film festival calendar

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Cannes Film Festival, Venice, Toronto

The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption worldwide to the regular festival calendar.

To help keep track of the changing schedule, Screen is keeping this page updated with the latest film festival and market dates, postponements and cancellations. 

The events that are still set to run in some capacity are listed first, while those that were cancelled or ran online earlier in the year are further below.

To submit details of a change to your festival dates/status, please contact us here.

2020 festivals calendar - latest

Ongoing

Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland

Dates: September 17-27
Website: https://hiff.fi/en/

San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain

Dates: September 18-26
Website: https://www.sansebastianfestival.com/in/

September

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland

Dates: September 24-October 4
Website: https://zff.com/en/home/

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada - online

Dates: September 24-October 7
Website: http://goviff.org/viff-2020

Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland

Dates: September 24-October 4
Website: https://riff.is/?lang=en

Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany

Dates: September 24 – October 3
Website: https://www.filmfesthamburg.de/en/

New York Film Festival, US

Dates: September 25 – October 11
Website: https://www.filmlinc.org/

October

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia

Dates: October 1-8
Website: http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru/miff41/eng/

Film Festival Cologne, Germany

Dates: October 1-8
Website: https://filmfestival.cologne/en/

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel

Dates: October 1-10
Website: https://www.haifaff.co.il/eng

Inside Out, Canada - online

Dates: October 1-11
Website: https://insideout.ca/

Camden International Film Festival, US

Dates: October 1-12
Website: https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff/

Antalya Film Festival, Turkey

Dates: October 3-10
Website: https://www.antalyaff.com/en/

BFI London Film Festival, UK

Dates: October 7-18
Website: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/

Bergen International Film Festival, Norway

Dates: October 7-18
Website: https://www.biff.no/english/?language=english

Hamptons International Film Festival, US

Dates: October 8-12
Website: https://hamptonsfilmfest.org/

Canneseries, France

Dates: October 9-14
Website: https://canneseries.com/en/

Istanbul Film Festival excluding National Competition, Turkey

Dates: October 9-20
Website: https://film.iksv.org/en

MIPCOM Online+, France - online

Dates: October 12-16
Website: https://www.mipcom.com/live/en-gb.html

Film Fest Ghent, Belgium

Dates: October 13-24
Website: https://www.filmfestival.be/en

Chicago International Film Festival, US

Dates: October 14-25
Website: https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/

AFI Fest, US - online

Dates: October 15-22
Website: https://fest.afi.com/

NewFest LGBTQ Festival, US - online

Dates: October 16-27
Website: www.newfest.org

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea

Dates: October 21-30
Website: https://www.biff.kr/eng/

El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt

Dates: October 23-31
Website: http://elgounafilmfestival.com/

DOK Leipzig, Germany

Dates: October 26-November 1
Website: https://www.dok-leipzig.de/en

Asian Contents & Film Market, South Korea

Dates: October 26-28
Website: http://www.acfm.kr/eng/

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic

Dates: October 27-November 1
Website: https://www.ji-hlava.com/

Raindance Film Festival, UK - online

Dates: October 28 - November 7
Website: https://www.raindance.org/festival/

Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan

Dates: October 31 – November 9
Website: https://2020.tiff-jp.net/en/

November

TIFFCOM, Japan

Dates: November 4-6
Website: https://www.jcs.tokyo/en/news/newsletter/2020_market

European Film Forum SCANORAMA, Lithuania

Dates: November 4-15
Website: https://scanorama.lt/en

Mumbai Film Festival, India

Dates: November 5-12
Website: www.mumbaifilmfestival.com

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece

Dates: November 5-15
Website: https://www.filmfestival.gr/en/film-festival 

AFM – American Film Market, US - online

Dates: November 9-13
Website: https://americanfilmmarket.com/

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia

Dates: November 13-29
Website: https://poff.ee/en/

IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dates: Physical festival: November 18-29, online festival: November 18-December 6, online market: November 16-20
Website: https://www.idfa.nl/en/

Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt

Dates: November 19-28
Website: https://www.ciff.org.eg/

NFDC Film Bazaar, India - online

Dates: November 20-24
Website: https://filmbazaarindia.com/

Guadalajara International Film Festival, Mexico

Dates: November 20-27
Website: https://ficg.mx/35/public/en/home

December

International Film Festival and Awards Macao, China

Dates: December 3-8
Website: https://www.iffamacao.com/

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel

Dates: December 10-20 (working dates)
Website: https://jff.org.il/en

Postponed 2020 festivals with TBC dates

AFCI Week

Cartagena International Film Festival

FICCI Frames

Frameline

HAF

Hot Docs

Malaga Film Festival

Panama Film Festival

Produced By

Red Sea International Film Festival

Sofia Film Festival, Sofia Meetings

Tribeca Film Festival

ZagrebDox

Events that were cancelled, ran online, or physically

Amman International Film Festival - ran online, August 23-31

Annecy Animation Festival

BANFF World Media Festival

BFI Flare - ran online, March 20-30

BIFAN - ran physically, July 9-16

Brussels International Film Festival - ran physically, September 3-13

Cannes Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight, ACID

Cheltenham International Film Festival - ran online, June 8-14

CinemaCon

CineEurope

Comic-Con

CONNeXT

CPH:DOX - ran online, March 18 - April 5

Diagonale

Dinard Film Festival - cancelled

Docaviv - ran online, September 3-12

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh TV festival

Fajr International Film Festival

Fantasia International Film Festival - August 20-September 2

Filmart - ran online, August 26-29

Frontières Co-production Market - ran online, July 23-26

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum - ran online, August 26-28

Hong Kong International Film Festival - cancelled

IndieLisboa - ran physically, August 25-September 5

Istanbul Film Festival National Competition

Jeonju International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Krakow Film Festival

LA Screenings Independents

Locarno Film Festival - ran online and physically, August 5-15

Melbourne Film Festival

MIPTV - ran online, March 28 - April 2

Monte-Carlo TV Festival

Munich Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival - ran physically, July 24-August 2

Qumra Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival - ran online, August 14-21

Seattle Film Festival

Series Mania - ran online, April 20 - May 29

Shanghai International Film Festival - ran online and physically, July 25-August 2

Sundance London - ran online, August 7-9

SXSW

Telluride Film Festival

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - ran online, May 19-28

Toronto International Film Festival - ran physically, September 10-20

Transilvania International Film Festival - ran physically, July 31-August 9

Venice Film Festival - ran physically, September 2-12

Vilnius Film Festival, Meeting Point Vilnius