Corona havoc : Not only world big films, big world film festivals also rolled back and forth

7 JANUARY 2022, 17.55 PM

The effect of Corona not only changed the picture of Bollywood and Hollywood but also changed the face of the World Film Festival. Bollywood has pushed the dates of all its big films or changed the way of their release.

What changed the date of the Rabat International Film Festival in Morocco, with the Marcus and Major film festivals around the world have either changed their dates or have had to be cancelled.

2022 world film festivals also changed their dates

To help keep track of the changing schedule, Screen is keeping this page updated with the latest film festival and market dates, postponements and cancellations.

Festivals taking place online or as hybrid events due to Covid-19 are noted. If not specified, the festival is currently set as a physical event.

To submit details of a change to your festival dates/status, please contact us here with the name, dates, and website for the event, and if it is running online, physically, or both.

The world of such changed film festivals

January
Belmont World Film Family Film Festival, US – January 14-23, hybrid

FIPADOC Documentary Film Festival, France – January 17-23, in-person

Sundance Film Festival, US – January 20-30, online

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands – January 26-February 6, online

Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden – January 28 – February 6, hybrid

Mountainfilm, US – January 28-30, online

Docpoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland – January 31-February 6, in-person

February
SCAD TVFest, US – February 3-5, in-person

Berlin International Film Festival, Germany – February 10-20, in-person

BFI Future Film Festival, UK – February 17-20, online

Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland – February 23-March 6, hybrid

March
Glasgow Film Festival, UK – March 2-13, hybrid

True/False Film Fest, US – March 3-6, in-person

Miami Film Festival, US – March 4-13, in-person

Borderlines Film Festival, UK – March 4-20, hybrid

Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria – March 10-20, in-person

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece – March 10-20, in-person

SXSW, US – March 11-20, in-person

Filmart, Hong Kong – March 14-17, online

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum, Hong Kong – March 14-16, online

BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, UK – March 16-27, hybrid

Sofia Meetings, Bulgaria – March 16-20, in-person

Series Mania, France – March 18-25, in-person

Malaga Film Festival, Spain – March 18-27, in-person

CPH:DOX, Denmark – March 23-April 3, in-person

Sonoma International Film Festival, US – March 23-27, hybrid

Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania – March 24-April 3, in-person

Sun Valley Film Festival, US – March 30-April 3, in-person

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong – March 31-April 11, in-person

April
Canneseries, France – April 1-6, in-person

MIPTV, France – April 4-6, in-person

Diagonale, Austria – April 5-10, in-person

Visions du Réel, Switzerland – April 7-17, in-person

Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey – April 8-19, in-person

Seattle International Film Festival, US – April 14-24, hybrid

Far East Film Festival, Italy – April 22-30, in-person

IndieLisboa International Film Festival, Portugal – April 28-May 8, in-person

HotDocs, Canada – April 28-May 8, hybrid

May
Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, Serbia – May 11-18, in-person

Cannes Film Festival, France – May 17-28, in-person

Nippon Connection Film Festival, Germany – May 24-29, in-person

Docaviv, Israel – May 26-June 5, in-person

Inside Out Toronto LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Canada – May 26-June 5, hybrid

Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine – May 27-June 4, in-person

Krakow Film Festival, Poland – May 29-June 5, in-person; June 3-12, online

Monaco Streaming Film Festival, Monaco – May 31-June 2, in-person

June
Tribeca Film Festival, US – June 8-19, in-person

Sydney Film Festival, Australia – June 8-19, in-person

Sundance Film Festival London, UK – June 9-12, in-person

Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival, UK – June 9-12, in-person

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market, France – June 13-18, in-person

Provincetown Film Festival, US – June 15-19, in-person

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania – June 17-26

Monte Carlo Television Festival, Monaco – June 17-21, in-person

CineEurope, Spain – June 20-23, in-person

Munich Film Festival, Germany – June 23-July 2, in-person

Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium – June 23-July 2, in-person

Oak Cliff Film Festival, US – June 23-26, in-person

July
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic – July 1-9, in-person

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea – July 7-17, hybrid

Fantasia Film Festival, Canada – July 14-August 3, in-person

Indy Shorts International Film Festival, US – July 19-21, in-person

Comic-Con, US – July 21-24, in-person

New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland – July 21-31, in-person

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel – July 21-31, in-person

Prishtina International Film Festival, Kosovo – July 26-31, in-person

August
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland – August 3-13, in-person

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia – August 4-21, in-person

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina – August 12-19, in-person

Venice International Film Festival, Italy – August 31-September 10, in-person

September
Deauville American Film Festival, France – September 2-11, in-person

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada – September 8-18, in-person

Prague Independent Film Festival, Czech Republic – September 15-18, in-person

Finnish Film Affair, Finland – September 21-23, in-person

Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland – September 22-October 2, in-person

Tallgrass Film Festival, US – September 28-October 2, in-person

October
DocLisboa, Portugal – October 6-16, in-person

Mile High Horror Film Festival, US – October 6-12, in-person

Heartland International Film Festival, US – October 6-16, in-person

Hamptons International Film Festival, US – October 7-13, in-person

Haifa Film Festival, Israel – October 8-17, in-person

Film Fest Ghent, Belgium – October 11-22, in-person

Newport Beach Film Festival, US – October 13-20, in-person

MIPCOM, France – October 17-20, in-person

DOK Leipzig, Germany – October 17-23, in-person

Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan – October 24-November 2, in-person

TIFFCOM, Japan – October 24-26, in-person

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic – October 25-30, in-person

Raindance Film Festival, UK – October 26-November 5, in-person

November
American Film Market, US – November 1-6, in-person

DOC NYC, US – November 9-17, in-person

About DIFF

DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIFF) BRINGING COUNTRIES AND CINEMA CLOSER… 9TH DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-2021 is being organized from 24TH TO 30TH JULY 2021, at AMBEDKAR INTERNATIONAL CENTER, JANPATH, NEW DELHI, as a Seven day event, in association with GOVT. OF NAGALAND, NDMC, INFORMATION & BROADCASTING MINISTRY and GOVERNMENT OF DELHI. THE CULTURE AND TOURISM MINISTRIES, FILM BANDHU, UTTAR PRADESH are our Associate Partners. The festival is approved by the INFORMATION & BROADCASTING MINISTRY and works as a composite body to promote INDIAN CINEMA, CULTURE AND TOURISM in INDIA and ABROAD. DIFF has now grown into a global platform joining hands to collaborate with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. DIFF aims at understanding the science, art and emotion behind cinema, reaching it out to the audiences far and wide and promoting Indian Cinema, Art and Culture. The Festival offers premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists, celebrates AVANTE GARDE CINEMA, felicitates masters and achievers from all walks of life and brings countries closer by building bridges to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative idealization. 8TH DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2020 will be held from the 25th to 30th JULY 2020 at the AMBEDKAR INTERNATIONAL CENTER, NEW DELHI. 8th DIFF 2020 is going to showcase 197 films from more than 56 countries and about 100 works of art displayed at the Art Show. Film Personalities, Artists, Diplomats, Political dignitaries and audiences close to 5000, will witness the spectacular Opening Ceremony, Closing & Awards Event and savor the vast variety of films screened during the festival. With the focus on African Cinema , DIFF will screen some very interesting films. Information & Broadcasting Ministry and NDMC offered invaluable support and association for this edition of DIFF as in the earlier editions. Jharkhand, Assam, UP-Film Bandhu, Uttrakhand became the State and Tourism Partner and ARGENTINA AND SENEGAL are the Country Partners this year.

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