19 Facts About International Film Festival


Edinburgh International Film Festival is the longest-running festival in Great Britain as well as the longest continually running film festival in the world.

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Seattle International Film Festival is credited as being the largest film festival in the United States, regularly showing over 400 films in a month across the city.

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The Zero Film Festival is significant as the first and only festival exclusive to self-financed filmmakers.

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The British Urban Film Festival was officially recognized in the 2020 New Year Honours list.

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San Francisco International Film Festival, founded by Irving "Bud" Levin started in 1957, is the oldest continuously annual film festival in the United States.

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Vancouver International Film Festival, founded in 1958, is one of the largest film festivals in North America.

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Toronto International Film Festival, founded by Bill Marshall, Henk Van der Kolk and Dusty Cohl, is regarded as North America's most important film festival, and is the most widely attended.

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Sundance Film Festival founded by Sterling Van Wagenen, John Earle, and Cirina Hampton Catania is a major festival for independent film.

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Woodstock Film Festival was launched in 2000 by filmmakers Meira Blaustein and Laurent Rejto to bring high-quality independent films to the Hudson Valley region of New York.

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Expresion en Corto International Film Festival is the largest competitive film festival in Mexico.

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Cartagena Film Festival, founded by Victor Nieto in 1960, is the oldest in Latin America.

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Spanish-speaking countries, the Dominican International Film Festival takes place annually in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

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Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, founded in 2006, is dedicated to screening the newest films from the English-, Spanish, French- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, as well as the region's diaspora.

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Lusca Fantastic Film Fest was founded in 2006 and is the first and only international fantastic film festival in the Caribbean devoted to sci-fi, thriller, fantasy, dark humor, bizarre, horror, anime, adventure, virtual reality, and animation in short and feature films.

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Sahara International Film Festival, held annually in the Sahrawi refugee camps in western Algeria near the border of Western Sahara, is notable as the only film festival in the world to take place in a refugee camp.

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The Jaipur International Film Festival, founded in 2009, is the big and bedt international film festival in India.

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International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, hosted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, is a major documentary and short film festival.

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Mumbai Women's International Film Festival is an annual film festival in Mumbai featuring films made by women directors and women technicians.

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Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, is a popular international film festival based in Kolkata which showcases international cult films.

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