Festival Calendar

TURIN

26 Nov–04 Dec 2021

39th Torino Film Festival

Deadline:
13 August 2021
tel.: +39 011 813 8811
info@torinofilmfestival.org
MAR DEL PLATA

November 2021

36° Festival Internacional de Cine

Deadline: tba
tel.: +54 11 4383 5115
fax: +54 11 4383 5115-101
programacion@mardelplatafilmfest.com
AMSTERDAM

17–28 November 2021

34th International Documentary Film Festival - IDFA

Deadlines:
01 May 2021 (early deadline films)
01 July 2021 (deadline new media projects and performances)
15 July 2021 (final deadline films)
tel.: +31 20 627 33 29
program@idfa.nl
TALLINN

12–28 November 2021

25th Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF

Deadlines:
01 July 2021 (regular)
17 August 2021 (extended)
24 August 2021 (final)
tel.: +372 5620 830
info@poff.ee
DUISBURG

10–14 November 2021

45. duisburger filmwoche

Deadline:
20 August 2021
tel.: +49 203 283 4187
fax: +49 203 283 4130
film@duisburger-filmwoche.de

DOXS! kino children and youth section
08–21 November 2021
Deadline:
18 June 2021
doxs@do-xs.de
THESSALONIKI

04–14 November 2021

62nd International Film Festival

Deadline:
23 July 2021
tel.: +30 210 870 6000
fax: +30 210 644 8143
program@filmfestival.gr
TOKYO

30 Oct–08 Nov 2021

34th International Film Festival
hybrid edition

Deadline: tba
(last year: 17 July)
tel.: +81 3 6226 3011
competition2020@tiff-jp.net
JIHLAVA

26–31 October 2021

25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
hybrid edition

Deadlines:
31 March 2021 (films released in 2020)
31 May 2021 (films completed in 2021 and released by 31 May 2021)
31 July 2021 (rough cuts and films that have not yet had a festival premiere)
tel.: +420 774 101 899
shipping@ji-hlava.cz
LEIPZIG

25–31 October 2021

64. DOK Leipzig - Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm

Deadlines:
01 May 2021 (films completed before 01 May 2021)
07 July 2020 (final entry deadline)
tel.: +49 341 308 64-1020
programm@dok-leipzig.de
MUMBAI

October 2021

22nd Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Deadlines: tba
(last year: 17 April, 18 June, 01 July)
tel.: +91 22 2600 5700
submissions@mumbaifilmfest.com
SÃO PAULO

21 Oct–03 Nov 2021

45th International Film Festival

Deadline:
16 July 2021
tel.: +55 11 3141 0413
info@mostra.org
ROME

14–24 October 2021

16. Festa del Cinema di Roma

Deadline: tba
(last year: 05 August)
tel.: +39 06 4040 1900
fax: +39 06 4040 1700
submissions@romacinemafest.org

Alice nella città
Deadline:
26 July 2021
tel.: +39 06 8530 4966
filmentry@alicenellacitta.com
www.alicenellacitta.com
GHENT

12–23 October 2021

48th Film Fest

Deadlines:
31 May 2021 (early-bird)
01 August 2021 (regular)
tel.: +32 9 242 80 60
fax: +32 9 221 90 74
info@filmfestival.be
YAMAGATA

07–14 October 2021

17th International Documentary Film Festival (biennial)

Deadline International Competition:
15 April 2021
tel.: +81 23 666 4480
fax: +81 23 625 4550
info@yidff.jp

BUSAN

06–15 October 2021

26th International Film Festival

Deadlines:
23 June 2021 (Asian short films only)
21 July 2021 (feature-length films)
tel.: +82 1688 3010
fax: +82 51 709 2299
submission@biff.kr
LONDON

06–17 October 2021

65th BFI Film Festival

Deadlines:
No international feature film submission accepted for the 2021 editon!
02 April 2021 (early-bird UK Feature Films)
04 June 2021 (regular UK Features, International & UK Shorts)
17 June 2021 (late UK Features, International & UK Shorts)
tel.: +44 20 7815 1305
lffsubmissions@bfi.org.uk
VANCOUVER

30 Sep–10 Oct 2021

40th International Film Festival
planned as a hybrid edition

Deadlines:
23 April 2021 (early-bird)
28 May 2021 (regular)
11 June 2021 (late)
tel.: +1 604 685 0260
submissions@viff.org
NEW YORK

24 Sep–10 Oct 2021

59th Film Festival
taking place in a hybrid version

Deadline Shorts:
24 May 2021 (only submissions of short films up to 40 minutes are accepted)
tel.: +1 212 875 5610
submissions@filmlinc.org
ZURICH

23 Sep–03 Oct 2021

17. Film Festival

Deadlines:
31 March 2021 (early-bird)
30 June 2021 (regular)
tel.: +41 44 286 60 00
info@zff.com
HAIFA

19–28 September 2021

37th International Film Festival

Deadline: tba
tel.: +972 4 8353 548
fax: +972 4 8384 327
talid@haifaff.co.il
SAN SEBASTIAN

17–25 September 2021

69th International Film Festival

Deadline:
15 June 2021
tel.: +34 943 48 12 12
fax: +34 943 48 12 18
ssiff@sansebastianfestival.com
TORONTO

09–18 September 2021

46th International Film Festival

Deadlines:
26 March 2021 (early-bird)
14 May 2021 (standard deadline shorts)
28 May 2021 (standard deadline features, Primetime, Wavelengths)
tel.: +1 888 258 8433
submissions@tiff.net
TELLURIDE

02–06 September 2021

48th Film Festival

Deadline:
01 July 2021
tel.: +1 510 665 9494
fax: +1 510 665 9589
mail@telluridefilmfestival.org
VENICE

01–11 September 2021

78. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica

Selezione Ufficiale
Deadlines:
31 May 2021 (VR immersive projects)
11 June 2021 (films)
tel.: +39 041 521 8878
fax: +39 041 521 8854
cinema@labiennale.org

18. Giornate degli Autori
Deadline:
18 June 2021
tel.: +39 06 860 3111
fax: +39 06 8621 3298
info@giornatedegliautori.com
www.giornatedegliautori.com

36. Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC)
Deadline:
01 July 2021
info@sicvenezia.it
www.sicvenezia.it
KARLOVY VARY

20–28 August 2021

55th International Film Festival
postponed
(original dates 02–10 July)

Deadlines:
28 February 2021 (regular)
31 March 2021 (late)
tel.: +420 221 411 011
fax: +420 221 411 033
submissions@kviff.com
SYDNEY

18–29 August 2021

68th Film Festival
postponed to August
(original dates 09–20 June)

Deadline:
26 March 2021
(unsolicited entries from outside Australia only for the First Nations and Screenability programs accepted)
tel.: +61 2 8220 6603
jenny@sff.org.au
SARAJEVO

13–20 August 2021

27th Film Festival
taking place in hybrid version

Deadline:
28 May 2021
tel.: +387 33 221 516
fax: +387 33 263 381
programmes@sff.ba
WROCLAW

12–22 August 2021

21st New Horizons International Film Festival
postponed and held as hybrid edition
(original dates 22 Jul–01 Aug)

Deadline:
07 March 2021
tel.: +48 22 530 66 40
fax: +48 22 831 06 63
festival@nowehoryzonty.pl
MELBOURNE

05–22 August 2021

69th International Film Festival
planned as hybrid edition


Deadlines:
30 November 2020
31 December 2020
31 January 2021
28 February 2021
16 March 2021
tel.: +61 3 8660 4888
submissions@miff.com.au
LOCARNO

04–14 August 2021

74° Locarno Film Festival

Deadlines:
22 March 2021 (early-bird)
05 May 2021 (regular)
14 May 2021 (late)
tel.: +41 91 756 21 21
fax: +41 91 756 21 49
programming@locarnofestival.ch

31e Semaine de la critique
06 - 13 August 2021

Deadline:
25 May 2021
info@semainedelacritique.ch
www.semainedelacritique.ch

MARSEILLE

19–25 July 2021

32e FIDMarseille - Festival International de Cinéma

Deadlines:
15 January 2021 (films produced in 2020)
31 March 2021 (films produced in 2021)
tel.: +33 4 95 04 44 90
programmation@fidmarseille.org
CANNES

06–17 July 2021

74e Festival de Cannes
postponed to July
(original dates 11–22 May)

24e Cinéfondation
Deadline:
26 March 2021
tel.: +33 1 53 59 61 21
cinefondation@festival-cannes.fr
www.cinefondation.com

Competition
Out of Competition
Un Certain Regard
Deadlines:
02 April 2021 (short films)
26 April 2021 (feature films)
tel.: +33 1 53 59 61 71
fax: +33 1 53 59 61 24
zklein@festival-cannes.fr
bmunoz@festival-cannes.fr

60e Semaine de la Critique
07–15 July 2021

Deadline:
03 May 2021
tel.: +33 1 45 08 81 56
h.auclaire@semainedelacritique.com
r.bigot@semainedelacritique.com (short films)
www.semainedelacritique.com


53e Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
07–17 July 2021
Deadlines:
31 December 2020 (earlybird)
30 April 2021 (short & medium films)
14 May 2021 (feature films)

tel.: +33 1 44 89 99 99
bdf@quinzaine-realisateurs.com
www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com


62e Marché du Film
06–15 July 2021

Deadlines:
Registration:
15 April 2021 (early bird)
22 June 2021

Screenings (reserved for sales companies):
Pre-Cannes Screenings
21– 25 June 2021 (online)
Deadline:
26 May 2021
Marché du Film
06–15 July 2021 (cinemas & online)
Deadline:
14 June 2021 (update of Cinando line-up)

tel.: +33 1 53 59 61 30
marketinfo@festival-cannes.fr
www.marchedufilm.com

THESSALONIKI

24 Jun–04 Jul 2021

23rd Documentary Festival
PART 2 hybrid event
taking place in 2 parts
04–14 Mar & 24 Jun–04 Jul 2021
(original dates 04–14 March)

Deadline:
30 November 2020
tel.: +30 210 870 6000
fax: +30 210 644 8143
program@filmfestival.gr
NEW YORK

09–20 June 2021

20th Tribeca Film Festival

Deadlines:
21 October 2020 (early-bird)
02 December 2020 (regular)
13 January 2021 (late)
tel.: +1 212 941 2305
entries@tribecafilm.com
BERLIN

09–20 June 2021

71. Internationale Filmfestspiele
postponed to June and held as an outdoor event
(original dates 11–21 Feb 2021)
EFM held as online market
01–05 March 2021

Wettbewerb | Encounters | Panorama | Forum | Generation | Berlinale Shorts
Deadlines:
03 November 2020 (feature films)
17 November 2020 (short films)
tel.: +49 30 259 20 444
fax: +49 30 259 20 499
programme@berlinale.de

European Film Market - EFM
01 - 05 March 2020

(original dates 11 - 18 February 2020)
Deadlines:
Registration:
06 December 2020 (early bird)
12 January 2021 (regular)
Film Entry:
22 December 2020
tel.: +49 30 259 20 666
efm@berlinale.de
www.efm-berlinale.de


SHEFFIELD

04–13 June 2021

28th Doc|Fest
hybrid edition

Deadlines:
06 November 2020 (early-bird)
15 January 2021 (regular)
08 February 2021 (late)
tel.: +44 114 276 5141
films@sheffdocfest.com
ROTTERDAM

02–06 June 2021

50th International Film Festival
PART 2 hybrid
taking place in 2 parts
01–07 Feb & 02–06 Jun 2021
(original dates 27 Jan–07 Feb)

Deadlines:
24 August 2020 (short films completed by 01 July)
21 September 2020 (short films completed after 01 July and VR immersive)
14 October 2020 (feature-length films)
tel.: +31 10 890 90 90
programme@iffr.com
TORONTO

29 Apr–09 May 2021

28th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
taking place as a hybrid festival

Deadlines:
21 October 2020 (early-bird)
18 November 2020 (regular)
16 December 2020 (late)
07 January 2021 (extended deadline, for feature-length films 66+ min. only, submitting as world premiere)
tel.: +1 416 203 2155
fax: +1 416 203 0446
submissions@hotdocs.ca
NEW YORK

28 Apr–08 May 2021

50th New Directors/New Films
virtual cinema with in-person screenings extending through 13 May

ND/NF does not accept unsolicited submissions.
tel.: +1 212 875 5612
info@filmlinc.org

COPENHAGEN

21 Apr–12 May 2021

18th CPH:DOX - International Documentary Film Festival
postponed and duration extended - held as hybrid edition
(original dates 17–28 March)

Deadlines:
01 September 2020
01 December 2020 (new films completed after 1st deadline)
tel.: +45 33 93 07 34
programme@cphdox.dk
NYON

15–25 April 2021

52e Visions du Réel - Festival International de cinéma
held as a digital event, VdR-Industry online and in person

Deadlines:
23 October 2020 (films finished by September 2020)
22 December 2020 (films finished by 24 March 2021)
tel.: +41 22 365 44 55
fax: +41 22 365 44 50
programme@visionsdureel.ch
SAN FRANCISCO

09–18 April 2021

64th International Film Festival
held in a hybrid format

Deadlines:
19 October 2020 (early-bird)
16 November 2020 (regular: mid-length and feature films | final: shorts)
07 December 2020 (final: mid-length and feature films)
tel.: +1 415 561 5014
gga@sffilm.org
HONG KONG

01–12 April 2021

45th International Film Festival
taking place as a hybrid event

Deadlines:
13 November 2020 (early-bird)
31 December 2020 (regular)
tel.: +852 2970 3300
fax: +852 2970 3011
entries@hkiff.org.hk
AUSTIN

16–20 March 2021

28th SXSW Film Festival
held online

Deadlines:
14 October 2020 (early-bird)
28 October 2020 (official)
tel.: +1 512 467 7979
filmfest@sxsw.com

PARIS

12–21 March 2021

43e Cinéma du réel - festival international de films documentaires
taking place as CANALRÉEL online festival

Deadlines:
30 September 2020 (films completed between 15 January and 01 August 2020)
01 November 2020 (films completed after 01 August 2020)
tel.: +33 1 44 78 45 16
cinereel@bpi.fr
THESSALONIKI

04–14 March 2021

23rd Documentary Festival
PART 1 mainly online
taking place in 2 parts
04–14 Mar & 24 Jun–04 Jul 2021
(original dates 04–14 March)

Deadline:
30 November 2020
tel.: +30 210 870 6000
fax: +30 210 644 8143
program@filmfestival.gr
BERLIN

01–05 March 2021

European Film Market - EFM
held as online market
(original dates 11–18 Feb 2021)
Berlinale Festival postponed to the summer

Deadlines:
Registration:
06 December 2020 (early bird)
12 January 2021 (regular)
Film Entry:
22 December 2020
tel.: +49 30 259 20 666
efm@berlinale.de
ROTTERDAM

01–07 February 2021

50th International Film Festival
PART 1 online
taking place in 2 parts
01–07 Feb & 02–06 Jun 2021
(original dates 27 Jan–07 Feb)

Deadlines:
24 August 2020 (short films completed by 01 July)
21 September 2020 (short films completed after 01 July and VR immersive)
14 October 2020 (feature-length films)
tel.: +31 10 890 90 90
programme@iffr.com
GÖTEBORG

29 Jan–08 Feb 2021

44th Film Festival
taking place as digital festival

Deadlines:
30 September 2020 (regular)
31 October 2020 (late)
tel.: +46 31 339 30 00
submissions@goteborgfilmfestival.se
PARK CITY

28 Jan–03 Feb 2021

37th Sundance Film Festival
taking place at cinemas across the USA and beyond as well as online

Deadlines:
07 August 2020 (earlybird - Shorts, Episodic, New Frontier Projects)
17 August 2020 (earlybird - Features)
24 August 2020 (official - Shorts, Episodic, New Frontier Projects)
07 September 2020 (official - Features)
14 September 2020 (late - Shorts, Episodic, New Frontier Projects)
02 October 2020 (late - Features)
tel.: +1 310 360 1981
fax: +1 310 360 1969
programming@sundance.org
ANGERS

25–31 January 2021

33e Festival Premiers Plans
taking place in an unprecedented format
(online screenings in January, festival continues until 31 August with several public events in Angers and the region)

Deadline:
30 September 2020
tel.: +33 1 42 71 53 70
paris@premiersplans.org
SAARBRÜCKEN

17–24 January 2021

42. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
held entirely online

Deadline:
31 October 2020
tel.: +49 681 90689-0
fax: +49 681 90689-20
info@ffmop.de
FESTIVAL UPDATES

01 Jan–31 Dec 2021

COVID-19-RELATED CHANGES:
cancelled | postponed |
hybrid or online editions