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January

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Chennai International Film Festival Chennai January 5 – 12 Finished
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Sydney January 6 – 15 Finished
Jaipur International Film Festival Jaipur January 7 – 11 Finished
Pune International Film Festival Pune January 12 – 19 Finished
Dhaka International Film Festival Dhaka January 12 – 20 Finished
World Film Festival of Bangkok Bangkok January 23 – February 1 Finished
International Children’s Film Festival Dhaka January 24 – 30 Finished
&Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival Yangon January 26 – 29 Finished
Navi Mumbai International Film Festival Mumbai January 2017 Finished

February

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Bengaluru International Film Festival Bangalore February 2 – 9 Finished
Peninsula Short Film Fest Rosebud February 4 Finished
International Film Festival of Thrissur Thrissur February 3 – 9 Finished
Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney February 15 – March 2 Finished
International Film Festival of Prayag Allahabad February 16 – 19 Finished
Bangalore Queer Film Festival Bangalore February 24 – 26 Finished
Metro Manila Pride Queer Arts Festival Manila TBA
Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila TBA
Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival Manila TBA
Stage One International Film Festival Oxenford TBA

March

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Yubari March 2 – 6 Finshed
Osaka Asian Film Festival Osaka March 3 – 12 Finshed
Cambodia International Film Festival Cambodia March 4 – 9 Finshed
Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival Manila March 9 – 14 Finshed
Parramasala Sydney March 10-12 Finshed
Brisbane Queer Film Festival Brisbane March 10 – 19 Finshed
Tokyo Anime Award Festival Tokyo March 10 – 13 Finshed
Maoriland Film Festival Otaki March 15 – 19 Finshed
Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne March 16 – 27 Finshed
Salaya International Documentary Film Festival Phutthamonthon March 18 – 26 Finshed
Vientianale International Film Festival Vientiane March 22 – 26 Finshed
Nashik International Film Festival Nashik March 23 – 26 Finshed
Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival Seoul March 23 – 30 In progress
Across Asia Youth Film Festival Singapore March 24 Finshed
Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival Taipei TBA

April

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival Taipei April 7 – 16 Still to come
Indonesian Film Festival Melbourne April 8 – 13 Still to come
Hong Kong International Film Festival Hong Kong April 11 – 25 Still to come
Wildflowers Film Awards Korea April 12 Still to come
Beijing International Film Festival Beijing April 16 – 23 Still to come
Vibgyor International Short & Documentary Film Festival Thrissur August 17 – 19 Still to come
Okinawa International Movie Festival Okinawa April 20 – 23 Still to come
Busan International Short Film Festival Busan April 25 – May 1 Still to come
World of Women’s Cinema Sydney April 27 – 30 Still to come
Jeonju International Film Festival Jeonju April 27 – May 6 Still to come
Singapore Chinese Film Festival Singapore April 28 – May 7 Still to come

May

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival Tasmania May 4 – 7 Still to come
Documentary EDGE Festival Various Cities May 10 – June 5 Still to come
Green Film Festival in Seoul Seoul May 18 – 24 Still to come
St. Kilda Film Festival Melbourne May 18 – 27 Still to come
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Mumbai May 24 – 28 Still to come
West End Film Festival Brisbane May 27 – 28 Still to come
Human Rights & Film Festival Various Cities TBA
A Long Week of Short Films Festival Shanghai TBA
Taiwan International Documentary Festival Taipei No dates for 2017
Australian International Animation Festival Wagga Wagga TBA
Vertical Film Festival Katoomba TBA

June

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival Seoul June 1 – 7 Still to come
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia June 1 – 12 Still to come
Sydney Film Festival Sydney June 7 – 18 Still to come
Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival Yangon June 14 – 19 Still to come
Shanghai International Film Festival Shanghai June 17 – 26 Still to come
Melbourne International Animation Festival Melbourne June 18 – 25 Still to come
Taipei Film Festival Taipei June 29 – July 15 Still to come
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival Various Cities June 30 – July 9 Still to come
Little Big Shorts – Australian’s International Film Festival for Kids Melbourne June 30 – July 9 Still to come
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Palmerston North TBA
International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala Trivandrum TBA
Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival Seoul TBA
World Premieres Film Festival Manila TBA
Gwangju International Film Festival Gwangju TBA

July

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Revelation Perth International Film Festival Perth July 6 – 19 Still to come
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Melbourne July 12 – 16 Still to come
ToFarm Film Festival Manila July 12 – 18 Still to come
Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival Busan July 12 – 18 Still to come
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Bucheon July 13 – 23 Still to come
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival Saitama July 15 – 23 Still to come
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival Seoul TBA
International Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul Seoul TBA
EigaSai – The Japanese Film Festival Various cities TBA
Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival Kota Kinabalu TBA
New Zealand International Film Festival Various Cities TBA

August

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourne August 3 – 20 Still to come
Cinemalaya Manila August 4 – 13 Still to come
Kweb Fest Seoul August 17 – 19 Still to come
Asia Web Award Seoul August 19 Still to come
Cinefest Oz Film Festival Various Cities August 23 – 27 Still to come
Seoul International NewMedia Festival Seoul TBA
Korean Film Festival in Australia Various Cities TBA
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Jecheon TBA
International Animation Festival Hiroshima No dates for 2017
Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival Jakarta TBA
Cebu International Documentary Film Festival Cebu TBA
Freedom Film Fest Saitama TBA
EBS International Documentary Festival Seoul TBA
Japan Wildlife Film Festival Tokyo TBA

September

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival Aichi September 6 – 10 Still to come
Korea International Expat Film Festival Seoul September 29 – October 7 Still to come
Wathann Film Festival Yangon TBA
Great Indian Film and Literature Festival Bhopal TBA
Chinese Documentary Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Melbourne Underground Film Festival Melbourne TBA
PIA Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Canberra Short Film Festival Canberra TBA
Sydney Underground Film Festival Sydney TBA
The Woodpecker Film Festival and Forum New Delhi TBA
Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka Fukuoka TBA
India Film Project TBA
Nara International Film Festival Nara TBA
Binisaya Film Festival Various Cities TBA
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Korea Independent Animation Film Festival (Indie-AniFest) Seoul TBA
DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival Goyang TBA
All Lights India International Film Festival TBA
Bali International Film Festival Bali 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
Ulju Mountain Film Festival Ulsan TBA
Handle Climate Change Film Festival Shenzhen TBA

October

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Yamagata October 5 – 12 Still to come
Busan International Film Festival Busan October 12 – 21 Still to come
Veterans Film Festivals Sydney October 18 – 22 Still to come
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival Taipei, Kaoshiung, Taichung October 22 – December 18 Still to come
Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo October 25 – November 3 Still to come
International Film Festival of Shimla Shimla TBA
Show Me Shorts Film Festival Auckland TBA
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival Gympie TBA
Below Five Zero Film Festival TBA
Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market Sapporo TBA
Antenna Documentary Film Festival Sydney TBA
QCinema International Film Festival Quezon City TBA
International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Kuala Lumpur TBA
Byron Bay International Film Festival Byron Bay TBA
Japanese Film Festival Various cities TBA
International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy Beijing TBA
Kansai Queer Film Festival Kansai TBA
SciFi Film Festival Sydney TBA
Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai TBA
Real Film Festival Newcastle TBA
Bucheon International Animation Festival Bucheon TBA
Kaohsiung International Short Film Competition Kaohsiung TBA
Adelaide Film Festival Adelaide TBA
Canberra International Film Festival Canberra TBA
Capricorn Film Festival Gladstone TBA
IAFOR Documentary Film Award Kobe TBA
Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival Taipei TBA
Quezon City International Pink Film Festival Manila TBA

November

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
CMS Vatavaran: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum New Delhi November 2 – 6 Still to come
International Children´s Film Festival of India Mumbai November 14 – 20 Still to come
CineFilipino Film Festival
Manila November 22 – 28 Still to come
Hanoi International Film Festival Hanoi TBA
Kineko International Children’s Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Pasifika Film Fest Various Cities TBA
Kyoto Historica International Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Dharamsala International Film Festival Dharamsala TBA
Asiana International Short Film Festival Seoul TBA
Docs Port Incheon Incheon TBA
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Taipei TBA
Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival Various Cities TBA
International Chinh India Kids Film Festival & Forum TBA
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival Tasmania TBA
Lorne Film Lorne TBA
Shaan-E-Awadh International Film Festival Lucknow TBA
Kolkata International Film Festival Kolkata TBA
Cinema One Originals Manila TBA
Wicked Film Festival Sydney TBA
Tassie Eco Film Fest Hobart TBA
International Chinese Film Festival Sydney TBA
Tokyo FILMex International Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Film Bazaar Mumbai TBA
International Film Festival of India New Delhi TBA
Voices From the Waters Bangalore TBA
Singapore International Film Festival Singapore TBA
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival Brisbane TBA
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival Kuala Lumpur TBA
A Night of Horror International Film Festival Sydney TBA
Fantastic Planet Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Sydney TBA
Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival Singapore TBA
Film SouthAsia Kathmandy TBA
Seen and Heard Melbourne Melbourne TBA
National Children’s Film Festival Jaipur TBA

December

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Metro Manila Film Festival Manila December 25, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Finished
Delhi International Film Festival Delhi December 2 – 8 Still to come
Seoul Independent Film Festival Seoul TBA
Great Indian Film and Literature Festival Gurgaon TBA
Luang Prabang Film Festival Luang Prabang TBA
International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka Dhaka TBA
Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth New Delhi TBA
Screen Singapore (Film Market) Singapore TBA
Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta TBA
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival Kathmandu TBA
Macao International Film Festival & Award Macao TBA
International Film Festival of Kerala Kerala TBA
Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival Delhi TBA
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival Guangzhou TBA
Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival Bikaner TBA
Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival Mumbai TBA
Pineapple Underground Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Busan Universiade for Digital Contents Busan TBA
Cinemanila International Film Festival Manila TBA

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