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

Taipei Film Festival

Dates: June 25 - July 11
Website: https://www.taipeiff.taipei/#

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Switzerland - online

Dates: July 3-11
Website: https://www.nifff.ch/en/

July

Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland - online

Dates: July 7-12
Website: https://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea

Dates: July 9-16
Website: https://www.bifan.kr/eng/

Istanbul Film Festival National Competition, Turkey

Dates: July 17-28
Website: https://film.iksv.org/en

Frontières Co-production Market, Canada – online

Dates: July 23-26
Website: https://frontieresmarket.com/en/coproduction-market

New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand

Dates: July 24-August 2
Website: https://www.nziff.co.nz/2020/at-home-online/

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania

Dates: July 31-August 9
Website: https://tiff.ro/en

August

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland

Dates: August 5-15
Website: https://www.locarnofestival.ch

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dates: August 14-21
Website: https://www.sff.ba/en

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong

Dates: August 18-31
Website: https://www.hkiff.org.hk/

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel

Dates: August 20-30
Website: https://jff.org.il/en

Amman International Film Festival, Jordan

Dates: August 20-25
Website: https://aiff.jo/

Fantasia International Film Festival, Canada,

Dates: August 20-September 2
Website: https://fantasiafestival.com/en/ 

IndieLisboa, Portugal

Dates: August 25-September 5
Website: https://indielisboa.com/en/

Filmart, Hong Kong - online

Dates: August 26-29
Website: https://event.hktdc.com/fair/hkfilmart-en/Hong-Kong-International-Film—TV-Market–FILMART-/

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum - online

Dates: August 26-28
Website: https://www.haf.org.hk/index.php?lang=1

September

Venice International Film Festival, Italy

Dates: September 2-12
Website: https://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2020

Docaviv, Israel

Dates: September 3-12
Website: https://www.docaviv.co.il/org-en/

Telluride Film Festival, US

Dates: September 4-7
Website: https://telluridefilmfestival.org/

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

Dates: September 10-20
Website: https://www.tiff.net/

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/

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland

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

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/

Dinard Film Festival, France

Dates: September 30 - October 4
Website: https://www.dinardfilmfestival.fr/

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

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

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea

Dates: October 7-16
Website: https://www.biff.kr/eng/

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

Asian Contents & Film Market, South Korea

Dates: October 10-13
Website: http://www.acfm.kr/eng/

MIPCOM, France

Dates: October 12-15
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/

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

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic

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

Raindance Film Festival, UK

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

AFM – American Film Market, US

Dates: November 3-8
Website: https://americanfilmmarket.com/

TIFFCOM, Japan

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

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 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia

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

IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dates: November 18-29
Website: https://www.idfa.nl/en/

Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt

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

Postponed 2020 festivals with TBC dates

AFCI Week

Cartagena International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

FICCI Frames

Frameline

Guadalajara International Film Festival

HAF

Hot Docs

Malaga Film Festival

Panama Film Festival

Produced By

Red Sea International Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival

Sofia Film Festival, Sofia Meetings

Sundance London, Hong Kong

Tribeca Film Festival

ZagrebDox

Events that were cancelled or ran online

Annecy Animation Festival

BANFF World Media Festival

BFI Flare - ran online, March 20-30

Cannes Critics’ Week, Directors’ Fortnight, ACID

CinemaCon

CineEurope

Comic-Con

CONNeXT

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

Diagonale

Edinburgh TV festival

Fajr International Film Festival

Jeonju International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Krakow Film Festival

LA Screenings Independents

Locarno Film Festival

Melbourne Film Festival

MIPTV - ran online, March 28 - April 2

Monte-Carlo TV Festival

Munich Film Festival

Qumra Film Festival

Seattle Film Festival

Series Mania - ran online, April 20 - May 29

SXSW

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - ran online, May 19-28

Vilnius Film Festival, Meeting Point Vilnius