Top International Film Festivals 2015

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Getting recognized at the right film festival can be a turning point for any filmmaker.   Many films have premiered at film festivals, been picked up by an international distributor and then even go on to win an Oscar (see the list here).   To help you figure out which film festivals to budget for, submit and/or attend we have put together this list of the top film festivals for 2015.

List of 2015 Film Festivals

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

February 2015

berlinale-2015Berlinale – International Film Festival Berlin
Berlin, Germany
February 5 – 15, 2015
https://www.berlinale.de/en/HomePage.html
 fantasporto-2015Fantasporto Film Festival
Porto, Portugal
February 27 – March 7, 2015
http://www.fantasporto.com/home

March 2015

tampere-2015Tampere Film Festival
Tampere, Finland
March 4 – 8, 2015
http://www.tamperefilmfestival.fi/site/index.php?page=home
 ficg-2015Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
Guadalajara, México
March 6 – 15, 2015
https://www.ficg.mx/30/index.php/en
 sxsw-2015SXSW – South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival
Austin, Texas
March 13 – 22, 2015
http://sxsw.com/

April 2015

ecu-2015ÉCU The European Independent Film Festival
Paris, France
April 10 – 12, 2015
http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/
 bafici-2015BAFICI Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 15 – 26, 2015
http://festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/es/bafici
 tribeca-2015Tribeca Film Festival
New York, New York
April 15 – 26, 2015
http://tribecafilm.com/festival
 nashville-2015Nashville Film Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
April 16 – 25, 2015
https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/
 sfiff-2015San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco, California
April 23 – May 7, 2015
http://www.sffs.org/
 newport-beach-2015Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, California
April 23 – 30, 2015
http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/

May 2015

 cannes-2015Cannes International Film Festival
Cannes, France
May 13 – 24, 2015
http://www.festival-cannes.com/en.html
 siff-2015SIFF – Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle, Washington
May 14 – June 7, 2015
http://www.siff.net/festival-2015

June 2015

shanghai-2015Shanghai International Film Festival
Shanghai, China
June 13 – 21, 2015
http://www.siff.com/InformationEn/Index.aspx
 moscow-2015Moscow International Film Festival
Moscow, Russia
June 18 – 27, 2015
http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru/

July 2015

karlovy-vary-2015Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
July 3 – 11, 2015
http://www.kviff.com/en/
 durbanDurban International Film Festival
Durban, South Africa
July 16 – 26, 2015
http://www.durbanfilmfest.co.za/
 giffoni-2015Giffoni Film Festival
Giffoni, Italy
July 17 – 26, 2015
http://www.giffonifilmfestival.it/en/
 zanzibar-2015Zanzibar international Film Festival
Zanzibar, Tanzania
July 18 – 26, 2015
http://www.ziff.or.tz/
 miff-2015Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
July 30 – August 16, 2015
http://miff.com.au/

August 2015

locarno-2015Locarno International Film Festival
Locarno, Switzerland
August 5 – 15, 2015
http://www.pardolive.ch/en/
 gramado-2015Festival de Gramado
Gramado, Brazil
August 14 – 22, 2015
http://www.festivaldegramado.net/
 sarajevo-2015Sarajevo Film Festival
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
August 14 – 22, 2015
http://www.sff.ba/en
 mwff-2015Montreal World Film Festival
Montreal, Canada
August 27 – September 7, 2015
http://www.ffm-montreal.org/en/home.html

September 2015

venice-2015Venice International Film Festival
Venice, Italy
September 2 – 12, 2015
http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/index.html
 telluride-2015Telluride Film Festival
Telluride, Colorado
September 4 – 7, 2015
http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org/
 tiff-2015Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
September 10 – 20, 2015
http://tiff.net/
 san-sebastian-2015San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián, Spain
September 18 – 26, 2015
http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/in/
 raindance-2015Raindance Film Festival
London, UK
September 23 – October 4, 2015
http://www.raindance.org/
 viff-2015Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada
September 24 – October 9, 2-015
http://www.viff.org/
 nyff-2015New York Film Festival
New York City, New York
September 25 – October 11, 2015
http://www.filmlinc.com/

October 2015

busan-2015Busan International Film Festival
Busan, South Korea
October 1 – 10, 2015
http://www.biff.kr/structure/eng/default.asp
 sitges-2015Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Sitges, Spain
October 9 – 18, 2015
http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng
 warsaw-2015Warsaw Film Festival
Warsaw, Poland
October 9 – 18, 2015
http://www.wff.pl/en/
 tokyo-20156Tokyo International Film Festival
Tokyo, Japan
October 22 – 31, 2015
http://2015.tiff-jp.net/en/
 morelia-2015Morelia International Film Festival
Morelia, México
October 23 – November 1, 2015
http://moreliafilmfest.com/en/
 austin-2015Austin Film Festival
Austin, Texas
October 29 – November 5, 2015
http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/
 abu-dhabi-2015Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
October 2015
http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/

November 2015

cottbus-2015Film Festival Cottbus
Cottbus, Germany
November 3 – 8, 2015
http://www.filmfestivalcottbus.de/en/home/
 tous-ecrans-2015Festival Tous Écrans, Geneva International Film Festival
Geneva, Switzerland
November 5 – 12, 2015
http://www.tous-ecrans.com/
 thessaloniki-2015Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Thessaloniki, Greece
November 6 – 15, 2015
http://www.filmfestival.gr/
 cairo-2015Cairo International Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt
Nov 8 – Nov 17, 2015
http://www.ciff.org.eg/
 india-2015International Film Festival of India
Goa, India
November 2015
http://www.iffigoa.org/
 idfa-2015IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 18 – 29, 2015
http://www.idfa.nl/industry.aspx
 tff-2015Torino Film Festival
Turin, Italy
November 20 – 28, 2015
http://www.torinofilmfest.org/
 mar-del-plata-2015Mar del Plata Film Festival
Mar del Plata, Argentina
November 22 – 30, 2015
http://www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/

January 2015 (Festivals that have already happened)

 palm-springs-2015Palm Springs International Film Festival
Palm Springs, California
January 2 – 12, 2015
http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/
 tromso-2015Tromsø International Film Festival
Tromsø, Norway
January 12 – 18, 2015
http://www.tiff.no/en
 rotterdam-2015International Film Festival Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands
January 21 – February 1, 2015
https://www.iffr.com/en/
 sundance-2015Sundance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
January 22 – February 1, 2015
http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival
 goteborg-2015Göteborg Film Festival
Gothenburg, Sweden
January 23 –February 2, 2015
http://www.giff.se/en

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