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Contents

Albania

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Tirana International Film Festival 2003 Tirana International Annual http://www.tiranafilmfest.com/
International Film Summerfest of Durrës 2008 Durrës International Annual http://www.isfdurres.com/

Armenia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival 2004 Yerevan International Annual http://www.gaiff.am/

Austria

Name Est. City Type Details Website
International Youth Film Festival Kundl Special interest http://www.jugendfilmfestival.com
Crossing Europe Linz http://www.crossingeurope.at/
Diagonale 1998 Graz International Held annually in March. http://www.diagonale.at/
Steirischer Herbst Graz
Viennale 1960 Vienna International Held annually in October. viennale.at
Vienna Independent Shorts 2004 Vienna Special interest Short film festival held annually in May. http://www.viennashorts.com
Mittelamerikanisches Film Festival 2007 Vienna International Held annually in November. http://www.centroamerica.at/

Belgium

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Brussels Short Film Festival 1998 Brussels International-National http://www.courtmetrage.be/
Brussels European Film Festival 2000 Brussels International-regional Succeeded the Brussels International Film Festival, which was held from 1974 to 2000. http://www.fffb.be/
Brussels International Festival of Contemporary Silent Film Brussels Special interest
Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film 1983 Brussels Special interest Annual venue for horror, thriller and science fiction films. http://www.bifff.org
Brussels International Independent Film Festival 1974 Brussels Special interest http://www.centremultimedia.org
Cinema Novo Festival 1984 Bruges Special interest Feature films from Asia, Africa and Latin America. http://www.cinemanovo.be
Flanders International Film Festival Ghent 1974 Ghent International http://www.filmfestival.be/
Offscreen Filmfestival 2008 Brussels independent films The festival is a showcase for unusual independent films, cult classics, extraordinary documentaries and offbeat genres from around the world. offscreen.be

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Name Est. City Type Details Website
BLIFF - Banja Luka International Film Festival 2008 Banja Luka International Held annually in May. http://www.bliff.net/
NAFF - Neum Animated Film Festival 2004 Neum Special interest http://www.rfaf.ba/
Kratkofil Banja Luka International Short film festival held annually in June. http://kratkofil.org/eng/
Sarajevo Film Festival 1995 Sarajevo International Held annually in August. http://www.sff.ba/

Bulgaria

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Sofia International Film Festival 1997 Sofia International http://www.cinema.bg/sff/

Croatia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
25 FPS
2005
Zagreb
Special interest Also known as the International Festival of Experimental Film and Video http://www.25fps.hr
Animafest
1988
Zagreb
Special interest http://www.animafest.hr/
Croatian Minute Movie Cup
1993
Požega
International http://www.crominute.hr
Human Rights Film Festival
2002
Zagreb
Special interest http://www.humanrightsfestival.org
Libertas Film Festival
2005
Dubrovnik
http://www.libertasfilmfestival.com
Motovun Film Festival
1999
Motovun
Special interest Dedicated to independent film. http://www.motovunfilmfestival.com
One Take Film Festival
Zagreb
Special interest International festival of films shot in one take. http://onetake.kkz.hr
Pula Film Festival
1953
Pula
Regional http://www.pulafilmfestival.hr/
ZagrebDox
2005
Zagreb
Special interest International documentary film festival http://www.zagrebdox.net
Zagreb Film Festival
2003
Zagreb
International http://www.zagrebfilmfestival.com

Czech Republic

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Bollywood Film Festival 2004 Prague Special interest Presents Bollywood films to Czech audiences. http://www.bollywood.cz/
Febiofest 1993 Nationwide International Takes place in 12 cities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. http://www.febiofest.cz/
Finále - Czech Films Festival Plzeň
Fresh Film Festival 2004 Karlovy Vary Special interest International Student Film Festival http://www.freshfilmfest.net
International Festival of Animated Films Třeboň
International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava Jihlava http://www.dokument-festival.cz
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1948 Karlovy Vary International Held annually in July. http://www.kviff.com/
Letni filmova skola 1964 Uherske Hradiste International Held annually in July/August http://www.lfs.cz/
Mezipatra Gay and Lesbian Film Festival‎ 2000 Brno / Prague Special Interest Held annually in November. http://www.mezipatra.cz/
One World Film Festival Prague Special interest Screens documentaries on human rights. http://www.oneworld.cz/
Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště
Tourfilm - International Festival of Tourism Films 1967 Karlovy Vary International Has competition http://www.tourfilm.cz/
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1961 Zlín International Has competition http://www.zlinfest.cz/

Cyprus

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Cyprus International Film Festival 2006 Nicosia International http://www.cyiff.com
Cyprus International Short Film Festival 2008 Nicosia International http://www.cyprusshortsfest.com

Deaf community

Name Est. City Type Details Website
BDA (British Deaf Association) Sign Arts & Film Festival London Special interest
Deaf in the Picture Amsterdam Special interest
Dövfilmfestival Stockholm Special interest

Denmark

Name Est. City Type Details Website
International Kvindefilm Festival - International Women's Film festival 1976 Copenhagen Special interest
Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Copenhagen Special interest http://www.cglff.dk
Copenhagen International Documentary Festival Copenhagen Special interest http://www.cphdox.dk
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2003 Copenhagen International Held annually in September. http://www.copenhagenfilmfestival.com/
Forside Odense International Film Festival Odense http://www.filmfestival.dk
NatFilm Festival 1990 Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense http://www.natfilm.dk/

Estonia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002 Tallinn, Tartu International Held annually in November and December; has touring screenings in cities throughout Estonia. http://poff.ee/
Kik in der Kok Film Festival 2007 Tallinn International First festival of artistic films about explicit sexuality in Estonia, took place in September 2007 http://www.myspace.com/kikinderkok

Finland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Lens Politica Film and Media Art Festival 2005 Helsinki International http://www.lenspolitica.net/
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 1990 Espoo International Held annually in August. http://www.espoocine.fi/
Helsinki Documentary Film Festival (Docpoint) Helsinki Special interest http://www.docpoint.info/
Helsinki Film Festival 1987 Helsinki International http://www.hiff.fi/
Kettupäivät 1982 Helsinki Special interest Annual Finnish short and documentary film festival. http://www.kettupaivat.fi/
Midnight Sun Film Festival 1986 Sodankylä International Held annually in June. http://www.msfilmfestival.fi/
Tampere Film Festival 1969 Tampere Special interest Short film festival held annually in March. http://www.tamperefilmfestival.fi
Vinokino 1991 Turku, Helsinki Special interest Lesbian and gay film festival, held annually in October-November. http://www.tuseta.fi/vinokino/2007/

France

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Amiens International Film Festival 1982 Amiens Special interest Annual festival focusing on the cinemas of Europe, Asia and Latin America. http://www.filmfestamiens.org
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 1960 Annecy Special interest http://www.annecy.org
Cannes Film Festival 1939 Cannes 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. http://www.festival-cannes.com
Cinéma du réel - International Documentary Film Festival 1978 Paris Special interest http://www.cinereel.org
Créteil International Women's Film Festival 1978 Créteil Special interest Showcase of films by female directors. http://www.filmsdefemmes.com/
Deauville American Film Festival 1975 Deauville Special interest Annual festival devoted to American cinema. http://www.festival-deauville.com/
Deauville Asian Film Festival 1999 Deauville Special interest Annual festival devoted to Asian cinema. http://www.deauvilleasia.com/
Fantastic'Arts 1994 Gérardmer Special interest Annual festival devoted to horror and fantastic cinema (Festival du Film Fantastique) cinema http://www.gerardmer-fantasticart.com/
Festival du Film Polonais Cat.Studios 2007 Perpignan Special interest Annual festival devoted to Polish cinema. http://www.catstudios.net
Festival du Film Web Oloron-Sainte-Marie Special interest
Festival Pocket Film Paris Special interest Mobile phone film festival. http://www.festivalpocketfilms.fr
International Festival of Audiovisual Programs Biarritz Special interest http://www.fipa.tm.fr
Premiers Plans Angers Special interest Showcase of European directorial debut films. http://www.premiersplans.org/
Strasbourg International Film Festival 2008 Strasbourg International Annual festival focuses on new and emerging filmmakers. http://www.strasbourgfilmfest.com
Three Continents Festival 1979 Nantes Special interest Annual festival is devoted to the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America. http://www.3continents.com
Treguier International Film Festival 2009 Treguier International Annual festival held in July. Open to all filmmakers. http://www.treguierfilmfest.com
Utopiales - Nantes International Science-Fiction Festival 1998 Nantes Special interest Annual sci-fi festival. http://www.utopiales.org/

Germany

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Shortfilmfestival Cologne Cologne European Held annually in November. http://www.unlimited-festival.de/
Filmfest Hamburg 1992 Hamburg International Held annually in September/October. http://www.filmfesthamburg.de/
Abgedreht International Short Film Festival Sulzbach-Rosenberg http://www.filmfest-abgedreht.de
Achtung Berlin 2005 Berlin Special interest, regional Spotlights new films made in Berlin or Brandenburg or taking place in the region. http://www.achtungberlin.de/
Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival 2003 Berlin International Annual festival. Platform to promote independent film makers from different countries of Asia and the Asian-Pacific region (Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Asian-pacific islands) http://www.bapff.de/
Berlin International Film Festival 1951 Berlin International Also called the "Berlinale", the festival is held annually in February. http://www.berlinale.de/
Biberach Independent Film Festival 2004 Biberach an der Riß Special interest Focusses on experimental and documentary short films. Mostly German. http://www.biff-filmfestival.de
Black International Cinema Berlin 1986 Berlin International Annual film festival presenting cinema from the African Diaspora and intercultural diplomacy perspectives http://www.blackinternationalcinema.de
Britspotting - Independent British and Irish Film Festival Berlin Berlin Special interest http://www.britspotting.de
Crank Cookie Kurzfilmtage 2006 Passau International Annual short film festival. http://www.crankcookiekurzfilmtage.de/
Feminale Cologne Special interest Annual feminist film festival. http://www.feminale.de/
film sharing VideoFilmfestival 2003 Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Mainz International Annual short film festival. Low & No Budget productions are shown at different locations, mainly in Southern Germany http://www.film-sharing.net
Filmfestival Türkei - Deutschland Nürnberg Special interest http://fftd.net
Fantasy Filmfest 1987 Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart Special interest, international Annual festival for science fiction, horror and thriller films. http://www.fantasyfilmfest.com/
Festival of German Film 2005 Ludwigshafen National Held annually in June. http://www.festival-des-deutschen-films.de/
Film Festival ContraVision 1992 Berlin Special interest Annual independent film festival held at the Cinema "Blow Up". http://www.contravision.de
Independent Days Filmfest 1998 Karlsruhe Special interest Annual independent festival for low- and no-budget filmmakers, with short film competition. http://www.independentdays.de/
International Documentary Festival Munich (DOK.FEST) Munich Special interest http://www.dokfest-muenchen.de
International Cycling Video Festival 2005 Bochum Special interest Held annually in August/September http://www.cyclingfilms.de/
International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 1950 Mannheim, Heidelberg International http://www.mannheim-filmfestival.com
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 1955 Leipzig Special interest http://www.dokfestival-leipzig.de
International Short Film Festival 1985 Hamburg Special interest http://festival.shortfilm.com/
International Short Film Festival Berlin 1985 Berlin Special interest http://www.interfilm.de
International Videofestival Bochum Bochum Special interest http://www.videofestival.org/
La.Meko Filmfestival Landau 2001 Landau Special interest Annual festival for amateur and student filmmakers, with short film competition. http://www.filmfestival-landau.de/
Nordische Filmtage 1956 Lübeck Special interest Held annually in November, spotlighting the cinemas of Scandinavia and the Baltic states. http://www.filmtage.luebeck.de/
Perspektive - Filmfestival der Menschenrechte Nürnberg Special interest Annual human rights festival. http://www.humanrightsfilmfestival.org
Shooting Europe! 2005 Karlsruhe Special interest European short film festival organized by the European Students' Forum. http://www.shooting-europe.de/
Videonale 1984 Bonn Special interest Annual video- and installation art festival. http://www.videonale.org/

Greece

Name Est. City Type Details Website
International Short Film Festival in Drama 1993 Drama Special interest http://www.dramafilmfestival.gr/
International Thessaloniki Film Festival 1959 Thessaloniki International Held annually in November. http://www.filmfestival.gr/default.aspx?lang=en-US
Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival 2004 Naousa International, Short film Held in May http://www.niff.gr/
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 1999 Thessaloniki Special interest http://www.filmfestival.gr/default.aspx?lang=en-US
Thessaloniki Video Dance Festival 2000 Thessaloniki Special interest Dance festival with a showcase of dance films. http://www.filmfestival.gr/videodance/uk/

Hungary

Name Est. City Type Details Website
AniFest Special interest http://anifest.hu/
Budapest Short Film Festival Budapest Special interest http://gombolyag.uw.hu/
International Festival of Young Filmmakers Special interest http://www.filmfestival-miskolc.hu
Kecskemet Animation Film Festival Special interest http://www.kaff.hu/
Kiskakas Film Festival http://www.kiskakas.hu
Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Special interest http://www.verzio.ceu.hu

Iceland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Reykjavík International Film Festival 2004 Reykjavík International http://www.filmfest.is/

Ireland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Cork Film Festival 1956 Cork International http://www.corkfilmfest.org/
Fresh Film Festival 1996 Limerick Special Interest Films by young people, aged 7 to 18 years. http://www.freshfilmfestival.net/
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival 2006 Gortahork Documentaries Films mainly on human rights and Social issues. http://www.guthgafa.com/
Horrorthon 1997 Dublin Special interest Annual horror festival. http://www.horrorthon.com/
Irish Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Special interest
Irish Film Institute - French Film Festival Special interest
Irish Film Institute - European Film Festival Special interest
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2002 Dublin International http://www.dubliniff.com/
Waterford Film Festival Waterford http://www.waterfordfilmfestival.com
Mid Ulster Film Festival 2004 Omagh Films by first time film makers. http://www.midulsterfilmfestival.com/

Italy

Name Est. City Type Details Website
4 Film Festival http://www.4ff.it
A Film for Peace/Un Film per la Pace Festival 2006 Organized by the Province of Gorizia, the City of Medea and Windcloak Film Production.The film, documentary or fiction, must focus on the theme of peace, wartime conflict, civil war or human rights.The deadline for submissions is 15th March 2010 http://www.unfilmperlapace.it/
Borderlands International Film Festival http://www.borderlands.it
CinemadaMare Film Festival 2003 Annual festival for amateur youth filmmakers http://www.cinemadamare.com/
Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival Venice Special interest http://www.circuitooff.com
Fantafestival 1981 Rome Special interest Annual festival of science fiction, horror and thriller films. http://www.fanta-festival.it/
Festival dei Popoli Florence Special interest Annual international documentary festival. http://www.festivaldeipopoli.org
Festival Internazionale Cinema delle Donne Turin
Flaiano Film Festival 1974 Pescara International Annual International festival with prizes for the films,the foreign film, interpreters male and female roles, male and female interpreters, not actors, directors, photographers, editing, soundtrack, set design, costumes. Also, we assigned the special jury prize, best film debut and also the career award. http://www.premiflaiano.it/
Giffoni Film Festival 1971 Giffoni Valle Piana International One of the largest film festivals for kids, held annually in July, with short films and features from around the world. giffoni.it/en
Io Isabella International Film Week 2005 Special interest Spotlights the work by and about women, particularly documentaries. http://www.ioisabella.org
Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Pesaro
No Words International Short Film Festival Special interest http://www.nowords.it
Opere Nuove Festival Nazionale del Film Corto http://www.operenuove.it
Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival 2003 Ravenna Special interest Annual horror festival. http://www.ravennanightmare.it/
Rimusicazioni Festival Special interest Add a new soundtrack to an old silent movie. http://www.rimusicazioni.it
Roma Independent Film Festival Rome Special interest http://www.riff.it/
CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma Rome Held annually in October. http://www.romacinemafest.org
Taormina Film Festival
Trieste International Science Fiction Film Festival (Science Plus Fiction) 2000 Trieste Special interest http://www.scienceplusfiction.org/
Torino Film Festival 1982 Turin International Held annually in November http://www.torinofilmfest.org/
Turin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Turin
Venice Film Festival 1932 Venice International The world's oldest film festival, it is held annually in late August or early September on the island of the Lido. http://www.labiennale.org
Video Festival Imperia 2006 Imperia International Held annually in April. http://www.videofestivalimperia.org

Latvia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Riga International Fantasy Film Festival 2003 Riga Special interest A biennial showcase of science fiction, thriller and horror films, held on odd years, alternating with the Riga International Film Festival. http://main.arsenals.lv
Riga International Film Festival 1986 Riga International Also known as "Arsenals", the biennial festival is held on even years, alternating with the Riga International Fantasy Film Festival. http://main.arsenals.lv/

Lithuania

Name Est. City Type Details Website
International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris 1995 Vilnius International Name means "Spring of Cinema". http://www.kinopavasaris.lt/

Monaco

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Monaco Film Premiere 2006 Monte Carlo Special interest Charity screenings of new films. http://www.tendance-lifestyle.com
Monaco International Film Festival 2003 Monte Carlo Special interest The festival focuses on non-violent films. http://www.monacofilmfest.com/
Monaco Music Film Festival 2006 Monte Carlo Special interest Celebrates film and the music of film. http://www.monacofilm.org/

Netherlands

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival Amsterdam Special interest Fantasy, horror, anime, thriller, cult, science fiction http://www.afff.nl/
Amsterdam Film eXperience 2006 Amsterdam Special interest New Media, cross-over, animation, interaction, experimental, installations http://www.amsterdamfilmexperience.com/
Africa In The Picture Amsterdam Special interest African cinema
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam Special interest Arab cinema and Arab filmmakers
Black Soil The Hague Special interest Hip-hop films
BuitenBeeld Doesburg Special interest short films http://www.buitenbeeld-doesburg.nl/buitenbeeld/welkom/
B-movie Underground and Trash Film Festival Breda Special interest B-movie, Underground, Trash http://www.butff.nl/
Cinekid Amsterdam Special interest Film, television and new media for children
CinemAsia Film Festival Amsterdam Special interest Asian films
Deaf in the Picture Amsterdam Special interest Films about/for deaf people
Dejima Japanese Film Festival Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht Special interest Japanese films
Festival Vrouwenfilms Assen 1980 Assen National Held annually in March http://www.festivalvrouwenfilms.nl/
Film Festival SCENECS Amersfoort International Held annually in November. http://www.scenecs.com/
Himalaya Film Festival Amstelveen Special interest
Indies Film Festival Amsterdam Special interest Films about the Dutch East Indies
International Film Festival Rotterdam 1972 Rotterdam International Held annually in January and February, featuring independent and experimental films. http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 1988 Amsterdam Special interest http://www.idfa.nl/
Jewish Film Festival Amsterdam Special interest
Latin American Film Festival Utrecht Special interest
Leiden Film Festival Leiden International
Netherlands Film Festival 1982 Utrecht Regional Feature films, short subjects, documentaries, television drama http://www.filmfestival.nl
Netherlands Online Film Festival Special interest Drama, documentary, experimental, animation, interactive
Noordelijk Film Festival 1978 Leeuwarden International http://www.noordelijkfilmfestival.nl
Pink Film Days Amsterdam Special interest Gay films
Film by the Sea 1998 Vlissingen International Held annually, usually in September. http://www.filmbythesea.nl

Norway

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Bergen International Film Festival 2000 Bergen International Held annually in October. http://www.biff.no
Festival Films from the South Oslo http://www.filmfrasor.no/
Kortfilmfestivalen i Grimstad
Norwegian International Film Festival 1973 Haugesund International Held annually in August. http://www.filmweb.no
Kosmorama 2000 2004 International Held annually. http://www.kosmorama.no
Oslo International Film Festival Oslo International
Tromsø International Film Festival 1991 Tromsø International Held annually in January. http://www.tiff.no tiff.no
WT Os International Film Festival 1999 Os International Devoted to independent film. http://www.wt-festivalen.no wt-festivalen.no
ØyaKino Oslo Special interest Devoted to music-related films. http://www.oyafestivalen.no/

Poland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
ANIMATOR International Animation Festival 2008 Poznan International Animator-Poznań Festival, the first edition of which coincides with the Year of Polish Animation, is to become the major animation festival in Poland, competing with the most prestigious festivals in the world. A special emphasis on the connections between animation and music is a unique characteristic of ANIMATOR. animator-festival.com
The Art of the Document 1984 Warsaw International Multimedia Festival. http://www.artofdocument.pl
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE 1993 Toruń, since 2000 Łódź International http://www.pluscamerimage.pl/
Era New Horizons Film Festival 2001 Sanok, Cieszyn, Wrocław International http://www.eranowehoryzonty.pl
KAN Film Festival 1999 Wrocław Special interest Formal name is the Amateur and Independent Film Festival KAN; held annually around the end of April. http://www.kan.art.pl/
Kraków Film Festival 1960 Kraków Special interest Annual festival dedicated to documentary, animation and other short film forms. http://www.kff.com.pl/
Warsaw International Film Festival 1984 Warsaw International Held annually in October. http://www.wff.pl
Warsaw International Film Festival 1984 Warsaw International Held annually in October. http://www.wff.pl

Portugal

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Algarve International Film Festival 1971 Portimão International Held annually in Spring. http://www.algarvefilmfest.com/
MOTELx 2007 Lisbon Special interest An international festival for horror films. http://www.motelx.org/
Évora International Short Film Festival (FIKE) 2001 Évora Special interest Held annually in November, the competition section is open to international short films, animation, fiction and documentaries up to 40 minutes. No entry fee. http://www.fikeonline.net/
Fantasporto 1982 Porto Internacional Fantasy, horror, action and science-fiction festival. http://www.fantasporto.com/
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival 1985 Setúbal Special interest Held annually during the first week in June, the competitive section is open to films from countries producing less than 30 features per year. http://www.festroia.pt/
Funchal International Film Festival Madeira International http://www.funchalfilmfest.com/
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 1996 Lisbon Special interest
IndieLisboa 2004 Lisbon Special interest An international film festival for independent movies. http://www.indielisboa.com/
Doclisboa 2004 Lisbon Special interest An international film festival for documentaries. http://www.doclisboa.org

Romania

Name Est. City Type Details Website
ALTER-NATIVE 1993 Târgu Mureş Special interest International short film festival. http://www.madisz.ro
Anim'est Bucharest Special interest International animation film festival http://www.animest.ro
Anonimul 2004 Sfântu Gheorghe, Tulcea Special interest International independent film festival. http://www.festival-anonimul.ro
Astra Film Festival 1993 Sibiu International Sibiu International Festival of Documentary Film http://www.astrafilm.ro
DaKINO Bucharest Special interest http://www.dakino-filmfestival.ro
Gay Film Nights 2004 Cluj-Napoca Special interest Lesbian and gay film festival http://www.beanangel.ro/sfg
Iaşi International Film Festival 2009 Iaşi International http://www.iasifilmfest.ro/
IPIFF Constanţa Special interest The Independent Producers International Film Festival http://www.ipiff.ro
International Digital Film Festival Kinofest 2007 Bucharest International Kinofest is the first digital film festival in Romania. Kinofest has the explicit goal of promoting young film-makers, artists and their work - film, music and visual art-wise; and also, to cultivate the interest in and promote the arts and media culture among the general public through independent film, video and new media making. http://kinofest.com/
NexT Film Festival 2007 Bucharest Special interest International short film festival http://www.nextproject.ro
Spune pe scurt Bucharest Special interest International online short film festival http://www.spunepescurt.ro
Timishort 2009 Timişoara Special interest International short film festival. http://www.timishort.ro
Transilvania International Film Festival 2002 Cluj-Napoca International http://www.tiff.ro
Where is the love? Bucharest Special interest International short film festival http://www.whereisthelove.ro

Russia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Festival of Festivals, St. Petersburg 1993 St. Petersburg International Held annually June 23-29th. Features several traditional screening sections as well as special prizes. http://www.filmfest.ru/
Golden Minbar International Muslim Film Festival 2005 Kazan International First held in 2005 since then has been held annually. http://www.mfmk.ru/ (in Russian, English, and Arabic)
Kinotavr Film Festival 1991 Sochi International http://www.kinotavr.ru/
KROK International Animated Films Festival 1989 Cities along the Volga or Dnieper rivers Special Interest International animation festival which is held in Russia on even years and in Ukraine on odd years. It takes place on a cruise ship and visits various cities. www.krokfestival.com
Message to Man 1988 Saint Petersburg Special Interest International competitive festival for documentary, animated and short films message-to-man.ru/
Moscow International Film Festival 1935 Moscow International First held in 1935, from 1959 to 1995 it was held every second year in July, and since 1995 has been held annually.
Open Russian Festival of Animated Film 1996 Suzdal Special Interest The only festival devoted to professional appraisal of domestic Russian animation. Films from Belarus and Ukraine are also often admitted. suzdalfest.ru
Russia's Family Short Film Festival Galich Special interest
International Kansk Video Festival 2002 Kansk, Russia Special Interest The most innovative festival in Russia. It focuses on experimental, alternative, independent video and film shorts [1]
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival «Side by Side» 2008 Saint Petersburg, Russia International This is international film festival, which raises issues of homosexuality, bisexual and transgender (dec. LGBT) [2]

Serbia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Belgrade International Film Festival 1971 Belgrade International Shortnamed "FEST" Link
Palić Film Festival 1992 Palić International "Golden Tower" award Link
Film Festival of Serbia 2007 Novi Sad National "Ibis" award Link
FreeNetWorld International Film Fest 2008 Novi Sad National "opem movie" award Link

Slovakia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Art Film Fest 1992 Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčín International Held annually in June http://www.artfilmfest.sk
ekotopfilm (International Festival of Sustainable Development Films) 1974 Bratislava Special interest Held annually in October. http://www.ekotopfilm.sk/
Golden Beggar 1995 Košice International Annual festival and awards for local television programs http://www.festival.sk/
International Film Festival Bratislava Bratislava International http://www.iffbratislava.sk
International Film Festival Cinematik 2006 Piešťany International Specialized on best european films http://www.cinematik.sk

Slovenia

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Filofest 2006 Ljubljana Special interest International Student Film and Video Festival http://www.filofest.com/
Ljubljana International Film Festival 1989 Ljubljana International http://liffe.si/
Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 1984 Ljubljana International Gay and Lesbian film festival http://www.ljudmila.org/siqrd/fglf/
Kino Otok 2004 Izola International http://www.isolacinema.org/
Festival of Slovenian Film 1998 Portorož Slovenian http://www.fsf.si/
Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2005 Ljutomer Regional http://en.grossmann.si/
Film Festival Novo Mesto 2004 Novo Mesto Regional http://www.klapa.si/festival/index.html

Spain

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Alcances Film Festival of the Atlantic Cádiz
Barcelona Asian Film Festival 1999 Barcelona International http://www.baff-bcn.org/
Catalunya International Animated Film Festival Cabrils Special interest http://www.animac.info
Cinema Jove International Film Festival Valencia
San Sebastián International Film Festival 1953 San Sebastián International Supervised by the FIAPF, the annual festival is one of the most important in Europe. http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/
Festival de Cine de Sitges 1967 Sitges Special interest Festival for the fantasy, horror, science fiction, cult film and martial arts genres. http://www.cinemasitges.com/
Gijón International Film Festival 1963 Gijón International http://www.gijonfilmfestival.com/
Granada Short Film Festival Special interest
International Week of Fantastic Film 1980 Málaga Special interest http://www.fantastico.uma.es/
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2000 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International http://www.festivalcinelaspalmas.com
Málaga Spanish Film Festival 1998 Málaga Spanish http://www.festivaldemalaga.com
Marbella Film Festival 2006 Marbella Independent cinema http://www.marbellafilmfestival.com/
San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 1989 San Sebastián Special interest http://www.sansebastianhorrorfestival.com/
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival 2003 San Sebastián Special interest http://www.cineyderechoshumanos.com
Seminci 1956 Valladolid International http://www.seminci.es/
Seville Film Festival
Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur 2007 Granada International http://www.cinesdelsur.com
See also: Calendar of film festivals in Spain.

Sweden

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Arctic Light Film Festival "late '80s" Kiruna also showing in villages http://www.arcticlight.org/
BUFF (Malmö Film Festival) Malmö Special interest The International Children and Young People's Film Festival in Malmö takes its acronym from its Swedish name, Barn- och ungdomsfilmfestivalen http://www.buff.se/
Dövfilmfestival Stockholm
Filmörnen 1978 Värmland Special interest Festival for Swedish short films http://www.varmlandsfilmforbundm.se/
Gothenburg Film Festival 1979 Gothenburg International http://www.filmfestival.org
HBT-GBG 2007 Gotenburg Special interest Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender cultural festival. http://www.hbt-gbg.se/
Luleå Filmfestival Luleå http://www.luleafilmfestival.se
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 1995 Lund Special interest Annual festival of fantasy, horror and science fiction. http://www.fff.se/
Stockholm International Film Festival 1990 Stockholm International Held annually in November. http://www.filmfestivalen.se
Uppsala International Short Film Festival 1982 Uppsala Special interest Held annually in late October. http://www.shortfilmfestival.com/
Umeå Film Festival defunct http://www.filmfest.se/

Switzerland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Videoex Zurich International Film and television festival. http://www.videoex.ch/
Cinéma Tout Ecran Geneva International Film and television festival. http://www.cinema-tout-ecran.ch/
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival 2000 Lausanne Special interest Film and music festival devoted to underground culture. http://www.luff.ch
Locarno International Film Festival 1946 Locarno International Held annually in August. http://www.pardo.ch/
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2000 Neuchâtel Special interest Annual genre festival for fantasy, horror, sci-fi and cult films. http://www.nifff.ch/
Pink Apple Film Festival 1997 Zurich / Frauenfeld Special interest The biggest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in Switzerland. http://www.pinkapple.ch/
Queersicht 1997 Berne Special interest The oldest LGBT film festival in Switzerland. http://www.queersicht.ch/
shnit international shortfilmfestival 2003 Berne Special interest Held annually in October. http://www.shnit.ch/
Visions du réel Nyon Special interest Annual documentary festival. http://www.visionsdureel.ch/

Turkey

Name Est. City Type Details Website
AFM International Independent Film Festival 2002 Istanbul Special interest Held annually around mid-February. A festival for independent films. http://www.ifistanbul.com
Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival 1997 Ankara Special interest http://www.ucansupurge.org/
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 1963 Antalya National National film festival and awards ceremony. http://altinportakal.tursak.org.tr/
International Eurasia Film Festival 2005 Antalya International Held annually http://www.eurasia.org.tr
Avrupa Filmleri Festivali
Marmara University Faculty of Communication International Short Film Competition 1998 Istanbul International Held annually in May. http://iletisim.marmara.edu.tr
Istanbul International Film Festival 1982 Istanbul International Held annually in April. http://www.iksv.org/film
Istanbul Animation Festival 2003 Istanbul International Held annually in November. http://www.iafistanbul.com
Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival 1993 Adana International Held annually in June. http://http://www.altinkozafestivali.org.tr

Ukraine

Molodist 1970 Kiev International The oldest and most known Ukrainian film festival http://www.molodist.com/
KROK International Animated Films Festival 1989 Cities along the Volga or Dnieper rivers Special Interest International animation festival which is held in Russia on even years and in Ukraine on odd years. It takes place on a cruise ship and visits various cities. www.krokfestival.com
Stozhary 1995 Kiev Special interest An actors' film festival, in which actors' performances on film are the focus of jury assessment and awards. http://stozhary.kiev.ua/

United Kingdom

England

Name Est. City Type Details Website
3 Short Online Film Festival Special interest http://www.3shortfilmfestival.com
Angel Film Festival Islington
Birds Eye View London Special interest For emerging women directors. http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk
British Urban Film Festival 2005 London Independent film Also called BUFF, the festival is held every year around September http://www.buffenterprises.co.uk
Encounters Short Film Festival 1994 Bristol Annual festival dedicated to short films and animation Competition and special programmes. http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/
East End Film Festival London http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com
Cambridge International Super 8 Festival 2007 Cambridge Annual festival dedicated to films shot using the Super 8 format Competition and special programmes. http://www.Cambridge-super8.org/
Falstaff International Film Festival 2009 Stratford-upon-Avon International Held annually in November. http://www.fiff.org.uk
Family Friendly Film Festival 2005 Manchester Special interest Held annually, the festival is aimed at children and young adults. http://www.familyfriendly.org.uk
FrightFest 2002 London Special interest Annual horror and fantasy festival. http://www.frightfest.co.uk/
Heart of England International Film Festival 2008 Tamworth The friendly international one Annual event catering for all film genres with global film-making input. http://www.heartofenglandinternationalfilmfestival.com/
I Will Tell international film festival 2007 London International focussed on issues of social, economic and environmental justice and equity. http://www.jerichofilms.com/iwilltell
Leeds International Film Festival 1986 Leeds International Largest film festival in England outside London. http://www.leedsfilm.com/
London Film Festival 1956 London International Held annually by the British Film Institute and sponsored by The Times newspaper. http://www.lff.org.uk/
Meniscus Film Festival 2001 Grimsby International Held annually by film fans, filmmakers and volunteers. http://www.meniscusfilms.com/
onedotzero London Special interest Worldwide digital short film festival. http://www.onedotzero.com
Raindance Film Festival 1993 London Special interest A festival for independent films, the festival is also the founder of the British Independent Film Awards. http://raindance.co.uk/
Sefton Short Film Festival 2004 Liverpool Special interest Annual short film festival http://www.s2f2.org.uk/
Strawberry Shorts (film festival) 2004 Cambridge International Local, national and international independent films under 20 minutes http://www.strawberry-fair.org.uk/film.php
Supershorts Film Festival London Special interest For films under five minutes http://www.supershorts.org.uk/
The End of the Pier International Film Festival 2002 West Sussex Special interest An independent film festival, it shows work by local filmmakers, as well as international shorts and features. eotpfilmfestival.com
Wood Green International Short Film Festival 2002 London International Annual short film festival http://www.woodgreenfilmfest.com
London Turkish Film Festival 1993 London International Selection of Turkish features, documentaries and short films, with many UK premieres and directorial debuts. http://www.ltff.org.uk

Northern Ireland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Belfast Film Festival Belfast http://www.belfastfilmfestival.org/
CineMagic 1988 Belfast Special interest Children's film festival. http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/
Mid Ulster Film Festival 2004 Omagh International first time film makers http://www.midulsterfilmfestival.com/

Scotland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Africa in Motion 2006 Edinburgh African cinema Held annually towads the end of October, the festival features films from all over the African continent. http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/
Dead by Dawn 1993 Edinburgh Special interest Held annually in April, the festival showcases independent, short and feature horror films. http://www.deadbydawn.co.uk/
Deep Fried Film Fesitival 2004 Coatbridge International Held annually in August, the festival showcases films from around the globe. http://www.deepfriedfilm.org.uk/
Dundee Mountain Film Festival http://www.dundeemountainfilm.org.uk/
Edinburgh International Film Festival 1947 Edinburgh International The longest continuously running film festival, it is part of the Edinburgh International Festival, which takes place annually in August. http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk
Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow
T In The Park 1994 Balado, near Kinross Pop/Rock Music Held annually in July, now spread over three days, with some of the worlds biggest bands and live acts http://www.tinthepark.com/
RockNess 2006 Loch Ness, near Inverness Dance/Rock Music Held annually in June, becoming bigger with every year so far, now part owned by international promoters AEG http://www.rockness.co.uk
Live at Loch Lomond 2007 Loch Lomond, near Glasgow Pop/Rock Music Held annually in August http://www.liveatlochlomond.com/
Coloursfest 1998 Glasgow Dance Music Held annually in June, the festival showcases some of the worlds biggest DJ's and dance acts. http://www.colours.co.uk/

Wales

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Abertoir 2006 Aberystwyth Special interest Held annually in October, showcasing both independent and Hollywood horror films, some unreleased. http://www.abertoir.co.uk/
beyondTV Swansea
Cardiff Film Festival Cardiff http://www.cardifffilmfestival.co.uk/
Llanberis Mountain Film Festival 2004 Llanberis Special interest Biennial llamff.co.uk
Swansea Film Festival Swansea http://www.swanseafilmfestival.com/

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