Festival Calendar

EDINBURGH

17–28 June 2020

74th International Film Festival
Postponed and finally cancelled!

Deadlines:
12 December 2019 (earlybird)
16 January 2020 (regular)
06 February 2020 (late)
tel.: +44 131 228 4051
fax: +44 131 221 5501
submissions@edfilmfest.org.uk
KARLOVY VARY

03–11 July 2020

55th International Film Festival
Cancelled!

Deadlines:
29 February 2020 (regular)
31 March 2020 (late)
tel.: +420 221 411 011
fax: +420 221 411 033
submissions@kviff.com
MARSEILLE

22–26 July 2020

31e FIDMarseille - Festival International de Cinéma
New dates!

(original dates 07–13 July)
FIDLab taking place online
07–10 July 2020


Deadlines:
31 January 2020 (films produced in 2019)
31 March 2020 (films produced in 2020)
tel.: +33 4 95 04 44 90
programmation@fidmarseille.org
LOCARNO

05–15 August 2020

73° Locarno Film Festival
Festival cancelled!

Deadlines:
24 March 2020 (early bird)
06 May 2020 (regular)
27 May 2020 (late)
tel.: +41 91 756 21 21
fax: +41 91 756 21 49
programming@locarnofestival.ch
 

31e Semaine de la critique
07 - 14 August 2020

Deadline:
31 May 2020
info@semainedelacritique.ch
www.semainedelacritique.ch

MELBOURNE

06–23 August 2020

69th International Film Festival
Physical festival cancelled!

"MIFF 68 ½" online festival taking place


Deadlines:
30 November 2019
31 December 2019
31 January 2020
29 February 2020
01 March 2020
tel.: +61 3 8660 4888
submissions@miff.com.au
SARAJEVO

14–21 August 2020

26th Film Festival
Taking place online

Deadlines:
09 May 2020 (European Shorts, Children's Program, TeenArena)
23 May 2020 (Competition Programs - Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, Student Film)
tel.: +387 33 221 516
fax: +387 33 263 381
programmes@sff.ba
HONG KONG

18–31 August 2020

44th International Film Festival
Postponed and finally cancelled!

(original dates 24 Mar–02 Apr)


Deadlines:
14 November 2019 (earlybird)
31 December 2019 (late)
tel.: +852 2970 3300
fax: +852 2970 3011
entries@hkiff.org.hk
VENICE

02–12 September 2020

77. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica

Selezione Ufficiale
Deadlines:
15 May 2020 (VR immersive projects)
12 June 2020 (films)
tel.: +39 041 521 8878
fax: +39 041 521 8854
cinema@labiennale.org

17. Giornate degli Autori
Deadline:
19 June 2020
tel.: +39 06 860 3111
fax: +39 06 8621 3298
info@giornatedegliautori.com
www.giornatedegliautori.com

35. Settimana Internazionale della Critica (SIC)
Deadline:
01 July 2020
tel.: +39 041 272 6679
sicvenezia@gmail.com
www.sicvenezia.it
TELLURIDE

03–07 September 2020

47th Film Festival
Cancelled!

Deadline:
01 July 2020
tel.: +1 510 665 9494
fax: +1 510 665 9589
mail@telluridefilmfestival.org
TORONTO

10–19 September 2020

45th International Film Festival
Taking place as physical and digital festival

Deadlines:
03 April 2020 (early bird)
29 May 2020 (standard)
tel.: +1 888 599 8433
fax: +1 416 967 9477
submissions@tiff.net
NEW YORK

17 Sep–11 Oct 2020

58th Film Festival
Expanded festival dates!

(original dates 25 Sep–11 Oct)


Deadline Shorts:
12 June 2020 - only submissions of short films (up to 40 minutes) are accepted
tel.: +1 212 875 5610
submissions@filmlinc.org
SAN SEBASTIAN

18–26 September 2020

68th International Film Festival

Deadlines:
15 June 2020
tel.: +34 943 48 12 12
fax: +34 943 48 12 18
ssiff@sansebastianfestival.com
VANCOUVER

24 Sep–07 Oct 2020

39th International Film Festival
Taking place online and in cinema
(original dates 24 Sept–09 Oct)

Deadlines:
24 April 2020 (early bird)
29 May 2020 (regular)
12 June 2020 (late)
tel.: +1 604 685 0260
submissions@viff.org
HAIFA

03–10 October 2020

36th International Film Festival
Taking place as virtual event

No unsolicited submissions are accepted in 2020!
(last year's deadline: 30 June)
tel.: +972 4 8353 548
fax: +972 4 8384 327
talid@haifaff.co.il
LONDON

07–18 October 2020

64th BFI Film Festival
Taking place as physical and digital festival all across the UK

Deadlines:
03 April 2020 (early bird)
05 June 2020 (regular)
17 June 2020 (late)
tel.: +44 20 7815 1305
lffsubmissions@bfi.org.uk
ISTANBUL

09–20 October 2020

39th Film Festival
Postponed!

(original dates 10–21 April)
National competitions held in July, Meetings on the Bridge online in April


Deadline:
20 December 2019
tel.: +90 212 334 07 20
fax: +90 212 334 07 02
film.fest@iksv.org
GHENT

13–24 October 2020

47th Film Fest

Deadlines:
31 May 2020 (early bird)
01 August 2020 (regular)
tel.: +32 9 242 80 60
fax: +32 9 221 90 74
info@filmfestival.be
ROME

15–25 October 2020

15. Festa del Cinema di Roma

Deadline:
05 August 2020
tel.: +39 06 4040 1900
fax: +39 06 4040 1700
submissions@romacinemafest.org

Alice nella città
Deadline:
03 August 2020
tel.: +39 06 8530 4966
filmentry@alicenellacitta.com
www.alicenellacitta.com

MIA|Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo
14–18 October 2020
www.miamarket.it
BUSAN

21–30 October 2020

25th International Film Festival
Delayed by 2 weeks

(original dates 07–16 Oct)


Deadlines:
22 July 2020 (feature films)
24 June 2020 (Asian short films)
tel.: +82 1688 3010
fax: +82 51 709 2299
submission@biff.kr
SÃO PAULO

22 Oct–04 Nov 2020

44th International Film Festival
Taking place online

Deadline:
17 July 2020
tel.: +55 11 3141 0413
info@mostra.org
LEIPZIG

26 Oct–01 Nov 2020

63. DOK Leipzig - Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
Hybrid film program

Deadlines:
05 May 2020 (first entry deadline for films)
07 July 2020 (final entry deadline for films and interactive works)
01 August 2020 (final deadline for DOK Co-Pro Market projects)
tel.: +49 341 308 64-1020
programm@dok-leipzig.de
JIHLAVA

27 Oct–08 Nov 2020

24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Held entirely online

(original dates 27 Oct–01 Nov)


Deadlines:
31 March 2020 (films released in 2019)
31 May 2020 (films completed in 2020 and released by 31 May 2020)
31 July 2020 (rough cuts and films that have not yet had a festival premiere)
tel.: +420 775 864 828
juraj@ji-hlava.cz
TOKYO

31 Oct–09 Nov 2020

33rd International Film Festival
Held with physical screenings and online symposia and guest talks

Deadlines:
17 July 2020
tel.: +81 3 6226 3011
competition2020@tiff-jp.net
DUISBURG

02–08 November 2020

44. duisburger filmwoche
Held entirely online

Deadline:
23 August 2020
tel.: +49 203 283 4187
fax: +49 203 283 4130
kontakt@duisburger-filmwoche.de
MUMBAI

05–12 November 2020

22nd Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Postponed to 2021!

Deadlines:
17 April 2020 (early bird)
18 June 2020 (regular)
01 July 2020 (late)
tel.: +91 22 2600 5700
submissions@mumbaifilmfest.com
WROCLAW

05–15 November 2020

20th New Horizons International Film Festival
Postponed and held online
(original dates 23 Jul–02 Aug)

Deadline:
22 March 2020
tel.: +48 22 530 66 40
fax: +48 22 831 06 63
festival@nowehoryzonty.pl
THESSALONIKI

05–15 November 2020

61st International Film Festival
Held online

Deadline:
27 July 2020
tel.: +30 210 870 6000
fax: +30 210 644 8143
program@filmfestival.gr
AMSTERDAM

18 Nov–06 Dec 2020

33nd International Documentary Film Festival - IDFA
Held as physical festival with additional online screenings
(original dates 18–29 Nov)

Deadlines:
01 May 2020 (films completed 01 August 2019 - 30 April 2020)
01 July 2020 (performances and interactive/immersive new media projects)
01 August 2020 (films completed after 30 April 2020)
tel.: +31 20 627 33 29
program@idfa.nl
TURIN

20–28 November 2020

38th Torino Film Festival
Held online

Deadline:
04 September 2020
tel.: +39 011 813 8811
info@torinofilmfestival.org
MAR DEL PLATA

21–29 November 2020

35° Festival Internacional de Cine
Held online

Deadline:
16 September 2020
tel.: +54 11 4383 5115
fax: +54 11 4383 5115-101
programacion@mardelplatafilmfest.com
NEW YORK

09–20 December 2020

49th New Directors/New Films
Postponed and held virtually!
(original dates 25 Mar–05 Apr)

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

25–31 January 2021

33e Festival Premiers Plans
Taking place in an unprecedented format
(competition screened for audiences at the cinemas in Angers, part of the selection in several theatres in the region)

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

28 Jan–03 Feb 2021

37th Sundance Film Festival

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
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
ROTTERDAM

01–07 February 2021

50th International Film Festival | Part 1
Taking place in 2 parts as a hybrid festival
01–07 Feb & 02–06 June 2021
(original dates 27 Jan–7 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
BERLIN

11–21 February 2021

71. Internationale Filmfestspiele

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
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


THESSALONIKI

04–14 March 2021

23rd Documentary Festival

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

12–21 March 2021

43e Cinéma du réel - festival international de films documentaires

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
COPENHAGEN

17–28 March 2021

18th CPH:DOX - International Documentary Film Festival

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

Mar–Apr 2021

50th New Directors/New Films

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

HONG KONG

01–12 April 2021

45th International Film Festival

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

09–18 April 2021

64th International Film Festival
Planned as a hybrid in-person and online event

Deadlines:
19 October 2020 (earlybird)
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
ISTANBUL

April 2021

40th Film Festival

Deadline: tba
(last year: 20 December)
tel.: +90 212 334 07 20
fax: +90 212 334 07 02
film.fest@iksv.org

NYON

16–24 April 2021

52e Visions du Réel - Festival International de cinéma

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
TORONTO

29 Apr–09 May 2021

28th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Planned 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
CANNES

11–22 May 2021

74e Festival de Cannes

24e Cinéfondation
Deadline: tba
(last year 15 February)
tel.: +33 1 53 59 61 21
cinefondation@festival-cannes.fr
www.cinefondation.com

Competition
Out of Competition
Un Certain Regard
Deadlines: tba
(last year 01 March & 04 March)
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
12 - 20 May 2021

Deadline:
08 March 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
12 - 22 May 2021 (tbc)
Deadlines:
31 December 2020 (earlybird)
12 March 2021 (short films)
26 March 2021 (feature films)

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


62e Marché du Film
11 - 20 May 2021

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

ROTTERDAM

02–06 June 2021

50th International Film Festival | Part 2
Taking place in 2 parts as a hybrid festival
01–07 Feb & 02–06 June 2021
(original dates 27 Jan–7 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
SHEFFIELD

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
NEW YORK

09–20 June 2021

20th Tribeca Film Festival

Deadlines:
21 October 2020 (earlybird)
02 December 2020 (regular)
13 January 2021 (late - for feature films only, submitted as world premiere)
tel.: +1 212 941 2305
entries@tribecafilm.com
SYDNEY

09–20 June 2021

68th Film Festival

Deadline: tba
(last year 31 January)
tel.: +61 2 8220 6603
jenny@sff.org.au
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