• Cory Reeder

On Film Festivals - Part 3

Updated: Sep 24, 2019


On Film Festivals (part one)

On Film Festivals (part two)

THE LIST:

This is not a definitive list. This is something I've been able to cull together over the years. Some fests are no-brainers because you've heard of them, others may be deep-cuts or b-sides worth checking in to. Above all, before submitting to any festival take the time to consider everything I said in Parts One & Two of this blog.

*** = Personal Favorite because they take care of the filmmakers and provide more than just screenings. Could be cash prizes, educational panels, receptions, meals or free booze...

SHORTS

  1. Cannes FF Shorts - you can enter "in competition" or "out of competition"

  2. Sundance Film Fest

  3. Berlin Int. Film Festival

  4. Clermont Ferrand Fest and Market

  5. Oberhausen Fest and Market

  6. Palm Springs Short Film Fest & Market

  7. Hollyshorts Film Festival ***

  8. Washington West Int. FF ***

  9. Tacoma FF ***

  10. Raindance FF

  11. Nashville FF

  12. DC Shorts FF & Screenplay Competition

  13. Paris Short FF

  14. Aspen Shortsfest

  15. Goa Short FF

SHORTS/ FEATURES/ AND MORE

BIG 4

  1. Cannes

  2. Sundance

  3. Berlin

  4. TIFF (Toronto Int. Film Festival & Market)

NOT QUITE BIG 4, BUT BIG (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. Telluride

  2. Rotterdam

  3. Venice

  4. Montreal

  5. Vancouver

  6. Locarno

  7. Karlovy Vary

  8. Busan

  9. Durban

BEST OF THE REST (US)

  1. New York Film Festival

  2. Palm Springs

  3. New Directors (NY)

  4. Hamptons

  5. Tribeca

  6. AFI

  7. Slamdance

  8. Seattle

  9. San Francisco

  10. Washington West (D.C.) ***

  11. Mill Valley

  12. Cinequest

  13. SXSW

BEST OF THE REST (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. San Sebastian

  2. Torino

  3. Taormina

  4. London

  5. Edinburgh

  6. Cork

  7. Stockholm

  8. Goteborg

  9. Norwegian

  10. Hamburg

  11. Munich

  12. Lubeck

  13. Cottbus

  14. Warsaw

  15. Moscow

  16. Johannesburg

  17. Calgary

  18. Singapore

  19. Sydney

  20. Melbourne

REGIONAL (US)

  1. Austin

  2. Newport RI

  3. Santa Barbara

  4. deadCenter (Oklahoma) ***

  5. Sarasota

  6. Miami

  7. Fort Lauderdale

  8. Atlanta

  9. Sante Fe

  10. Savannah

  11. Hollyshorts (Los Angeles) ***

  12. Philadelphia

  13. Newport Beach (CA)

  14. Fantastic Fest (Austin TX)

  15. Cleveland

  16. Outfest (Los Angeles)

  17. Chicago

  18. Denver

  19. St. Louis

  20. Montclair

  21. Wisconsin

DISABILITIES SPECIFIC

  1. Easterseals Disability Film Challenge ***

  2. ReelAbililties (NYC + More) ***

  3. Picture This Film Festival (Calgary CAN) ***

  4. Focus on Ability (Australia)***

  5. Sprout Film Festival (Touring) ***

  6. Superfest ***

  7. Canadian Diversity Film Fest

  8. People of Passion Int. FF ***

  9. Cinema Touching Disability (Austin Tx)

  10. Extrodinary Film Fest ***

  11. Oska Bright FF

  12. Inclus

  13. Breaking Down Barriers

  14. Sit Down, Shut Up and Watch

DOCUMENTARIRES (many of the above accept doc's but these specialize in them)

  1. IDFA – Amsterdam

  2. IDA – Los Angeles

  3. AFI Silverdocs

  4. Hot Docs

  5. Full Frame

  6. Sunny Side

  7. Big Sky Doc FF (Montana)

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