List of Film Festivals

Presented here is a list of Film Festivals that I 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 also have a Twitter list for film festivals via the @AwesomeFridayCa Twitter account, which is more extensive but less organized. Find that here.

I hope you find it useful.

-Matthew

Last Updated: 28 February 2022.

May 2022

EarthX Film Festival

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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

Blue Mountain Film Festival

Blue Mountain Film Festival

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

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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

Calgary International Film Festival

New York Film Festival

Beyond Fest

  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • When: Expected late September 2022. Last held September 29th – October 11th, 2021.
  • URL: https://beyondfest.com

Reykjavik International Film Festival

  • Where: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • When: September 29th – October 9th, 2022
  • URL: https://riff.is/

October 2022

Edmonton International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • When: Expected early October 2022. Last held October 1st – 11th, 2021
  • URL: https://viff.org

Orcas Island Film Festival

Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal

  • Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • When: Expected October 2022. Last held October 6th – 17th 2021 in person, October 6th – 31st 2021 online.
  • URL: https://nouveaucinema.ca/

Nightstream

  • Where: Online (USA)
  • When: Expected October 2022. Last held 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

  • Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • When: Expected October 2022. Last held October 10th, 2021
  • URL: https://vbaff.com

St Johns International Women’s Film Festival

Double Exposure

  • Where: Washington, DC, USA
  • When: Expected October 2022. Last held October 13th – 17th, 2021
  • URL: https://dxfest.com

La Femme International Film Festival

  • Where: Beverly Hills, CA, USA
  • When: Expected October 2022. Last held October 14th – 17th, 2021
  • URL: https://lafemme.org

Toronto After Dark

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

Telluride Horror Show

ImagineNATIVE

Reelworld Film Festival

  • Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • When: Expected October 2022. Last held October 20th – 25th, 2021
  • URL: https://www.reelworld.ca

Nightmares Film Festival

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Blood in the Snow

  • Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Note: This festival is broadcast on the Canadian speciality channel SuperChannel
  • When: Expected late October 2022. Last held October 29th – 31st, 2021
  • URLhttps://www.bloodinthesnow.ca

Raindance

November 2022

AFI Film Festival

  • Where: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • When: Expected November 2022. Last held November 10th – 14th, 2021.
  • URL: https://fest.afi.com

Cinemania

  • Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • When: Expected November 2022. Last held November 2nd – 14th 2021 in person, November 2nd – 21st, 2021 online
  • URL: https://www.festivalcinemania.com

Vancouver Asian Film Festival

  • Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • When: Expected November 2022. Last held November 4th – 14th, 2021
  • URL: https://vaff.org

Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Montreal International Documentary Film Festival

  • Where: Montreal, QC, Canada
  • When: Expected November 2022. Last held November 10th – 21st, 2021
  • URL: https://ridm.ca/

Calgary Underground Film Festival Docs Festival

December 2022

Whistler Film Festival

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Other Worlds Film Festival

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January 2023

Slamdance Film Festival

  • Where: Park City, UT, USA
  • When: Expected January 2023. Last held. January 20th – 23rd, 2022 in person, 20th – 30th, 2022 online
  • URL: https://slamdance.com

Sundance Film Festival

Vancouver Italian Fim Festival

February 2023

Available Light Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival
Victoria Film Festival

Powell River Film Festival

Reel Love Film Festival

March 2023

True/False

  • Where: Columbia, MO, USA
  • When: Expected Early March. Last Held March 3rd – 6th, 2022
  • URL: https://truefalse.org

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

Canadian Film Fest

Panic Fest

Calgary Underground Film Festival

San Francisco Film Festival

  • Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • When: Last held April12st – May 1st, 2022
  • URL: https://sffilm.org

Seattle International Film Festival

TCM Classic 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

Atlanta Film Festival