Festival Calendar

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

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

Sep–Oct 2021

59th Film Festival

Deadline Shorts: tba
(last year: 12 June - only submissions of short films up to 40 minutes were accepted)
tel.: +1 212 875 5610
submissions@filmlinc.org
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

September 2021

46th International Film Festival

Deadlines: tba
(last year: 03 April & 29 May)
tel.: +1 888 599 8433
fax: +1 416 967 9477
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
tel.: +39 041 272 6679
sicvenezia@gmail.com
www.sicvenezia.it
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

Deadlines: tba
(last year: 09 May and 23 May)
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

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

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

MARSEILLE

06–12 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
KARLOVY VARY

02–10 July 2021

55th International Film Festival

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

June 2021

74th International Film Festival

Deadlines: tba
(last year: 12 December, 16 January, 06 February)
tel.: +44 131 228 4051
fax: +44 131 221 5501
submissions@edfilmfest.org.uk
NEW YORK

09–20 June 2021

20th Tribeca Film Festival

Deadlines:
21 October 2020 (earlybird)
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
(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
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
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
COPENHAGEN

21 Apr–02 May 2021

18th CPH:DOX - International Documentary Film Festival
postponed and 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
planned as hybrid edition

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
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

Apr–Jun 2021

40th Film Festival
held online, in cinemas and open air venues

Deadline:
26 March 2021
tel.: +90 212 334 07 20
fax: +90 212 334 07 02
film.fest@iksv.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
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

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
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
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
TURIN

20–28 November 2020

38th Torino Film Festival
held online

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