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

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

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

BERLIN

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

BIARRITZ
FIPADOC - Festival International Documentaire, 18.1. - 24.1.2021
postponed to a later date

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

BUDAPEST

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

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

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

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

DUBLIN
International Film Festival, 3.3. - 14.3.2021
held as a hybrid edition

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

GENEVA

Back Movie Festival, 22.1. - 31.1.2021
taking place online

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

HELSINKI

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

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

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

KESWICK
Film Festival, February 2021
cancelled!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PUNE
International Film Festival, 14.1. - 21.1.2021
postponed to a later date

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

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

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

SOLOTHURN
Solothurner Filmtage, 20.1. - 27.1.2021
taking place online

THESSALONIKI
Documentary Festival, 4.3. - 14.3.2021
screening of 10 to 20 films in March, main actions of the festival taking place in June or July

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

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

TRIESTE
Trieste Film Festival, 21.1. - 28.1.2021
taking place online

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

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