Here are some of the most well-known international film festivals

We’ve put together a list of the best film festivals in the world.

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This is a list of the top 15 film festivals in terms of prestige, potential exposure, and overall coolness. If you can get into these, you’re well on your way.

Some of these people are now considered the elite of the elite in the world of film festivals.
This is not suitable for everyone.
In the future, I intend to compile a list of the most accessible film festivals that you can attend to kickstart your career.

For the time being, here is a list of some of the best film festivals in the world.

Some, such as the Cannes and Venices of the world, will be extremely difficult to enter without an established film festival track record, even if you’re attempting to enter your film in the lesser-known festivals.

  1. Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France)
  2. Venice Film Festival (Venice, Italy)
  3. Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)
  4. Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah, USA)
  5. Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
  6. San Sebastián International Film Festival (San Sebastián, Spain)
  7. Rotterdam International Film Festival (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  8. New York Film Festival (New York City, USA)
  9. Sydney Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  10. Shanghai International Film Festival (Shanghai, China)
  11. Moscow International Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)
  12. Locarno International Film Festival (Locarno, Switzerland)
  13. Busan International Film Festival (Busan, South Korea)
  14. International Film Festival of India (Goa, India)
  15. Tokyo International Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan)

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, there are many more film festivals around the world.

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