List of film festivals in Europe

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Film festivals
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Name Est. City Type Details
Tirana International Film Festival2003TiranaInternationalBeginning of November
International Film Summerfest of Durrës2008DurrësInternationalAnnual


Name Est. City Type Details
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival2004YerevanInternationalMid-July


Name Est. City Type Details
Crossing Europe2004LinzEuropean filmsLast week of April
Diagonale1998GrazAustrian filmsHeld annually in March.
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival2015ViennaInternationalHeld annually in July.
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival2013InnsbruckInternational Competition for Filmmakers on the Subject of Nature and EnvironmentHeld annually in October
Viennale1960ViennaInternationalHeld annually in October.
Vienna Independent Shorts2004ViennaSpecial interestShort film festival held annually in May.


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


Name Est. City Type Details
Listapad 1994 Minsk Competitive specialized film festival of Baltic countries, as well as countries of Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe Beginning of November


Name Est. City Type Details
Brussels Film Festival (BRFF)1974BrusselsInternational-regionalFormerly Brussels International Film Festival. Last edition 2016.
Brussels Independent Film Festival1974BrusselsSpecial interest
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival1983BrusselsHorror, thriller and science fiction filmsApril
Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF)2018BrusselsInternational
Brussels Short Film Festival1998BrusselsShort films
DOCVILLE – Documentary Film Festival2005LeuvenInternational-NationalInternational, competitive documentary film festival
European Youth Film Festival1989Antwerp BrugesInternational children/youthFebruary–March
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur1984NamurFrench speaking filmsHeld in September–October
International Health Film Festival1994LiègeInternationalAnnual festival for international health and science films.
Mons International Love Film Festival1984MonsRomantic films
Offscreen Film Festival2008BrusselsIndependent filmsThe festival is a showcase for unusual independent films, cult classics, extraordinary documentaries and offbeat genres from around the world.|
Ostend Film Festival2007OstendInternational-NationalMid-September

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Name Est. City Type Details
Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival2018SarajevoInternational documentary
Merlinka Festival2013SarajevoLGBT2nd week of December
Tuzla Film Festival2012TuzlaInternational (EX-YU)Held annually in September/October
Kratkofil2007Banja Luka
Sarajevo Film Festival1995SarajevoInternationalHeld annually in mid-August.
Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival2015SarajevoInternational
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival2006SarajevoInternational, Human Rights documentariesHeld annually in November.
Sarajevo Youth Film Festival 2008 Sarajevo International
VIVA Film Festival2015Sarajevo, Kakanj, VarešInternational Religious, Ecological And Touristic DocumentaryHeld annually in June, application during Januar and March


Name Est. City Type Details
Golden Rose National Film Festival[1]1961[2][3]VarnaNational
Sofia International Film Festival1997SofiaInternationalAlso known as Sofia Film Fest. Held annually in March. Competitive specialized festival for first and second feature films.


Name Est. City Type Details
SUPERTOON International Animation Festival
Bol, Brač
InternationalHeld annually in July
Split Film Festival
InternationalHeld annually in late September.
Croatian Minute Movie Cup
Kastav Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival
InternationalHeld annually in late July.
Pula Film Festival
Croatian, InternationalHeld annually in mid-July
Special interestHeld in February–March
Zagreb Film Festival
InternationalHeld annually in mid-November
Vukovar Film Festival
InternationalHeld in late August
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
Subversive Film Festival

Czech Republic

Name Est. City Type Details
Academia Film Olomouc1966OlomoucSpecial interest
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 Festival2010BrnoInternational
Finále Plzeň Film FestivalPlzeňHeld in April
Fresh Film Festival2004Karlovy VarySpecial interest
International Festival of Animated FilmsTřeboň
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival1997JihlavaInternationalHeld annually in October.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival1948Karlovy VaryInternationalHeld annually in July.
Mezipatra Gay and Lesbian Film Festival2000Brno / PragueSpecial interest / LBGTHeld annually in November.
One World Film FestivalPragueScreens documentaries on human rights
Prague Independent Film Festival2016PragueInternationalHeld annually in August
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth1961ZlínInternationalHas competition, held annually in late May.


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


Name Est. City Type Details
Copenhagen International Documentary FestivalCopenhagenSpecial interest
Copenhagen International Film Festival2003CopenhagenInternational
Odense International Film Festival1975OdenseInternational
NatFilm Festival1990Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense


Name Est. City Type Details
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival2002Tallinn, TartuInternationalHeld annually in November and December; has touring screenings in cities throughout Estonia.
International Random Film Festival2009AnijaInternationalThe festival is held annually in a randomly selected location. Selection process is random as well.


Name Est. City Type Details
Animatricks Animation Festival 2000 Helsinki Special interest Annual animation film festival. Programme consists of feature animations, short animation screenings and competition screenings.
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival1990EspooInternational
Helsinki International Film Festival1988HelsinkiInternational
Midnight Sun Film Festival1986SodankyläInternational
Night Visions1998HelsinkiSpecial interest
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival1982OuluInternational
Tampere Film Festival1969TampereSpecial interest
Vinokino1991Turku, HelsinkiSpecial interest


Name Est. City Type Details
Angers European First Film Festival1989AngersEuropean films
Annecy International Animated Film Festival1960AnnecySpecial interest
Brest European Short Film Festival1986BrestSpecial interestShort films from Western and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Scandinavia in the European Competition.
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.
Chéries-Chéris1994ParisInternationalAnnual festival devoted to LGBT films.
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 festival2006ParisInternationalAnnual festival devoted to Independent Cinema.
Festival du Film Merveilleux2010ParisInternationalAnnual film festival celebrating the imaginary, the Wonder and magic from all over the world.
Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer1994GérardmerSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to horror and fantastic cinema (Festival du Film Fantastique) cinema
Paris International Fantastic Film Festival2011ParisSpecial interestAnnual festival devoted to horror and science-fiction cinema
Paris Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival 1989 Paris International Women-only festival featuring films by and about lesbians and feminism
Paris Independent Film Festival2015ParisInternationalAnnual festival.
Three Continents Festival1979NantesSpecial interestAnnual festival is devoted to the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Filmfest Dresden

Name Est. City Type Details
Berlin Independent Film Festival2010BerlinInternational
Berlin International Directors Lounge2005BerlinInternational
Berlin International Film Festival1951BerlinInternational
Dok Leipzig1955LeipzigSpecial interest
European Media Art Festival1981OsnabrückSpecial interestAnnual experimental film and media art festival.
FeminaleCologneSpecial interestAnnual feminist film festival.
Filmfest Hamburg 1992 Hamburg International and German cinema Held annually in September/October, focussed on feature films.
Filmfest München1983MünchenInternational
filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern1992SchwerinGerman and international film
Hof International Film Festival1967HofInternational
International Cycling Film Festival2005HerneSpecial interest
Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München1981MunichInternational
International Film Awards Berlin (ifab)2012BerlinInternational
International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg1952Mannheim, HeidelbergInternational
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen1954OberhausenSpecial interest
KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival2006MunichInternational
KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln2006CologneSpecial interest
NaturVision Fimfestival2002LudwigsburgInternational Competition for Filmmakers on the Subject of Nature, Animal and Environment
Nordische Filmtage1956LübeckSpecial interestHeld annually in November, spotlighting the cinemas of Scandinavia and the Baltic states.
Oldenburg International Film Festival1994Oldenburg (Lower Saxony)International
de:OpenEyes Filmfest 1994 Marburg International Open-air shortfilm festival, held annually in July
PRIX EUROPA – The European Broadcasting Festival1987BerlinInternational
SCHLINGEL International Film Festival1996ChemnitzInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Drama International Short Film Festival1978DramaInternational
International Thessaloniki Film Festival1959ThessalonikiInternationalHeld annually in November.
Mykonos Biennale2013MykonosInternationalHeld bi-annually in June.
Santorini Film Festival2018SantoriniInternationalHeld annually in June.
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival1999ThessalonikiSpecial interest
Thessaloniki Video Dance Festival2000ThessalonikiSpecial interestDance festival with a showcase of dance films.


Name Est. City Type Details
Kecskemet Animation Film Festival1985KecskemétSpecial interestbiennial; June festival; associated with the Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials|


Name Est. City Type Details
Reykjavík International Film Festival2004ReykjavíkInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Cork Film Festival1956CorkInternational
Darklight Film Festival1999DublinSpecial interest
Fingal Film Festival2012DublinInternational
Fresh Film Festival1996LimerickSpecial Interest
Galway Film Fleadh1989GalwayInternational
GAZE International LGBT Film Festival Dublin or "GAZE"1992 Dublin International / LGBT
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival2002DublinInternational
Waterford Film Festival2007Waterford
Mid Ulster Film Festival2004Omagh
Galway African Film Festival2008GalwayAfrican Film


Name Est. City Type Details
CinemadaMare Film Festival2003 Annual festival for amateur youth filmmakers
Courmayeur Noir Film Festival1991CourmayeurFilm noir
Ecologico International Film Festival2008NardòInternational The 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 interest Annual festival of science fiction, horror and thriller films.
Far East Film Festival1999UdineSpecial interest One of the biggest events promoting Asian Cinema in Europe.
Festival del Cinema all'Aperto "Accordi @ DISACCORDI"2000Naples Special interest
Annual three months outdoor Film Festival
Flaiano Film Festival1974PescaraInternational Annual 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 PianaInternational One of the largest film festivals for kids, held annually in July, with short films and features from around the world.
Il Cinema Ritrovato1986BolognaRare and restored films Held annually in August.
Io Isabella International Film Week2005Special interest Spotlights the work by and about women, particularly documentaries.
Lucca Film Festival2005LuccaInternational
La Guarimba International Film Festival2013AmanteaInternationalLa Guarimba is a cultural association and an international film festival that takes place annually in August and screens short films from all over the world.
Milan International Film Festival2000MilanInternational
Milano Film Festival1996MilanInternational
Pordenone Silent Film Festival1982PordenoneSilent film Held annually in October.
Religion Today1997TrentoInternational The first film festival about religion and dialogue, held annually in October.
Rome Independent Cinema Festival2018RomeInternationalHeld annually in August.
Rome Independent Film Festival2001RomeInternationalHeld annually in November.
Sport Movies & TV - Milano International FICTS Fest 1983 Milan International The world's final of the "World FICTS Challenge", the Worldwide Championship of Cinema, Television and Sport Culture, organized by the FICTS.
CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di RomaRomeHeld annually in October.
Taormina Film Festival
Trieste Film Festival1989TriesteInternational The 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 Festival1982TurinInternational Held annually in November
Venice Film Festival1932VeniceInternational The world's oldest film festival, it is held annually in late August or early September on the island of the Lido.


Name Est. City Type Details
Dokufest – International Documentary and Short Film Festival2002PrizrenInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS1996RigaInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
VIFF Kino Pavasaris1995VilniusInternational
Kaunas International Film Festival2007KaunasInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Monaco International Film Festival2003Monte CarloSpecial interest
Monaco Music Film Festival2006Monte CarloSpecial interest


Name Est. City Type Details
Amsterdam Fantastic Film FestivalAmsterdamSpecial interest
Amsterdam Film eXperience2006AmsterdamSpecial interest
Arab Film FestivalRotterdamSpecial interest
CinemAsia Film FestivalAmsterdamSpecial interest
Dejima Japanese Film FestivalAmsterdam, Rotterdam, UtrechtSpecial interest
Film by the Sea 1999 Vlissingen International Held annually in September
ShortCutz Amsterdam2013AmsterdamSpecial interest
International Film Festival Rotterdam1972RotterdamInternational
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam1988AmsterdamSpecial interest
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival2007AmsterdamInternational
Latin American Film FestivalUtrechtSpecial interest
Leiden International Film FestivalLeidenInternational
Leiden International Short Film FestivalLeidenSpecial interest
Netherlands Film Festival1982UtrechtRegional
Pluk de nacht2003AmsterdamInternational
SCENECS International Debut Film Festival2006AmersfoortInternational

North Macedonia

Name Est. City Type Details
Manaki Brothers Film Festival1979BitolaInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Arctic Film Festival2019SvalbardInternational
Bergen International Film Festival2000BergenInternational
Norwegian International Film Festival1973HaugesundInternational
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards2010OsloInternational
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival2004TrondheimInternational
Tromsø International Film Festival1991TromsøInternational
Fredrikstad Animation Festival1994FredrikstadInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival1969PoznańInternational, children's filmFilms addressed to children and young adults.
Animator2008PoznańInternational, animationThe most important animated film festival in Poland.
American Film Festival2010WrocławAmerican filmShowcases films from the United States.
Camerimage1993ToruńInternational, cinematographyDedicated to the art of cinematography. The host city changed as follows: 1993–1999 Toruń, 2000–2009 Łódź, 2010–2018 Bydgoszcz, 2019–present Toruń.
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival1994KrakówInternational, short film
Five Flavours Film Festival2007WarsawAsian filmDedicated to the cinema of Southeast and East Asia.
Gdynia Film Festival1974GdyniaNationalThe main event celebrating Polish live-action films.
International Cycling Film Festival2012KatowiceSpecial interestBicycle-related films. Held in Poland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Jewish Motifs International Film Festival2003WarsawInternationalJewish-themed films.
Kraków Film Festival1960KrakówInternational, short filmShort film festival of global importance. The oldest film event in Poland.
New Horizons Film Festival2001WrocławInternational, avant-gardeOne of the biggest and most influential cultural events in Poland.
Off Camera2008KrakówInternational, independent film
Planete Doc Film Festival2004WarsawInternational, documentary
Short Waves Festival2009PoznańInternational, short filmShort film festival. It started as a multi-location event held in numerous cities around the globe (the first edition had 28, the record edition had more than 90 towns). Since 2016 it is held exclusively in its original headquarters of Poznań.
Tofifest2002ToruńInternational, independent film
Transatlantyk Festival2011ŁódźInternationalMoved from Poznań to Łódź in 2016.
Warsaw International Film Festival1984WarsawInternationalHeld annually in October.


Name Est. City Type Details
Caminhos do Cinema Português1988CoimbraSpecial InterestAn international festival for Portuguese films.
Doclisboa2004LisbonSpecial interestAn international film festival for documentaries.
Douro Film Harvest2009DouroInternationalHeld annually in September
Estoril Film Festival2006EstorilInternationalHeld annually in November, the competition section is open to international films, animation, fiction and documentaries
Fantasporto1982PortoInternationalFantasy, horror, action and science-fiction festival.
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.
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival1996LisbonSpecial interestDedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual themed films.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino2014LisbonSpecial interestAn international film festival for films made by women of Mediterranean countries.


Name Est. City Type Details
Comedy Cluj2009Cluj-NapocaInternational
Gay Film Nights2004Cluj-NapocaSpecial interest
Transilvania International Film Festival2002Cluj-NapocaInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Festival of Festivals, St. Petersburg1993St. PetersburgInternational
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 cities.|
Message to Man1988Saint PetersburgInternational
Moscow International Film Festival1935MoscowInternational
Open Russian Festival of Animated Film1996SuzdalSpecial Interest
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival «Side by Side»2008Saint Petersburg, RussiaInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Niš Film Festival (sr)1966NišInternational
FEST1971BelgradeInternationalConceptualized 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.
SOFEST (sr)1972SopotInternational
Film Screenplay Festival (sr)1977Vrnjačka BanjaInternational
Palić Film Festival1992PalićInternational"Golden Tower" award. Held annually in July.
Cinema City2007Novi SadInternational"Ibis" award
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.
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.
LIFFE (sr)2008LeskovacInternational
Free Zone Film Festival (sr)2005BelgradeInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Art Film Fest1992Trenčianske Teplice, TrenčínInternational
Golden Beggar1995KošiceInternational
International Film Festival BratislavaBratislavaInternational
International Film Festival Cinematik2006PiešťanyInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Filofest2006LjubljanaSpecial interest
Ljubljana International Film Festival1989LjubljanaInternational
Grossmann Film and Wine Festival2005LjutomerRegional


Name Est. City Type Details
Animac - Catalunya International Animation Film Festival1996LleidaSpecial interest
ANIMAYO Summit, Conferences, Educational Training and International Film Festival of Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games2006Las Palmas de Gran CanariaInternational.Oscars Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival.
Festival de Cine de Sitges1967SitgesSpecial interest
Gijón International Film Festival1963GijónInternational
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival2000Las Palmas de Gran CanariaInternational
Málaga Spanish Film Festival1998MálagaSpanish
Marbella Film Festival2006MarbellaInternational
Mostra de València1980SpainInternationalHeld annually in October – November
San Sebastián International Film Festival1953San SebastiánInternationalSupervised by the FIAPF, the annual festival is one of the most important in Europe.


Name Est. City Type Details
BUFF International Film Festival1984MalmöSpecial interest
Filmörnen1978VärmlandSpecial interest
Gothenburg Film Festival1979GothenburgInternational
HBT-GBG2007GothenburgSpecial interest
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival1995LundSpecial interest
Malmö Arab Film Festival2011MalmöSpecial interest
Stockholm International Film Festival1990StockholmInternational
Uppsala International Short Film Festival1982UppsalaSpecial interest
International Random Film Festival2009GarpenbergInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF)1980FribourgInternationalFestival devoted to international cinema. Held annually in March. The FIFF is one of the five most important film festivals of Switzerland.
Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF)1995GenevaInternationalFestival devoted to cinema, television, and digital creation. Held annually in November. Include a Digital Market programme dedicated to new digital trends.
Geneva International Jewish Film FestivalGenevaInternational
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival2000LausanneSpecial interest
Locarno International Film Festival1946LocarnoInternational
Mobile Motion Film Festival2014ZurichInternational
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival2000NeuchâtelSpecial interest
Queersicht1997BernSpecial interest
shnit international shortfilmfestival2003BernSpecial interest
Solothurn Film Festival1966SolothurnSwiss Film
Visions du Réel1969NyonInternational Held annually in April. Most important documentary film festival in Switzerland.
Zurich Film Festival2005ZurichInternational
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 1997 Winterthur International Held annually in November. Most important short film festival in Switzerland.


Name Est. City Type Details
Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival1997AnkaraSpecial interest
International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival1963AntalyaInternational
Yıldız Technical University Cinema Club International Short Film Competition2002IstanbulInternational
Istanbul International Film Festival1982IstanbulInternational
Istanbul Animation Festival2003IstanbulInternational
Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival1993AdanaInternational


Name Est. City Type Details
Molodist 1970 Kiev International The oldest and the most well-known Ukrainian film festival
Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2012 Kiev International Short films festival
Odesa International Film Festival 2010 Odesa 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.
Mute Nights Festival 2010 Odesa Special Interest International silent film festival which is held in Odesa on the third week on June.
Stozhary 1995 Kiev 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
Children KinoFest 2014 Kiev International International children's film festival

United Kingdom


Name Est. City Type Details
Aesthetica Short Film Festival2011YorkIndependent Film
Angel Film FestivalIslington
Bath Film Festival2012Bath, SomersetPreviewsFeatures Docs and Shorts film festival. Categories for Art & Design, Sci-Fi, Bath Debuts
Birds Eye ViewLondonSpecial interestFor emerging women directors.
Brazilian Film Festival of London2009LondonBrazilian CinemaHeld annually in 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.
Colchester Film Festival2012Colchester, EssexIndependent filmInternational, UK, and local films alongside filmmaking workshops and masterclasses
East End Film Festival1991LondonIndependent filmInternational, UK, and local East London films alongside music and industry events
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival1995BristolInternationalAnnual international film festival. Qualifying competition for BAFTAs, Oscars and European Film Awards.
Europe Film Festival U.K.[6] 2020LondonInternationalAnnual and monthly international film festival. Qualifying competition for IMDb.
Falstaff International Film Festival2009Stratford-upon-AvonInternationalHeld annually in November.
Flatpack Film Festival2006BirminghamInternationalHeld annually in March.
Flip Animation Festival2004WolverhamptonInternationalHeld 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.
Insight Film Festival2007ManchesterInternationalBiennial, interfaith festival for short films on the theme of 'faith'
Kendal Mountain Film Festival1980KendalMountain filmthird weekend in November
Leeds International Film Festival1986LeedsInternationalLargest film festival in England outside London.
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 Image FestivalLondonSpecial interestDedicated to photography and cinematography.
London Independent Film Festival2007LondonInternationalHeld annually to support independent fu=ilms and screenplays
London Indian Film Festival2010LondonSouth Asian CinemaFocuses on Indian independent film.
London Film Festival1956LondonInternationalHeld annually by the British Film Institute.
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 Festival1993LondonInternationalSelection of Turkish features, documentaries and short films, with many UK premieres and directorial debuts.
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 Festival2009NorwichInternationalBIFA (British Independent Film Awards) qualifying short film festival that champions independent film. Annual festival held in November.
onedotzeroLondonSpecial interestWorldwide digital short film festival.
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.
Raindance Film Festival1993LondonSpecial interestA festival for independent films, the festival is also the founder of the British Independent Film Awards.
Sefton Short Film Festival2004LiverpoolSpecial interestAnnual short film festival
Sheffield Doc/Fest1994SheffieldInternationalThe UK's biggest documentary festival and the third largest in the world. Held annually in June.
Slapstick Festival2005BristolSpecial interestA film festival celebrating silent comedy films, as well as films that feature physical and visual comedy.
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 features.
Walthamstow International Film Festival2010LondonInternationalAn annual independent film festival, with a focus on short films by local and international filmmakers.
Underwire Film Festival2010LondonInternationalAn annual independent film festival, dedicated to promoting and celebrating female talent within the film industry.
Wildscreen Festival 1982 Bristol International, Special interest A film festival consisting of the Panda Awards and an Official Selection. It recognises the best in the global wildlife and environmental film industry and celebrates creative storytelling.

Northern Ireland

Name Est. City Type Details
Belfast Film FestivalBelfast
CineMagic1988BelfastSpecial interest
Mid Ulster Film Festival2004Omagh


Name Est. City Type Details
Africa in Motion2006EdinburghAfrican cinema
Dead by Dawn1993EdinburghSpecial interest
Deep Fried Film Festival2004CoatbridgeInternational
Edinburgh International Film Festival1947EdinburghInternational
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival2003EdinburghInternational
French Film Festival UK1992EdinburghFrench and French-language films
Glasgow Film FestivalGlasgow


Name Est. City Type Details
Abertoir2006AberystwythHorror filmsHeld annually in October
Cardiff Film FestivalCardiffHeld in October
Wales International Film Festival2016SwanseaInternationalHeld in October


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