Calling all cinephiles and film industry enthusiasts! As we delve deeper into 2024, the year promises an exciting calendar packed with renowned film festivals and bustling film markets. Whether you’re a filmmaker seeking to showcase your work, a film buff eager to discover new cinematic gems, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the world of cinema, this guide is your roadmap to the upcoming film events that will set the stage for the year.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the major film festivals happening now and in the coming months:


Ongoing Film Festivals

Glasgow Film Festival, UK – February 28-March 10

Borderlines Film Festival, UK – March 1-17

Malaga Film Festival, Spain – March 1-10

Film Festivals in March

Australian International Documentary Conference, Australia – March 3-6

Cartoon Movie, France – March 5-7

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, UK – March 7-10

FrightFest Glasgow, UK – March 7-9

South by Southwest, US – March 8-16

Copenhegen International Documentary Festival, Denmark – March 13-24

Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria – March 13-24

Manchester Film Festival, UK – March 15-24

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong – March 28-April 8

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival Part 1, US – March 29-31

Film Festivals in April

Cleveland International Film Festival, US – April 3-13

Miami Film Festival, US – April 5-14

Red Lorry Film Festival, India – April 5-7

Ho Chi Minh City International Film Festival, Vietnam – April 6-13

MIPTV, France – April 8-10

Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival, Brazil – April 11-28

Atlanta Film Festival, US – April 25-May 5

HotDocs, Canada – April 25-May 5

San Francisco International Film Festival, US – April 25-May 5

Film Festivals in May

Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea – May 1-10

Seattle International Film Festival, US – May 9-19

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival Part 2, US – May 11-26

Festival de Cannes, France – May 14-25

Krakow Film Festival, Poland – May 26-June 2

Nippon Connection Film Festival, Germany – May 28-June 2

Film Festivals in June

Lighthouse International Film Festival, US – June 5-9

Sydney Film Festival, Australia – June 5-16

Tribeca Film Festival, US – June 5-16

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market, France – June 9-15

Sheffield DocFest, UK – June 12-17

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania – June 14-23

CineEurope, Spain – June 17-20

Doc Edge Festival, New Zealand – June 19-July 31

Nantucket Film Festival, US – June 19-24

Raindance Film Festival, UK – June 19-29

Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium – June 25-July 3

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic – June 28-July 6

Film Festivals in July

New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland – July 18-28

Fantasia International Film Festival, Canada – July 18-August 4

Burgas International Film Festival, Bulgaria – July 20-26

Film Festivals in August

Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland – August 7-17

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK – August 15-21

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina – August 16-23

Venice International Film Festival, Italy – August 28-September 7

Film Festivals in September

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada – September 5-15

Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada – September 14-22

Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland – September 19-29

Nashville Film Festival, US – September 19-25

FilmFest Hamburg, Germany – September 26 – October 5

New York Film Festival, US – September 27-October 13

Film Festivals in October

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea – October 2-11

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland – October 3-13

Asian Contents & Film Market, South Korea – October 5-8

Chelsea Film Festival, US – October 16-20

San Diego International Film Festival, US – October 16-20

Hof International Film Festival, Germany – October 22-27

Austin Film Festival, US – October 24-31

DOK Leipzig, Germany – October 28-November 3

Film Festivals in November

Leeds International Film Festival, UK – November 1-17

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands – November 13-24

Three Rivers Film Festival, US – November 13-20

Pittsburgh Shorts, US – November 21-24

Film Festivals in December

Whistler Film Festival, Canada – December 4-8

Sound Unseen, US – December 12-15

With so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be an event that piques your interest and sparks your cinematic journey. So, grab your popcorn and get ready to experience the magic of film! Don’t forget to check the official websites of each film festival for the latest information on programming, ticketing, and other details.