2024 Film Festival Calendar Around the World
2024 Film Festival Calendar Around the World
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In 2024, which film festivals are you going to attend?

To assist you in making travel and online plans, we have compiled a list of all the upcoming film festival dates for the year, broken down by month and including festivals such as Tribeca, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, SXSW, TIFF Berlin, and the New York Film Festival.

Top 9 Biggest Film Festivals in 2024

There were once only five iconic film festivals: Berlinale, Cannes, Venice, TIFF, and Sundance. However, with the industry expanding quickly, a few more have become must-attend occasions that have a significant impact on both the awards circuit and the films that people watch. For example, the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado is well known for presenting critically acclaimed films that are being screened concurrently at larger festivals such as Venice. Here is a list of the major film festivals that has been updated, along with a website link and their confirmed dates.

1. Sundance Film Festival: January 18 – 28, 2024

2024 Film Festival Calendar: 9 Biggest Events, Full List of Dates by Month (Update)
2024 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. Our annual program includes dramatic and documentary features, short films, and episodic content. We also host daily filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and other events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gone on to gain critical acclaim and reach new audiences worldwide.

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival runs January 18-28.

2. Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale): February 15 – 25, 2024

2024 Film Festival Calendar: 9 Biggest Events, Full List of Dates by Month (Update)
Berlin Film Festival (Germany) February 15-25

Mati Diop’s documentary Dahomey, about artefacts being returned from Paris to present-day Benin, was awarded the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlin International Film Festival tonight (February 24).

After Mark Dornford-May's musical U-Carmen eKhayelitsha in 2005, Les Film du Losange's film is the second from the African continent to win the Berlinale's top prize. It is also the second year in a row that a documentary has clinched the Golden Bear, following Nicolas Philibert’s On The Adamant last year.

3. South by Southwest (SXSW): March 8 – 16, 2024

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3 Body Problem – 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival Official

One of the biggest music, film, and interactive media festivals in the world, SXSW attracts thousands of visitors to Austin every March.The globally acclaimed event is going all out from March 8–16, 2024, with live panels, special events, movies, and much more. To help you organize your 2024 SXSW visit, check out our guide.

The 31st edition of the SXSW Film & TV Festival will take place from March 8–16, 2024, spanning nine days of screenings. The festival is renowned for introducing an elite and varied slate of films, television shows, and virtual reality productions, as well as for acting as a platform for intelligent, passionate, powerful crowds to come together globally and spark discussions for months on end.

Creatives of all kinds come together for the highly regarded SXSW Film & TV Festival program over nine days in March. The Film & TV Festival is an unmatched experience at the forefront of discovery, creativity, and innovation. It runs concurrently with the SXSW Conference, Music, and Comedy Festivals, giving attendees the chance to network with a wide range of industry experts.

The much awaited first trailer for the 2024 Film & TV Festival is now available! To find out more about the entire lineup, look through the SXSW Schedule.

Each season, at the Film & TV Awards ceremony, the winners of the SXSW Film & TV Festival Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Design Awards, and Special Awards are revealed. The winners of the Short Film Program are also eligible for Jury Awards in their respective screening categories.

4. Cannes Film Festival: May 14 – 25, 2024

2024 Film Festival Calendar: 9 Biggest Events, Full List of Dates by Month (Update)
The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the dates of its 77th edition which will take place May 14-25, 2024

The dates of the 77th International Cannes Film Festival are set for May 14–25, 2024. We are excited to celebrate the best of international film creation in this new edition with movie professionals and aficionados of the silver screen.

5. Tribeca Film Festival: June 5 – 16, 2024

Established and up-and-coming artists have been showcasing their innovative and original storytelling at the Tribeca Festival for over twenty years. The dates of the 2024 Tribeca Festival are June 5–16 in New York City. June of next year will see Tribeca continue to delve into innovative creative work in the fields of games, film, television, talks, audio storytelling, and more.Awards in 2023 amounted to more than $80,000 worth of artwork. TF24 Awards are subject to change.

6. Venice International Film Festival: August 28 – September 7, 2024

2024 Film Festival Calendar: 9 Biggest Events, Full List of Dates by Month (Update)
2024 Venice International Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia is in charge of organizing the 81st Venice International Film Festival, which takes place on the Lido di Venezia from August 28, 2024, to September 7, 2024.

The International Federation of Film Producers Association, or FIAPF, has granted the Festival official recognition.

The Festival's mission is to promote freedom of speech and the arts by increasing public awareness of and support for international film in all of its forms as entertainment, art, and a business. To improve our understanding of the history of cinema, one section is devoted to improving restoration efforts on classic movies.

7. Telluride Film Festival (USA): August 31-September 4

Since its founding in 1974, the Telluride Film Festival has expanded to become one of the nation's biggest and most renowned film festivals. Attendees travel from all over for this four-day event, which primarily screens new movies. This event is even more popular because major celebrities and filmmakers are usually present.

The entire film industry turns its attention to Colorado during this festival, which is typically held soon after the well-known Cannes Film Festival and just before the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Mulholland Drive and Brokeback Mountain are two of the infamous movies that made their world premieres at the Telluride Film Festival before going on to become enormous global hits.

The 51st annual festival will take place this year on August 29–September 2, 2024, from Thursday through Monday.

8. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): September 9 – 19, 2024

In the nearly 50 years since it began as the Toronto Festival of Festivals at the Windsor Arms Hotel, the Toronto International Film Festival has grown into a destination event. The festival also acquired a permanent location in 2010 when it moved into the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a hybrid of a movie theater and gallery with eateries and educational spaces.

But over the course of a week, hundreds of films are screened at various locations across Toronto, such as the Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thomson Hall, Scotiabank Theatre in the Entertainment District, and the Cinesphere IMAX Theatre, in addition to a few drive-in theaters.

At the Toronto International Film Festival, several well-known and Oscar-nominated movies made their premieres, including Silver Linings Playbook, 127 Hours, and Black Swan. With its own awards, some juried and others decided by audience vote, the Festival places Toronto on par with Sundance, Telluride, Cannes, and other influential film festivals.

During the Festival, there are also TIFF Industry Conferences, which feature talks and panel discussions led by some of the industry's most prominent screen professionals. These conferences are very influential and inspirational.

9. New York Film Festival: September 27- October 13, 2024

Starting today, Film at Lincoln Center is announcing a call for short film submissions for the 62nd New York Film Festival (NYFF), which will take place from September 27 to October 13, 2024. Since 1963, NYFF, which returns each fall, has been a constant feature of New York's diverse cultural and historical landscape. The 62nd edition, which is produced by Film at Lincoln Center, will take place over 17 days and offers yet another lineup of important international film releases.

FilmFreeway will accept submissions of short films from February 26 to May 6. During this time, there will be a $50 entry fee. This fee will support additional festival operations, such as artist support, and a seasonal staff of screeners for short film submissions. The selection committee of NYFF, which is noncompetitive, curates each section with assistance from a global network of program advisors and screeners. FilmFreeway only accepts short films (40 minutes or less).

The NYFF's Currents section takes submissions for short films from FilmFreeway into consideration. Currents is a supplement to NYFF's Main Slate that provides a more comprehensive overview of modern cinema while highlighting fresh and avant-garde voices. A wide range of short, medium, and feature-length films by artists and filmmakers at the forefront of experimental, narrative, and documentary forms are featured in this section.

2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Upcoming Festivals by Month

These festivals may be smaller in scope and notoriety, but they serve an important purpose: they screen films most people won’t otherwise get to see. Some fests are representative of their community (the Busan Film Fest, for instance, serves as the largest platform for Asian cinema). Other fests specialize in overlooked genres (the Locarno Film Fest has a reputation for screening the boldest and most bonkers films of the year). Plenty, too, offer incredible lineups that feature the best of the year, like Slamdance, BFI London, and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Here is a full list of all those festivals for every month of 2024:


May 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea - May 1-10

Seattle International Film Festival, US - May 9-19

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival Part 2, US - May 11-26

Cannes Film Festival, France - May 14-25

Marche Du Film, France - May 14-22

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, US - May 15-19

Harlem International Film Festival, US - May 16-19

Docaviv, Israel - May 23-June 1

IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal - May 23-June 2

Romford Film Festival, UK - May 24-28

Krakow Film Festival, Poland - May 26-June 2

Nippon Connection Film Festival, Germany - May 28-June 2

Mendocino Film Festival, US - May 30-June 2

March 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Borderlines Film Festival, UK - March 1-17

Malaga Film Festival, Spain - March 1-10

Qumra, Qatar - March 1-6

Australian International Documentary Conference, Australia - March 3-6

Cartoon Movie, France - March 5-7

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, UK - March 7-10

Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival, US - March 7-17

FrightFest Glasgow, UK - March 7-9

Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, Greece - March 7-17

SXSW, US - March 8-16

Filmart, Hong Kong - March 11-14

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Hong Kong - March 11-13

CPH:DOX, Denmark - March 13-24

Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria - March 13-24

Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania - March 14-27

Hebden Bridge Film Festival, UK - March 15-17

Manchester Film Festival, UK - March 15-24

Series Mania, France - March 17-24

Screen Forever, Australia - March 19-21

Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, UK - March 20-24

Sofia Meetings, Bulgaria - March 20-24

Sonoma International Film Festival, US - March 20-24

Garden State Film Festival, US - March 21-24

Screen Forever Online Market, Australia - March 26-27

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong - March 28-April 8

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival Part 1, US - March 29-31

April 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Cleveland International Film Festival, US - April 3-13

Diagonale, Austria - April 4-9

Canneseries, France - April 5-10

Miami Film Festival, US - April 5-14

Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival, Vietnam - April 6-13

MIPTV, France - April 8-10

Timeless Film Festival Warsaw, Poland - April 8-15

Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival, Brazil - April 11-28

Visions Du Reel, Switzerland - April 12-21

Istanbul Film Festival, Turkiye - April 17-28

Sands: International Film Festival Of St Andrews, UK - April 19-21

Sunny Bunny, Ukraine - April 19-26

Far East Film Festival, Italy - April 24-May 2

HotDocs, Canada - April 25-May 5

San Francisco International Film Festival, US - April 25-May 5

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, US - April 25-30

June 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Lighthouse International Film Festival, US - June 5-9

New Media Film Festival, US - June 5-6

Sydney Film Festival, Australia - June 5-16

Tribeca Film Festival, US - June 5-16

Annecy International Animation Film Festival And Market, France - June 9-15

Bentonville Film Festival, US - June 10-16

Provincetown International Film Festival, US - June 12-16

Sheffield DocFest, UK - June 12-17

DC/DOX Film Festival, US - June 13-16

Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, US - June 14-24

Monte Carlo Television Festival, Monaco - June 14-18

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania - June 14-23

CineEurope, Spain - June 17-20

Doc Edge Festival, New Zealand - June 19-July 31

Nantucket Film Festival, US - June 19-24

Oakville Film Festival, Canada - June 19-25

Raindance Film Festival, UK - June 19-29

Oak Cliff Film Festival, US - June 20-23

Kimolos International Film Festival, Greece - June 24-29

Sunny Side Of The Doc, France - June 24-27

Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium - June 25-July 3

FID Marseille, France - June 25-30

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic - June 28-July 6

July 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - July 9-14

Fantasia International Film Festival, Canada - July 18-August 4

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel - July 18-28

New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland - July 18-28

Waco Indie, US - July 18-21

Ocean Films Husavik, Iceland - July 19-20

Burgas International Film Festival, Bulgaria - July 20-26

Comic-Con, US - July 25-28

San Diego International Children’s Film Festival, US - July 25-August 17

Woods Hole Film Festival, US - July 27-August 3

August 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland - August 7-17

HollyShorts Film Festival, US - August 8-17

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK - August 15-21

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina - August 16-23

The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, Norway - August 17-23

Sidewalk Film Festival, US - August 19-25

New Nordic Films, Norway - August 20-23

Venice International Film Festival, Italy - August 28-September 7

September 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, US - September 3-8

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - September 5-15

Women Over 50 Film Festival (online), UK - September 7-October 7

Prague Independent Film Festival, Czech Republic - September 12-15

Cheltenham International Film Festival, UK - September 13-22

Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada - September 14-22

Breckenridge Film Festival, US - September 19-22

Calgary International Film Festival, Canada - September 19-29

Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland - September 19-29

Women X Film Festival, UK - September 20-22

Women Over 50 Film Festival (in-person), UK - September 21

FilmFest Hamburg, Germany - September 26 - October 5

Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland - September 26-October 6

New York Film Festival, US - September 27-October 13

October 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Bolton International Film Festival, UK - October 2-6

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea - October 2-11

Dinard Festival of British Film, France - October 2-6

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland - October 3-13

Asian Contents & Film Market, South Korea - October 5-8

Film Fest Gent, Belgium - October 8-19

Woodstock Film Festival, US - October 15-20

Bergen International Film Festival, Norway - October 16-24

Chelsea Film Festival, US - October 16-20

Newport Beach Film Festival, US - October 17-24

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Spain - October 23-29

Austin Film Festival, US - October 24-31

MIPCOM, France - October 21-24

Hof International Film Festival, Germany - October 22-27

Little Venice Film Festival, UK - October 22-27

Tallgrass Film Festival, US - October 24-27

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic - October 25-November 3

SCAD Savannah Film Festival, US - October 26-November 2

DOK Leipzig, Germany - October 28-November 3

The American French Film Festival, US - October 29-November 3

Ojai Film Festival, US - October 31-November 17

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece - October 31-November 10

November 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Leeds International Film Festival, UK - November 1-17

Nordic Film Days Luebeck, Germany - November 6-10

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands - November 13-24

Sound Unseen, US - November 13-17

Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco - November 29-December 7

December 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Full List of Events

Whistler Film Festival, Canada - December 4-8

Sound Unseen, US - December 12-15

Previous Film Festivals

Saint Augustine Film Festival, US - January 11-14

Palm Springs International Film Festival, US - January 4-15

FIPADOC Documentary Film Festival, France - January 19-27

Sundance Film Festival, US - January 18-28

Ostend Film Festival, Belgium - January 26-February 3

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands - January 25-February 4

Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden - January 26-February 4

DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland - January 30-February 4

SCAD TVFest, US - February 7-10

Victoria Film Festival, Canada - February 2-11

European Film Market, Germany - February 15-21

Berlin International Film Festival, Germany - February 15-25

Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland - February 22-March 2

Glasgow Film Festival, UK - February 28-March 10

Sun Valley Film Festival, US - February 28-March 3

Romford Horror Film Festival, UK - February 29-March 3

True/False Film Fest, US - February 29-March 3

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