February 15-25, 2024

The Berlinale is a unique place of artistic exploration and entertainment. It is one of the world’s largest audience film festivals and an indispensable forum for the global film community.

Location
Berlin
Germany

Artistic Director
Carlo Chatrian

Executive Director
Mariette Rissenbeek

Year of creation
1951

2023 edition cancelled

The CIFF is the oldest FIAPF accredited film festival in the Middle East. Since 1976, it has been a distinguished landmark in the art landscape of the region, as well as a prestigious international cultural forum.

Location
Cairo
Egypt

President
Hussein Fahmy

Director
Amir Ramses

 

Year of creation
1976

February 1-11, 2024

Location
Tehran
Iran

Director
TBC

Year of creation

May 14-25, 2024

The International Festival de Cannes is one of the world’s most widely publicised events and certainly the most important film festival in terms of worldwide impact.

Location
Cannes
France

President
Iris Knobloch

General Delegate
Thierry Fremaux

Year of creation
1946

November 20-28, 2023

IFFI is reckoned as one of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest film festival. Since its creation in 1952, each succeeding year has provided Indian and the foreign film enthusiasts with an opportunity to share ideas, skill and technology, promoting a common culture of film making and film viewing.

Location
Goa
India

Director

Year of creation
1952

June 28 – July 6, 2024

KVIFF is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It presents some 200 films intended for both film professionals and the general public.

Location
Karlovy Vary
Czech Republic

President
Jiri Bartoska

Artistic Director
Karel Och

Year of creation
1946

August 7-17, 2024

A small town in a small country in the middle of Europe. Over the course of its seventy-year history the Locarno Film Festival has turned its host town into the eye and stage of international auteur cinema.

Location
Locarno
Switzerland

President
Maja Hoffmann

Artistic Director
Giona A. Nazzaro

Year of creation
1946

November 2–12, 2023

The Mar del Plata International Film Festival, the only competitive recognised by the FIAPF in Latin America, mirrors the universe of Argentine and international cinema, consolidating itself as an exchange platform for the film and audiovisual industry.

Location
Mardel del Plata
Argentina

President
Juan Fernando Lima

Artistic Director
Cecilia Barrionuevo

Year of creation
1954

September 20-28, 2024

San Sebastian’s hallmarks are its character as an audience festival, the bond between European and Latin American filmmaking, its support for new talents and its activity throughout the year.

Location
San Sebastian
Spain

Director
José Luis Rebordino

Year of creation
1953

June 13-22, 2024

Founded in 1993, SIFF is held annually in June, composed of Golden Goblet Awards and Asian New Talent Awards competitions, SIFF Project, Panorama, Market, Forums, Ceremonies, the B&R Film Week and other sections.

Location
Shanghai
China

Director
FU Wenxia

Year of creation
1933

November 8-24, 2024

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is the only FIAPF-accredited competitive film festival in Northern Europe. The festival has a unique umbrella structure encompassing two independent sub-festivals and a full-fledged industry platform Industry@Tallinn & Baltic.

Location
Tallinn
Estonia

Director
Tiina Lokk

Year of creation
1987

October 23-November 1, 2023

Started in 1985, TIFF has grown to one of the leading festivals in Asia, showcasing outstanding films worldwide and many colorful events including the affiliated market TIFFCOM.

Location
Tokyo
Japan

Chairman
Hiroyasu Ando

Director
Takeo Hisamatsu

Year of creation
1985

August 28 – September 7, 2024

Founded in 1932, organised by La Biennale di Venezia, it’s the world’s oldest film festival. It aims to promote International cinema in all its forms (art, entertainment, VR, industry).

Location
Venice
Italy

President
Roberto Cicutto

Director
Alberto Barbera

Year of creation
1932

October 11-20, 2024

International competitive film festival for fiction features, documentary features, and shorts (live action, documentaries, and animations). Accompanied by CentEast Market.

Location
Warsaw
Poland

Artistic Director
Stefan Laudyn

Year of creation
1985