Primary Category
03 > 18 11 2016
SPAIN
ALCALá DE HENARES
ALCINE with up to 200 films from over 20 countries is considered the most important Short Film Festival for Spanish filmmakers in Spain.
23 > 27 11 2016
HUNGARY
BUDAPEST
Anilogue is a yearly festival dedicated to bringing the most exciting examples of animation production to cinema screens in Budapest.
Animation

Anima

The Brussels Animation Film Festival

05 > 14 02 2016
BELGIUM
BRUSSELS
The Anima festival explores the diversity of animation, from new film to retrospective programmes, through conferences and meetings with professionals.
Animation

Animafest Zagreb 

World Festival of Animated Film

06 > 16 06 2016
CROATIA
ZAGREB
The 25th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia, from 9 to 14 June 2015 merges for the first time its biannual feature and short editions to ...
22 > 25 09 2016
GREECE
SYROS
This annual island film event targets local and European audiences and screens more than 160 animation films from at least 30 European and other countries. The festival aims to underline the significance ...
Animation / Children/Youth / Shorts

Animateka International Animated Film Festival

05 > 11 12 2016
SLOVENIA
LJUBLJANA
The Animateka International Animated Film Festival targets a general audience with up to 400 films from 35 countries. The festival explores the diversity of the animated film - from contemporary production to ...
Global / Children/Youth

Arras Film Festival

04 > 13 11 2016
FRANCE
ARRAS
The Arras Film Festival focuses in particular on European cinema, screening over 110 feature films from 24 European countries attended by a wealth of guests. 38,000 spectators came in 2014 to discover a rich ...
Documentary / Children/Youth

Astra Film Festival

International Festival of Documentary Film

03 > 09 10 2016
ROMANIA
SIBIU
Astra Film Festival Sibiu fosters the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmaking. It brings the  best European documentaries to the Romanian audience, showcases Romanian and Eastern European documentary ...
Global

Avvantura Film Festival (Zadar)

Filmforumzadar Matchmaking

20 > 26 08 2016
CROATIA
ZADAR
Avvantura Film Festival Zadar is an international film festival based in the Adriatic Sea region with a focus on European coproductions. The festival is visited by international guests and audiences. ...
05 > 13 03 2016
ITALY
BERGAMO
BFM is one of the most important Italian film festivals, attentive to new film makers as well as great classics of film history.
Shorts / Global

Brussels short film festival

BSFF

28 04 > 08 05 2016
BELGIUM
BRUSSELS
Over a period of 11 days, the Brussels Short Film Festival presents more than 320 short films, screened in the heart of Brussels and in Wallonia.
Children/Youth / Documentary / Global / Shorts

BUFF

BUFF Film Festival

14 > 19 03 2016
SWEDEN
MALMö
BUFF Film Festival shows film for children and young people, and in 2015 showed 105 films from 34 different countries.
21 > 26 04 2016
AUSTRIA
LINZ
This festival devotes its programme to contemporary and socio-critical auteur cinema from Europe, with attention to work by a young generation of directors, who will be distinguished with money and ...
02 07 2016
PORTUGAL
VILA DO CONDE
Offering a high quality line-up of carefully selected films and media art, the Curtas Vila do Conde focuses not only on the discovery of new films and filmmakers but also ...
20 > 30 10 2016
PORTUGAL
LISBON
Taking place in October in Lisbon, Doclisboa aims to rethink the documentary across its respective implications and potential, seeking to show films that may make it easier to understand the ...
Global / Animation / Shorts / Documentary

DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

HIFF

15 > 25 09 2016
FINLAND
HELSINKI
The Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy is the largest film festival in Finland, known and loved for its high quality film programme and rich accompanying package of cinema-related events, ...
13 > 22 05 2016
POLAND
WARSAW-WROCLAW-BYDGOSZCZ
This audience-oriented festival held simultaneously in two cities, Warsaw and Wroclaw, targets everyone from age 20-100.
Shorts / Children/Youth / Documentary / Animation

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

Encounters Festival

20 > 26 09 2016
UNITED KINGDOM
BRISTOL
The Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, and annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals.  Encounters is the leading UK gateway to ...
Global / Animation / Documentary / Children/Youth

European Film Forum Scanorama

03 > 20 11 2016
LITHUANIA
VILNIUS
European Film Forum Scanorama is a festival that takes place every year in November in Lithuania's four largest towns, providing some of the most distinctive cultural events of the autumn ...
Global / Documentary / Children/Youth

Festival Cinéma d'Alès Itinérances

18 > 27 03 2016
FRANCE
ALèS
Every year, the festival shows an international selection of unreleased features and previews, holds a short films competition, several tribute screenings, ciné-concerts, and shows a selection of documentaries and ...
10 > 17 12 2016
FRANCE
BOURG, SAINT MAURICE, LES ARCS
The Les Arcs European Film Festival was created in 2009 and has become, in six years, a major showcase for independent European cinema in France. The festival takes place every ...
24 06 > 03 07 2016
FRANCE
LA ROCHELLE
La Rochelle International Film Festival aims to screen 250 films (140 features) to an audience of 80 000 over 11 days. More than four fifths of the films are European. A total of 25 European countries ...
Global / Animation / Documentary

Festival Internationational du Film d'Aubagne

14 > 19 03 2016
AUBAGNE
The Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, organized by the ALCIME association, is dedicated to the promotion of young cinematographic creation and music composition for film. Its main axes ...
Global / Shorts

Festival Premiers Plans

22 > 31 01 2016
FRANCE
ANGERS
Dedicating itself to the discovery of new talent in European cinema and allowing others to discover European film heritage since 1989, the Angers Premiers Plans Festival has become an emblematic cultural ...
Global / Documentary / Shorts

FIDMarseille, International Film Festival

FIDMarseille

28 06 > 04 07 2016
FRANCE
MARSEILLE
Every year in early July, the FIDMarseille International Film Festival proposes a programme of around 130 films (competitions, retrospectives, side-by-side screenings, outdoor screenings, master-classes, …) to approximately 23,000 spectators, in cinemas, theatres, libraries ...
Shorts / Animation / Shorts

Filmfest Dresden

International Short Film Festival

12 > 17 04 2016
GERMANY
DRESDEN
FILMFEST DRESDEN was founded in 1989 before the imminent collapse of the GDR and reunification of Germany. This short film festival focuses on short film in all its facets, and has ...
08 > 13 11 2016
GERMANY
01-08-2016
With a representative overview of the current film production of the entire Central and Eastern European region, FilmFestival Cottbus has developed continuously into the leading festival for East European Cinema.
29 01 > 08 02 2016
SWEDEN
GOTHENBURG
Göteborg Film Festival is the leading international film festival in Scandinavia, and one of the largest audience festivals in the world, presenting 500 films from 89 countries to an audience of ...
15 > 25 09 2016
FINLAND
HELSINKI
The Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy is the largest film festival in Finland, known and loved for its high quality film programme and rich accompanying package of cinema-related events, ...
Children/Youth / Shorts / Animation

Het Jeugdfilmfestival

JEFF

31 01 > 14 02 2016
BELGIUM
ANTWERP AND BRUGES
The European Youth Film Festival is an annual several-day screening event of European audiovisual creations in Antwerp and Bruges. The Festival screens an average of 75 films. In addition to film ...
25 06 > 02 07 2016
ITALY
BOLOGNA
More than 350 360 films from 1895 to today (all with English subtitles), five theatres from dawn till dusk, as well as open air evening screenings in Bologna’s wonderful main square (Piazza ...
Global / Animation / Documentary / Shorts

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

19 04 > 01 05 2016
PORTUGAL
LISBON
IndieLisboa targets the general public aged between 21 and 40 (and children aged between 3 and 14, the target audience of the IndieJunior section of the festival) showing up to 250 films from more than 40 ...
Global / Animation / Children/Youth / Documentary

Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin/KUKI

06 > 13 11 2016
GERMANY
BERLIN
The interfilm festival targets a broad variety of attendeess with up to 600 films from 70 countries and explores the diversity of short films in all genres.
Animation / Global / Shorts

International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima

22 > 27 11 2016
POLAND
KRAKÓW
The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima targets students from secondary schools and universities, and audiences aged 30-50. Every year its pressent about 320 short films from 35 countries from different continents. The ...
26 09 > 02 10 2016
GERMANY
CHEMNITZ
SCHLINGEL International Film Festival is Germany’s most comprehensive platform for the most recent international children’s and youth films, targeting children and adolescents with up to 140 films (both feature-length ...
12 > 19 11 2016
POLAND
BYDGOSZCZ
The Camerimage Film Festival is dedicated to the art of cinematography and its creators - cinematographers.
Global / Animation / Documentary / Shorts

International Film Festival Tofifest

15 > 23 10 2016
POLAND
TORUN
International Film Festival Tofifest focuses mainly on European countries, including the cinematography of the low audiovisual capacity countries. Every year the festival presents some 140 films from about 28 European countries; its ...
31 10 > 06 11 2016
GERMANY
LEIPZIG
The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, DOK Leipzig for short, is one of the biggest festivals worldwide for artistic documentary and animated films. In 2014, 368 films from 62 countries ...
05 > 10 05 2016
GERMANY
OBERHAUSEN
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is a platform for young filmmakers, especially from Europe, distributors, buyers, festivals and film professionals to meet and to promote and find new films, ...
26 04 > 01 05 2016
GERMANY
STUTTGART
This animation film festival aims to screen more than 1,000 films to an audience of 85,000 over six days. This includes about 18 feature films from European countries. More than three-quarters of all ...
09 > 18 09 2016
HUNGARY
MISKOLC
The Jameson Cinefest - Miskolc International Film Festival Creators hosws 1st or 2nd feature films by filmmakers younger than 35 years old. The average age of the audiance is between 18 and 40. ...
25 > 30 10 2016
CZECH REPUBLIC
JIHLAVA
The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival is the largest festival of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe. It places great emphasis on the cinematographic value and seeks out ...
15 > 20 11 2016
GERMANY
KASSEL
The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival is dedicated to regional film production as well as national and international documentary work in all its variations and screens up to 300 films. ...
Children/Youth / Shorts / Animation

KINOdiseea Children's International Film Festival

11 > 16 11 2016
ROMANIA
BUCHAREST
KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival targets children aged 3-15, parents, grandparents, teachers and films lovers with up to 140 films from 16 countries, and explores the diversity of the children's film genre ...
Global / Global

L'Europe autour de l'Europe/Europe by Europe

Festival de film d'auteur et d'art de la Grande Europe

15 03 > 15 04 2016
FRANCE
PARIS
L'Europe autour de l'Europe is a month-long annual film festival that presents up to 150 films from the countries of the Greater Europe (47 member countries of the Council of Europe Council). ...
Global / Children/Youth / Shorts / Animation / Documentary

Leeds International Film Festival

LIFF

02 > 17 11 2016
UNITED KINGDOM
LEEDS
Leeds International Film Festival presents over 270 screenings and events citywide every November. More than 300 films are selected very year from across the world for LIFF's five main programme sections: Official ...
22 > 30 07 2016
CZECH REPUBLIC
UHERSKE HRADISTE
The Festival Letni filmová škola targets a wide audience from whole Czech Republic and abroad by presenting more than 200 films in various programme sections annually. It is one of the ...
02 > 10 12 2016
BELGIUM
LEUVEN
Leuven International Short Film Festival (LISFF) is an annual Academy Award® Qualifying international short film festival, taking place in December. LISFF is an audience festival with a strong focus as ...
15 > 19 06 2016
FINLAND
SODANKYLä
120 kilometres above the Arctic Circle in the town of Sodankylä, the Midnight Sun Film Festival gathers an audience from across Finland and beyond national borders for a five-day celebration of ...
Animation / Children/Youth

MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival

03 > 13 03 2016
PORTUGAL
LISBOA
The MONSTRA Lisbon Animated Film Festival is a festival for all types of people, from children of 3 to adults of 80 from all fields, with up to 500 films from more than 65 ...
Global / Children/Youth

Motovun Film Festival

MFF

22 > 31 07 2016
CROATIA
MOTOVUN
The Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions, films that stand out for their innovation, ideas, and the power of their stories. ...
Shorts / Animation

NexT International Film Festival

NexT International Short Film Festival explores the diversity of the short film format. The biggest event in Romania dedicated to short and medium-length films with over 100 films selected every year, two competitive sections and many other special programmes, NexT functions as a panorama of innovative and imaginative cinema bringing together artists from the entire world.

07 > 11 04 2016
ROMANIA
BUCHAREST
The core audience of Next IFF is made up of people between 18-30 years old, with a college or post-college education level, consumers of cultural and urban events, who are ...
02 > 06 11 2016
GERMANY
LüBECK
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, first presented by the Lübeck Film Club in 1956 and taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971, has one of the ...
Children/Youth / Animation / Documentary / Shorts

Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People

OIFF

26 11 > 10 12 2016
GREECE
PYRGOS
The Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People targets children and adolescents (the vast majority), cinema professionals (directors, actors, producers, distributors, technicians etc.), education professionals, especially those who ...
07 > 16 03 2016
CZECH REPUBLIC
PRAGUE
The One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival targets ageneral audience with around 100 films from all over the world. It focuses on social, political, human rights, media and environmental ...
24 03 > 01 04 2016
CZECH REPUBLIC
PRAHA
The 22nd Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest with up to 149 films from 56 countries
Global / Documentary / Shorts

Queer Lisboa

International Queer Film Festival

16 > 24 09 2016
PORTUGAL
LISBON
Queer Lisboa is the sole Portuguese Film Festival dedicated exclusively to screening gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual themed films, a genre known as Queer Cinema. It is our purpose ...
Global / Children/Youth / Documentary / Shorts

Reykjavík International Film Festival

RIFF

22 09 > 02 10 2016
ICELAND
REYKJAVíK
RIFF starts every year in late September and runs for eleven days. The festival shows a wide range of documentaries and feature films from over 40 countries. It highlights independent films ...
Shorts / Animation / Children/Youth / Documentary / Shorts / Global

Sedicicorto International Film Festival

06 > 15 10 2016
ITALY
FORLì
Sedicicorto International Film Festival targets a general audience with up to 200 short films, chosen from over 4,000 submissions coming from 120 countries. It explores the diversity of the short film - from ...
04 > 12 11 2016
SPAIN
SEVILLE
The Seville European Film Festival (SEFF) aims to promote and disseminate awareness of European filmmaking, and thus establish itself as an annual meeting place for European film talents, specialised journalists ...
Global / Documentary / Shorts

Sofia International Film Festival

10 > 20 03 2016
BULGARIA
SOFIA
Sofia International Film Festival is the leading festival in Bulgaria and one of the key film events in Central and Eastern Europe. It is described by Variety as one of ...
14 > 17 01 2016
GERMANY
STUTTGART
The Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media is an international short and experimental film festival as well as a new media festival. As a festival for Expanded Media, the ...
Global / Shorts / Documentary / Animation

T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival

21 > 31 07 2016
POLAND
WROCłAW
T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, the biggest film-related event in Poland, takes place in Wrocław - the European Capital of Culture 2016. Over 350 films from over 50 countries are screened, ...
Shorts / Animation / Documentary

Tampere Film Festival

09 > 13 03 2016
FINLAND
TAMPERE
The Tampere Film Festival has been entertaining both local audience and film enthusiasts around the world since 1970. For five days and nights the festival presents a selection of the best ...
Global / Documentary / Shorts

Transilvania International Film Festival

TIFF

27 05 2016
ROMANIA
CLUJ - NAPOCA
Transilvania IFF aims to present approximately 200 films from more than 45 countries with an emphasis on European productions. It sells more than 69,000 tickets and invites about 1000 guests – filmmakers, producers, actors, industry ...
Global / Animation / Documentary / Shorts

Trieste Film Festival

The leading Italian festival on Central Eastern European cinema

22 > 30 01 2016
ITALY
TRIESTE
The Trieste Film Festival explores and promotes the diversity of feature films, documentaries and short films coming from Central and Eastern European countries, ranging from recent films to retrospective and ...
17 > 31 03 2016
LITHUANIA
VILNIUS, KAUNAS, KLAIPEDA, SIAULIAI,PANEVEZYS
Vilnius IFF KINO PAVASARIS is one of the biggest and most important film festivals in the region (99 798 admissions in 2014). The Festival selects more than 240 films (features, docs, experimental, shorts) from ...
Global / Global

Zagreb Film Festival

12 > 20 11 2016
CROATIA
ZAGREB
Zagreb Film Festival, named after its host city and the capital of Croatia, is held annually with the specific goal of presenting the most recent and interesting debutant auteur (first ...