international film festivals

Top Five International Film Festivals

Film festivals are large events where new movies in different genres are presented for the year, bringing together the best in directors, producers, and celebrities. Not all film festivals are created equal and there are 5 that typically stand out from the rest. The largest film festival in the world is the Berlin International Film Festival, but a few other well-known festivals are the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

Most film festivals are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those of us outside the inner-circle, but they are viewed as luxury by celebrities as well. They allow for the most creative minds to come together in a beautiful landscape to present their artwork and be received by thousands. Many of these festivals include outdoor viewings that simply enhance the experience to make it even more moving and inspiring.

  • Berlin is an international hub for arts, culture and creative minds, so it is no surprise that it is the biggest in film festival events. The “Berlinale” sells roughly 300,000 tickets to people from over 124 countries and has over 500,000 admissions. It holds prestigious parties, has networking events, and presents about 400 films each year.
  • The Venice Film Festival started in 1932, making it the oldest film festival. It takes place every year between August and September in Venice, Italy and is arguably the most prestigious film festival.
  • The Cannes Film Festival brings together fashion and film in the most perfect of ways. It encourages people to leave behind their inhibitions and enjoy themselves and the films they are surrounded by for over a week. The Cannes Festival is also an invite-only event.
  • The Toronto International Film Festival, also known as TIFF, brings together 400,000 visitors. They use 34 downtown locations to premiere films, which have included ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘The Kings Speech’.
  • The Sundance Film Festival is held right here in the U.S., in Utah, every year. It highlights the independent film makers in the industry who may not be as well known in mainstream film production. They feature documentaries, short films, and feature length films.

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