Grab your seats at the top film festivals in the world

With the onset of the film festival season, we bring you the 5 best film festivals in the world that you just cannot miss!

Cannes International Film Festival

Founded in 1946, Cannes was established to contribute towards the development of cinema internationally. And, has successfully achieved it too, being one of the most prestigious and publicized film festivals in the world. This invite-only fest is held annually, in May in Cannes, France. This year the film buff’s paradise is scheduled for 14th to 25th May, 2014.

Sundance Film Festival

Run by the Sundance Institute, Sundance Film Festival is an annual event held in Utah, United States. One of the largest independent film festivals in the US, Sundance showcases new work from American and international independent filmmakers. What started off as an effort to bring more filmmakers to Utah, led to Sundance Film Festival being one of the biggest events of 2014, where a record 12, 218 films were submitted!

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

TIFF traditionally kicks off the Thursday night after Labour Day (the first Monday in September in Canada), lasting for eleven days. As one of the leading film festivals of the world, TIFF hosts more than 300 films from more than 60 countries each year. This year, the festival is scheduled from 4th to 14th September. TIFF is also home to a number of world premieres of several Indian films!

Berlin Film Festival

In its 64th year, the Berlinale which was held from 6th to 16th February, 2014 had approximately 4, 91, 316 visitors from across 131 countries. The Berlinale also hosts the European Film Market (EFM), one of the three largest movie markets in the world and is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide based on actual attendance rates.

Venice Film Festival

Founded by Count Giuseppe Volpi in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is the oldest fest in the world! Each year, the Film festival takes place in August or September as a part of the Venice Biennale and this year it is scheduled from 27th August to 6th September 2014. Unlike its contemporaries such as Cannes, the public attendees of Venice Film Festival can purchase passes much in advance to the numerous screenings.



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