Event Category: Film Festivals

There are many film festivals around the world, from Cannes and the Berlinale, to Sundance and Riverdance, Travel Begins at 40 runs through the best.

The Mostra, Venice International Film Festival

There appears to be an ever increasing number of festivals devoted to movies around the world, especially in Europe, where the original film festival, the Venice International Film Festival or Mostra, which started in 1932, still continues to this day, and is held in September.

Berlinale and Cannes

The other two major festivals in Europe are the Cannes Film Festival, held in the town in the South of France each May, and the Berlin International Film Festival or Berlinale, which rolls out its red caret in the German capital at the end of February.

Other Internatonal Film Festivals

The UK capital introduced its major movie festival a little more recently,  but the BFI London Film Festival is a rival to its continental cousins, and appears in autumn. While of the many offerings from Asia, the Tokyo International Film Festival, which starts just after London, is the stand out.

Indie Festivals

There are also festivals devoted to independent movie makers, such as the Robert Redford inspired Sundance in California (January to February), and Raindance in London in September.

You can read our extensive round up of the seven best film festivals around the world.

Whether you are a movie buff or just someone who likes going to the flicks, you really should attend a film festival at some stage, and with so many to choose from there really is no excuse.

Cover image: Movie still from Northwest Passage. Photo: 1940 Turner Entertainment Co.

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October 2020

BFI London Film Festival 2020

October 7, 2020 - October 18, 2020
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BFI London Film Festival

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic the 64th BFI London Film Festival will walk red carpets around the UK capital once more this October, in what organisers claim will be the most…

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Raindance Film Festival 2020, London

October 28, 2020 - November 7, 2020
Vue Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street
London,SW1Y 4LRUnited Kingdom
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£10 – £195
Raindance Film Festival

The largest independent UK film festival, The Raindance Film Festival returns to London for its 27th edition in September. Describing itself as the “champion of the underdog”...

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Tokyo International Film Festival 2020, Japan

October 31, 2020 - November 9, 2020
Roppongi Hills, 6 Chome-10-1 Roppongi
Minato City, Tokyo,106-6108Japan
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Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan

Prepare yourself to rub shoulders with film stars and to discover top international movies at one of Asia’s most prestigious competitive film events, the annual Tokyo...

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January 2021

Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2021

January 28 - February 3
Salt Lake City Salt Lake City,UTUnited States
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Held in late January / early February each year the Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the US. Along with the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), Cannes,…

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June 2021

Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale 2021

June 9 - June 20
Berlinale Palast, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1
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Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale, takes place every year and is one of the most important and most visited film festivals on the planet with…

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July 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021, France

July 6 - July 17
Palais des Festivals et des Congrès Cannes,Alpes-MaritimesFrance + Google Map
Cannes Film Festival

Probably the most famous – and certainly the most glitzy – film festivals in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, or Cannes Festival to give its official title, is held…

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September 2021

Venice International Film Festival 2021

September 1 - September 11
Lido, Lido di Venezia
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Venice International Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival, officially called Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, is the world’s oldest film festival. Every year you can indulge here in the best...

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