Festivals by Country

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Sydney Janury 6 – 15 Finished
Peninsula Short Film Fest Rosebud February 4 Finished
Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney February 15 – March 2 Finished
Parramasala Sydney March 10 – 12 Finished
Brisbane Queer Film Festival Brisbane March 10 – 19 Finished
Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne March 16 – 27 Finished
Indonesian Film Festival Melbourne April 8 – 13 Finished
World of Women’s Cinema Sydney April 27 – 30 Finished
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival Tasmania May 4 – 7 Finished
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Various Cities May 4 – June 3 Finished
Australian International Animation Festival Wagga Wagga May 12 – 14 Finished
St. Kilda Film Festival Melbourne May 18 – 27 Finished
West End Film Festival Brisbane May 27 – 28 Finished
Sydney Film Festival Sydney June 7 – 18 Finished
Melbourne International Animation Festival Melbourne June 18 – 25 Finished
Little Big Shorts – Australian’s International Film Festival for Kids Melbourne June 30 – July 9 Finished
Revelation Perth International Film Festival Perth July 6 – 19 Finished
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Melbourne July 9 – 16 Finished
Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourne August 3 – 20 Finished
Korean Film Festival in Australia Various Cities August 17 – September 23 Finished
Cinéfest Oz Film Festival Various Cities August 23 – 27 Finished
Melbourne Underground Film Festival Melbourne September 8 – 10 Finished
SciFi Film Festival Sydney September 13 – 17 Finished
Canberra Short Film Festival Canberrra September 13 – 17 Finished
Sydney Underground Film Festival Sydney September 14 – 17 Finished
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival Gympie October 5 – 8 Finished
Byron Bay International Film Festival Byron Bay October 6 – 15 Finished
Veterans Film Festivals Sydney October 18 – 22 Still to come
Capricorn Film Festival Gladstone October 24 – 29 Still to come
Canberra International Film Festival Canberra October 26 – 5 November Still to come
A Night of Horror International Film Festival Sydney November 23 – December 3 Still to come
Fantastic Planet Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Sydney November 23 – December 3 Still to come
Stage One International Film Festival Oxenford No dates for 2017
Vertical Film Festival Katoomba TBA
Below Five Zero Film Festival TBA
Antenna Documentary Film Festival Sydney TBA
Japanese Film Festival Various cities TBA
Real Film Festival Newcastle TBA
Adelaide Film Festival Adelaide TBA
Pasifika Film Fest Various Cities TBA
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival Launceston TBA
Lorne Film Lorne TBA
Wicked Film Festival Sydney TBA
Tassie Eco Film Fest Hobart TBA
International Chinese Film Festival Sydney TBA
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival Brisbane Close Activities
Seen and Heard Melbourne Melbourne TBA

Bangladesh bangladeshflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Dhaka International Film Festival Dhaka January 12 – 20 Finished
International Children’s Film Festival Dhaka January 24 – 30 Finished
International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka Dhaka TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Cambodia International Film Festival Cambodia March 4 – 9 Finished

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Beijing International Film Festival Beijing April 16 – 23 Finished
International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy Beijing July 13 – 20 Finished
Shanghai International Film Festival Shanghai June 17 – 26 Finished
CNEX Documentary Film Festival Taipei September 22 – October 5 Finished
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival Guangzhou December 11 – 14 Still to come
A Long Week of Short Films Festival Shanghai TBA
Handle Climate Change Film Festival Shenzhen TBA
Shanghai Pride Film Festival Shanghai June 2018 Still to come

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Hong Kong International Film Festival Hong Kong April 11 – 25 Finished
Chinese Documentary Film Festival Hong Kong September 9 – October 19 In progress
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Pineapple Underground Film Festival Hong Kong TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Chennai International Film Festival Chennai January 5 – 12 Finished
Jaipur International Film Festival Jaipur January 7 – 11 Finished
Pune International Film Festival Pune January 12 – 19 Finished
Navi Mumbai International Film Festival Mumbai January 2017 Finished
Bengaluru International Film Festival Bangalore February 2 – 9 Finished
International Film Festival of Thrissur Thrissur February 3 – 9 Finished
International Film Festival of Prayag Allahabad February 16 – 19 Finished
Bangalore Queer Film Festival Bangalore February 24 – 26 Finished
Nashik International Film Festival Nashik March 23 – 26 Finished
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Mumbai May 24 – 28 Finished
International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala Trivandrum June 16 – 20 Finished
Vibgyor International Short & Documentary Film Festival Thrissur August 17 – 19 Finished
International Film Festival of Shimla Shimla September 2 – 3 Finished
India Film Project Ahmedabad September 30 – October 1 Finished
Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai October 12 – 18 In Progress
Dharamsala International Film Festival Dharamsala November 2 – 5 Still to come
CMS Vatavaran: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum New Delhi November 2 – 6 Still to come
International Chinh India Kids Film Festival & Forum New Delhi November 9 – 14 Still to come
Shaan-E-Awadh International Film Festival Lucknow November 10 – 12 Still to come
Kolkata International Film Festival Kolkata November 10 – 17 Still to come
International Children´s Film Festival of India Mumbai November 14 – 20 Still to come
Film Bazaar Mumbai November 20 – 24 Still to come
International Film Festival of India New Delhi November 20 – 28 Still to come
Delhi International Film Festival Delhi December 2 – 8 Still to come
International Film Festival of Kerala Kerala December 8 – 15 Still to come
Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth New Delhi December 11 – 17 Still to come
Great Indian Film and Literature Festival Bhopal TBA
The Woodpecker Film Festival and Forum New Delhi TBA
All Lights India International Film Festival TBA
Voices From the Waters Bangalore TBA
Great Indian Film and Literature Festival Gurgaon TBA
Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival New Delhi TBA
Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival Bikaner TBA
Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival Mumbai TBA
National Children’s Film Festival Jaipur TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival Jakarta August 18 – 26 Finished
Bali International Film Festival Bali September 24 – 30 Finished
Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival Yogyakarta December 1 – 8 Still to come
Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Yubari March 2 – 6 Finished
Osaka Asian Film Festival Osaka March 3 – 12 Finished
Tokyo Anime Award Festival Tokyo March 10 – 13 Finished
Okinawa International Movie Festival Okinawa April 20 – 23 Finished
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Tokyo June 1 – 12 Finished
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival Saitama July 15 – 23 Finished
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival Aichi September 6 – 10 Finished
Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka Fukuoka September 15 – 24 Finished
PIA Film Festival Tokyo September 16 – 29 Finished
Kansai Queer Film Festival Kansai September 16 – 29 Finished
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Yamagata October 5 – 12 Finished
Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo October 25 – November 3 Still to come
Kineko International Children’s Film Festival Tokyo November 2 – 6 Still to come
Tokyo FILMex International Film Festival Tokyo November 18 – 26 Still to come
International Animation Festival Hiroshima No dates for 2017
Japan Wildlife Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Nara International Film Festival Nara TBA
Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market Sapporo TBA
IAFOR Documentary Film Award Kobe TBA
Kyoto Historica International Film Festival Tokyo TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Vientianale International Film Festival Vientiane March 22 – 26 Finished
Luang Prabang Film Festival Luang Prabang December 8 – 13 Still to come

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Macao International Film Festival & Award Macao December 8 – 14 Still to come

Malaysia malaysiaflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival Kota Kinabalu July 9 – 29 Finished
Freedom Film Fest Saitama September 2 – 9 Finished
Borneo Eco Film Festival Kota Kinabalu September 22 – 24 Finished
International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Kuala Lumpur October 23 – 29 Still to come
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival Kuala Lumpur TBA

Myanmar myanmarflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
&Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival Yangon January 26 – 29 Finished
Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival June 14 – 19 Finished
Wathann Film Festival Yangon TBA

Nepal nepalflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Film SouthAsia Kathmandu November 2 – 5 Still to come
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival Kathmandu December 7 – 11 Still to come

New Zealand newzealandflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Maoriland Film Festival Otaki March 15 – 19 Finished
Documentary EDGE Festival Various Cities May 10 – 5 June Finished
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Palmerston North June 2 – 5 Finished
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival Various Cities June 30 – July 9 Finished
New Zealand International Film Festival Various Cities July 14 – September 24 Finished
Show Me Shorts Film Festival Auckland TBA

Philippines philippinesflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival Manila March 9 – 14 Finished
EigaSai – The Japanese Film Festival Various cities July 1 – August 29 Finished
ToFarm Film Festival Manila July 12 – 18 Finished
Cinemalaya Manila August 4 – 13 Finished
Cinema Rehiyon Film Festival Manila August 22 – 27 Finished
Cebu International Documentary Film Festival Cebu September 11 – 15 Finished
Binisaya Film Festival Cebu City September 22 – 30 Finished
Cinema One Originals Manila November 12 – 21 Still to come
CineFilipino Film Festival
Manila November 22 – 28 Still to come
Cine Kasimanwa: The Western Visayas Film Festival IloIlo December 1 – 7 Still to come
Metro Manila Film Festival Manila TBA
Metro Manila Pride Queer Arts Festival Makati TBA
Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila TBA
Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival Manila TBA
World Premieres Film Festival Manila TBA
QCinema International Film Festival Quezon City TBA
Quezon City International Pink Film Festival Manila TBA
Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival Various Cities TBA
Cinemanila International Film Festival Manila TBA
North Luzon Film Festival March 2018 Still to come

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Across Asia Youth Film Festival Singapore March 24 Finished
Singapore Chinese Film Festival Singapore April 28 – May 7 Finished
Screen Singapore (Film Market) Singapore November 29 – December 1 Still to come
Singapore International Film Festival Singapore TBA

South Korea southkoreaflag

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival Seoul March 23 – 30 Finished
Busan International Short Film Festival Busan April 25 – May 1 Finished
Jeonju International Film Festival Jeonju April 27 –  May 6 Finished
Green Film Festival in Seoul Seoul May 18 – 24 Finished
Seoul Human Rights Film Festival Seoul June 1 – 4 Finished
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival Seoul June 1 – 7 Finished
Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival Seoul June 29 – July 5 Finished
Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival Busan July 12 – 18 Finished
International Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul Seoul July 13 – 20 Finished
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Bucheon July 13 – 23 Finished
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival Seoul July 26 – 30 Finished
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Jecheon August 10 – 15 Finished
Seoul Webfest Seoul August 17 – 19 Finished
Seoul International NewMedia Festival Seoul August 17 – 25 Finished
Asia Web Award Seoul August 19 Finished
EBS International Documentary Festival Seoul August 23 – 27 Finished
Film Festival for Women’s Rights Seoul September 20 – 24 Finished
Ulju Mountain Film Festival Ulsan September 21 – 25 Finished
Korea Independent Animation Film Festival (Indie-AniFest) Seoul September 21 – 26 Finished
DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival Goyang September 21 – 28 Finished
Busan International Film Festival Busan October 12 – 21 In Progress
Bucheon International Animation Festival Bucheon October 20 – 24 Still to come
Catholic Film Festival Seoul October 26 – 29 Still to come
Docs Port Incheon Incheon November 2 – 5 Still to come
Asiana International Short Film Festival Seoul November 2 – 7 Still to come
Seoul International Food Film Festival Seoul November 16 – 21 Still to come
Korea International Expat Film Festival Seoul No dates for 2017
Wildflowers Film Awards Korea TBA
Gwangju International Film Festival Gwangju TBA
Seoul International Extreme-Short Image &Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul International Youth Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul Independent Film Festival Seoul TBA
Busan Universiade for Digital Contents Busan TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival Taipei April 7 – 16 Finished
Taipei Film Festival Taipei June 29 – Jul 15 Finished
Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival Taipei October 6 – 10 Finished
Women Make Waves Film Festival Taipei October 13 – 22 In Progress
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival Taipei, Kaoshiung, Taichung October 22 – December 18 Still to come
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Taipei November 3 – 23 Still to come
Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival Taipei TBA
Taiwan International Documentary Festival Taipei No dates for 2017
Kaohsiung International Short Film Competition Kaohsiung TBA

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
World Film Festival of Bangkok Bangkok January 23 – February 1 Finished
Salaya International Documentary Film Festival Phutthamonthon March 18 – 26 Finished
9 Film Fest Bangkok December 15 – 17 Still to come

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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Hanoi International Film Festival Hanoi TBA

World (Outside Asia/Australia/New Zealand)

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
North Carolina International South Asian Film Festival (USA) Durham January 28 Finished
Seattle Asian American Film Festival (USA) Seattle February 23 – 26 Finished
London Asian Film Festival (UK) London March 9 – 19 Finished
Chicago Asian American Film Showcase (USA) Chicago March 31 – April 12 Finished
Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival (USA) Ithaca April 20 – 22 Finished
Disorient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon (USA) Oregon April 21 – 23 Finished
Far East Film Festival (Italy) Udine April 21 – 29 Finished
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (USA) Los Angeles April 27 – May 11 Finished
Charlotte Asian Film Festival (USA) Charlotte May 26 – 27 Finished
New York Asian Film Festival (USA) New York June 30 – July 16 Finished
Asian Film Festival of Dallas (USA) Dallas July 13 – 20 Finished
Asian American International Film Festival (USA) New York July 26 – August 5 Finished
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (USA) Mississauga August 3 – 6 Finished
Han Cine – Korean Film Festival (Argentina) Buenos Aires Septiembre 7 – 13 Finished
Washingston South Asian Film Festivals (USA) Washingston September 9 – 10 Finished
Asia Peace Film Festival (Pakistan) Islamabad September 18 – 20 Finished
Chicago South Asian Film Festival (USA) Chicago September 29 – October 1 Finished
Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (USA) Seattle October 6 – 15 Finished
Asian Film Festival Berlin (Germany) Berlin October 7 – 14 Finished
Project K – The Korean Film Festival (Germany) Frankfurt October 18 – 22 Still to come
Boston Asian American Film Festival (USA) Boston October 19 – 22 Still to come
London East Asian Film Festival (UK) London October 19 – 29 Still to come
Facine 24 (USA) San Francisco October 20 – 22 Still to come
Asian World Film Festival (USA) Los Angeles October 25 – November 2 Still to come
Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (USA) Los Angeles October 26 – 29 Still to come
London Korean Film Festival (UK) London October 26 – November 19 Still to come
Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (Toronto) Vancouver November 2 – 5 Still to come
The First Reel – Philippine Film Festival in Berlin (Germany) New Delhi November 3 – 12 Still to come
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (USA) Philadelphia November 9 – 19 Still to come
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Canada) Toronto November 9 – 17 Still to come
San Diego Asian Film Festival (USA) San Diego November 9 – 18 Still to come
Five Flavours Film Festival (Poland) Warsaw November 15 – 22 Still to come
Vancouver Asian Film Festival (Toronto) Vancouver November 16 – 19 Still to come
South Asian International Film Festival (USA) New York November 30 – December 4 Still to come
Austin Asian Film Festival (USA) Austin December 7 – 10 Still to come
Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas (France) Vasoul January 30 – February 6 2018
Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection (Germany) Frankfurt May 28 – June 3 2018
Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival (UK) London September 21 – 23 2018
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