With the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival set to take place April 15 – 26, 2015 and the American Black Film Festival coming to New York on June 11 – 14th, the timing couldn’t be better to take a look at upcoming film festivals around the world. Film festivals attract promising filmmakers, celebrities, distributors, buyers, industry leaders and media from around the globe.
Tribeca Film Festival
Dates: April 15–26
In the wake of 9/11, Co-founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff turned a simple call to action into one of New York City’s most anticipated film festivals. This years lineup includes, Misty Copeland’s documentary: A Ballerinas Tale, Tribeca Talks program with rapper ASAP Rocky, and the documentary Mary J. Blige—the London Sessions.
Cannes Film Festival
Dates: May 13–24
One of the most prestigious, star studded film events held in Cannes, France. This year for the first time since 1987, Cannes will open with a film directed by a woman. Although we’re days away from the official Cannes Film Festival lineup, according to Yahoo, the latest Pixar 3D animated extravaganza and new films from Woody Allen are slated to make an appearance in the event’s 68th annual edition.
Beyond this prestigious film event, celebrities such as Sean Diddy Combs are known to throw lavish yacht parties.
Sydney Film Festival
Dates: June 4–15
As one of the oldest festivals in the world, the 12-day festival features over 200 documentaries, short films and animation from around the world. This year, a newly enhanced program of family and kids’ films, including the Academy Award-nominated Irish animated feature Song of the Sea; and The Crow’s Egg, a charming and funny live-action feature from India.
Dates: August 27–September 6
Considering the magical city of Venice, Italy serves as a movie set itself, it doesn’t take much to attract star studded celebrities, die hard movie fans and industry insiders to the world’s oldest international film festival.
Telluride Film Festival
Dates: August 29–September 1
For over 40 years the Telluride film festival has attracted film executives, critics and movie fans. Believe it or not, each year people travel from all over world to attend the event without knowing the movie lineup or who’s on the guest list. It’s even a secret to the press.
Zurich Film Festival
Dates: September 25–October 5
The Zurich Film festival features a lineup of documentaries and narrative features from around the world, and a special emphasis on German-language films. In addition to the Hollywood elite in attendance, the film festival appeals to film and music composers.
Read more at Conde Naste Traveler.
SOURCE: Conde Naste
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