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Film Festival Calendar

Unearth a kaleidoscope of cinematic marvels through our extensive year-round film festival calendar. Say farewell to missed opportunities due to date confusion or unawareness of captivating festivals. Plan early, and map out your journey.

What distinguishes our calendar is that it continuously expands, offering a diverse selection of family friendly films and events beyond the documentary genre. We value your input, and welcome your recommendations, fostering a collaborative space for cinephiles worldwide to enrich this ongoing cinematic adventure.

Join us in celebrating the art of filmmaking, from immersive screenings to captivating live events. Each month unveils new narratives, cultures, and artistic perspectives, ensuring a dynamic and enriching experience for all.  Your cinematic journey begins here – a gateway to discovering festivals that transcend traditional movie nights, inviting you to explore the multifaceted world of cinema throughout the year.

2023 – 2024

Festivals Coming Up


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African Film Fest Atlanta

African Film Fest in Atlanta: A unique platform showcasing Africa’s rich cinematic landscape. Embracing stories, filmmakers, and traditions. Atlanta’s conduit to African narratives, culture, and heritage. Sept. 21 – Oct 8th.   


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Austin Comedy Film Festival

The Austin Comedy Film Festival, part of the Film Festival Circuit, welcomes comedy creators worldwide. Founded by Mikel Fair, it showcases a wide range of comedic genres, from funny music videos to stand-up. Evolving to include comedy feature films. Oct. 12th.

Texas Film Festivals 

See the list of nearly 100 film festivals in the state of Texas! Go to the Texas Film Fest Page

Future Film Festivals: 

SXSW Film & FV Festival, Austin, Texas –  March 10-19 – Official Website



Festivals in September

  1. Venice Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia): The Venice Film Festival, held annually in Venice, Italy, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious film festivals. It usually runs from late August to early September.
  2. Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): TIFF is one of the most prominent film festivals in North America, taking place in Toronto, Canada, typically in early to mid-September. It is known for showcasing a wide range of international films and often serves as a platform for Oscar contenders.
  3. Telluride Film Festival: The Telluride Film Festival, held in Telluride, Colorado, is known for its exclusive and carefully curated selection of films. It takes place over Labor Day weekend, which falls in early September.
  4. San Sebastian International Film Festival: The San Sebastian Film Festival, located in San Sebastian, Spain, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe. It usually occurs in late September and features a diverse range of films.
  5. Deauville American Film Festival: This festival, held in Deauville, France, focuses on American cinema and typically runs in early to mid-September.

International Festivals

  1. African International Film Festival

 Documentary FESTivals

  1. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival:
  2. Sheffield Doc/Fest:
  3. True/False Film Fest:
  4. DOC NYC:
  5. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival:
  6. IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam):
  7. AFI DOCS: