Top Ten Film Festivals Around The World You Cannot Miss This Year
- Posted by Wine Country
- On 01/23/2020
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1. Slamdance (Utah, USA)
If you are into movies that are a little edgier than the average and want to see how can they be made with a limited budget, then this festival is for you. No movie with a budget of over one million dollars is allowed in, which pushes director´s imagination way further than the average. Some great names that have come out of this festival are Marc Foster, Christopher Nolan and Lena Dunham among many other.
2. Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (Yubari, Japan)
Initially thought as a way to attract tourism to an old mining town, the festival eventually took off and some legends have been there presenting their work. Allegedly, Quentin Tarantino wrote a part of Pulp Fiction when visiting in 1993. If you are into fantastic movies, discovering young talents and amazing locations, this festival is for you.
3. Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France)
It is no surprise the fact that we include Cannes in the list; it has been the home of epic presentations for years. To be exact, the Cannes Film Festival has been up and running for the last 70 years and is not slowing down. You can catch films from Lars Von Trier to the biggest blockbusters in the world. Cannes is the Film Festival par excellence.
4. Imagine Film Festival (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
If you are into non-traditional movies with some twists and turns of science fiction, special effects and a ton of imagination, then this festival is tailor-made for you. It is perhaps the festival that offers the most insight to the assisting audience, getting them close to directors and producers.
5. Shanghai International Film Festival (Shanghai, China)
If only one word could be used to describe this film festival, it would be: unique. In a country with 1.3 billion people living, the possibility of showing their local talent right next to the biggest directors in the world is uncanny. Shanghai Film Festival is a must to experience new films and attend to the Jackie Chan action section.
6. Queer Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
Giving a voice to the silenced minorities in the world is nothing but a necessity in the film industry. With one of the most important film facilities in the world for film festivals this is the aim of Queer Lisboa. Attending is a must if you like movies and diversity.
7. Arrow Video FrightFest (London, England)
Not all festivals are measured because of how many people attend to them. This is a clear example of how a small festival can be the most influential in its kind. You can watch timeless classics, new gems, low-budget craziness and big-screen blockbusters all in one place.
8. SmartFone Flick Fest (Sydney, Australia)
Got a smartphone with a cool camera? Have a little time and some good friends? Well, this one-of-a-kind festival invites you to make your film with it and submit it to the competition for the grand prize. Budget is no longer a barrier to filmmaking.
9. The Locarno Festival (Locarno, Switzerland)
After Cannes, this is the second most important stop for European film festivals. It has been around since the 40s and features screenings at the Piazza Grande for 8,000 spectators.
10. Dubai International Film Festival (Dubai, UAE)
As everything in this pushing, rising big city of the Eastern world, this relatively new film festival features some of the greatest locations and movies in the world. Don´t miss the future, go to experience Dubai and the new filmmakers.
Film festivals around the world are the best chance to experience amazing movies, meeting insiders and going to new places. Don´t let your chances go by.