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This is a list of Wikipedia articles about film festivals in Europe.

Albania[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Tirana International Film Festival 2003 Tirana International
International Film Summerfest of Durrës 2008 Durrës International

Armenia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival 2004 Yerevan International

Austria[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Crossing Europe 2004 Linz European films
Diagonale 1998 Graz Austrian films
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival 2015 Vienna International
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2013 Innsbruck International Competition for Filmmakers on the Subject of Nature and Environment
Viennale 1960 Vienna International
Vienna Independent Shorts 2004 Vienna Special interest

Azerbaijan[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Baku International Film Festival East-West 1991 Baku International
Baku International Tourism Film Festival 2013 Baku International

Belarus[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Listapad 1994 Minsk International Competitive specialized film festival of Baltic countries, as well as countries of Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe

Belgium[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Brussels Film Festival 2000 Brussels International-regional - European
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 1983 Brussels Special interest
Brussels International Independent Film Festival 1974 Brussels Special interest
DOCVILLE - Documentary Film Festival 2005 Leuven International-National
European Youth Film Festival 1989 Antwerp Bruges International children/youth
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 1984 Namur International
Flanders International Film Festival Ghent 1974 Ghent International
International Health Film Festival 1994 Liège International
Mons International Love Film Festival 1984 Mons Special interest
Offscreen Film Festival 2008 Brussels Independent films The festival is a showcase for unusual independent films, cult classics, extraordinary documentaries and offbeat genres from around the world.|
Ostend Film Festival 2007 Ostend International-National

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival 2018 Sarajevo International documentary
Merlinka Festival 2013 Sarajevo LGBT
Tuzla Film Festival 2012 Tuzla International/Special Interest
Kratkofil 2007 Banja Luka International
Sarajevo Film Festival 1995 Sarajevo International
Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival 2015 Sarajevo International
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2006 Sarajevo International
Sarajevo Youth Film Festival 2008 Sarajevo International www.omladinski.ba
VIVA Film Festival 2015 Sarajevo, Kakanj, Vareš International Religious, Ecological And Touristic Documentary

Bulgaria[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Golden Rose National Film Festival[1] 1961 [2][3] Varna National
Sofia International Film Festival 1997 Sofia International

Croatia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
SUPERTOON International Animation Festival
2011
Bol, Brač
International
Croatian Minute Movie Cup
1993
Požega
Kastav Film Festival
2009
Kastav
International
Motovun Film Festival
1999
Motovun
Special interest
Pula Film Festival
1953
Pula
Croatian, International
ZagrebDox
2005
Zagreb
Special interest
Zagreb Film Festival
2003
Zagreb
International
Vukovar Film Festival
2007
Vukovar
International
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
2007
Zagreb
Subversive Film Festival
2008
Zagreb

Czech Republic[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Academia Film Olomouc 1966 Olomouc Special interest
Animefest 2004 Brno Special interest Japanese animation and culture program, AMV and Cosplay competitions, held annually in May|
Bollywood Film Festival 2004 Prague Special interest Presents Bollywood films to Czech audiences.|
Cinema Mundi International Film Festival 2010 Brno International
Febiofest 1993 Nationwide International
Finále Plzeň Film Festival Plzeň
Fresh Film Festival 2004 Karlovy Vary Special interest
International Festival of Animated Films Třeboň
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 1997 Jihlava International
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1948 Karlovy Vary International
Mezipatra Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2000 Brno / Prague Special interest
One World Film Festival Prague Special interest
Prague Independent Film Festival 2016 Prague International
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth 1961 Zlín International

Cyprus[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Cyprus International Film Festival 2006 Nicosia International
Cyprus International Short Film Festival 2008 Nicosia International

Denmark[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Copenhagen International Documentary Festival Copenhagen Special interest
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2003 Copenhagen International
Odense International Film Festival 1975 Odense International
NatFilm Festival 1990 Aalborg, Copenhagen, Odense

Estonia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002 Tallinn, Tartu International
International Random Film Festival 2009 Anija International

Finland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Animatricks Animation Festival 2000 Helsinki Special interest Annual animation film festival. Programme consists of feature animations, short animation screenings and competition screenings.
Cinemaissí 2005 Helsinki International
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 1990 Espoo International
Helsinki International Film Festival 1988 Helsinki International
Midnight Sun Film Festival 1986 Sodankylä International
Night Visions 1998 Helsinki Special interest
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival 1982 Oulu International
Tampere Film Festival 1969 Tampere Special interest
Vinokino 1991 Turku, Helsinki Special interest

France[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 1960 Annecy Special interest
Brest European Short Film Festival 1986 Brest Special interest
Cannes Film Festival 1939 Cannes International One of the world's oldest, most influential and prestigious festivals, it is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.|
Chéries-Chéris 1994 Paris International
Créteil International Women's Film Festival 1978 Créteil Special interest
Deauville American Film Festival 1975 Deauville Special interest Annual festival devoted to American cinema.|
Deauville Asian Film Festival 1999 Deauville Special interest Annual festival devoted to Asian cinema.|
ÉCU The European Independent Film festival 2006 Paris International Annual festival devoted to Independent Cinema.|
Festival du Film Merveilleux 2010 Paris International
Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer 1994 Gérardmer Special interest Annual festival devoted to horror and fantastic cinema (Festival du Film Fantastique) cinema|
Paris Independent Film Festival 2015 Paris International
Three Continents Festival 1979 Nantes Special interest Annual festival is devoted to the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America.|

Germany[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Berlin Independent Film Festival 2010 Berlin International
Berlin International Directors Lounge 2005 Berlin International
Berlin International Film Festival 1951 Berlin International
Dok Leipzig 1955 Leipzig Special interest
Feminale Cologne Special interest Annual feminist film festival.|
Filmfest Hamburg 1992 Hamburg International and German cinema Held annually in September/October, focussed on feature films.
Filmfest München 1983 München International
filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1992 Schwerin German and international film
Hof International Film Festival 1967 Hof International
International Cycling Film Festival 2005 Herne Special interest
Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München 1981 Munich International
International Film Awards Berlin (ifab) 2012 Berlin International
International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 1952 Mannheim, Heidelberg International
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 1954 Oberhausen Special interest
KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival 2006 Munich International
Kurzfilmfestival Köln/KFFK 2006 Cologne Special interest
NaturVision Fimfestival 2002 Ludwigsburg International Competition for Filmmakers on the Subject of Nature, Animal and Environment
Nordische Filmtage 1956 Lübeck Special interest Held annually in November, spotlighting the cinemas of Scandinavia and the Baltic states.|
Oldenburg International Film Festival 1994 Oldenburg (Lower Saxony) International
de:OpenEyes Filmfest 1994 Marburg International Open-air shortfilm festival, held annually in July
PRIX EUROPA - The European Broadcasting Festival 1987 Berlin International
SCHLINGEL International Film Festival 1996 Chemnitz International

Greece[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Drama International Short Film Festival 1978 Drama International
International Thessaloniki Film Festival 1959 Thessaloniki International
Mykonos Biennale 2013 Mykonos International
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 1999 Thessaloniki Special interest
Thessaloniki Video Dance Festival 2000 Thessaloniki Special interest

Hungary[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Kecskemet Animation Film Festival 1985 Kecskemét Special interest biennial; June festival; associated with the Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials|

Iceland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Reykjavík International Film Festival 2004 Reykjavík International

Ireland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Cork Film Festival 1956 Cork International
Darklight Film Festival 1999 Dublin Special interest
Fingal Film Festival 2012 Dublin International
Fresh Film Festival 1996 Limerick Special Interest
Galway Film Fleadh 1989 Galway International
Irish Gay and Lesbian Film Festival or "Gaze" Special interest
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2002 Dublin International
Waterford Film Festival 2007 Waterford
Mid Ulster Film Festival 2004 Omagh
Galway African Film Festival 2008 Galway African Film

Italy[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
CinemadaMare Film Festival 2003 Annual festival for amateur youth filmmakers
Courmayeur Noir Film Festival 1991 Courmayeur Film noir
Ecologico International Film Festival 2008 Nardò International The Ecologico International Film Festival (EIFF), which takes place annually in August, aims to help discover and develop independent films - social, national and international - committed to issues of contemporary society.
Fantafestival 1981 Rome Special interest Annual festival of science fiction, horror and thriller films.
Festival del Cinema all'Aperto "Accordi @ DISACCORDI" 2000 Naples Special interest
International
Annual three months outdoor Film Festival
Flaiano Film Festival 1974 Pescara International Annual International festival with prizes for the films,the foreign film, interpreters male and female roles, male and female interpreters, not actors, directors, photographers, editing, soundtrack, set design, costumes. Also, we assigned the special jury prize, best film debut and also the career award.
Giffoni Film Festival 1971 Giffoni Valle Piana International One of the largest film festivals for kids, held annually in July, with short films and features from around the world.
Io Isabella International Film Week 2005 Special interest Spotlights the work by and about women, particularly documentaries.
Lucca Film Festival 2005 Lucca International
Milan International Film Festival 2000 Milan International
Milano Film Festival 1996 Milan International
Religion Today 1997 Trento International The first film festival about religion and dialogue, held annually in October.
Sport Movies & TV - Milano International FICTS Fest 1983 Milan International The world's final of the "World FICTS Challenge", the Worldwide Championship of Cinema, Television and Sport Culture, organized by the FICTS.
CINEMA. Festa Internazionale di Roma Rome Held annually in October.
Taormina Film Festival
Trieste Film Festival 1989 Trieste International The leading Italian event on central and eastern European cinema, held annually on the thirst week of January.
Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2000 Trieste International, Special interest Held annually in November, it is a multidisciplinary event devoted to the exploration of the realms of the “fantastic” genre
Torino Film Festival 1982 Turin International Held annually in November
Venice Film Festival 1932 Venice International The world's oldest film festival, it is held annually in late August or early September on the island of the Lido.

Kosovo[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2002 Prizren International

Latvia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS 1996 Riga International

Lithuania[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
VIFF Kino Pavasaris 1995 Vilnius International
Kaunas International Film Festival 2007 Kaunas International

Macedonia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Manaki Brothers Film Festival 1979 Bitola International
Skopje Film Festival 1997 Skopje International

Malta[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Valletta Film Festival 2015 Valletta International Held Annually in June

Monaco[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Monaco International Film Festival 2003 Monte Carlo Special interest
Monaco Music Film Festival 2006 Monte Carlo Special interest

Netherlands[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival Amsterdam Special interest
Amsterdam Film eXperience 2006 Amsterdam Special interest
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam Special interest
CinemAsia Film Festival Amsterdam Special interest
Dejima Japanese Film Festival Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht Special interest
Film by the Sea 1999 Vlissingen International Held annually in September
ShortCutz Amsterdam 2013 Amsterdam Special interest
International Film Festival Rotterdam 1972 Rotterdam International
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 1988 Amsterdam Special interest
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2007 Amsterdam International
Latin American Film Festival Utrecht Special interest
Leiden International Film Festival Leiden International
Leiden International Short Film Festival Leiden Special interest
Netherlands Film Festival 1982 Utrecht Regional
Pluk de nacht 2003 Amsterdam International
SCENECS International Debut Film Festival 2006 Amersfoort International

Norway[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Bergen International Film Festival 2000 Bergen International
Norwegian International Film Festival 1973 Haugesund International
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 2010 Oslo International
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival 2004 Trondheim International
Tromsø International Film Festival 1991 Tromsø International
WT Os International Film Festival 1999 Os International
ØyaKino Oslo Special interest

Poland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
American Film Festival 2010 Wrocław International
The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE 1993 Toruń, since 2000 Łódź, since 2010 Bydgoszcz International
International Cycling Film Festival 2012 Częstochowa Special interest
Kraków Film Festival 1960 Kraków Special interest
Planete Doc Film Festival 2004 Warsaw International
Warsaw International Film Festival 1984 Warsaw International

Portugal[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Caminhos do Cinema Português 1988 Coimbra Special Interest
Doclisboa 2004 Lisbon Special interest
Douro Film Harvest 2009 Douro International
Estoril Film Festival 2006 Estoril International
Fantasporto 1982 Porto Internacional
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival 1985 Setúbal Special interest
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 1996 Lisbon Special interest
Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino 2014 Lisbon Special interest

Romania[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Comedy Cluj 2009 Cluj-Napoca International
Gay Film Nights 2004 Cluj-Napoca Special interest
Transilvania International Film Festival 2002 Cluj-Napoca International

Russia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Festival of Festivals, St. Petersburg 1993 St. Petersburg International
Kinotavr Film Festival 1991 Sochi International
KROK International Animated Films Festival 1989 Cities along the Volga or Dnieper rivers Special Interest International animation festival which is held in Russia on even years and in Ukraine on odd years. It takes place on a cruise ship and visits various cities.|
Message to Man 1988 Saint Petersburg International
Moscow International Film Festival 1935 Moscow International
Open Russian Festival of Animated Film 1996 Suzdal Special Interest
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival «Side by Side» 2008 Saint Petersburg, Russia International

Serbia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
FEST 1971 Belgrade International Conceptualized as "the festival of festivals". Screening a selection of award-winning films from recent top international festivals as well as currently trending films. Belgrade's best-known film festival.
Palić Film Festival 1992 Palić International "Golden Tower" award. Held annually in July.
Cinema City 2007 Novi Sad International "Ibis" award
Küstendorf 2008 Drvengrad International Held annually in January. Short films enter competition for the festival main award - the Golden Egg. The festival is organized and run by Emir Kusturica.
FreeNetWorld International Film Fest 2008 Niš International The best FNW film award. The best documentary film. The best animated film. The best fiction. The best music video/experimental film. Audience award.
Kratka Forma – The International Festival of Short Films 2011 Gornji Milanovac National Short film festival.

Slovakia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Art Film Fest 1992 Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčín International
Golden Beggar 1995 Košice International
International Film Festival Bratislava Bratislava International
International Film Festival Cinematik 2006 Piešťany International

Slovenia[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Filofest 2006 Ljubljana Special interest
Ljubljana International Film Festival 1989 Ljubljana International
ENIMATION Little Elephant - International Children and Youth Film Festival 2011 Maribor International
Grossmann Film and Wine Festival 2005 Ljutomer Regional

Spain[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Animac - Catalunya International Animation Film Festival Lleida Special interest
Festival de Cine de Sitges 1967 Sitges Special interest
Gijón International Film Festival 1963 Gijón International
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2000 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International
Málaga Spanish Film Festival 1998 Málaga Spanish
Marbella Film Festival 2006 Marbella International
San Sebastián International Film Festival 1953 San Sebastián International Supervised by the FIAPF, the annual festival is one of the most important in Europe. |
Seminci 1956 Valladolid International

Sweden[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
BUFF International Film Festival 1984 Malmö Special interest
Filmörnen 1978 Värmland Special interest
Gothenburg Film Festival 1979 Gothenburg International
HBT-GBG 2007 Gothenburg Special interest
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 1995 Lund Special interest
Malmö Arab Film Festival 2011 Malmö Special interest
Stockholm International Film Festival 1990 Stockholm International
Uppsala International Short Film Festival 1982 Uppsala Special interest
International Random Film Festival 2009 Garpenberg International

Switzerland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Cinéma Tout Ecran Geneva International
Geneva International Jewish Film Festival Geneva International
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival 2000 Lausanne Special interest
Locarno International Film Festival 1946 Locarno International
Mobile Motion Film Festival 2014 Zurich International
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2000 Neuchâtel Special interest
Queersicht 1997 Bern Special interest
shnit international shortfilmfestival 2003 Bern Special interest
Solothurn Film Festival 1966 Solothurn Swiss Film
Visions du Réel 1969 Nyon International Held annually in April. Most important documentary film festival in Switzerland.
Zurich Film Festival 2005 Zurich International
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 1997 Winterthur International Held annually in November. Most important short film festival in Switzerland.

Turkey[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival 1997 Ankara Special interest
International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 1963 Antalya International
Yıldız Technical University Cinema Club International Short Film Competition 2002 Istanbul International
Istanbul International Film Festival 1982 Istanbul International
Istanbul Animation Festival 2003 Istanbul International
Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival 1993 Adana International

Ukraine[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Molodist 1970 Kiev International The oldest and the most well-known Ukrainian film festival
Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2012 Kiev International Short films festival
Odessa International Film Festival 2010 Odessa International The widest and most popular festival in Ukraine
KROK International Animated Films Festival 1989 Cities along the Volga or Dnieper rivers Special Interest International animation festival which is held in Russia on even years and in Ukraine on odd years. It takes place on a cruise ship and visits various cities.
Mute Nights Festival 2010 Odessa Special Interest International silent film festival which is held in Odessa on the third week on June.
Stozhary 1995 Kiev Special interest An actors' film festival, in which actors' performances on film are the focus of jury assessment and awards.
Wiz-Art 2008 Lviv International International short film festival
Children KinoFest 2014 Kiev International International children's film festival

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
London Image Festival Special interest
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2011 York Independent Film
Angel Film Festival Islington
Bath Film Festival 2012 Bath, Somerset Previews Features Docs and Shorts film festival. Categories for Art & Design, Sci-Fi, Bath Debuts|
Birds Eye View London Special interest
Brazilian Film Festival of London 2009 London Brazilian Cinema
British Urban Film Festival 2005 London Independent film
Cambridge Film Festival 1977 Cambridge Annual festival, 3rd oldest in the UK after London and Edinburgh
Colchester Film Festival 2012 Colchester, Essex Independent film
East End Film Festival 1991 London Independent film
Falstaff International Film Festival 2009 Stratford-upon-Avon International
Flatpack Film Festival 2006 Birmingham International
Flip Animation Festival 2004 Wolverhampton International
FrightFest 2002 London Special interest
From Page to Screen Festival 2011 Bridport Special interest Celebrates and rewards excellence in film adaptation of books, affiliated with the Bridport Prize fiction competition. |
Insight Film Festival 2007 Manchester International
Kendal Mountain Film Festival 1980 Kendal Mountain film
Leeds International Film Festival 1986 Leeds International
Let's All Be Free Film Festival 2013 London International
London Asian Film Festival 1999 London International Held annually in spring at the BFI or BAFTA.|
London Independent Film Festival 2007 London International
London Film Festival 1956 London International Held annually by the British Film Institute and sponsored by The Times newspaper.|
London Fashion Film Festival 2014 London International Held annually by the London Fashion Film Festival.|
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 1986 London International Held annually by the British Film Institute.|
London Turkish Film Festival 1993 London International
Meniscus Film Festival 2001 Grimsby International
Moves - International Festival of Movement on Screen 2004 Liverpool International
Norwich Film Festival 2009 Norwich International BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) qualifying short film festival that champions independent film. Annual festival held in November.|
onedotzero London Special interest
Pennine Film Festival 2006 Lancashire Community
Public Health Film Festival 2014 Oxford Community
Raindance Film Festival 1993 London Special interest A festival for independent films, the festival is also the founder of the British Independent Film Awards.|
Sefton Short Film Festival 2004 Liverpool Special interest
Sheffield Doc/Fest 1994 Sheffield International
The End of the Pier International Film Festival 2002 West Sussex Special interest An independent film festival, it shows work by local filmmakers, as well as international shorts and features.|
Watersprite 2010 Cambridgeshire International

Northern Ireland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Belfast Film Festival Belfast
CineMagic 1988 Belfast Special interest
Mid Ulster Film Festival 2004 Omagh

Scotland[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Africa in Motion 2006 Edinburgh African cinema
Dead by Dawn 1993 Edinburgh Special interest
Deep Fried Film Festival 2004 Coatbridge International
Edinburgh International Film Festival 1947 Edinburgh International
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2003 Edinburgh International
French Film Festival UK 1992 Edinburgh French and French-language films
Glasgow Film Festival Glasgow

Wales[edit]

Name Est. City Type Details
Abertoir 2006 Aberystwyth Special interest
Cardiff Film Festival Cardiff

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pavlina Jeleva (20 September 2016). "FNE at the 2016 Golden Rose National Film Festival: The Singing Shoes". Film New Europe. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a551434701280279 (5 October 2011). "The Golden Rose: A Short Introduction". BULstack. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival". Varna Culture & Art. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Stefan Dobroiu (26 September 2016). "Godless comes out on top at Varna". Cineuropa. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Golden Rose Film Festival celebrates centenary of Bulgarian filmmaking". BNR Radio Bulgaria. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016. The 33rd Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival is taking place in Varna October 2 – 11, presenting 33 new feature and 17 short films. 
  6. ^ "Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival". Bulgarian National Film Center. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

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