Upcoming Film Festivals

Presented here is a list of Upcoming Film Festivals. Assembled for my own reference, I figured that others might find it useful. I know there are ways to find this info but I like having it all in one big list and I figure I can’t be the only one.

This list is by no means exhaustive, it’s just the festivals that are presently on my radar. If you know of a festival that I don’t have here please feel free to shoot me an email or @ me on twitter.

The list is presented in chronological order. Expected dates are present whenever they’re not available, and those dates are my guesses. I will do my best to keep this up to date on a monthly-ish basis.

I hope you find it useful.

-Matthew

Last Updated: 5 Sept 2021.

September 2021

Calgary International Film Festival

New York Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Beyond Fest

  • Where: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • When: September 30th – October 10th, 2021
  • URL: https://riff.is/

October 2021

Edmonton International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • When: October 1st – 11th, 2021
  • URL: https://viff.org

Orcas Island Film Festival

Nightstream

  • Where: Online (USA)
  • When: October 7th – 13th, 2021
  • Note: Created as an online collaboration between North Bend Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Boston Underground Film Festival, and The Overlook Film Festival.
  • URL: https://nightstream.org

Vancouver Badass Film Festival

St Johns International Women’s Film Festival

Double Exposure

La Femme International Film Festival

Toronto After Dark

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Telluride Horror Show

AFI Film Festival

  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • When: November 10th – 14th, 2021. Last held October 15th – 22nd, 2020
  • URL: https://fest.afi.com

ImagineNATIVE

Reelworld Film Festival

Nightmares Film Festival

  • Where: Columbus, OH, USA
  • When: October 21st – 24th, 2021. Note: Nightmares Film Fest 2020 was held virtually.
  • URL: https://nightmaresfest.com

Blood in the Snow

  • Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Note: This festival is broadcast on the Canadian speciality channel SuperChannel
  • When: October 29th – 31st, 2021
  • URL: https://www.bloodinthesnow.ca

November 2021 

Cinemania

Vancouver Asian Film Festival

  • Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • When: November 4th – 14th, 2021
  • URL: https://vaff.org

Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Montreal International Documentary Film Festival

  • Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • When: November 10th – 21st, 2021
  • URL: https://ridm.ca/

Calgary Underground Film Festival Docs Festival

December 2021

Whistler Film Festival

Other Worlds Film Festival

January 2022

Sundance Film Festival

Vancouver Italian Fim Festival

February 2022

Available Light Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival
Victoria Film Festival

Canadian International Comedy Film Festival 2022

  • Where: Winnpeg, MB, Canada
  • When: Expected February 2022. Last held February 2020.
  • URL: https://www.cicff.ca

Powell River Film Festival

Reel Love Film Festival

March 2022

True/False

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 

SXSW

Boston Underground Film Festival

Dublin International Film Festival

  • Where: Dublin, Ireland
  • When: Expected March 2022. Last held March 3rd – 14th, 2021
  • URL: https://www.diff.ie

Portland International Film Festival

  • Where: Portland, OR, USA
  • When: Expected March 2022. Last held March 5th – 14th, 2021
  • URL: https://nwfilm.org

April 2022

Arctic Film Festival

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

  • Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • When: Expected April/May 2022. Last held April 29th – May 9th, 2021
  • URL: https://www.hotdocs.ca

Canadian Film Fest

Panic Fest

Calgary Underground Film Festival

San Francisco Film Festival

  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • When: Expected April 2022. Last held April 9th – 18th, 2021
  • URL: https://sffilm.org

Seattle International Film Festival

  • Where: Seattle, WA, USA
  • When: Expected April 2022. Last held April 8th – 18th, 2021
  • URL: https://www.siff.net

Atlanta Film Festival

May 2022

TCM Classic Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Inside Out

  • Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • When: Expected May 2022. Last held May 27th – June 6th, 2021
  • URL: https://insideout.ca

The Overlook Film Festival

  • Where: New Orleans, LA, USA
  • When: TBD – Last held May 30th – June 2nd, 2019. The 2020 and 2021 Overlook Film Festival happened only as part of Nightstream
  • URL: https://www.overlookfilmfest.com

June 2022

Toronto Japanese Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

  • Where: New York City, NY, USA
  • When: Expected June 2022. Last held June 9th – 20th, 2021
  • URL: https://tribecafilm.com

AFI Documentary Festival

  • Where: Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • When: Expected June 2022. Last held June 22nd – 27th, 2021
  • URL: https://docs.afi.com

July 2022

North Bend Film Festival

First Look

August 2022

Bentonville Film Festival

Fantasia International Film Festival

New York Asian Film Festival

  • Where: New York City, USA
  • When: Expected August 2022. Last held August 6th to 22nd, 2021
  • URL: https://www.nyaff.org

Regina International Film Festival

  • Where: Regina, SK, Canada
  • When: Expected August 2022. Last held August 10th-14th, 2021
  • URL: https://riffa.ca

Popcorn Frights Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

FrightFest

Squamish International Film Festival

September 2022

La Biennale di Venezia

Telluride Film Festival

Dumbo Film Festival

Fighting Spirit Film Festival

Indie Street Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival

  • Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • When: Expected early Sept 2022. Last held September 9th – 18th, 2021
  • URL: https://tiff.net

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Peoria Film Fest

Cinefest Sudbury

  • Where: Sudbury, ON, Canada
  • When: Expected late Sept 2022. Last held September 18th – 26th, 2021
  • URL: https://cinefest.com

Fantastic Fest

October 2022

Raindance