Film festivals are a big deal among film lovers and filmmakers. If you have never attended one, you should make sure that you have at least one of these popular film festivals on your bucket list.
Popular Film Festivals
- Venice International Film Festival (Venice): This festival is held annually at the famous Palazzo Del Cinema in Venice Lido. The primary purpose is to bring filmmakers together to share their talents. The Venice International Film Festival was started in 1932, and it is considered to be the world’s oldest film festival.
- Tribeca Film Festival (New York) This is an Independent festival held annually in New York. It was established in 2001 in an attempt to boost the city’s cultural life and build the economy after the September 2001 attacks. The mandate is to reach a wide network of people and to make New York a major hub for cinema.
- Cannes Film Festival (France): This is perhaps the world’s most publicised International film festival. It was started in 1977, and until 2002, it was known as the International Film Festival. It brings together the famous names of people in the film industry, and it attracts massive numbers of people who want to participate in the screening of the film.
- Taormina Film Festivals(Sicily) When the Taormina film festival started, it was meant to be a place where both upcoming and established filmmakers showcase their work. As of 2020, it has had 65 well-attended editions. It showcases both Italian and international films.
- Sundance Film Festival (Utah) The Sundance film festival is one of the biggest in the world. It is a nonprofit cultural organisation that targets innovative filmmakers both in America and across the globe. It also brings together some of the most creative directors in the world of film. It supports a lot of upcoming filmmakers.