SHORT NEWS

Festival Calendar + Corona Update 2021

In alphabetical order

AMSTERDAM
Imagine Film Festival, 7.4. - 17.4.2021
held entirely online

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


ANKARA

“Flying Broom” International Women’s Film Festival, 27.5. - 11.6.2021
held online (27.5. - 3.6.2021) and at open air venues (4.6. - 11.6.2021)

ANNAPOLIS, MD
Film Festival, 8.4. - 18.4.2021 (original dates 8.4. - 11.4.2021)
taking place as a virtual festival

ANNECY
Festival international du film d’animation, 14.6. - 19.6.2021
held as hybrid edition

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

ASHLAND, OR
Independent Film Festival (original dates 15.4. - 29.4.2021)
held in 2 parts (April and June):
Part 1 Virtual: 15.4. - 29.4.2021
Part 2 Live & Outdoors: 24.6. - 28.6.2021

ATHENS
Marathon International Film Festival, 10.9. - 19.9.2021 (original dates 4.6. - 12.6.2021)
postponed from June to September

ATHENS, OH
International Film + Video Festival, 15.10. - 24.10.2021 (scheduled 9.4. - 18.4.2021)
postponed from April to October (after being postponed in 2020 to 2021)

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

AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON...
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival, 28.10. - 5.12.2021
dates shifted from July/August to October/November

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

BALTIMORE, MD
Maryland Film Festival, 19.5. - 27.5.2021
held as a virtual festival

BARCELONA
D’A Film Festival, 29.4. - 9.5.2021
taking place online and in cinemas

BARCELONA
DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival, 18.5. - 30.5.2021
held in a hybrid format

BARCELONA
“L’Alternativa” Festival de Cinema Independent, 15.11. - 28.11.2021
taking place as a hybrid event

BARCELONA
Mostra FIRE!! International LGBT Film Festival, 10.6. - 20.6.2021
held as a hybrid event

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

BEIJING
International Film Festival, 14.8. - 21.8.2021
postponed from April to August

BELGRADE
Martovsky Festival - Documentary and Short Film Festival, 19.4. - 25.4.2021 (original dates 22.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed from March to April

BELGRADE
International Film Festival “FEST”, 7.5. - 16.5.2021 (original dates 2.4. - 11.4.2021)
postponed from April to May

BELLEVILLE
Belleville Downtown DocFest, 5.3. - 14.3.2021
taking place as a virtual festival

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

BELMONT, MA
International Film Festival, 16.3. - 10.5.2021
taking place completely online

BENGALURU
International Film Festival, scheduled 24.3. - 31.3.2021  
postponed to a later date

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

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
ALFILM Arab Film Festival, 21.4. - 30.4.2021
held on streaming platform

BERLIN
Internationale Filmfestspiele 9.6. - 20.6.2021 (original dates 11.2. - 21.2.2021)
postponed from February to June and held as an outdoor event
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

BERLIN
XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, 11.8. - 15.8.2021 (original dates 26.5. - 30.5.2021)
postponed from May to August

BERMUDA
International Film Festival, 6.10. - 10.10.2021
(scheduled 10.6. - 15.6.2021 - usually held in spring)
moved from June to October

BIARRITZ
FIPADOC - Festival International Documentaire, 12.6. - 17.6.2021 (original dates 18.1. - 24.1.2021)
postponed from January to June (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

BOLOGNA
Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives, 4.6. - 14.6.2021
held in a hybrid form

BOLOGNA
Terra di Tutti Film Festival, 4.10. - 10.10.2021
held in a hybrid form

BOLZANO
Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, 13.4. - 18.4.2021
taking place online

BOSTON, MA
Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston, 28.5. - 30.5.2021
taking place online

BOSTON, MA
Independent Film Festival, 6.5. - 16.5.2021
taking place virtually (IFFBoston 2020 postponed to 2021)

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

BOSTON, MA
Wicked Queer - LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 8.4. - 18.4.2021
taking place as a virtual event

BRATISLAVA
International Film Festival Febiofest, 24.3. - 30.3.2021  
cancelled!

BRIDGETOWN, ST. LAWRENCE, CAVE HILL
Barbados Independent Film Festival, 30.10. - 31.10.2021 (original dates 27.1. - 31.1.2021)
postponed twice: from January to April, then to October (5th Anniversary Event)

BROOKLYN, NY
Brklyn Film Festival, 4.6. - 13.6.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

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
Elles Tournent - Festival International de Films de Femmes, 21.1. - 29.1.2021
held online

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

BRUSSELS
International Documentary Film Festival Millenium, 5.5. - 30.5.2021 (original dates 2.5. - 9.5.2021)
held online

BRUSSELS
International Fantastic Film Festival, 6.4. - 18.4.2021
held entirely online

BRUSSELS
International Film Festival - BRIFF, 31.8. - 11.9.2021 (original dates 22.6. - 3.7.2021)
postponed from June/July to August/September

BRUSSELS
Offscreen Film Festival, 8.9. - 26.9.2021 (original dates 2.6. - 20.6.2021)
postponed from June to September

BUCHAREST
One World Romania International Documentary & Human Rights Film Festival,
11.6. - 20.6.2021 in cinemas, 21.6. - 27.6.2021 online (original dates 21.5. - 30.5.2021)
postponed from May to June

BUCHEON
International Fantastic Film Festival BIFAN, 8.7. - 18.7.2021
in cinemas and online

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

BUENOS AIRES
Construir Cine - International Labor Film Festival, 13.5. - 29.5.2021
held online

BUENOS AIRES
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI), 17.3. - 28.3.2021
held in cinemas, outdoor venues, and online

BUENOS AIRES
Festival Internacional de Cine Politico FICiP, 14.10. - 20.10.2021 (original dates 3.6. - 9.6.2021)
postponed from June to October

BUENOS AIRES
International Human Rights Film Festival, 27.5. - 2.6.2021
taking place online

CAIRO
Panorama of the European Film, 1.4. - 10.4.2021 (previously scheduled 13.1. - 22.1.2021)
postponed from January to April

CALGARY
Fairy Tales Queer Film Fest, 21.5. - 30.5.2021
taking place online

CALGARY
Underground Film Festival (original dates 23.4. - 2.5.2021)
held in 2 parts (April and June)
Part 1 Online: 23.4. - 2.5.2021
Part 2 Drive-ins: 3.6. - 5.6.2021

CAMBRIDGE, KITCHENER, WATERLOO
Grand River Film Festival, 3.5. - 8.5.2021
held as virtual festival

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, 27.3. - October 2021
open air screenings from March till October

CHELTENHAM

International Film Festival
held in 2 parts:
Part 1 Online: 24.5. - 5.6.2021
Part 2 Live: in October

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

CLOVERDALE, GEYSERVILLE, HEALDSBURG, CA
Alexander Valley Film Festival, 23.4. - 2.5.2021
held as virtual festival

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. - 12.5.2021 (original dates 17.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed from March to April/May and duration extended - 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

CRETEIL
Festival International de Films de Femmes, 2.4. - 11.4.2021
held entirely online

DETROIT, ANN ARBOR, MI
Cinetopia Film Festival
remains paused in 2021 - returning in May 2022

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 online

DUBLIN
Cinemagic - International Film & Television Festival for Young People, 16.7. - 26.8.2021
held as virtual film festival

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

DURBAN
International Film Festival, 22.7. - 1.8.2021
virtual and drive-in cinema

DURHAM, NC
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2.6. - 6.6.2021 (originally scheduled 8.4. - 11.4.2021)
postponed from April to June and held as a virtual festival

EDMONTON

Jewish Film Festival, 2.5. - 11.5.2021
taking place as virtual festival

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

ESPINHO
FEST - New Directors | New Films Festival, 4.10. - 11.10.2021 (original dates 21.6. - 28.6.2021)
postponed from June to October

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

FRANKFURT
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International, 27.4. - 2.5.2021
held on streaming platform

FREIBURG
Freiburger Film Forum, 6.5. - 16.5.2021 (original dates 11.5. - 16.5.2021)
taking place online

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", 23.9. - 27.9.2021 (original dates 24.6. - 28.6.2021)
postponed from June to September

GALWAY
Film Fleadh, 20.7. - 25.7.2021 (original dates 6.7. - 11.7.2021)
postponed by 2 weeks and held outdoors, online and in cinema

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

GERA & ERFURT
Deutsches Kinder Medien Festival “Goldener Spatz”, 6.6. - 12.6.2021
taking place online

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

GIFFONI
Film Festival, 21.7. - 31.7.2021
taking place in a hybrid form

GLASGOW
Film Festival, 24.2. - 7.3.2021
taking place online

GOA
International Film Festival of India (edition 2020), 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

GOA

International Film Festival of India (edition 2021), 20.11. - 28.11.2021
planned as a hybrid festival

GÖTEBORG

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

GREAT BARRINGTON & PITTSFIELD, MA

Berkshire International Film Festival, 9.9. - 13.9.2021 (original dates 3.6. - 6.6.2021)
postponed from June to September

GUANAJUATO, SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE...
Festival Internacional de Cine, 17.9. - 26.9.2021 (original dates 23.7. - 31.7.2021)
postponed from July to September and held in a hybrid format

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

HAAPSALU

Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, 13.8. - 15.8.2021 (original dates 30.4. - 2.5.2021)
postponed twice: from April to June, then to August

HAMBURG
dokumentarfilmwoche, 15.9. - 19.9.2021 (original dates 21.4. - 25.4.2021)
postponed from April to September

HARTFORD, CT
Out Film CT - Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival, 4.6. - 13.6.2021
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
Film Festival, 1.4. - 29.6.2021  
held online, in cinemas, and open air venues (starting online in April)
National Competitions 20.5. - 29.5.2021
International Competition 18.6. - 28.6.2021

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

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

JEONJU
International Film Festival, 29.4. - 8.5.2021
taking place in a hybrid form

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 online: 5.2. - 14.2.2021
Part 2 live: 18.6. - 23.6.2021 (scheduled 7.5. - 16.5.2021)
part 2 postponed from May to June

KANSAS CITY, MO
KC FilmFest International, 12.4. - 18.4.2021
taking place online

KARLOVY VARY
International Film Festival, 20.8. - 28.8.2021 (original dates 2.7. - 10.7.2021)
postponed from July to August

KARLSRUHE
Internationales Beyond Filmfestival, 1.10. - 8.10.2021 (original dates 24.7. - 31.7.2021)
postponed from July to October

KESWICK
Film Festival, February 2021
cancelled!

KIEL
CineMare International Ocean Film Festival, 20.4. - 25.4.2021
taking place as online festival

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

KIEV
International Film Festival “Molodist”, 29.5. - 6.6.2021
taking place 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

KONSTANZ
Queergestreift Filmfestival, usually taking place in March
postponed from spring to the fall (dates tba)

KRISTIANSAND
International Children’s Film Festival, 27.4. - 2.5.2021
taking place in a hybrid form

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Festival Internacional de Cine, 9.4. - 18.4.2021
screenings in movie theatres and online

LAS VEGAS, NV
Nevada Women’s Film Festival, 21.6. - 27.6.2021
taking place as a hybrid event

LEEDS
Young Film Festival, 29.3. - 30.4.2021
taking place online

LIEGE
Festival International du Film Policier, 6.5. - 9.5.2021
cancelled!

LIMA
Festival de Cine Al Este, 26.5. - 6.6.2021
held as online edition

LIMA
Festival de Cine Europeo, 22.6. - 30.6.2021
held in a hybrid format

LISBON
IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival, 21.8. - 6.9.2021 (original dates 29.4. - 9.5.2021)
postponed from April/May to August/September

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

LONDON
Open City Documentary Festival, 8.9. - 14.9.2021
taking place in a hybrid form

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ
Lighthouse International Film Festival, 3.6. - 6.6.2021
taking place as a hybrid event

LUCCA
Film Festival & Europa Cinema, 24.9. - 2.10.2021 (original dates 28.5. - 5.6.2021)
postponed from May/June to September/October

LUDWIGSBURG
NaturVision Filmfestival, 14.7. - 18.7.2021
taking place online

LUDWIGSHAFEN
Festival des deutschen Films, 1.9. - 19.9.2021 (original dates 25.8. - 12.9.2021)
postponed by one week

LUGANO
OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival, 4.9. - 12.9.2021 (original dates 1.5. - 9.5.2021)
postponed from May to September

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

LYON
Les Intergalactiques - Festival de Science-Fiction, 9.9. - 14.9.2021
postponed from April to September

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

MADRID
DocumentaMadrid International Film Festival, 26.5. - 6.6.2021
taking place in a hybrid version (26 - 30 May on-site, 31 May - 6 June online)

MADRID
FILMADRID Festival Internacional de Cine
held in 2 parts:
Part 1: 9.6. - 13.6.2021
Part 2: 9.9. - 12.9.2021

MALIBU, CA
International Film Festival, 1.6. - 30.6.2021
held on streaming platform

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, 3.9. - 5.9.2021 (original dates 26.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed twice: from March to May, then to September

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
Documentary Film Festival, 1.7. - 31.7.2021
held as Documentary Month - online 1.7. - 31.7.2021, in cinema 21.7. - 31.7.2021

MELBOURNE, CANBERRA
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, 22.4. - 1.5.2021
in-person and online screenings

MELBOURNE
International Film Festival, 5.8. - 22.8.2021
taking place in cinemas (5 - 15 August) and online (14 - 22 August)

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

MIAMI, FL
OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, 23.4. - 2.5.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

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

MILWAUKEE, WI
Film Festival, 6.5. - 20.5.2021  
held as a virtual festival

MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL, MN
International Film Festival, 13.5. - 23.5.2021
held as virtual festival including in-person outdoor events

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

MONS
Festival International du Film, 9.7. - 16.7.2021 (original dates 5.3. - 12.3.2021)
postponed twice: from March to May, then to July

MONTREAL
Fantasia International Film Festival, 5.8. - 25.8.2021
taking place as a virtual event

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

MOSCOW
Beat Film Festival - International Documentary Film Festival, 2.6. - 20.6.2021
held in a hybrid version

MÜHLDORF, BURGHAUSEN, HAAG...
Biennale Bavaria International - Festival des Neuen Heimatfilms, 15.9. - 19.9.2021 (original dates 21.4. - 25.4.2021)
postponed from April to September

MUNICH
DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival, 5.5. - 23.5.2021 (original dates 5.5. - 16.5.2021)
taking place entirely online, duration extended

MUNICH
Filmfest, 1.7. - 10.7.2021 (original dates 24.6. - 3.7.2021)
postponed by 1 week, held outdoors and at cinemas

MURCIA
IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine, 8.10. - 16.10.2021
postponed twice: from March to June, then to October

NASHVILLE, TN
Film Festival, 30.9. - 6.10.2021
in-person and online screenings

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

NEUCHÂTEL
International Fantastic Film Festival, 2.7. - 10.7.2021
held in a hybrid format

NEW YORK, NY
Film Festival, 24.9. - 10.10.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

NEW YORK, NY
Filmmaker Festival of New York, 21.5.- 24.5.2021
taking place online

NEW YORK, NY
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, 19.5. - 27.5.2021
held as digital edition

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
New Directors/New Films, 28.4. - 8.5.2021
virtual cinema with in-person screenings extending through May 13th

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

NEW YORK, NY
Tribeca Film Festival, 9.6. - 20.6.2021
held in a hybrid format

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
held as a digital event, VdR-Industry online and in person

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

OLOMOUC
International Festival of Science Documentary Films, 27.4. - 11.5.2021
held online

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

ORLANDO, FL
Florida Film Festival, 9.4. - 22.4.2021
held in a hybrid version

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

OSLO
Oslo Pix International Film Festival, 31.5. - 10.6.2021
taking place in cinemas and 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

PALERMO
Sicilia Queer - International New Visions Filmfest
held in 2 parts:
Part 1: 3.6. - 6.6.2021
Part 2: 8.9. - 12.9.2021

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”, 17.11. - 30.11.2021 (original dates 11.3. - 28.3.2021)
postponed twice: from March to June, then to November

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

PHNOM PENH
Cambodia International Film Festival, 27.10. - 31.10.2021 (original dates 16.3. - 21.3.2021)
postponed twice: from March to May, then to October

PILSEN
Finále Plzen Film Festival, 24.9. - 29.9.2021
moved from April to September

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
Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival, 26.4. - 4.5.2021 (original dates 26.2. - 6.3.2021)
postponed from February/March to April/May

PORTO ALEGRE
FANTASPOA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico, 9.4. - 18.4.2021
held on streaming platform

POZNAN
Animator - International Animated Film Festival, 9.7. - 15.7.2021
onsite and online

PRAGUE, BRNO, OSTRAVA
Days of European Film, 16.6. - 23.6.2021
moved from April to June

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
International Film Festival - Febiofest, 17.9. - 24.9.2021 (original dates 29.4. - 7.5.2021)
postponed from April to September

PRAGUE
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 10.5. - 6.6.2021 (original dates 4.3. - 13.3.2021)
postponed from March to May/June and taking place online

PRAGUE, BRNO
Young Film Fest, 22.4. - 25.4.2021
held online

PRISHTINA
PriFest - International Film Festival, 24.8. - 29.8.2021
mostly onsite with some specific online activities

PROVINCETOWN, MA
Film Festival, 16.6. - 25.6.2021
outdoor and virtual screenings

PUNE
International Film Festival, 18.3. - 25.3.2021 (original dates 14.1. - 21.1.2021)
postponed, virtual screenings held in March

QUITO, GUAYAQUIL
edoc - encuentros del otro cine - festival internacional de cine documental, 24.7. - 1.8.2021
taking place online

REIMS
Reims Polar | Festival du Film Policier, 26.5. - 30.5.2021
taking place online

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

RENO-TAHOE, NV
Cordillera International Film Festival, 29.7. - 2.8.2021
held as a hybrid event

ROTTERDAM
International Film Festival (original dates 27.1. - 7.2.2021)
taking place in 2 parts (February and June):
Part 1 Online: 1.2. - 7.2.2021 (sections Tiger Competition, Big Screen Competition, Ammodo Tiger Short Competition, Limelight, and IFFR Pro Days online)
Part 2 Hybrid: 2.6. - 6.6.2021 - extending on demand until 9 June (sections Harbour, Bright Future, Cinema Regained, Short & Mid-length, Art Directions)

ROTTERDAM
Wildlife Film Festival, 26.10. - 31.10.2021
taking place as a hybrid event

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
“Berlin & Beyond” Film Festival, 25.5. - 30.5.2021 (original dates 29.4. - 4.5.2021)
postponed from the end of April to the end of May and held in a hybrid form

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Frameline - International LGBTQ Film Festival, 10.6. - 27.6.2021
held in a hybrid format (in person 10.6. - 27.6.2021, streaming 17.6. - 27.6.2021)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Global Voices Film Festival UN Women USA, 17.9. - 18.9.2021
held as virtual festival

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
International Film Festival, 9.4. - 18.4.2021
taking place in a hybrid format with online and in-person elements

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Jewish Film Festival, 22.7. - 1.8.2021
virtual & limited theatrical

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

SANTA MONICA, CA
The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, 22.4. - 25.4.2021
held as a virtual festival

SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Festival Internacional de Cine SANFIC, 15.8. - 22.8.2021
held as a digital edition

SÃO PAULO, RIO DE JANEIRO
It’s All True - International Documentary Film Festival, 22.4. - 25.4.2021
held entirely online

SÃO PAULO
Mostra Ecofalante de Cinema Ambiental, 2.6. - 9.6.2021
held online

SARAJEVO
Film Festival, 13.8. - 20.8.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

SARASOTA, FL
Film Festival, 30.4. - 9.5.2021
presented in a hybrid format

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, 2.10. - 31.10.2021 (original dates 6.3. - 21.3.2021)
postponed from March to October

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 and held as a virtual festival

SEDONA, AZ
Illuminate Film Festival, 20.5. - 26.5.2021
held in a hybrid format

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

SEOUL
Eco Film Festival, 3.6. - 9.6.2021
taking place online and in selected theatres

SESTRI LEVANTE
Riviera International Film Festival, 20.5. - 30.5.2021
taking place online

SHARM EL-SHEIKH
Film Festival (original dates 25.6. - 1.7.2021)
postponed to a later date

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

SHERBROOKE
Festival cinéma du monde, 3.6. - 10.6.2021
digital edition

SIBIU
taking place in 2 stages:
Part 1 online and open air, 27.8. - 12.9.2021
Part 2 Astra Film Junior, 11.10. - 16.10.2021

SINGAPORE
International Festival of Arts, 14.5. - 30.5.2021
held as a hybrid event 

SODANKYLÄ
Midnight Sun Film Festival, 17.6. - 21.6.2021
taking place online

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

SONOMA, CA
International Film Festival, 24.3. - 28.3.2021
held as virtual festival with a few drive-in presentations

ST. PETERSBURG
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival, 6.10. - 13.10.2021 (original dates 24.7. - 31.7.2021)
postponed from July to October

STOCKHOLM
Independent Film Festival, 17.6. - 24.6.2021 (original dates 14.5. - 15.5.2021)
2021 edition postponed from May to June, editions 2020 & 2021 held online

STOCKHOLM
International Film Festival Junior, 19.4. - 24.4.2021
held in a hybrid version with focus on digital screenings

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

STUTTGART
Internationales Trickfilm Festival, 4.5. - 9.5.2021
taking place online (was planned as a hybrid edition)

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

TAIPEI
Film Festival, 23.9. - 7.10.2021 (original dates 24.6. - 10.7.2021)  
postponed from June to September/October

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

TAMPA, FL
Gasparilla International Film Festival, 10.6. – 13.6.2021
postponed from March 2020 to June 2021

TEHRAN
Fajr International Film Festival, 26.5. - 2.6.2021
held in a hybrid format

TEL AVIV
International Documentary Film Festival - DocAviv, 1.7. - 10.7.2021
held as a hybrid festival

TETOUAN
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen, 4.6. - 10.6.2021
held virtually

THE HAGUE
Movies that Matter Festival, 16.4. - 25.4.2021
taking place online

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, KYOTO
EU Film Days, 17.6. - 18.7.2021
taking place in Tokyo and Kyoto and online

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

TOKYO
International Film Festival, 30.10. - 8.11.2021
planned as a hybrid edition

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. - 29.3.2021
held on streaming platforms

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

TORONTO
Inside Out - LGBTQ Film Festival, 27.5. - 6.6.2021
held as online edition

TORONTO
Jewish Film Festival, 3.6. - 13.6.2021
taking place online

TORONTO
Pendance Film Festival, 26.3. - 28.3.2021
held as virtual festival

TOULOUSE
Grindhouse Paradise - Fantastic Film Festival, 3.9. - 5.9.2021 (original dates 16.4. - 18.4.2021)
postponed from April to September

TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Film Festival, 27.7. - 1.8.2021
cancelled!

TRENTO
Trento Film Festival, 30.4. - 9.5.2021  
taking place as a digital edition

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

TUCSON, AZ
Arizona International Film Festival, 14.4. - 25.4.2021
screenings online and outdoors

TULCEA
Pelicam International Film Festival on Environment & People, 15.10. - 24.10.2021
held online

TUNIS
Manarat Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tunisie, (original dates 24.7. - 30.7.2021)
postponed to 2022

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

ULJU
Mountain Film Festival, 2.4. - 11.4.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

VALPARAÍSO
Ojo de Pescado - Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños, Niñas y Jóvenes, 28.8. - 5.9.2021
held online and in-person

VANCOUVER
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 6.5. - 16.5.2021
held online

VANCOUVER
International Women in Film Festival, 4.3. - 14.3.2021
held online

VICTORIA
Film Festival, 5.2. - 14.2.2021
taking place online

VILNIUS
International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”, 18.3. - 5.4.2021
taking place on streaming platforms and in hotel rooms through TV

WARSAW
HER Docs Film Festival, 3.9. - 7.9.2021
taking place in a hybrid version

WARSAW, WROCLAW, LUBLIN...
Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, 3.9. - 12.9.2021 in cinemas, online edition 16.9. - 3.10.2021
(original dates 14.5. - 23.5.2021)
postponed from May to September, additional online screenings till October

WARSAW
Watch Docs. Human Rights in Film IFF, 3.12. - 10.12.2021
planned as a hybrid festival

WASHINGTON, DC & SILVER SPRING, MD
AFI DOCS Film Festival, 22.6. - 27.6.2021
held as a hybrid festival

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

WASHINGTON, DC
International Film Festival, 4.6. - 13.6.2021
held virtually

WASHINGTON, DC
Jewish Film Festival, 23.5. - 30.5.2021
screenings online and outdoors

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT
White River Indie Festival, 21.5. - 30.5.2021
screenings online and outdoors

WIESBADEN
“goEast” Festival des mittel- und osteuropäischen Films, 20.4. - 26.4.2021
held online

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

ZAGREB
ZagrebDox - International Documentary Film Festival, 13.6. - 20.6.2021
postponed from spring to June

ZILINA
Fest Anca International Animation Festival, 1.7. - 4.7.2021
taking place as a hybrid edition, online program available until 11 July

ZITTAU, GÖRLITZ, GROSSHENNERSDORF...
Neiße Filmfestival, 16.9. - 19.9.2021 (original dates 18.5. - 23.5.2021)
postponed from May to September

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)

ZURICH
films for future Festival, 5.11. - 28.11.2021 (original dates 8.4. - 30.4.2021)
postponed from April to November

ZURICH, FRAUENFELD
Pink Apple - schwullesbisches Filmfestival
Zurich 7.5. - 31.10.2021 | Frauenfeld 7.5. - 9.5.2021
(original dates Zurich 27.4. - 6.5.2021 | Frauenfeld 7. - 9.5.2021)
postponed by 10 days, additional events until October