A film festival is said to be a systematized, protracted demonstration of films in movie theaters or broadcast venues, typically in solitary vicinity.
The films that are shown might be of current epoch and, reliant upon the emphasis of the single festival, can comprise international releases as well as the films which are produced by the coordinator’s local film industry. Occasionally, there is an emphasis on a particular film-maker or category or story. Some of film festivals focus on short films.
Film festivals are archetypally yearly events. The worth mentioning film festival in the worldwide is the Cannes Film Festival. Other significant and prominent film festivals comprise that take place Venice and Berlin. In most of the film festivals individuals have to pay fee so that they can screen their work.
However some of the film festivals does not require entry fee. “The Big Three” are regarded as Cannes, Venice and Berlin film festivals. These three film festivals are considered as prominent events of the year. In North America, the Toronto International Film Festival seems to be the most famous festival.
Seattle International Film Festival is the major film festival in the USA, which frequently shows over 400 films in a month. The Sundance Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival Tribeca Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival are considered to be foremost festivals in North America.
Different categories of films are shown at film festivals i.e. competitive feature films, experimental films, interdisciplinary films and independent films.
In Latin America, the Cartagena Film Festival which was originated by Victor Nieto in 1960, is said to be the primogenital film festival. The Annecy International Animated Film Festival was initiated in 1960 and it is one of the oldest festivals which are solely devoted to animation.
The others are Anima Mundi, Zagreb, KROK, Hiroshima and Ottawa. Numerous regional festivals take place in different countries. Notable film festivals in Asia are the Annual Mumbai Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.
It is seen that prominent African festivals are usually founded on the that comprise the FESPACO in Burkina Faso, semi-annual Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, the yearly Durban International Film Festival has develop fast and gain its rank for industry with the accumulation of a co-production forum and Talent Campus.
One of the main film festivals in the United States is Cinequest Film Festival in which people rejoice the merging of fine art and technology. The KahBang Film Festival which is a part of the KahBang Music-Art-Film Festival in Bangor, Maine, is one of the latest film festivals in the United States and it hunts and screens the work from Emergent Filmmakers that are present through the world.
The London Short Film Festival that is connected with BAFTA and it takes place in January every year and is devoted to search and screen the effort of new UK aptitude, counting exact broadcasts for squat budget work.
Great national cinema festivals encompass French, Italian, Korean, Spanish, German and Russian. These are frequently held in metropolises with big dispersion populaces. Sydney hosted the world’s largest Lebanese Film Festival.