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Film Festivals

From Sundance to Slamdance, find out about film festivals big and small. Learn about Cannes, the Toronto Film Festival, The Berlin Festival, The Venice Film Festival, and many more. Also digital festivals, short film festivals, alternative film festivals, humanitarian festivals, documentary festivals, andgay and lesbian festivals.
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Berlinale 2011: The Awards
Berlinale 2011: The Awards contains a List of Films Awarded at the 2011 Berlinale, which includes Golden Bear winner Nader and Simin, A Separation, and Silver Bear Winner The Turin Horse

Most Influential Film Festivals
Film festivals provide moviegoers with the first exposure to cinema's best new films. Influential international film festivals as Cannes Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and The Sundance Film Festival showcase the most exciting work by contemporary film makers. Cinephiles will want to stay up to date with news from these top film festivals.

Avignon/New York Film Festival
Featuring 40 French and American independent films at the French Institute in New York City.

Boston Underground Film Festival
An annual festival committed to the celebration of alternative vision and cultivation of independent, provocative and experimental filmmaking.

Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival is the oldest and most prestigious film festival.

Chicago International Film Festival
North America's oldest competitive film festival

Chicago Underground Film Festival
One of the world's largest alternative festivals. Great experimental work premieres here.

CineVegas 1999
Of course Las Vegas needed its own film festival.

Cleveland International Film Festival
The CIFF is a retail festival that screens over 200 features, documentaries, shorts, and animated films from independent filmmakers from the Cleveland area as well as those from throughout the US and 38 countries.

Crested Butte Reel Fest
This Colorado festival shows only short films.

Denver International Film Festival
New international feature releases, cutting-edge independently produced fiction films and documentaries, animation, experimental works, children's programs and short subjects.

Docfest
The New York International Documentary Festival hosts an annual noncompetitive event to celebrate and promote the documentary art form.

Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival
Showcases over 100 films from 30 countries, many without U.S. distribution and several first features. The worlds longest festival - it runs 28 days

The Florida Film Festival
A top regional event on the spring festival circuit. This year the fest will open with Valerie Breiman's Love & Sex, starring Famke Janssen.

George Lindsay Film Festival
A report from the 2006 festival in Huntsville, Alabama.

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Thirty films and videos from 12 countries will screen at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City.

Italian Film Festival
Celebrating it's 25th year.

List of Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Prize Winners
A list of the winners of the festival's top prize through the years. Once known as the Grand Prix, from 1975 the top award has been the "Palme d'Or" or Golden Palm.[

The Lost Film Festival
An "anti-authoritarian" and "anti-competetive" fest. This year's festivities coincided with the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

Marco Island Film Festival
Southwest Florida's film event showcases feature-length and shorts in drama, documentary, comedy, and animation.

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
Visit "the comprehensive interactive component of the nation's largest and longest-running documentary festival."

Method Fest
The fest out of Pasadena, CA celebrates breakout acting performances in independent film.

Moondance International Film Festival
This Boulder, Colorado fest, by and for women, promotes the work of women screenwriters, playwrights, short-story writers and independent filmmakers of any genre of feature films.

Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival
The 20th Annual Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival is the oldest and longest running film festival in the wine country region of California.

Nashville Independent Film Festival
The NIFF will showcase the best in independent film and video in the following genres: feature length, documentary, short subject, animation, experimental, and young filmmaker (high school or younger).

New York Asian Film Festival
Launched in 2002, Subway Cinema's New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is America's leading and most influential showcase for popular Asian cinema. Each year, the Festival selects over 30 feature films, considering only the best, the strangest, and the most entertaining of the recent titles.

The New York Film Festival
The New York Film Festival - New York Film Festival showcases inspiring and provocative cinema by emerging talents and first-rank international artists whose films are often recognized as contemporary classics. A history and profile of The New York Film Festival.

New York International Children’s Film Festival
This month long film festival, opening March 1st, offers daring and subtle film fare, including a gala presentation of "Three Snow Whites."

New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival
The festival presents film and videos from every imaginable genre; cyber submissions of interactive and digital media; audiovisual installations; and media based performance. Scheduled for November 15-19, 2000.

New Zealand Film Festivals
The New Zealand Film Commission's listing of all festival activity on the island.

Newport International Film Festival
Offering a handful of premieres among the 75 screenings including Kenneth Branaugh's Love's Labour's Lost.

Northwest Film & Video Festival
Showcasing shorts, features, and documentaries of filmmakers from Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia.

Norwegian Film Festival
The most notable absentees at this year's 24th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund are: the Norwegian films.

Outfest
This years Los Angeles Outfest 2000 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival features Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey's The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Dempsey Rice's moving doc Daughter of Suicide.

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
Screening 250 films from 24 countries at this year's event.

Raindance Film Festival
This London festival attracts an eclectic audience of leading industry professionals and genuine film fans.

Red Bank International Film Festival
Located in New Jersey, this festival brings world-renowned cineman as well as work by local artists to the community. The festival seeks unconventional films and videos.

Rendez Vous With French Film
Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous With French Film is an orgy of French films. The festival offers new works by both by the masters and emerging filmmakers. This year's highlights includes new work by Agnès Varda, Claude Chabrol, Benoît Jacquot, André Téchiné, and Claire Denis.

Resfest
An annual touring celebration of digital film that features screenings, panels and technology demonstrations.

Rhode Island International Film Festival
RIIFF has become a leading juried competition in the United States and has captured the attention of movers and shakers in the world of independent film.

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, now in its 13th year, is dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women.

Rooftop Films
Rooftop Films is a volunteer-run non-profit film festival and production collective that supports, creates, promotes, and shows daring short films worldwide and in a weekly summer rooftop film festival in Brooklyn.

San Francisco International Film Festival
Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city.

Sea to Sky Film Festival
Taking place at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish, BC, Canada September 21st and 22nd. The fest screens comedy, documentary, drama and experimental work.

Slamdance
The festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. It's out of Utah, but that's the only thing conservative you can say about the films premiered here.

The Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Robert Redford founded the festival in 1978 to raise awareness about independent films. The Sundance Film Festival is held each year in January in Park City, Utah.

Sydney Film Festival
Closing Night extravaganza will present the Australian premieres of Mark Lamprell's My Mother Frank, and Stephen Frear's High Fidelity.

South By Southwest
What originally began as an alt-rock music event has been screening independent films since 1994 and gaining more attention with every passing year. While not known for the multi-million-dollar deals of Sundance lore, SXSW continues to grow.

Tribeca Film Festival (TFF)
The Tribeca Film Festival - Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival’s mission focuses on assisting filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience and promoting New York City as a major filmmaking center.

The Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For ten days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent.

Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival - The history of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world and part of the prestigious Venice Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, January 12-14, 2007, is a festival for activists by activists. Now the largest festival of its kind on the West Coast of the United states, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival screens only the finest environmental and adventure films and hosts activists, celebrities, filmmakers, and speakers.

Berlinale Dispatch: What Remains of the Fest

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