature submissions from all over the world and provides filmmakers access to industry leading professionals and celebrities.
Tallgrass Film Festival 2003 Wichita Kansas International This four day festival, held in October, accepts independent short and feature submissions from all over the world.
Tampa International Film Festival 2003 Tampa Florida International
Telluride Film Festival 1974 Telluride Colorado International Considered to be one of the best and most influential film festivals in the world, it is also one of the most exclusive and expensive film festivals out there.
Titular Head (film festival) unknown Grinnell Iowa Special Interest Considered by many to be the best student film festival ever.
The Shortie Awards 2001 Washington DC International Recognizes original digital media productions created by student filmmakers, ages 7–18, and their teachers.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2006 Toronto Ontario Special interest Annual showcase of horror, sci-fi, action, and cult cinema from around the world.
Toronto International Film Festival 1976 Toronto Ontario International The world's largest film festival open to the general public, it is held annually in September.
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 1997 Toronto Ontario Special Interest
Traverse City Film Festival 2005 Traverse City Michigan International Annual festival co-founded by filmmaker Michael Moore.
Tribeca Film Festival 2002 New York City New York International Founded by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro.
Vancouver Asian Film Festival 1995 Vancouver British Columbia International Largest Asian film festival in Western Canada. Held annually for 4–5 days in November.
Vancouver International Film Festival 1982 Vancouver British Columbia International Held annually for two weeks in late September and early October.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival 1988 Vancouver British Columbia International Largest queer film festival in Western Canada. Held annually for eleven days in late August.
Vermont International Film Festival 1988 Vermont United States International World’s oldest environmental and human rights film festival.
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema 2001 Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario International Only public festival in the world dedicated to feature animation. Held annually in November.
WILDsound Film Festival 2003 Toronto Ontario International World's only Monthly Feedback Film Festival; held at the National Film Board of Canada three days each month.
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 1961 Houston Texas Special interest Dedicated to the independent features and short films.


Name Est. City Country Type Notes
A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2006 Sydney Australia International An annual genre specific film festival held in Sydney over ten days in March/April, followed by national and international tour.
Adelaide Film Festival 2002 Adelaide Australia International A biennial, non-competitive film festival held on alternating years to the Adelaide Festival of Arts over two weeks in late February.
Australian International Film Festival 2006 Melbourne Australia International Held in October 2006. An unrelated festival with the same name was renamed the Canberra International Film Festival.
Brisbane International Film Festival 1992 Brisbane Australia International Focuses on films from the Pacific Rim.
Byron Bay Film Festival 2006 Byron Bay Australia International An annual 9 day festival held in March with a focus on human interest, surf, environmental, animation, experimental and short films .
Canberra International Film Festival 1996 Canberra Australia International First known as the Australian International Film Festival, it is held annually in October.
Clare Valley Film Festival 2009 Clare Valley Australia International A biennial, showcasing works by Australian and international independent filmmakers with the focus of inspiring and educating young people from South Australia’s regional areas in the art of filmmaking.
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2007 Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth Australia Special interest Features films that focus on various human rights issues.
Melbourne International Film Festival 1951 Melbourne Australia International Held annually in July or August.
New Zealand International Film Festivals 1970 Major cities nationwide New Zealand International Held in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, and Christchurch, the traveling festival offers a smaller program in 10 other cities.
Sydney Film Festival 1954 Sydney Australia International Held annually for two weeks in June.

South America

Name Est. City Country Type Notes
Anima Mundi 1992 Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo Brazil Special interest Competitive Brazilian video and film festival devoted exclusively to animation.
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina International Held annually in April.
Cartagena Film Festival 1960 Cartagena Colombia Regional Showcases Ibero-American feature films, shorts, and videos, as well as a national television competition.
Córdoba International Animation Festival - ANIMA 2001 Córdoba Argentina International, special interest Biennial, odd years. Held in September.
Gramado Brazilian and Latin American Film Festival 1973 Gramado Brazil Latin American Held annually in August. Its awards are named the Kikitos.
Mar del Plata Film Festival 1954 Mar del Plata Argentina International Held annually in March.
Recife Cinema Festival 1997 Recife Brazil Brazilian Competitive Brazilian film and audiovisual. Its awards are named Calunga. Held annually in end April/May.
São Paulo International Film Festival 1976 São Paulo Brazil International
Valdivia International Film Festival 1993 Valdivia Chile International

Traveling, online festivals

Name Est. Type Details
48 Hour Film Project 2001 Special interest A traveling contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialog, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. The films are then shown in cities across the United States.
Ann Arbor Film Festival 1963 International One of the pioneers of the travelling film festival, the AAFF annually visits more than 16 cities with highlights of cutting-edge, experimental, and artistically-inspired films from that year's full festival program.
Bicycle Film Festival 2000 Special interest Films about bicycling.
Bitfilm Festival 2000 International, online Emphasizes digital media.
Campus MovieFest 2001 Special interest The world's largest student film festival, CMF is held annually at over 30 colleges and universities worldwide. Participation is free and participants are provided an Apple Computer, a video camera, and software to create 5-minute films.
CON-CAN Movie Festival 2005 International, Online Annual movie festival that showcases content from around the globe. The first borderless movie festival, CON-CAN has been presenting 20 selected movies a month on its website where viewers can watch for free and "Choose the World's Best Short Movie" for the Audience Award.
Dawn Breakers International Film Festival 2007 International Baha'i Film festival accepts films in many genres.
Filminute 2006 International Filminute is the international one-minute film festival that showcases, awards and promotes the best one-minute films from around the world.
Gadabout Traveling Film Festival 2002 Special interest Touring festival that screens a program of around 20 international independent short films.
Nicktoons Film Festival 2004 Special interest An annual animation short film contest in which the winners have their works broadcast on Nickelodeon.

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