List of film festivals in Europe

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Name Est. City Type Details Website
Tirana International Film Festival2003TiranaInternationalAnnual
International Film Summerfest of Durrës2008DurrësInternationalAnnual
International Human Rights Film Festival Albania2005TiranaInternationalAnnual
Tirana 48 Hour Film Festival2010TiranaInternationalAnnual
International Film Festival for Children & Young Audience-AniFestROZAFA2010ShkodërInternationalAnnual


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival2004YerevanInternationalAnnual
"One Shot" International Short Film Festival2003YerevanInternationalAnnual


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Crossing Europe 2004 Linz European films Last week of April
Festival DER NEUE HEIMATFILM FreistadtSpecial interestLast week of August
Diagonale1998GrazAustrian filmsHeld annually in March.
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival2015ViennaInternationalHeld annually in July.
fullframe2006WienInternational Experimental- & AvantgardefilmHeld annually in April. Satellite projects during the year.
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival2013InnsbruckInternational Competition for Filmmakers on the Subject of Nature and EnvironmentHeld annually in October
International Film Festival Innsbruck1992InnsbruckFilms from Africa, Latin America, Asia and South Eastern EuropeHeld beginning of June
International Youth Film Festival KundlSpecial interest
Internationales Berg und Abenteuer Filmfestival1986GrazMountain filmsecond weekend of November
Mittelamerikanisches Film Festival2007ViennaInternationalHeld annually in November. Since 2011 will held annually in March.
Steirischer Herbst Graz
Tyrolean Independent Film Festival2011InnsbruckInternationalHeld bi-annually on second Weekend in October.
Viennale1960ViennaInternationalHeld annually in
Vienna Independent Shorts2004ViennaSpecial interestShort film festival held annually in May.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Baku International Film Festival East-West1991BakuInternational
Baku International Tourism Film Festival2013BakuInternational


Listapad 1994 Minsk International Competitive specialized film festival of Baltic countries, as well as countries of Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Afrika Filmfestival Leuven1996LeuvenInternational-NationalAn International Filmfestival focused on films from and about Africa and the diaspora and African culture
Brussels Film Festival2000BrusselsInternational-regional - EuropeanSucceeded the Brussels International Film Festival, which was held from 1974 to 2000.
Brussels International Festival of Contemporary Silent Film BrusselsSpecial interest
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival1983BrusselsSpecial interestAnnual venue for horror, thriller and science fiction films.
Brussels International Independent Film Festival1974BrusselsSpecial interest
Brussels Short Film Festival1998BrusselsInternational-National
DOCVILLE - Documentary Film Festival2005LeuvenInternational-NationalInternational, competitive documentary film festival
European Youth Film Festival1989Antwerp BrugesInternational children/youth Annual festival devoted to quality children and youth cinema
Eye on Palestine Film Festival2010Ghent, Brussels, AntwerpInternational Annual festival devoted to Palestinian cinema and cinema about Palestine
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 1984 Namur International festival dedicated to French speaking films
Flanders International Film Festival Ghent1974GhentInternational
Holebifilmfestival2001Leuven, Vlaams-BrabantSpecial interest LGBT-oriented film festival. Held annually in November. Organizes international short film contest Holebikort since 2010.
International Fashion Film Festival Brussels Brussels International Fashion in Film screenings combined with an industry trade show and career fair
International Health Film Festival1994LiègeInternationalAnnual festival for international health and science films.
International Short Film Festival Leuven1995LeuvenInternational-regional International and national competition for short films. Animation and experimental and thematic side programmings.
Mons International Love Film Festival1984MonsSpecial interest
Offscreen Film Festival2008BrusselsIndependent filmsThe festival is a showcase for unusual independent films, cult classics, extraordinary documentaries and offbeat genres from around the
Ostend Film

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Name Est. City Type Details Website
VIVA Film Festival2015Sarajevo, Kakanj, VaresInternational Religious, Ecological And Touristic DocumentaryHeld annually in June, application during Januar and March
Mostar Film Festival2014MostarInternationalHeld annually in May, application during January and March
Tuzla Film Festival2012TuzlaInternational/Special InterestHeld annually in September
BLIFF - Banja Luka International Film Festival2008Banja LukaInternational
DukaFest2008Banja LukaInternational Student Film Festival. Held annually in November, application during September and October
NAFF - Neum Animated Film Festival2004NeumSpecial interest
Kratkofil2007Banja LukaInternational Short film festival.
Sarajevo Film Festival1995SarajevoInternationalHeld annually in August.
West Hercegovina Fest2002Siroki Brijeg International/Special Interest


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Cinemania World Film Panorama[1][2][3] 1987 [4]Sofia, VarnaHeld in November.
Golden Rose National Film Festival[5]1961 [6][7] VarnaNationalHeld in September or October. Also known as "Golden Rose Film Festival"[8] or "Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival"[9][10]
International Heritage Film Festival2008SofiaInternational Also known as Heritage Days. Held annually in 12–18 May. Competitive festival for art, heritage, tradition films in all styles and genres.
International Student Film Festival NEW WAVE2014SofiaInternational Also known as NEW WAVE Film Fest. Held annually in January. Competitive festival for short films in all styles and genres.
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival2003SofiaInternational Also known as Film Palace Fest. Held annually in December. Competitive festival for short films in all styles and genres.
International Animation Film Festival "Golden Kuker"2010SofiaInternationalHeld annually in the fall
International Film Festival for Mountains Bansko1998BanskoInternationalThe Festival is the first of its kind in the Balkan region. The event is a unique platform for filmmakers from around the globe, featuring new and exciting works on mountains, mountain peoples, mountain and extreme sports and adventures. It is a competitive Festival that brings together films and filmmakers from all over the world in an enjoyable gathering to appreciate each other's works and discuss ideas and issues related to highland dwellers, cultures and the environment.
Sofia International Film Festival1997SofiaInternational Also known as Sofia Film Fest. Held annually in March. Competitive specialized festival for first and second feature films.
International Festiva of Musical Films "Nicolai Ghiaurov"l2011VelingradInternational Also known as Panoram of musical culture. Held annually in August. Competitive festival for musical films in all styles and genres.
Burgas International Film Festival "BIFF"2016BurgasInternational Also known as Burgas Film Fest. Held annually in July. The Festival is concentrated on developing a platform for a film festival of the Black Sea region ( Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey ) or documentary movies about the region.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Opuzen Film Festival
International - Europe August, 18-25th
ITF'CRO International Tourfilm Festival
International Tourfilmfestival Special International Tourfilm Festival, October, 10 - 13th
SUPERTOON International Animation Festival
Bol, Brač
International31 July – 4 August
25 FPS
Special interestAlso known as the International Festival of Experimental Film and Video
Special interest
Croatian Minute Movie Cup
Human Rights Film Festival
Special interest
Kastav Film Festival
Libertas Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
Special interestDedicated to independent film.
One Take Film Festival
Special interestInternational festival of films shot in one take.
Pula Film Festival
Croatian, InternationalNational, international and regional feature length competition together with national short competition.
Split Film Festival / International festival of New Film
International12th -19 September 2015.
Special interest International documentary film festival
Zagreb Film Festival
Tabor film festival
International (Short films)International short film festival
Trash Film Festival
InternationalInternational amateur film festival for action, martial-art, horror and action films
Vukovar Film Festival
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
Subversive Film Festival
InternationalOfficial site

Czech Republic

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Mladá kamera Uničov1975UničovSpecial interestAmateur film festival
Academia Film Olomouc1966OlomoucSpecial interestInternational festival of science documentary films
Anemic festival2010PragueSpecial interestIndependent Film & New Media Art Festival
Animefest2004BrnoSpecial interestJapanese animation and culture program, AMV and Cosplay competitions, held annually in May
Bollywood Film Festival2004PragueSpecial interestPresents Bollywood films to Czech audiences.
Cinema Mundi International Film Festival2010BrnoInternationalHeld annually in February/March.
Febiofest1993NationwideInternationalTakes place in 12 cities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Finále - Czech Films Festival Plzeň
Fresh Film Festival2004Karlovy VarySpecial interestInternational Student Film Festival
International Festival of Animated Films Třeboň
International Documentary Film Festival Jihlava Jihlava
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival1948Karlovy VaryInternationalHeld annually in July.
Letni filmova skola1964Uherské HradištěInternationalHeld annually in July/August
Life Sciences Film Festival2010PrahaInternationalHeld annually in October
Mezipatra Gay and Lesbian Film Festival2000Brno / PragueSpecial interestHeld annually in November.
Mezinárodni Horolezecký Filmový Festival1980Teplice nad MetujíMountain filmlast weekend in August
Expedition Camera2010Czech Republic, SlovakiaExpedition, outdoor, sport moviesFebruary - April
One World Film Festival PragueSpecial interestScreens documentaries on human rights.
Prague Independent Film Festival2016PragueInternationalHeld annually in August
Snow film fest2011Czech Republic, SlovakiaMountain winter filmOctober - November
Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště
Tourfilm - International Festival of Tourism Films1967Karlovy Vary International Has competition
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth1961Zlín International Has competition, held annually in June
European Student Film Festival2006Prague International Has competition, November 2 to 6, 2011


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Cyprus International Film Festival2006NicosiaInternational
Cyprus International Short Film Festival2008NicosiaInternational

Deaf community

Name Est. City Type Details Website
BDA (British Deaf Association) Sign Arts & Film Festival LondonSpecial interest
Deaf in the Picture AmsterdamSpecial interest
Dövfilmfestival StockholmSpecial interest


Name Est. City Type Details Website
International Kvindefilm Festival - International Women's Film festival1976CopenhagenSpecial interest
Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival1986CopenhagenLGBT
Copenhagen International Documentary Festival CopenhagenSpecial interest
Copenhagen International Film Festival2003CopenhagenInternationalHeld annually in September.
Odense International Film Festival1975OdenseInternationalShort film festival held annually in August
Viborg Animation Festival2012ViborgInternationalAnimation film festival held annually in
NatFilm Festival1990Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival2002Tallinn, TartuInternationalHeld annually in November and December; has touring screenings in cities throughout Estonia.
tARTuFF2007TartuInternationalDevoted to love films; held annually in August.
Kik in der Kok Film Festival2007TallinnInternationalFirst festival of artistic films about explicit sexuality in Estonia, took place in September 2007
International Random Film Festival2009AnijaInternationalThe festival is held annually in a randomly selected location. Selection process is random as well.
Worldfilm Festival of Visual Culture2003TartuInternationalThe festival is held annually in Tartu. Anthropological and documentary films.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Animatricks Animation Festival 2000 Helsinki Special interest Annual animation film festival. Programme consists of feature animations, short animation screenings and competition screenings.
Cinemaissí2005HelsinkiInternationalLatin American and Caribbean film festival held annually in October.
Lens Politica Film and Media Art Festival2005HelsinkiInternational
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival1990EspooInternationalHeld annually in August. Features and documentaries, focusing on European films.
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival2001HelsinkiDocumentariesOne of the biggest documentary film festivals in the Nordic Countries
Helsinki International Film Festival1988HelsinkiInternationalHeld annually in September. Feature, documentary, animation, and short films.
Kettupäivät1982HelsinkiSpecial interestAnnual Finnish short and documentary film festival.
Midnight Sun Film Festival1986SodankyläInternationalHeld annually in June.
Night Visions1998HelsinkiSpecial interestA bi-annual festival specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and cult cinema.
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival1982OuluInternationalAnnual Children's films festival
Tampere Film Festival1969TampereSpecial interestShort film festival held annually in March.
Vinokino1991Turku, HelsinkiSpecial interestLesbian and gay film festival, held annually in October–November.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Amiens International Film Festival1982AmiensSpecial interestAnnual festival focusing on the cinemas of Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Festival du Film Subversif de Metz2016MetzInternationalAnnual festival.
Annecy International Animated Film Festival1960AnnecySpecial interest
Arras Film Festival[11] 2000ArrasEuropean cinemaPreviously known as Festival international du film d'Arras, nicknamed "L'autre cinéma" until 2008
Brest European Short Film Festival1986BrestSpecial interestShort films from Western and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Scandinavia in the European Competition.
Cabestany Short Film Festival1981CabestanyInternationalAnnual short film festival
Cannes Film Festival1939CannesInternationalOne of the world's oldest, most influential and prestigious festivals, it is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
CineHorizontes - Festival de cinéma espagnol de Marseille2001MarseilleSpecial interest One of the best Spanish film festivals in France
Cinéma du réel - International Documentary Film Festival1978ParisSpecial interest
Créteil International Women's Film Festival1978CréteilSpecial interestShowcase of films by female directors.
Deauville American Film Festival1975DeauvilleSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to American cinema.
Deauville Asian Film Festival1999DeauvilleSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to Asian cinema.
ÉCU The European Independent Film festival2006ParisSpecial InterestAnnual festival devoted to Independent Cinema.
European Student Film Festival2006Paris International Has competition, November 14 to 18, 2012
Fantastique semaine du cinéma2010NiceInternationalAnnual festival devoted to horror and fantastic cinema (Festival du Film Fantastique) cinema
Festival du Cinéma européen de Lille 1984 LilleSpecial interestEuropean short movies competition
Festival du Film Européen Beauvais-Oise1990BeauvaisEurope
Festival du Film Merveilleux2010ParisInternationalAnnual film festival celebrating the imaginary, the Wonder and magic from all over the world.
Festival du Film Polonais Cat.Studios2007PerpignanSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to Polish cinema.
Festival du Film Web Oloron-Sainte-MarieSpecial interest
Festival International du Film de Montagne1984AutransMountain film first week in December
Festival international du film des droits de l'homme de Paris2003 ParisInternationalFeatures and shorts documentaries on human rights issues. Once a year, in February or March. Also present in other cities in France.
Festival International du Film Ecologique de Bourges2005BourgesEnvironmental
Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer1994GérardmerSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to horror and fantastic cinema (Festival du Film Fantastique) cinema
Festival Pocket Film ParisSpecial interestMobile phone film festival.
Hallucinations Collectives2008LyonSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to Horror, fantastic, strange and culte cinema.
International Festival of Audiovisual Programs BiarritzSpecial interest
International student short-film festival of Cergy-Pontoise1991Cergy-PontoiseInternationalStudent Festival
NollywoodWeek Paris2013ParisSpecial InterestAnnual festival in late May showcasing the top new films from Nigerian filmmakers and Nollywood
Pontault-Combault Short Film Festival Pontault-CombaultInternational Showcase of short films.
Premiers Plans AngersSpecial interestShowcase of European directorial debut films.
Paris Short Film Festival2015ParisInternationalAnnual showcase of short films.
Paris Independent Film Festival2015ParisInternationalAnnual festival.
Three Continents Festival1979NantesSpecial interestAnnual festival is devoted to the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Tréguier International Film Festival2009TréguierInternationalAnnual festival held in July. Open to all filmmakers.
Utopiales - Nantes International Science-Fiction Festival1998NantesSpecial interestAnnual sci-fi festival.


Tbilisi International Film Festival 2000 Tbilisi International Annual
TOFUZI International Festival of Animated Films 2009 Tbilisi International Annual


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Abgedreht International Short Film Festival Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Achtung Berlin2005BerlinSpecial interest, regionalSpotlights new films made in Berlin or Brandenburg or taking place in the region.
Berlin fashion Film Festival2012BerlinSpecial interest, internationalShowcases and Awards the best films in adverting and branded video content produced for fashion clients.
Berlin Independent Film Festival2010BerlinInternationalAnnual festival, held at the same time as Berlin International Film Festival, but is a separate, unrelated event.
Asia Filmfest2004MunichAsian cinemaThe largest Asian festival in Germany is held annually in the end of October.
Berlin Asia-Pacific Film Festival2003BerlinInternationalAnnual festival. Platform to promote independent film makers from different countries of Asia and the Asian-Pacific region (Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Asian-pacific islands)
Berlin International Directors Lounge2005BerlinInternationalHeld annually in February parallel to the Berlin Film Festival. Mainly unusual short films with some feature presentations and installations. Accompanying program of live art and music performances.
Berlin International Film Festival1951BerlinInternationalAlso called the "Berlinale", the festival is held annually in February.
Biberach Independent Film Festival2004Biberach an der RißSpecial interest Focusses on experimental and documentary short films. Mostly German.
Black International Cinema Berlin1986BerlinInternationalAnnual film festival presenting cinema from the African Diaspora and intercultural diplomacy perspectives
Britspotting - Independent British and Irish Film Festival Berlin BerlinSpecial interest
cinefest - International Festival of German Film Heritage2004HamburgSpecial interest, internationalHeld annually in November in Hamburg, afterwards in Berlin, Prague, Udine, Vienna, Wiesbaden, Zurich. Archival films from Germany and Europe. Integrating the International Film History Conference, founded 1988.
Cinepol2011MunichPolish cinemaHeld annually at the end of November. Until 2014 its name was "filmPOLSKA München".
Crank Cookie Kurzfilmtage2006PassauInternationalAnnual short film festival.
Dok Leipzig1955LeipzigSpecial interest
Exground Filmfest1990WiesbadenSpecial interestHeld annually in Autumn.
Fetisch Film Festival2008KielInternational shorts and featureHeld annually in February.
Feminale CologneSpecial interestAnnual feminist film festival.
Filmfest Dresden1989DresdenInternational short filmsheld annually each spring
Filmfest Hamburg 1992 Hamburg International and German cinema Held annually in September/October, focussed on feature films.
Filmfest München1983MünchenInternationalHeld annually in June/July as the second biggest film festival in Germany. Focussed on feature films.
Film Festival Münster1981MünsterGerman and international filmHeld semi-annually (in the autumn of odd numbered years)
film sharing VideoFilmfestival2003Stuttgart, Heilbronn, MainzInternationalAnnual short film festival. Low & No Budget productions are shown at different locations, mainly in Southern Germany
Filmfestival Türkei - Deutschland NürnbergSpecial interest
Fantasy Filmfest1987Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg, StuttgartSpecial interest, internationalAnnual festival for science fiction, horror and thriller films.
Festival International of Cinema Libre2013HamburgInternationalFilms under creative commons and copyleft licenses, self-produced films, independent films
Festival des deutschen Films2005LudwigshafenNationalHeld annually in June.
Film Festival ContraVision1992BerlinSpecial interestAnnual independent film festival held at the Cinema "Blow Up".
filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern1992SchwerinGerman and international filmHeld annually in the first week of May
Five Lakes Filmfestival - Fuenf Seen Filmfestival2007South of Munich: Starnberg, Herrsching, Seefeld, Wessling, Woerthsee, DiessenSpecial interest Focusses on new films from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Alps Region, held annually end July/beginning of August
Hamburg International Short Film Festival1967HamburgInternational short filmsFocus on international short films
Hof International Film Festival1967HofInternationalFocus on German language films, complemented with a retrospective of one international film director.
Independent Days Filmfest1998KarlsruheSpecial interestAnnual independent festival for low- and no-budget filmmakers, with short film competition.
Internationalen Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee2003TegernseeMountain filmthird weekend in October
International Documentary Festival Munich (DOK.FEST) MunichSpecial interest
International Cycling Film Festival2005HerneSpecial interestAnnual festival for bicycle related films
Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München1981MunichInternational Held annually in November. One of the most important international festivals for emerging filmmakers.
International Film Awards Berlin (ifab)2012BerlinInternational Held annually in September
International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg1952Mannheim, HeidelbergInternational
International Short Film Festival1985HamburgSpecial interest
International Short Film Festival Berlin1985BerlinSpecial interest
Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart – Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)1983StuttgartInternationalBiggest festival for animated film in Germany. Annually held in May
Munich Underground Film Festival 2012MunichInternational Held annually in August/September
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen1954OberhausenSpecial interest
International Videofestival Bochum BochumSpecial interest
Japan Filmfest Hamburg HamburgJapanese films
KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival2006MunichInternationalThe Festival is held annually in June in the Bavarian capital and screens non-German language short films from all over the world
Kurzfilmfestival Köln/KFFK2006CologneSpecial interestShort film festival held annually in November, German competition for short films and spotlight on digital short film trends.
La.Meko Filmfestival Landau2001LandauSpecial interestAnnual festival for shortfilms of all genres. Different competitions.
LUCAS International Children's Film Festival1974Frankfurt am MainChildren's and Youth FilmsThe oldest film festival in Germany dedicated to children's and youth film genre.
NaturVision Fimfestival2002LudwigsburgInternational Competition for Filmmakers on the Subject of Nature, Animal and EnvironmentHeld annually in July
Nordische Filmtage1956LübeckSpecial interestHeld annually in November, spotlighting the cinemas of Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
Oldenburg International Film Festival1994Oldenburg (Lower Saxony)InternationalAnnual festival of independent film, held in September
de:OpenEyes Filmfest 1994 Marburg International Open-air shortfilm festival, held annually in July
My Europe2006BerlinInternationalShort film festival about social and cultural European issues
Perspektive - Filmfestival der Menschenrechte NürnbergSpecial interestAnnual human rights festival.
PRIX EUROPA - The European Broadcasting Festival1987BerlinInternationalPRIX EUROPA awards the best European television, radio, digital audio and online productions. Held annually in October.
Regensburg Short Film Week1994RegensburgShort films
Road Junky Travel Film Festival2009BerlinShort documentariesIndependent films focused on travel and world culture
SCHLINGEL International Film Festival1996ChemnitzInternationalHeld annually in Autumn, spotlighting movies for children and young audience
Shooting Europe!2005KarlsruheSpecial interestEuropean short film festival organized by the European Students' Forum.
Videonale1984BonnSpecial interestAnnual video- and installation art festival. Wiesbaden goEast
Wiesbaden goEast2001WiesbadenInternationalAnnual film festival every April.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Athens International Digital Film Festival2011AthensInternationalHeld annually in September
Bridges International Film Festival2008AthensInternationalHeld annually in October
Athens International Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival2006AthensInternationalHeld annually in March
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People1997PyrgosInternationalHeld annually in December
Be There Corfu International Animation Film Festival2011CorfuAnimation Film
Drama International Short Film Festival1978DramaInternational
International Thessaloniki Film Festival1959ThessalonikiInternationalHeld annually in November.
Athens International Film Festival1995AthensInternationalHeld annually in September.
Mykonos Biennale2013MykonosInternationalHeld bi-annually in June.
Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival2004 NaousaInternational, Short filmHeld in September
Διεθνές Κινηματοφραφικό φεστιβάλ Λάρισας - Artfools2009 LarissaInternational, Short filmHeld in February
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival1999ThessalonikiSpecial interest
Thessaloniki Video Dance Festival2000ThessalonikiSpecial interestDance festival with a showcase of dance films.
International Science Film Festival of Athens2006AthensSpecial interest
Shoot it Mobile Film Festival2008AthensSpecial InterestVery short films (documentaries, storytelling, video art) made on & for mobile devices


Name Est. City Type Details Website
AniFest Special interest
Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival1993Budapest;Pécs;Szeged;MiskolcSpecial interestLGBTQ
Budapest Short Film Festival BudapestSpecial interest
International Festival of Young Filmmakers Special interest
Kecskemet Animation Film Festival1985KecskemétSpecial interestbiennial; June festival; associated with the Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials
Kiskakas Film Festival
Verzió Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Special interest


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Reykjavík International Film Festival2004ReykjavíkInternational


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Cork Film Festival1956CorkInternational
Darklight Film Festival1999DublinSpecial interest Celebrating Digital Art, Film & Technology
Fingal Film Festival2012DublinInternational Promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers
Fresh Film Festival1996LimerickSpecial InterestFilms by young people, aged 7 to 18 years.
Freshly Squeezed International Student Short Film Festival2012DublinSpecial InterestBest shorts by film school students and graduates from around the world.
Galway Film Fleadh1989GalwayInternational The Galway Film Fleadh – Ireland's leading film festival, is a six-day international film event held every July. The Fleadh is a festival for the public, film buffs, film students, industry professionals and invited guests.
Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival2006GortahorkDocumentariesFilms mainly on human rights and Social issues.
Horrorthon1997DublinSpecial interestAnnual horror festival.
Irish Gay and Lesbian Film Festival or "Gaze" Special interest
Irish Film Institute - French Film Festival Special interest
Irish Film Institute - European Film Festival Special interest
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival2002DublinInternational
Underground Cinema Film Festival2009DublinInternationalIrelands Premier Independent Film Festival held every September.
Waterford Film Festival2007Waterford
Mid Ulster Film Festival2004Omagh Films by first time film makers.
Galway African Film Festival2008GalwayAfrican Film


Name Est. City Type Details Website
4 Film Festival
A Film for Peace/Un Film per la Pace Festival2006 Organized by the Province of Gorizia, the City of Medea and Windcloak Film Production.The film, documentary or fiction, must focus on the theme of peace, wartime conflict, civil war or human rights.The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2011
Borderlands International Film Festival
CinemadaMare Film Festival2003 Annual festival for amateur youth filmmakers
Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival VeniceSpecial interest
Courmayeur Noir Film Festival 1991Courmayeur Film noir
Ecologico International Film Festival2008NardòInternationalThe Ecologico International Film Festival (EIFF), which takes place annually in August, aims to help discover and develop independent films - social, national and international - committed to issues of contemporary society.
Fantafestival1981RomeSpecial interestAnnual festival of science fiction, horror and thriller films.
Far East Film Festival1999UdineInternationalThe largest showcase of Asian Cinema in the West, held annually at the end of April.
Festival Alto Vicentino2007Santorso (VI)InternationalInternational short film for short movie with a duration below of 15 minutes
Festival del Cinema all'Aperto "Accordi @ DISACCORDI"2000NaplesSpecial interest
Annual three months outdoor Film Festival
Festival dei Popoli FlorenceSpecial interestAnnual international documentary festival.
Festival Intercomunale di Cinema Amatoriale (F.I.C.A.)2000Bresciainternational amateur film festivalthe weekend after the Easter. The oldest film festival of Brescia, amateurs films only
Festival Internazionale Cinema delle Donne Turin
Festival internazionale film della montagna di Trento1952TrentoMountain filmlast week of April and the first week of May
Fiaticorti Film Festival - Festival internazionale del cortometraggio2000Istrana (TV)Short FilmsSeptember/ October
Film Lab Festival - International Short Films Festival2004BresciaShort FilmsOctober/ November
Flaiano Film Festival1974PescaraInternationalAnnual International festival with prizes for the films,the foreign film, interpreters male and female roles, male and female interpreters, not actors, directors, photographers, editing, soundtrack, set design, costumes. Also, we assigned the special jury prize, best film debut and also the career award.
Giffoni Film Festival1971Giffoni Valle PianaInternationalOne of the largest film festivals for kids, held annually in July, with short films and features from around the
Le Giornate del Cinema Muto - aka: Pordenone Silent Film Festival1982PordenoneInternationalThe world most important film festival dedicated to silent cinema, held annually during the first week of October.
Io Isabella International Film Week2005 Special interestSpotlights the work by and about women, particularly documentaries.
Lucca Film Festival2005LuccaInternational
Magma - mostra di cinema breve2002Acireale, SicilyInternational Short Film Festival Fiction, documentaries, experimentals, animated films. One of Italy's main film events exclusively focused on the short film. Held annually (November).
Milan International Film Festival2000MilanInternational
Milano Film Festival1996MilanInternational
Mirabile Dictu - International Catholic Film Festival2010RomeInternational Catholic Film Festival The event started with the intention of giving space to producers and filmmakers, documentaries, docu-fiction, TV series, short films and programs that promote universal moral values and positive models. Held annually.
Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Pesaro
No Words International Short Film Festival Special interest
Opere Nuove Festival Nazionale del Film Corto
Pentedattilo Film Festival2006Pentedattilo, R.C.InternationalOne of the largest International Short Film Festival in Southern Italy, held annually in September.
Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival2003RavennaSpecial interestAnnual horror festival.
Religion Today1997TrentoInternationalThe first film festival about religion and dialogue, held annually in October.
Rimusicazioni Festival Special interestAdd a new soundtrack to an old silent movie.
Roma Independent Film Festival RomeSpecial interest
Sport Movies & TV - Milano International FICTS Fest Milano International Worldwide Championship of Television, Cinema, Sport, Culture and Communication articulated in 18 Festivals around the 5 Continents
CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma Rome Held annually in October.
Taormina Film Festival
Trento Film Festival1952TrentoInternationalFilm Festival devoted to mountains, exploration and adventure. Held annually at the end of April
Trieste Film Festival1989TriesteInternationalThe leading Italian event on central and eastern European cinema, held annually on the thirst week of January.
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival2000TriesteInternational, Special interest Held annually in November, it is a multidisciplinary event devoted to the exploration of the realms of the “fantastic” genre
Torino Film Festival1982TurinInternationalHeld annually in November
Turin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Turin
Venice Film Festival1932VeniceInternationalThe world's oldest film festival, it is held annually in late August or early September on the island of the Lido.
Video Festival Imperia2006 ImperiaInternational Held annually in April. Open to professionals and amateurs. Free registration. Placed under the high patronage of UNESCO.
VideoMaker Film Festival2012Casalnuovo di NapoliInternational Short Film FestivalHeld annually in April. Open to professionals and amateurs. Free registration.
CortoDino Premio Internazionale del cortometraggio Dino de Laurentiis2011 Torre Annunziata NAInternational Held annually in November. Open to professionals and amateurs. Free registration.
Voghera Film Festival2013VogheraInternationalAnnual festival featuring independent films.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival2002PrizrenInternationalAnnual


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Riga International Fantasy Film Festival2003RigaSpecial interestA biennial showcase of science fiction, thriller and horror films, held on odd years, alternating with the Riga International Film Festival.
Riga International Film Festival1986RigaInternationalAlso known as "Arsenals", the biennial festival is held on even years, alternating with the Riga International Fantasy Film Festival.
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS1996RigaInternationalA Film festival held every year with international and Baltic competition programs for both short and feature films.
Short Riga2015RigaInternationalShort film competition within Riga International Film Festival. International and Baltic programmes. Held in October.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
VIFF Kino Pavasaris1995VilniusInternationalIndependent films from all over the world.
European Film Forum Scanorama2003Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, ŠiauliaiInternationalPresenting arthouse films from all over Europe.
International Animated Film Festival Tindirindis2004VilniusInternationalAnimated Films
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival2005VilniusInternationalDocumentary
Šeršėliafam2006VilniusInternationalWomen Film Festival
Žiemos Ekranai (Écrans d’hiver)2006VilniusInternationalFrench Film Festival
Vilnius Film Shorts2006VilniusInternationalShort Films
ADHOC: Inconvenient Films2007VilniusInternationalDocumentary focusing on human rights
Kaunas International Film Festival2007KaunasInternationalfilms with wide international recognition


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Festival CinEast (Festival du Film d'Europe Centrale au Luxembourg)2008Luxembourg CityInternationalNew film productions from Central and Eastern Europe.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Manaki Brothers Film Festival1979BitolaInternationalOfficial competition for Cinematographers
WatchOut!2012TetovoInternationalInternational Festival
Skopje Film Festival1997SkopjeInternationalInternational Festival
Cinedays2002SkopjeInternationalInternational Festival of European Films
MakeDOX2010SkopjeInternationalInternational Festival of Documentary Film
Asterfest2006StrumicaInternationalFestival of Film Authors
Giffoni Macedonia2013SkopjeInternationalYoung Audience Film Festival
Animax Skopje Fest2011SkopjeInternationalFestival of Animation Film


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Valletta Film Festival 2015 Valletta International Held Annually in June


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Monaco Film Premiere2006Monte CarloSpecial interestCharity screenings of new films.
Monaco International Film Festival2003Monte CarloSpecial interestThe festival focuses on non-violent films.
Monaco Music Film Festival2006Monte CarloSpecial interestCelebrates film and the music of film.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival AmsterdamSpecial interestFantasy, horror, anime, thriller, cult, science fiction
Amsterdam Film Festival2006AmsterdamSpecial interestInternational, independent films and screenplays
Amsterdam Film eXperience2006AmsterdamSpecial interestNew Media, cross-over, animation, interaction, experimental, installations
Africa In The Picture AmsterdamSpecial interestAfrican cinema
Arab Film Festival RotterdamSpecial interestArab cinema and Arab filmmakers
Arab Women's Film Festival The HagueSpecial interest
Black Soil The HagueSpecial interestHip-hop films
BuitenBeeld DoesburgSpecial interestshort films
B-movie Underground and Trash Film Festival BredaSpecial interestB-movie, Underground, Trash
Cinekid AmsterdamSpecial interestFilm, television and new media for children
CinemAsia Film Festival AmsterdamSpecial interestAsian films
Deaf in the Picture AmsterdamSpecial interestFilms about/for deaf people
Dejima Japanese Film Festival Amsterdam, Rotterdam, UtrechtSpecial interestJapanese films
Dutch Mountain Film Festival Heerlen, Maastricht Special interestMountain films
Festival Vrouwenfilms Assen1980AssenNationalHeld annually in March
Go Short International Short Film Festival2009 NijmegenInternationalHeld annually in March.
Himalaya Film Festival AmstelveenSpecial interest
Indies Film Festival AmsterdamSpecial interestFilms about the Dutch East Indies
INPUT Festival2005HilversumDocumentariesFilms focused on current affairs & sports
International Film Festival Breda2009BredaInternationalHeld annually end March. The focus of the festival is cinema and its influence on current visual culture, with links between films, internet, photography, performance and gaming
ShortCutz Amsterdam2013AmsterdamSpecial interestAnnual short film festival, honoring the best Dutch talent in short-film achievements.
International Film Festival Rotterdam1972RotterdamInternationalHeld annually in January and February, featuring independent and experimental films.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam1988AmsterdamSpecial interest
Jewish Film Festival AmsterdamSpecial interest
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival2007AmsterdamInternationalHeld annually in November, featuring short animated films.
Latin American Film Festival UtrechtSpecial interest
Leiden International Film Festival LeidenInternational
Leiden International Short Film Festival LeidenSpecial interestShort Films
Netherlands Film Festival1982UtrechtRegionalFeature films, short subjects, documentaries, television drama
Netherlands Online Film Festival Special interestDrama, documentary, experimental, animation, interactive
Noordelijk Film Festival1978LeeuwardenInternational
Pluk de nacht2003AmsterdamInternationalOpen air film festival focusing on art house, short films and media art. Held annually in August.
SCENECS International Debut Film Festival2006AmersfoortInternationalHeld annually in November.
Transcreen AmsterdamSpecial interestTransgender Film Festival
Pink Film Days AmsterdamSpecial interestGay films
Film by the Sea1998VlissingenInternationalHeld annually, usually in September.
SOMNIO Film Festival2011AlkmaarInternationalFilm festival of the non-distributed film: feature films, documentaries, experimental films, short subjects. Held annually in June or September.
Young Art Korte Film Award (YAKFA)2009BeverwijkSpecial interestShort film festival for young filmmakers. Held annually in July.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Bergen International Film Festival2000BergenInternationalHeld annually in October.
Films from the South Festival1991OsloInternationalHeld annually in October.
Fredrikstad Animation Festival1994FredrikstadNordic and BalticHeld annually in November.
The Norwegian Short Film Festival1978GrimstadSpecial interestDevoted to short- and documentary films. Held annually in June.
Norwegian International Film Festival1973HaugesundInternationalHeld annually in August.
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards2010OsloInternationalHeld annually in April.
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival2004TrondheimInternationalHeld annually.
Oslo International Film Festival1991OsloInternationalHeld annually in November.
Oslo Screen Festival2008OsloInternationalHeld biannually in March.
Ramaskrik Oppdal2011OppdalHorror and fantasyHeld annually in October.
Skeive Filmer1991OsloSpecial interestDevoted to queer cinema. Held annually in September.
Tromsø International Film Festival1991TromsøInternationalHeld annually in January.
WT Os International Film Festival1999OsInternationalDevoted to independent film.
ØyaKino OsloSpecial interestDevoted to music-related films.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
American Film Festival2010 WrocławInternationalAmerican
Afrykamera2006 WarsawInternationalAfrican
ANIMATOR International Animation Festival2008 PoznańInternationalAnimator-Poznań Festival, the first edition of which coincides with the Year of Polish Animation, is to become the major animation festival in Poland, competing with the most prestigious festivals in the world. A special emphasis on the connections between animation and music is a unique characteristic of
The International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!1969 PoznańInternationalThe International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! has been founded for young and very young people who treat the cinema as a journey into the unknown, a challenge and a thrilling adventure. It shows films which avoid cultural and commercial clichés. Each year, there are a number of films for children and young people which, thanks to their sincerity, artistry and original outlook on the world of the young generation, escape excessive didacticism or mindless
The Art of the Document1984WarsawInternationalMultimedia Festival.
Black Bear Filmfest2013WarsawInternationalGenre Festival.
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE1993Toruń, since 2000 Łódź, since 2010 BydgoszczInternational
International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima1994Kraków,International
Era New Horizons Film Festival (since 2001) T-mobile New Horizons Film Festival (since 2011)2001Sanok, Cieszyn, WrocławInternational
Zubroffka Short Film Festival2005Białystok, International
Filmy Świata Ale Kino+2005 WarszawaInternationalWorld
International Cycling Film Festival2012CzęstochowaSpecial interestAnnual festival in Poland and Germany for bicycle related films
KAN Film Festival1999WrocławSpecial interestFormal name is the Amateur and Independent Film Festival KAN; held annually around the end of April.
Kraków Film Festival1960KrakówSpecial interestAnnual festival dedicated to documentary, animation and other short film forms.
Planete Doc Film Festival2004WarsawInternationalOne of the biggest documentary film festivals in Europe. Held annually in May.
Spotkania z Filmem Górskim2007ZakopaneMountain filmfirst half of September
Sputnik Russian Film Festival2007 WarszawaInternationalRussian
Tofifest International Film Festival2005 ToruńInternationalWorld
Warsaw International Film Festival1984WarsawInternationalHeld annually in October.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Algarve International Film Festival - FICA1971PortimãoInternational Held annually in Spring.
Arouca Film Festival2003AroucaInternational An international festival for independent films.
ART&TUR2008BarcelosInternational Tourism Film FestivalHeld annually in September or October
Avanca International Film Festival1997AvancaInternational Held annually in July.
Black&White2004OportoInternational An international festival for black-and-white films.
Caminhos do Cinema Português1988CoimbraSpecial Interest An international festival for Portuguese films.
Cinanima1976EspinhoSpecial Interest An international festival for animated films.
Cinema Bioscoop2012LisboaSpecial Interest An international festival for Dutch speaking films.
Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival1993Vila do CondeInternational Held annually in the first week of July.
Festival Córtex2009 SintraNational and International Shortfilm CompetitionHeld annually in February
Doclisboa2004LisbonSpecial interest An international film festival for documentaries.
Douro Film Harvest2009 DouroInternationalHeld annually in September
Évora International Short Film Festival (FIKE) 2001ÉvoraSpecial interestHeld annually in November, the competition section is open to international short films, animation, fiction and documentaries up to 40 minutes. No entry fee.
Estoril Film Festival 2006EstorilInternationalHeld annually in November, the competition section is open to international films, animation, fiction and documentaries
Faial Filmes Fest2005Faial IslandSpecial Interest An international festival for Portuguese films.
Fantasporto1982PortoInternacionalFantasy, horror, action and science-fiction festival.
FEST-International Youth Film Festival2004EspinhoInternational Yearly festival held in late June dedicated to young filmmakers
Festa do Cinema Francês1999Lisbon, Almada, Oporto, Guimarães, Faro, CoimbraSpecial interest An international festival for French films.
FESTin - Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa2010LisbonInternational An international festival for Portuguese speaking films.
Festival Bragacine2003MinhoInternational An international festival for independent films.
Festival Temps d'Images2003LisbonInternational An international festival for independent films.
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival1985SetúbalSpecial interestHeld annually during the first week in June, the competitive section is open to films from countries producing less than 30 features per year.
Funchal International Film Festival MadeiraInternational
IndieLisboa International Film Festival2004LisbonSpecial interest An international film festival for independent movies.
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival1996LisbonSpecial interestDedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual themed films.
Madeira Film Festival2012MadeiraNature / EnvironmentCreating awareness of the Laurisilva forest through the persuasive strength of audio-visual communication. Held in late April (2013) or the first week in May at the Teatro Municipal, Funchal and the nearby Reid's Palace Hotel, MFF is a competitive festival with the Laurisilva Award presented to the best short, feature, documentary and nature orientated films. Also includes live music, expeditions to the forests and fashion show.
MONSTRA2000LisbonSpecial interest An international festival for animated films.
MOTELx2007LisbonSpecial interest An international festival for horror films.
Muvi Lisboa2014LisbonInternational Music on film festival.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino2014LisbonSpecial interest An international film festival for films made by women of Mediterranean countries.
8 1/2 - Festa do Cinema Italiano2008Lisbon, Funchal, Coimbra, Guimarães, OportoSpecial interest An international festival for Italian films.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
ALTER-NATIVE1993Târgu MureşSpecial interestInternational short film festival.
Anim'est BucharestSpecial interestInternational animation film festival
Anonimul2004Sfântu Gheorghe, TulceaSpecial interestInternational independent film festival.
Astra Film Festival1993SibiuInternationalSibiu International Festival of Documentary Film
Comedy Cluj2009Cluj-NapocaInternationalInternational Comedy Film Festival
DaKINO BucharestSpecial interest
Filmul de Piatra2008Piatra NeamțSpecial interestShort film festival.
Gay Film Nights2004Cluj-NapocaSpecial interestLesbian and gay film festival
Iaşi International Film Festival2009IaşiInternational
IPIFF ConstanţaSpecial interestThe Independent Producers International Film Festival
International Digital Film Festival Kinofest2007BucharestInternationalKinofest is the first digital film festival in Romania. Kinofest has the explicit goal of promoting young film-makers, artists and their work - film, music and visual art-wise; and also, to cultivate the interest in and promote the arts and media culture among the general public through independent film, video and new media making.
NexT Film Festival2007BucharestSpecial interestInternational short film festival
Pelicam International Film Festival2012TulceaInternationalEnvironmental film festival
Spune pe scurt BucharestSpecial interestInternational online short film festival
Timishort2009TimișoaraSpecial interestInternational short film festival.
Transilvania International Film Festival2002Cluj-NapocaInternational
Where is the love? BucharestSpecial interestInternational short film festival


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Festival of Festivals, St. Petersburg1993St. PetersburgInternationalHeld annually June 23-29th. Features several traditional screening sections as well as special prizes.
Golden Minbar International Muslim Film Festival2005KazanInternationalFirst held in 2005 since then has been held annually. (in Russian, English, and Arabic)
Kinotavr Film Festival1991SochiInternational
KROK International Animated Films Festival1989Cities along the Volga or Dnieper riversSpecial InterestInternational animation festival which is held in Russia on even years and in Ukraine on odd years. It takes place on a cruise ship and visits various
Message to Man1988Saint PetersburgInternationalInternational competitive festival for documentary, animated and short
Moscow International Film Festival1935MoscowInternationalFirst held in 1935, from 1959 to 1995 it was held every second year in July, and since 1995 has been held annually.
Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films "Vertical"1996MoscowMountain filmApril
Open Russian Festival of Animated Film1996SuzdalSpecial InterestThe only festival devoted to professional appraisal of domestic Russian animation. Films from Belarus and Ukraine are also often
Russia's Family Short Film Festival GalichSpecial interest
International Kansk Video Festival2002Kansk, RussiaInternational, Special InterestThe most innovative festival in Russia. It focuses on experimental, alternative, independent video and film shorts
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival «Side by Side»2008Saint Petersburg, RussiaInternationalThis is international film festival, which raises issues of homosexuality, bisexual and transgender (dec. LGBT)
Faces of Love International Film Festival1993SochiInternationalFirst held in 1993. Focuses on films about love.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Kratki metar1959BelgradeInternational Screening documentary, experimental, short fiction, and short animated films. The festival has 2014 its 61. edition. Link
Filmski susreti1966NišNational Festival celebrating acting achievements in Serbian film. Link
FEST1971BelgradeInternational Conceptualized as "the festival of festivals". Screening a selection of award-winning films from recent top international festivals as well as currently trending films. Belgrade's best-known film festival. Link
Sopot Film Festival1972SopotNational Slobodarske filmske svečanosti. Link
Film Screenplay Festival1977Vrnjačka BanjaNational Festival honouring screenwriting achievements in Serbian film. Link
Alternative Film/Video Festival1982BelgradeSpecial interestScreening alternative and/or experimental films and videos. Link
Palić Film Festival1992PalićInternational"Golden Tower" award. Held annually in July. Link
International Festival of Ethnological Film1992BelgradeSpecial interestHeld in Belgrade's Ethnographic Museum. Link
Festival autorskog filma1995BelgradeInternationalNon-competitive festival screening auteur films. Link
Student Film Festival1999BelgradeInternationalStudent film competition. Link
Magnificent 7 Festival2005BelgradeInternationalNon-competitive festival screening European feature documentary films. Held annually in January. Link
Balkanima2005BelgradeInternationalEuropean animated film festival. Link
TV FESTIVAL PRESS VITEZ/PRESS KNIGHT2006NoviSad, Zrenjanin, BelgradeInternationalShort TV pieces, documentary, news, and of all other genres... Link
Serbian SciFi Festival2006BelgradeNationalSerbian science fiction film festival. Link
Interakcija Student Film Camp2006ZlatiborInternationalStudent film camp. Link
Cinema City2007Novi SadInternational"Ibis" award Link
Animanima2007ČačakInternationalAnimation film festival. Main award - Zlatni štift Link
Bdenje duše2007Sremski KarlovciNationalDocumentary and short film festival screening films dealing with history, culture, and spirituality. Link
Mini Film Festival2007Novi SadRegional"Festival mini filma". Short films, up to 3 minutes. Held annually @ Radio Cafe Link
Küstendorf2008DrvengradInternationalHeld annually in January. Short films enter competition for the festival main award - the Golden Egg. The festival is organized and run by Emir Kusturica. Link
BelDocs2008BelgradeInternationalDocumentary film festival. Link
Leskovac International Film Festival (LIFFE)2008LeskovacInternational
FreeNetWorld International Film Fest2008NišInternationalThe best FNW film award. The best documentary film. The best animated film. The best fiction. The best music video/experimental film. Audience award. Link
Silafest2009Veliko Gradište / Silver LakeSpecial interestTourist and ecological film festival. Link
Kratka Forma – The International Festival of Short Films2011Gornji MilanovacNationalShort film festival. Link
Bašta Fest – Short Film Festival2014Bajina BaštaInternationalShort film festival, held annually in June/July. Link


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Art Film Fest1992Trenčianske Teplice, TrenčínInternationalHeld annually in June
ekotopfilm–International Festival of Sustainable Development Films1974BratislavaInternationalHeld annually in October.
Golden Beggar1995KošiceInternationalAnnual festival and awards for local television programs
International Film Festival Bratislava BratislavaInternationalHeld annually in November
International Film Festival Cinematik2006PiešťanyInternationalSpecialized on best European films
Medzinárodný Festival Horských Filmov Poprad1993PopradMountain filmsecond week of October


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Filofest2006LjubljanaSpecial interestInternational Student Film and Video Festival
Ljubljana International Film Festival1989LjubljanaInternational
Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival1984LjubljanaInternationalGay and Lesbian film festival
Kino Otok2004IzolaInternational
Festival of Slovenian Film1998PortorožSlovenian
ENIMATION Little Elephant - International Children and Youth Film Festival2011MariborInternational
Film Festival Novo Mesto2004Novo MestoRegional
Grossmann Film and Wine Festival2005LjutomerRegional
International Mountain Film Festival Domžale2007DomžaleMountain filmApril
Ljubljana International Documentary film Festival1998LjubljanaInternational
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival2009LjubljanaInternational


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Alcances Film Festival of the Atlantic Cádiz
L'Alternativa - Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelona1993BarcelonaInternationalHeld annually in November, the festival offers screenings and activities centered on the themes of diversity, creativity, freedom, and commitment.
Animac - Catalunya International Animation Film Festival LleidaSpecial interest
Barcelona Asian Film Festival1999BarcelonaInternational
Cinema Jove International Film Festival Valencia
Cryptshow Festival de Badalona Badalona
FCAT - African Film Festival of Cordoba2000Cordoba, SpainAfrican and Arab countriesFilm competition, film screenings and industry-related conferences
Festival de Cine de Sitges1967SitgesSpecial interestFestival for the fantasy, horror, science fiction, cult film and martial arts genres.
Festival de Cinema de Muntanya i Aventura de Torelló1983TorellóMountain filmthird week in November
Festival de cine internacional de Orense1996Ourenseinternational independent film festivalyearly in
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival1969BadalonaInternationalOctober, early November
Gijón International Film Festival1963GijónInternational
Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur2007GranadaInternational
Granada Short Film Festival Special interest
International Week of Fantastic Film1980MálagaSpecial interest
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival2000Las Palmas de Gran CanariaInternational
Málaga Spanish Film Festival1998MálagaSpanish Held annually in April
Marbella Film Festival2006MarbellaInternational
Molins Film Festival 1973 Molins de Rei International TerrorMolins Horror Film Festival
MUCES SegoviaInternationalHeld annually in November
Renderyard Film Festival2004Spain & LondonInternationalHeld annually in Spain and London, Renderyard showcases independent films, Animations, Documentaries and Music Videos. Founder of the Renderyard Film Award.
San Sebastián International Film Festival1953San SebastiánInternationalSupervised by the FIAPF, the annual festival is one of the most important in Europe.
San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival1989San SebastiánSpecial interest
San Sebastian Human Rights Film Festival2003San SebastiánSpecial interest
Seville Festival of European Cinema Seville International
Sintetitza International Short Film Festival of the Pyrenees2008Barcelona International
Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival (Former Barcelona International Television Festival)1997BarcelonaInternationalOrganized by OETI, European observatory for children's television, the Festival is aimed at providing ethical content in audiovisual communication media in children and youth targeted television.
Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema1990Valencia International
See also: Calendar of film festivals in Spain.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Arctic Light Film Festival "late '80s" Kiruna also showing in villages
BUFF International Film Festival1984MalmöSpecial interestThe International Children and Young People's Film Festival in Malmö takes its acronym from its Swedish name, Barn- och ungdomsfilmfestivalen
CinemaQueer International Film Festival2011StockholmSpecial interestSwedens largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender film festival.
Dövfilmfestival Stockholm
Filmörnen1978VärmlandSpecial interestFestival for Swedish short films
Gothenburg Film Festival1979GothenburgInternational
HBT-GBG2007GothenburgSpecial interestGay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender cultural festival.
Luleå Filmfestival Luleå
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival1995LundSpecial interestAnnual festival of fantasy, horror and science fiction.
Malmö Arab Film Festival2011MalmöSpecial interestEurope's largest film festival on Arab Cinema and a platform for collaboration between the Nordic and Arab film industries
Norrköping Film Festival Flimmer1998NorrköpingInternationalHeld annually in October.
PANORAMICA - Stockholm Latin American Film Festival2015StockholmSpecial interestStockholms first Latin American film festival, held annually in September.
Stockholm International Film Festival1990StockholmInternationalHeld annually in November.
ONECLOUDFEST2011StockholmInternationalHeld annually.
Uppsala International Short Film Festival1982UppsalaSpecial interestHeld annually in late October.
Umeå International Short Film Festival2011Umeå
International Random Film Festival2009GarpenbergInternationalThe festival is held annually in a randomly selected location. Selection process is random as well.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Videoex 1998 ZurichInternationalExperimental film and video festival.
Cinéma Tout Ecran GenevaInternationalFilm and television festival.
Geneva International Jewish Film Festival GenevaInternationalFilm and television festival.
Festival dei Festival1993LuganoMountain filmbeginning of June
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival2000LausanneSpecial interestFilm and music festival devoted to underground culture.
Locarno International Film Festival1946LocarnoInternationalHeld annually in August.
Locarno Short Film Festival LocarnoInternationalHeld annually in December.
Lucerne International Film Festival2010LucerneInternationalHeld annually in October.
Mobile Motion Film Festival2014ZurichInternationalFirst will be held in 2015.
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival2000NeuchâtelSpecial interestAnnual genre festival for fantasy, horror, sci-fi and cult films.
Pink Apple Film Festival1997Zurich / FrauenfeldSpecial interestThe biggest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in Switzerland.
Queersicht1997BernSpecial interestThe oldest LGBT film festival in Switzerland.
shnit international shortfilmfestival2003BernSpecial interestHeld annually in October.
Solothurn Film Festival1966SolothurnSwiss FilmHeld annually in January, the film festival is the most important festival for Swiss cinema.
Visions du réel NyonSpecial interestAnnual documentary festival.
European Student Film Festival2009Les Sciernes/GruyèreSpecial interestAnnual high school students movie festival and workshops
Zurich Film Festival 2005 ZurichInternationalInternational film festival.


Name Est. City Type Details Website/
AFM International Independent Film Festival2002IstanbulSpecial interestHeld annually around mid-February. A festival for independent films.
Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival1997AnkaraSpecial interest
International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival1963AntalyaInternationalHeld annually in October
Yıldız Technical University Cinema Club International Short Film Competition2002IstanbulInternationalHeld annually in March.
Marmara University Faculty of Communication International Short Film Competition1998IstanbulInternationalHeld annually in May.
Istanbul International Film Festival1982IstanbulInternationalHeld annually in April.
Istanbul Animation Festival2003IstanbulInternationalHeld annually in November.
Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival1993AdanaInternationalHeld annually in June.
Ankara International Film Festival1988AnkaraInternationalHeld annually in March
Teen International Shorts Festival - TISFEST2012İstanbulInternationalHeld annually in April
International Labor Film Festival2006İstanbulInternationalHeld annually in May


Molodist 1970 Kyiv International The oldest and the most well-known Ukrainian film festival
Kyiv Film Festival 2009 Kyiv International Another Ukrainian film festival held in Kyiv
Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2012 Kyiv International Short films festival
Kinolev 2006 Lviv Special Interest Short films festival
Odessa International Film Festival 2010 Odessa International The widest and most popular festival in Ukraine
KROK International Animated Films Festival 1989 Cities along the Volga or Dnieper rivers Special Interest International animation festival which is held in Russia on even years and in Ukraine on odd years. It takes place on a cruise ship and visits various cities.
Pokrov Film Festival 2003 Kyiv International International festival of Christian Orthodox cinema
Vidkryta Nich (Open Night) 1997 Kyiv Special Interest Festival of Ukrainian debut short films
Kharkiv Siren Film Festival 2008 Kharkiv International International festival of short feature films
VAU-Fest 2010 Ukrainka, Kyiv oblast International International Video Art and Short Film Festival
Kinofront 2008 Lviv Special Interest Festival of Ukrainian Z and indie movies
Docudays UA 2003 Kyiv International International human rights documentary film festival
Contact Film Festival 2005-2007 Kyiv International International documentary film festival
Berdiansk International Film Festival "Golden Brigantine" 2011 Berdiansk International Festival of cinema made in Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic countries
Irpin Film Festival 2003 Irpin International International noncommercial festival of alternative cinema
Golden Pektorale 2010 Truskavets International
Crown of Carpathians 2009 Truskavets International
Mute Nights Festival 2010 Odessa Special Interest International silent film festival which is held in Odessa on the third week on June.
Kino-Yalta 2003 Yalta Special interest Festival organized together with the Russian government
Stozhary 1995 Kyiv Special interest An actors' film festival, in which actors' performances on film are the focus of jury assessment and awards.
Wiz-Art 2008 Lviv International International short film festival
Sebastopol International Film Festival 2005-2009, 2011 Sevastopol International
Children KinoFest 2014 Kyiv International International children's film festival

United Kingdom


Name Est. City Type Details Website London Image Festival Special interest
3 Short Online Film Festival Special interest
Aesthetica Short Film Festival2011YorkIndependent FilmAnnual festival screening films 25 minutes and under - all genres represented. Competition, special events, master classes.
Amplitude Film Festival2012Bude, DevonSpecial InterestExtreme sports and alternative sports film festival. Categories for Ocean Culture, Mountain Culture, Urban Culture and Spirit of Adventure
Angel Film Festival Islington
Bath Film Festival2012Bath, SomersetPreviewsFeatures Docs and Shorts film festival. Categories for Art & Design, Sci-Fi, Bath Debuts
Behind the Curtain: Eastern European Film Festival 2015 BirminghamInternational Films & EventsEastern European and Features and Shorts film festival
Birds Eye View LondonSpecial interestFor emerging women directors.
Bloomsbury Park Film Festival2006LondonIndependent filmHeld annually at University of Westminster in Camden Town and on the green at Regents Park Bloomsbury London.
Borderlines Film Festival2003Herefordshire, ShropshireInternational, UK and local films and eventsRural film festival held annually in late February or early March
Brazilian Film Festival of London2009LondonBrazilian CinemaHeld annually in London.
British Student Film Festival2012London, Newcastle, Liverpool, BristolStudent Independent FilmHeld annually in various British cities
British Horror Film Festival2010London, BournemouthIndependent FilmHeld annually in Leicester Square, London
British Urban Film Festival2005LondonIndependent filmAlso called BUFF, the festival is held every year around September
Cambridge Film Festival1977CambridgeAnnual festival, 3rd oldest in the UK after London and EdinburghPublic festival.
Cambridge International Super 8 Festival2007CambridgeAnnual festival dedicated to films shot using the Super 8 formatCompetition and special programmes.
Colchester Film Festival2012Colchester, EssexIndependent filmInternational, UK, and local films alongside filmmaking workshops and masterclasses
Commonwealth Film Festival2001ManchesterInternational festival dedicated to films shot within the CommonwealthCompetition and special programmes
Cornwall Film Festival2002CornwallAnnual festival celebrating Cornish and international filmmaking, showcasing short and feature-length films from around the world.Competition and special programmes
Cornwall Horror Festival2014CornwallAnnual festival of short horror films from around the world.Competition.
Durham Student Film Festival2012DurhamStudent FilmAnnual festival held each February to celebrate worldwide student filmmaking.
Encounters Short Film Festival1994BristolAnnual festival dedicated to short films and animationCompetition and special programmes.
East End Film Festival1991LondonIndependent film International, UK, and local East London films alongside music and industry events
End Of The Pier International Film Festival2004South CoastIndependent film International, UK, and local South Coast films. Short Film Competition
Falstaff International Film Festival 2009 Stratford-upon-Avon International Held annually in November.
The Filmic Film Festival ManchesterSpecial interestAbstract, Unconventional and Stylised FilmComing Soon
Family Friendly Film Festival2005ManchesterSpecial interestHeld annually, the festival is aimed at children and young adults.
FilmLab Festival2010LondonStudent filmsHeld annually, the festival promotes short films by students and recent graduates.
FilmKit Film Festival 2014 London Special interest An annual festival focused on new filming techniques and abstract film.
Film Africa2008LondonAfrican film10 days of more than 50 of the best African fiction and documentary films from across the continent.
Flatpack Film Festival2006Birmingham International Held annually in March.
Flip Animation Festival2004Wolverhampton International Held annually in October.
FrightFest2002LondonSpecial interestAnnual horror and fantasy festival.
From Page to Screen Festival2011BridportSpecial interestCelebrates and rewards excellence in film adaptation of books, affiliated with the Bridport Prize fiction competition.
Heart of England International Film Festival2008TamworthThe friendly international oneAnnual event catering for all film genres with global film-making input.
Insight Film Festival2007ManchesterInternationalBiennial, interfaith festival for short films on the theme of 'faith'
I Will Tell international film festival2007LondonInternationalfocussed on issues of social, economic and environmental justice and equity.
Kendal Mountain Film Festival1980KendalMountain filmthird weekend in November
Leeds International Film Festival1986LeedsInternationalLargest film festival in England outside London.
Leeds Independent Film Festival - No Gloss2012LeedsIndependentNo Gloss Film Festival - Leeds' independent film festival. Celebrating independent, DIY, unconventional film-making & low / no budget films.
Let's All Be Free Film Festival2013LondonInternationalA film festival dedicated to exploring what it means to be free.
London Asian Film Festival1999LondonInternationalHeld annually in spring at the BFI or BAFTA.
London Independent Film Festival2007LondonInternationalHeld annually to support independent fu=ilms and screenplays
London Film Festival1956LondonInternationalHeld annually by the British Film Institute and sponsored by The Times newspaper.
London Fashion Film Festival2014LondonInternationalHeld annually by the London Fashion Film Festival.
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival1986LondonInternationalHeld annually by the British Film Institute.
London Turkish Film Festival1993LondonInternational Selection of Turkish features, documentaries and short films, with many UK premieres and directorial debuts.
Manchester Film Festival2015ManchesterInternational
Meniscus Film Festival2001GrimsbyInternationalHeld annually by film fans, filmmakers and volunteers.
Moves - International Festival of Movement on Screen2004LiverpoolInternationalLargest exhibition platform for experimental short film and screen based video works centred around movement on screen. Annual festival (April time)
Norwich Film Festival2009NorwichInternationalPredominantly short films, with awards for student films, animated films and documentaries.
onedotzero LondonSpecial interestWorldwide digital short film festival.
One Voice Youth Film Festival2009BournemouthYouth filmsHeld annually for aspiring filmmakers in Dorset aged up to 25.
Peckham Free Film Festival2010LondonCommunityFree indoor and outdoor film events in community locations across the SE15 district of London.
Pennine Film Festival2006LancashireCommunityExhibitor and all-round film education resource for the independent film.
Public Health Film Festival2014OxfordCommunityFree festival featuring screenings, talks and workshops around health related films.
Rainbow Film Festival (Shropshire Lesbian & Gay Film Festival)2006Shrewsbury, ShropshireSpecial interestAn annual festival featuring films from around the world with a lesbian and gay context.
Raindance Film Festival1993LondonSpecial interestA festival for independent films, the festival is also the founder of the British Independent Film Awards.
Renderyard Film Festival2004LondonInternationalHeld annually in London and Spain, Renderyard showcases independent films, Animations, Documentaries and Music Videos. Founder of the Renderyard Film Award.
Rob Knox Film Festival2007LondonInternationalHeld annually in London Borough of Bexley, Rob Knox Film Festival showcases independent films, all genres and lengths.
Sahar International short Film Festival2014Greater ManchesterIndependent Independent shorts, Up to 20 Minutes
Salford Film Festival2004SalfordIndependentPremieres, Features and shorts
Sefton Short Film Festival2004LiverpoolSpecial interestAnnual short film festival
Sirius Film Festival2014LoughboroughShortInternational independent films
St Albans Film Festival2013St AlbansInternationalShort films under twenty minutes
Strawberry Shorts (film festival)2004CambridgeInternationalLocal, national and international independent films under 20 minutes
Super Shorts International Film Festival2003 LondonInternational For films under twenty minutes
Terracotta Far East Film Festival2008LondonEast AsianSelection of new films from Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Thailand.
The End of the Pier International Film Festival2002West SussexSpecial interestAn independent film festival, it shows work by local filmmakers, as well as international shorts and
The Monthly Film Festival2015GlasgowInternationalAn online international short film, trailer and screenplay festival that runs every month.
Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival 2014 Tolpuddle (Dorset) International, Political A celebration of challenging Political and Radical filmmaking. The festival incorporates the Small Axe Radical Short Film Awards. It takes place alongside the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival.
UK Green Film Festival2011Nationwide InternationalThe UK Green Film Festival is an annual celebration of environmental films from around the world.
UK International Jewish Film Festival1997Nationwide International Annual nationwide festival of international films on Jewish themes including features, documentaries, shorts, animation and experiemental film. The festival also runs a FilmLab training programme for filmmakers and the Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF, which commissions two new films per year.
Watersprite2010CambridgeshireInternational Entirely student-run, this international student film festival is held in Spring at the University of Cambridge. Its competition is free to enter and the festival is free to attend and open to all. Regularly puts on huge line-up of speakers as well as showcasing some of the best emerging talent from around the world.
Witney Film Festival2009OxfordshireInternational An independent film screening shorts and feature films from local, national and international filmmakers, 2012 saw the expansion to a five-day festival.
Wood Green International Short Film Festival2002LondonInternationalAnnual short film festival
Wirral International Film Festival Liverpool InternationalAnnual film festival

Northern Ireland

Name Est. City Type Details Website
Belfast Film Festival Belfast
CineMagic1988BelfastSpecial interestChildren's film festival.
Mid Ulster Film Festival2004OmaghInternational first time film makers
UK Green Film Festival2011Nationwide InternationalThe UK Green Film Festival is an annual celebration of environmental films from around the world.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Africa in Motion2006EdinburghAfrican cinemaHeld annually towards the end of October, the festival features films from all over the African continent.
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival2010HawickInternationalTakes place annually in autumn in the Scottish Borders, specialising in feature films and moving image art relating to landscape and nature
CineFringe Film Festival2010EdinburghShort filmTaking place in August during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, CineFringe is the primary film event at the festival
Dead by Dawn1993EdinburghSpecial interestHeld annually in April, the festival showcases independent, short and feature horror films.
Deep Fried Film Fesitival2004CoatbridgeInternationalHeld annually in August, the festival showcases films from around the globe.
Dundee Mountain Film Festival1983DundeeMountain filmlast weekend of November
Edinburgh International Film Festival1947EdinburghInternationalThe longest continuously running film festival in the world, taking place annually in June.
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival2003EdinburghInternationalThis lively festival takes place each October and screens adventure films from across the globe.
Edinburgh Short Film Festival2005EdinburghInternationalDerived from the Leith Short Film Festival, the festival runs in June screening high quality Scottish, UK & International shorts alongside lively networking events
French Film Festival UK1992EdinburghFrench and French-language filmsHeld in November and December
Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow
UK Green Film Festival2011Nationwide InternationalThe UK Green Film Festival is an annual celebration of environmental films from around the world.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival2007Scotland, InternationalMental HealthTakes place annually in October aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.


Name Est. City Type Details Website
Abertoir2006AberystwythSpecial interestHeld annually in October, showcasing both independent and Hollywood horror films, some unreleased.
beyondTV Swansea
Cardiff Film Festival Cardiff
Flaneur Film Festival Fishguard A complete indie film festival in an iPhone app
Llanberis Mountain Film Festival2004LlanberisSpecial interestBiennial
UK Green Film Festival2011Nationwide NationwideThe UK Green Film Festival is an annual celebration of environmental films from around the world.
Zoom International Young People's Film Festival2006Rhondda Cynon Taff-national Ages 8–25, held annually in March.


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