Top Film Festivals Around the World, a List

Film festival directories

Film Festivals. Film festivals around the world, with news, listings, articles, reviews.

Calender of film festivals, by month. Inside Film Magazine

Film Festival Life
Film Mestival Life is a search engine for over 600 highly recognized film festivals around the world. (Log in in first.) Film festivals

Film festivals international directory from Inside Film Magazine.

Film Festival 2000. Film festivals around the world. An international film festival news portal.

Short film festivals

Film festivals directories by country and area

Asian film festivals.

Australian and New Zealand film festivals.

British film festivals.

European film festivals.

German and European film festivals.

Italian film festivals.

Middle Eastern film festivals.

South American film festivals.

U.S. film festivals.

Film Festivals Website Index


(African) Pan-African Film and Arts Festival

(African) Le Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou.

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey.

Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska.

Anne Arbor Film Festival
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and influential films of all types: avant-garde and experimental, story-based narratives, documentaries, and animation.

Art Film Festival, Slovakia.

Australia and New Zealand Film Festivals


BAFICI: Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Argentina.

Belfast Film Festival, Ireland.

Berlin Film Festival. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin.

Bethel Film Festival
The Bethel Film Festival welcomes film students, film enthusiasts, filmmakers, film distributors, film reviewers and film lovers of every kind, from everywhere. Bethel Film Festival prefers paperless entries submitted via The International Film Festival Submission System (BrigitFest) ? on the Web at

Big Bang Film Festival
BBFF is a celebration of exciting and inventive films in the Action, Adventure, Suspense and Asian Action Cinema genres.

Big Digit
The world's smallest film festival. An event situated precisely at the intersection of wireless technology and film to showcase the most interesting and exciting digital media produced for small-format mobile phones and communications-enabled mobile devices.


Cairo international Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival

Caminhos do Cinema Portugues

Cannes Film Festival

Chicago International Children's Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago Underground Film Festival

Con i Minuti Contati
Con i minuti contati. The International Short Movie Festival (taly).

Copenhagen International Film Festival, Denmark.

Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal.

Czech Film Festival. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


DocAviv Documentary Film Festival, Israel.

Doha Tribeca Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival

Dublin International Film Festival


Eilat International Film Festival, Israel. Held in March in the city of Eilat, Israel.

L’Europe autour de l’Europe
The festival L’Europe autour de l’Europe is held every spring in Paris. It is conceived around art films from Greater Europe (47 European countries). During its month of screenings and other film-related events, 65 feature films and a selection of documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films are presented all over Paris.


Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português

Festival International du Film sur l'Art

Florence Indian Film Festival. River to River

Foyle International Film Festival,
Northern Ireland's annual premiere film festival comprising Irish, British, European and international premiere screenings.

The Frugal Environmentalist
Yearly envrionmental film festivals in the Northwest and New England areas of the U.S.

Fountainhead Tanz Theatre
An international, intercultural diplomacy undertaking in Berlin, Germany & elsewhere from Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, Black International Cinema Berlin, THE COLLEGIUM Forum & Television Program Berlin & Cultural Zephyr e.V.


Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden.


Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis (US).

Haifa International Film Festival

Helsinki Film Festival, Finland.

Hollywood Film Festival. Hollywood Discovery Awards


Irish Film Festival. The Boston Irish Film Festival

Israel Film Festival


Jerusalem Film Festival


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic.


Locarno International Film Festival

London Film Festival

Los Angeles International Indeependent Film Festival.


MadCat Film Festival. An international women's film festival in California.

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia.

Middle East International Film Festival

Middle Eastern Film Festivals. Insidefilm

Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media (FCMM).

Montreal International Festival of Films on Art

Montreal World Film Festival

Moscow International Film Festival.

Munich Film Festival. Filmfest München, Munich, Germany.


NatFilm Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nederlands Film Festival, Nederlands Internet Film Festival

New York Film Festival. Film Society of Lincoln Center

New York International Children's Film Festival

New York Underground Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival


Odense International Film Festival, Denmark.

Out Takes Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, New Zealand. 


Pan-African Film and Arts Festival

Paris Film Festival. Festival du Film de Paris

Pocket Films Festival, Paris.
Created by the Forum des images in 2005, the Pocket Films Festival supports audio-visual creation with mobile technologies.

Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles

The Poppy Jasper Film Festival, Northern California’s premiere showcase of short films.
PJFF promotes independent and emerging voices in the international filmmaking community.


Rad Film Festival
Dedicated to the showcasing of quality films created in the digital medium, aiming to attract distrbutors, producers and programming puchasers.

Raindance Film Festival, London. Independent films.

Red Shift Film Festival.
An annual Film Festival dedicated to the work of Russian cinematographers and animators living abroad. This event is a collection of voices and perspectives that reflect a synthesis of Russian cultural background and experiences of living in the West. 

River to River. The Florence Indian Film Festival
The festival in Europe entirely devoted to films from and about India.

Roma Independent Film Festival

Rome International Film Festival. Festa Internazionale di Roma

Rotterdam Film Festival (Tiger Awards).


San Diego Asian Film Festival

San Diego Film Festval
Showcasing American and international independent films.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival

South by Southwset Conference and Film Festival

Stockholm Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival


Taiwan Taipei Golden House Film Festival

Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland.

Taormina Film Festival

Texas Film Festival. The largest student-run film festival in the U.S.A.

Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece.

Toronto International Film Festival


USA Film Festivals. A web directory. Insidefilm


Vancover International Film Festival

Venice Film Festival
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia

Vienna International Film Festival, Viennale.

Viennale, Vienna.


Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland.

WinFemme Film Festival.
The WinFemme Film Festival and screenplay competition selects features, documentaries, shorts and scripts that tell women's stories well.

Winslow International Film Festival, Arizona.


Zurich Film Festival