SHORT NEWS

Festival Calendar + Corona Update 2021

In alphabetical order

ANGERS
Festival Premiers Plans, 25.1. - 31.1.2021
online screenings in January, festival continues until 31 August
with public events in Angers and the region


ANNONAY

Festival International du Premier Film, 19.3. - 29.3.2021 (original dates 29.1. - 8.2.2021)
postponed from January to March and held in 2 parts:
Part 1: competition with no public audience in March
Part 2: indoor festival in June for the public

ATLANTA, GA
Jewish Film Festival, 17.2. - 28.2.2021
featuring virtual cinema and drive-in

AUBAGNE
Festival International du Film - Music & Cinema, 31.5. - 5.6.2021 (original dates 15.3. - 20.3.2021)
postponed from March to May/June

AUSTIN, TX
SXSW Film Festival, 16.3. - 20.3.2021
held online

BASEL
Bildrausch - Filmfest Basel, 16.6. - 20.6.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

BELMONT, MA
Belmont World Film’s Family Festival, 15.1. - 24.1.2021
virtual edition

BELMONT, MA
International Film Series, 14.3. - 10.5.2021
taking place completely online

BERGAMO
Film Meeting, 24.4. - 2.5.2021 (original dates 6.3. - 14.3.2021) 
postponed from March to April/May

BERLIN

achtung berlin - new berlin film award, 7.9. - 12.9.2021 (original dates 14.4. - 21.4.2021)
postponed from April to September

BERLIN
Internationale Filmfestspiele 9.6. - 20.6.2021 (original dates 11.2. - 21.2.2021)
postponed from February to June
European Film Market - EFM, 1.3. - 5.3.2021 (original dates 11.2. - 18.2.2021)
postponed to March and held as online market

BERLIN
Woche der Kritik, 27.2. - 7.3.2021
taking place on streaming platform

BIARRITZ
FIPADOC - Festival International Documentaire, 18.1. - 24.1.2021
postponed to a later date (only Industry Days held online 18.1. - 22.1.2021)

BILBAO & LEKEITIO
Zinegoak - Festival Internacional de Cine y Artes Escénicas Gaylesbitrans, 1.3. - 14.3.2021
held simultaneously in Lekeitio as well as online

BOLZANO
Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, 13.4. - 18.4.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

BOSTON, MA
Independent Film Festival, 21.4. - 28.4.2021 (original dates 22.4. - 29.4.2020)
postponed from April to October, finally to 2021

BOSTON, MA
Sci Fi Film Festival, 10.2. - 15.2.2021
held as virtual festival

BRIDGETOWN, ST. LAWRENCE, CAVE HILL
Barbados Independent Film Festival, 7.4. - 11.4.2021 (original dates 27.1. - 31.1.2021)
postponed from January to April

BRUGES
Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, 11.2. - 20.2.2021 (original dates 29.10. - 7.11.2020)
postponed from October/November 2020 to February 2021 and finally cancelled!

BRUSSELS

Anima - International Animation Film Festival, 12.2. - 21.2.2021
taking place online

BRUSSELS
Filem’On International Film Festival for Young Audiences, 27.10. - 6.11.2021
taking place in a hybrid form

BUDAPEST
International Documentary Festival BIDF, 1.3. - 7.3.2021 (original dates 25.1. - 31.1.2021)
postponed from January to March and held online

CAIRO
Panorama of the European Film, 13.1. - 22.1.2021
postponed to a later date

CANNES
Festival de Cannes 6.7. - 17.7.2021 (original dates 11.5. - 22.5.2021)
Marché du Film, 6.7. - 15.7.2021 (original dates 11.5. - 20.5.2021)
postponed from May to July

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS
Festival Internacional de Cine - FICCI INTERRUPTUS, 17.3. - October 2021
open air screenings from March till October

CLEVELAND, OH

International Film Festival, 7.4. - 20.4.2021
taking place entirely online

CLUJ-NAPOCA
Transilvania International Film Festival, 23.7. - 1.8.2021 (original dates 28.5. - 6.6.2021)
postponed from May/June to July/August and held as a hybrid edition

COPENHAGEN
CPH:DOX - International Documentary Film Festival, 21.4. - 2.5.2021 (original dates 17.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed from March to April/May and held as hybrid edition

COPENHAGEN
VOID International Animation Film Festival, 25.2. - 25.3.2021 (original dates 25.2. - 6.3.2021)
held online

CRACOW
Film Festival, 30.5. - 6.6.2021
taking place in cinemas and online

DORTMUND
Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln, 15.6. - 20.6.2021 (original dates 20.4. - 25.4.2021)
postponed from April to June and held in a hybrid form

DUBLIN
International Film Festival, 3.3. - 14.3.2021
taking place entirely online (planned as a hybrid edition)

DUBLIN
Silk Road International Film Festival, 9.2. - 13.2.2021
moving online, new dates tba

DURHAM, NC
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2.6. - 6.6.2021 (originally scheduled 8.4. - 11.4.2021)
postponed from April to June

EMDEN-NORDERNEY

Internationales Filmfest, 6.10. - 13.10.2021 (original dates 9.6. - 16.6.2021)
postponed from June to October

FARGO, ND
Film Festival, 18.3. - 28.3.2021
held virtually

FRIBOURG
Festival International de Films de Fribourg, 16.7. - 25.7.2021 (original dates 19.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed from March to July

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Filmtage Friedrichshafen "Jetzt oder nie", 24.6. - 28.6.2021
moved from winter to early summer

GENEVA
Back Movie Festival, 22.1. - 31.1.2021
taking place online

GENEVA
International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, 5.3. - 14.3.2021
held as digital edition

GERARDMER
Festival International du Film Fantastique, 27.1. - 31.1.2021
held entirely online

GLASGOW
Film Festival, 24.2. - 7.3.2021
taking place online

GOA
International Film Festival of India, 16.1. - 24.1.2021 (original dates 20.11. - 28.11.2020)
postponed from November 2020 to January 2021 and held as a hybrid event

GÖTEBORG

Film Festival, 29.1. - 8.2.2021
taking place as digital festival

GUÍA DE ISORA

MiradasDoc – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, 26.2 - 6.3.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

HELSINKI

DocPoint - Documentary Film Festival, 29.1. - 7.2.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

HONG KONG
International Film Festival, 1.4. - 12.4.2021
taking place as a hybrid event

ISTANBUL
!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, February 2021 
cancelled!

JAIPUR
International Film Festival, 15.1. - 19.1.2021
taking place online

JIHLAVA
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, 26.10. - 31.10.2021
planned as a hybrid festival

JOENSUU
Rokumentti Rock Film Festival, 3.3. - 6.3.2021 (original dates 4.11. - 8.11.2020)
postponed from November 2020 to March 2021

JOSÉ IGNACIO
International Film Festival, 19.1. - 23.1.2021
held as drive-in special edition

KALAMATA, PATRAS, ARGOS...
Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival
taking place in 2 parts:
Part 1: 5.2. - 14.2.2021 (online)
Part 2: 7.5. - 16.5.2021 (live)

KESWICK
Film Festival, February 2021
cancelled!

KIEV
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 26.3. - 4.4.2021
held in a hybrid format

KOLKATA
International Film Festival, 8.1. - 15.1.2021 (original dates 5.11. - 12.11.2020)
postponed from November 2020 to January 2021 and held primarily online

LISBON
KINO - Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã, 21.1. - 27.1.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

LJUBLJANA
Doc Film Festival, 24.3. - 31.3.2021
postponed from March to April, finally moved back to March and held as VOD film festival

LONDON
BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, 17.3. - 28.3.2021
held online

LUXEMBURG
Luxembourg City Film Festival, 4.3. - 14.3.2021
taking place in a hybrid setting

MADISON, WI
Wisconsin Film Festival, 13.5. - 20.5.2021 (original dates 8.4. - 15.4.2021)
taking place primarily online

MALIBU, CA
International Film Festival, 1.3. - 31.3.2021
held online

MALMÖ
BUFF International Film Festival for Children & Young People, 13.3. - 19.3.2021
taking place online

MAMERS
Mamers en Mars festival de films européens, 21.5. - 23.5.2021 (original dates 26.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed from March to May

MANCHESTER
Film Festival, 11.3. - 14.3.2021
taking place as virtual festival

MARSEILLE
RISC - Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinemas, 19.3. - 27.3.2021
taking place online

MELBOURNE
MQFF Queer Film Festival, 11.3. - 21.3.2021
taking place at cinemas and online

MELBOURNE
Transitions Film Festival, 26.2. - 15.3.2021
held as virtual festival

MEXICO CITY
FICUNAM - Festival Internacional de Cine de la UNAM, 18.3. - 28.3.2021
held entirely online

MIAMI, FL
Film Festival, 5.3. - 14.3.2021
taking place as a hybrid festival

MILAN
Festival del Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina, 20.3. - 28.3.2021
held online

MILAN
Visioni dal Mondo - International Documentary Festival, 16.9. - 19.9.2021
planned as a hybrid edition

MISSOULA, MT
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 19.2. - 28.2.2021
held online

MONS
Festival International du Film, 21.5. - 28.5.2021 (original dates 5.3. - 12.3.2021)
postponed from March to May

MONTREAL
Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), 6.10. - 17.10.2021
in-theatre and online

MONTREAL
Festival International du Film pour Enfants - FIFEM, 27.2. - 7.3.2021
held online

MURCIA
IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine, 18.6. - 26.6.2021
moved from March to June

NASSAU
Bahamas International Film Festival, 4.1. - 10.1.2021
taking place as virtual event

NEW YORK, NY
International Children’s Film Festival, 5.3. - 14.3.2021
taking place entirely online

NEW YORK, NY
Jewish Film Festival, 13.1. - 26.1.2021
held as virtual edition

NEW YORK, NY
SR Socially Relevant Film Festival, 15.3. - 21.3.2021
held online

NEW YORK, NY
Winter Film Awards International Film Festival, 23.9. - 2.10.2021 (original dates 18.2. - 27.2.2021)
postponed from February to September 

NYON
Visions du Réel - Festival International de cinéma, 15.4. - 25.4.2021
planned as hybrid edition

OAXACA
FilmFest | PitchFest, 8.2. - 26.2.2021 (original dates 9.11. - 27.11.2020)
postponed from November 2020 to February 2021

OMAHA, NE
Film Festival, 2.3. - 14.3.2021 (original dates 2.3. - 7.3.2021)
taking place as virtual festival with limited in-person screenings

OSLO
Architecture Film Festival, original dates 11.3. - 14.3.2021
postponed to a later date

OSLO
Human Rights Human Wrongs International Documentary Film Festival, 1.3. - 7.3.2021
held entirely online

OSTEND
Film Festival, scheduled 15.1. - 23.1.2021
taking place as FFO Nights throughout the year

OTTAWA
International Film Festival, 11.3. - 21.3.2021
taking place online

PALM SPRINGS
International Film Festival, 25.2. - 8.3.2021
cancelled!

PAPEETE
Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien, 6.2. - 14.2.2021
held as digital event

PARIS
Cinéma du réel - festival international du film documentaire, 12.3. - 21.3.2021
taking place as CANALRÉEL online festival

PARIS
“L’Europe autour de l’Europe”, 2.6. - 16.6.2021 (original dates 11.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed from March to June

PARK CITY
Slamdance Film Festival, 12.2. - 25.2.2021
held as virtual festival with a few drive-in presentations

PARK CITY
Sundance Film Festival, 28.1. - 3.2.2021
taking place at cinemas across the USA and beyond as well as online

PETERBOROUGH
ReFrame Film Festival, 22.1. - 29.1.2021
held as virtual festival

POITIERS
Festival international Filmer le travail, 19.2. - 28.2.2021
held entirely online

PORTLAND, OR
International Film Festival, 5.3. - 14.3.2021
drive-in and virtual screenings

PORTO
Oporto International Film Festival “Fantasporto”, (original dates 26.2. - 6.3.2021)
postponed (dates tba)

PRAGUE
Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, 15.9. - 20.9.2021 (original dates 10.3. - 15.3.2021)
postponed from March to September

PRAGUE
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 10.5. - 28.5.2021 (original dates 4.3. - 13.3.2021)
postponed from March to May and taking place as parallel regions festivals

PUNE
International Film Festival, 4.3. - 11.3.2021 (original dates 14.1. - 21.1.2021)
postponed from January to March and held in a hybrid version

RENNES
“Travelling” Film Festival, 16.2. - 23.2.2021
taking place online

ROTTERDAM
International Film Festival (original dates 27.1. - 7.2.2021)
taking place in an extended format, in 2 parts:
Part 1: 1.2. - 7.2.2021 (sections Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, Limelight, and IFFR Pro Days online)
Part 2: 2.6. - 6.6.2021 (sections Harbour und Bright Future)

SAARBRÜCKEN
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, 17.1. - 24.1.2021
held entirely online

SALEM, MA
Film Fest, 19.3. - 28.3.2021
held as a virtual festival

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Independent Film Festival, 4.2. - 21.2.2021
taking place as virtual festival

SAN JOSE, CA
Cinequest Film & VR Festival, 20.3. - 30.3.2021
live and online events

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
International Film Festival - SLO Film Fest, 9.3. - 14.3.2021
virtual and drive-in screenings

SANTA BARBARA, CA
International Film Festival, 31.3. - 10.4.2021
held in drive-ins and online

SARASOTA, FL
Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival, 5.3. - 8.3.2021
held as a virtual festival

SCHWANDORF, AMBERG, NITTENAU...
Zwickl Roadshow - Schwandorfer Dokumentarfilmtage (original dates 6.3. - 21.3.2021)
postponed to the fall

SEATTLE, WA
Children’s Film Festival, 18.2. - 28.2.2021
held as a virtual festival

SEATTLE, WA
International Film Festival, 8.4. - 18.4.2021
held virtually

SEBASTOPOL, CA
Documentary Film Festival, 10.6. - 13.6.2021 (original dates 22.4. - 25.4.2021)
postponed from April to June

SEDONA, AZ
International Film Festival, 10.6. - 20.6.2021 (original dates 20.2. - 28.2.2021)
postponed from February to June

SHEFFIELD
Doc|Fest, 4.6. - 13.6.2021
taking place as hybrid edition

SOFIA
International Film Festival (original dates 11.3. - 21.3.2021)
taking place in 2 parts:
Part 1 in a hybrid version, 11.3. - 31.3.2021
Part 2 as a special edition later in the year

SOLOTHURN
Solothurner Filmtage, 20.1. - 27.1.2021
taking place online

STOCKHOLM
Tempo Documentary Festival, 8.3. - 14.3.2021
held as digital festival

SONOMA, CA
International Film Festival, 24.3. - 28.3.2021
held as virtual festival

STUTTGART
Internationales Trickfilm Festival, 4.5. - 9.5.2021
taking place in a hybrid form

SUN VALLEY, ID
Film Festival, 14.4. - 18.4.2021
taking place on streaming platform

SYDNEY
Film Festival, 18.8. - 29.8.2021 (original dates 9.6. - 20.6.2021)
postponed from June to August

SYDNEY
Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival, 18.2. - 4.3.2021
in cinema and on demand

TALLINN
DocPoint - Documentary Film Festival, 2.2. - 7.2.2021
taking place online

TAMPA, FL
Gasparilla International Film Festival
postponed from March to May (dates tba)

THESSALONIKI
Documentary Festival (original dates 4.3. - 14.3.2021)
taking place in 2 parts:
Part 1: 4.3. - 14.3.2021 (mainly online)
Part 2: 24.6. - 4.7.2021 (hybrid event)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KOCHI...
International Film Festival of Kerala, 10.2. - 5.3.2021
taking place in 4 cities, festival duration extended

TOKYO
Green Image Film Festival, 26.3. - 28.3.2021
taking place online

TORELLÓ
Mountain Film Festival, 22.1. - 31.1.2021 (original dates 13.11. - 22.11.2020)
postponed from November 2020 to January 2021 and held as hybrid festival

TORONTO
Female Eye Film Festival, 8.3. - 28.3.2021
held on streaming platforms

TORONTO
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 29.4. - 9.5.2021
planned as a hybrid festival

TRIESTE
Trieste Film Festival, 21.1. - 30.1.2021 (original dates 21.1. - 28.1.2021)
taking place online

TROMSÖ
International Film Festival, 18.1. - 24.1.2021
held in theatres and partly online

TRONDHEIM
Kosmorama International Film Festival, 8.3. - 14.3.2021
held digitally

TURIN
Seeyousound International Music Film Festival, 19.2. - 25.2.2021
held on streaming platform

VICTORIA
Film Festival, 5.2. - 14.2.2021
taking place online

VILNIUS
International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”, 18.3. - 5.4.2021
taking place online

WASHINGTON, DC
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, 18.3. - 28.3.2021
held as virtual festival

WROCLAW
New Horizons International Film Festival, 12.8. - 22.8.2021 (original dates 22.7. - 1.8.2021)
postponed and held as a hybrid event

WÜRZBURG
Internationale(s) Filmwoche(nende), 28.1. - 3.2.2021 (original dates 28.1. - 31.1.2021)
festival held online, duration extended from a weekend to a whole week

ZLIN
International Film Festival for Children and Youth (original dates 27.5. - 2.6.2021)
taking place in 2 parts:
Part 1: 28.5. - 1.6.2021 (online)
Part 2: 9.9. - 15.9.2021 (live)