Film Festival Calendar 2024: Top 9 Biggest Events, Full List of Latest Dates for Every Month Film Festival Calendar 2024: Top 9 Biggest Events, Full List of Latest Dates for Every Month
May 2024 Film Festival Calendar: Big Events and Full List of Dates
The 25th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) will run from May 1-10 on Jeonju Film Street in Wansan-gu District of Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do Province. Shown is a scene from this year's opening film "All the Long Nights" by Japanese director Miyake Sho. (JIFF)

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The 25th Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea - May 1-10


Next month, the 25th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) will reopen with 232 submissions from 43 nations.

The JIFF organizing committee revealed this year's selections and programs at a press conference on April 3 at CGV Yongsan I'Park Mall in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District.

The event, which has the theme "We Always Cross the Line," will take place on Jeonju Film Street in Wansan-gu District of Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do Province from May 1–10, screening 102 domestic and 130 international films.

"All the Long Nights," the most recent film by Japanese director Sho Miyake, is the first feature. The film centers on the relationship between a man with a panic disorder and a woman who has premenstrual syndrome. It is based on the same-titled novel by Japanese author Maiko Seo.

The final movie, "Matt and Mara," directed by Canadian Kazik Radwanski, tells the tale of Mara, a young creative writing professor, and her reunion with Matt, a free-spirited writer from her past.

Pittsburgh's JFilm Festival, USA - May 2-12


Movie The biggest Jewish cultural event in the area, Pittsburgh's JFilm Festival, is back in theaters from May 2–12. The 31st edition of the festival will feature independent feature films from all over the world with a Jewish theme. In addition to eleven days of exciting film, we're throwing a Mother's Day brunch, Film Schmoozes, an exclusive Opening Night event and reception at Carnegie Music Hall, and more!

Seattle International Film Festival, US - May 9-19


The 50th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), which takes place in 2024, attracts over 150,000 visitors annually to the city.

The festival takes place this year from May 9 to May 19. Before SIFF starts, here's what you need to know about everything from purchasing passes to venues to seeing famous movies.

The 18th Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival Part 2, US - May 11-26

18th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
18th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival

The festival began at WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 29-31 and will move to the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus on May 11 and the historic The Yard Theatre in Los Angeles on May 26.

The festival is raising funds to bring Marusya Shuvalova, a young Ukrainian filmmaker, and her family to Los Angeles in May to screen her two fantastic short documentary films about growing up during wartime. Marusya will also make school appearances and attend filmmaker learning sessions with industry professionals.

77th Cannes Film Festival, France - May 14-25


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The Festival de Cannes launches its Immersive Competition

The Festival de Cannes will introduce a new competition, the “Immersive Competition” for its 77th edition. The Immersive Competition of the Festival de Cannes is a new competition dedicated to immersive works. The first edition will be held from May 15-24, 2024.

The Festival de Cannes is excited to announce the creation of the new Immersive Competition for its upcoming 77th edition. This move is in keeping with the Marché du Film's commitment to exploring new technologies and art forms through its innovative-focused programs, and it comes seven years after its first immersive selection. The competition's objective is to highlight the upcoming wave of global artists who are reinventing storytelling and creating fresh, narrative-driven experiences that go beyond the confines of the conventional two-dimensional movie screen.

The competition will feature immersive, collaborative, and interactive works that use augmented reality, virtual reality, and other cutting-edge technologies to go beyond traditional storytelling and take viewers to other worlds, stories, and eras, with the support of the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image).

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


Every year, the five-day Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) takes place in Harlem, New York.

The inaugural festival happened in 2005. At the festival that year, Michael Franti's I Know I'm Not Alone took home the Best International Documentary title.Eme Nakia, a short film, was chosen to be shown at the 2006 festival.The Hip Hop Project, which Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah produced, won the Best Documentary Film Oscar that same year.

Vanessa L. Williams won Best Actress at the festival one year. One year, the festival screened Matthew Hope's short film In The Field.

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, US - May 16-19

Docaviv Film Festival, Israel - May 23 to June 1

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Film Festival im May 2024

Israel's premier film festival that only screens documentaries is called the Docaviv Film Festival. Every year in May, it is the biggest film festival in Tel Aviv, spanning ten days. Over the course of its existence, Docaviv has screened more than 80 films from Israel and other countries, many of which are national premieres. It also hosts a wide range of events that draw in curious members of the public, movie buffs, and industry insiders from all over the world.

The Tel Aviv Cinematheque hosts the Docaviv Film Festival, but there are also additional, free screenings and events taking place all over the city at locations like the Port of Tel Aviv, HaPisga Garden in Jaffa, Habima Square, and a few rooftops in Tel Aviv. The complete lineup is available here. The Docaviv Film Festival is scheduled to occur in 2024 from May 23 to June 1.

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


The IndieLisboa International Film Festival is centered around the presentation of films that bridge the gap in the distribution of films created by mainstream production and distribution that rules the market. With over 270 films screened annually, IndieLisboa draws viewers and industry insiders from around the world by providing them with the chance to see new works by up-and-coming filmmakers as well as revisit well-known writers.

The festival's sections also include themed programming that aims to provide a conceptually and geographically diverse selection while shedding light on pertinent issues.

The competitive programs made up of world, international, or national premieres make up the majority of IndieLisboa. Almost every chosen film has its national premiere at the festival, with very few exceptions. The children's and youth section of the festival, IndieJunior, is essential to raising local film literacy among this demographic and developing new audiences. The festival's industry-focused events and national competitions are intended to highlight the discovery of Portuguese recent films.

A program created especially for the industry (audience of film professionals, filmmakers, producers, sales agents, programmers, critics, etc.) is the main focus of the festival IndieLisboa. Parallel to the screenings program, this industry core consists of a number of events such as workshops, masterclasses, debates, a script-writing lab, a film fund, a pitching forum, screenings of works-in-progress, and several networking opportunities. The industry center is steadily growing and actively influencing the dynamics of a more varied network of film distribution and exhibition.

Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival, Canada - May 24-June 1


Inside Out is a registered charity that is not-for-profit and aims to transform lives by promoting, producing, and showing films that feature and highlight 2SLGBTQ+ individuals of all ages, races, and abilities.

Inside Out has been uniting Toronto's 2SLGBTQ+ community for over thirty years in celebration of the best queer films from both Canada and the world. Inside Out is constantly working to challenge attitudes and transform lives through our yearly Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement, and our year-round events and screenings.

Romford Film Festival, UK - May 24-28


Spencer Hawken, the festival's director, established the independent Romford Film Festival in 2017. Every year, the festival is held at Premiere Cinemas inside The Mercury Mall in Romford, United Kingdom.

The festival honors the exhibition of the top indie British and international motion pictures. The festival gives seasoned and up-and-coming filmmakers a stage on which to present their work, find fresh talent, and connect with business people in the field. Additionally, the festival offers live Q&A sessions where viewers can interact with filmmakers.

The festival features features, short films, music videos, documentaries, animation, and films from up-and-coming directors to some of the biggest names in independent cinema. The festival honors filmmakers' accomplishments with awards in a number of categories.

Over the years, the festival has drawn an increasing number of filmmakers and business professionals, such as Joan Collins, Carol Munro, Pauline Peart, Larry Lamb, and Marc Bannerman.

Krakow Film Festival, Poland - May 26-June 2


One of the world's first festivals devoted to documentaries, animated features, and short features is the Krakow Film Festival. Its three main competitions are the national competition, the short film competition, and the documentary film competition, all of which are of equal standing. Viewers get the opportunity to see roughly 250 films from Poland and other countries during the eight festival days. They are screened in special screenings as well as competition sections. Exhibitions, concerts, outdoor performances, and artist meetings take place in conjunction with the festival. Approximately 900 Polish and foreign visitors, including directors, producers, festival programmers, and a large number of Krakow audience members, attend the festival each year.

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


The Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection has been organized by the non-profit association Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main since 2000.

Mendocino Film Festival, US - May 30-June 2


The Mendocino Film Festival brings independent film to a gorgeous location. May 30-June 2nd, 2024

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in June

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

ECAM Forum, Spain - June 10-13

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

Shanghai International Film Festival, China - June 14-23

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania - June 14-23

CineEurope, Spain - June 17-20

Palm Springs International ShortFest, US - June 18-24

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 19-28

Oak Cliff Film Festival, US - June 20-23

Kimolos International Film Festival, Greece - June 24-29

London Screenings, UK - June 24-26

Shanghai TV Festival, China - June 24-28

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

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

FID Marseille, France - June 25-30

Filmfest Munich, Germany - June 28-July 7

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

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in July

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), South Korea - July 4-14

Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Armenia - July 7-14

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - July 9-14

New York Asian Film Festival, US July 12-28

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

Cinema Rediscovered, UK - July 24-28

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

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in August

BlackStar Film Festival, US - August 1-4

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

Venice Production Bridge, Italy - August 29-September 3

SOUL Fest, UK - August 30-September 1

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in September

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

San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain - September 20-28

Women X Film Festival, UK - September 20-22

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

DMZ Docs, South Korea - September 26-October 2

FilmFest Hamburg, Germany - September 26 - October 5

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

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada - September 26-October 6

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

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in October

Athens International Film Festival, Greece - October 2-13

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

RioMarket, Brazil - October 2-11

Festival do Rio - Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil - October 3-13

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

Chicago International Film Festival, US - October 16-27

Folkestone Documentary Film Festival, UK - October 17-20

Newport Beach Film Festival, US - October 17-24

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

Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan - October 28-November 6

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

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Spain - October 30-November 5

TIFFCOM, Japan - October 30-November 1

Virginia Film Festival, US - October 30-November 3

Ojai Film Festival, US - October 31-November 17

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

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in November

Leeds International Film Festival, UK - November 1-17

Northern Lights Film Festival, Estonia - November 4-17

American Film Market, US - November 5-10

Nordic Film Days Luebeck, Germany - November 6-10

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US - November 8-17

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands - November 13-24

Sound Unseen, US - November 13-17

Three Rivers Film Festival, US - November 13-20

Pittsburgh Shorts, US - November 21-24

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

Film Festivals and Markets Calendar in December

Whistler Film Festival, Canada - December 4-8

Sound Unseen, US - December 12-15

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