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Festival City Dates 2017 Status
&Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival Yangon January 26 – 29 Finished

A

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
A Long Week of Short Films Festival Shanghai No dates for 2017
A Night of Horror International Film Festival Sydney TBA
Across Asia Youth Film Festival Singapore March 24 Finished
Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival Manila TBA
Adelaide Film Festival Adelaide TBA
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival Aichi September 6 – 10 Still to come
All Lights India International Film Festival TBA
Antenna Documentary Film Festival Sydney TBA
Asia Web Award Seoul August 19 Still to come
Asiana International Short Film Festival Seoul November 2 – 7 Still to come
Australian International Animation Festival Wagga Wagga May 12 – 14 Finished

B

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Bali International Film Festival Bali September 24 – 30 Still to come
Bangalore Queer Film Festival Bangalore February 24 – 26 Finished
Beijing International Film Festival Beijing April 16 – 23 Finished
Below Five Zero Film Festival TBA
Bengaluru International Film Festival Bangalore February 2 – 9 Finished
Binisaya Film Festival Cebu City September 22 – 30 Still to come
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival Brisbane Stop activities
Brisbane Queer Film Festival Brisbane March 10 – 19 Finished
Bucheon International Animation Festival Bucheon October 20 – 24 Still to come
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Bucheon July 13 – 23
Busan International Film Festival Busan October 12 – 21 Still to come
Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival Busan July 12 – 18 Still to come
Busan International Short Film Festival Busan April 29- May 1 Finished
Busan Universiade for Digital Contents Busan TBA
Byron Bay International Film Festival Byron Bay October 6 – 15 Still to come

C

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Canberra International Film Festival Canberra October 26 – November 5 Still to come
Canberra Short Film Festival Canberrra TBA
Cambodia International Film Festival Cambodia March 4 – 9 Finished
Capricorn Film Festival Gladstone October 24 – 29 Still to come
Cebu International Documentary Film Festival Cebu TBA
Chennai International Film Festival Chennai January 5 – 12 Finished
Chinese Documentary Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Cinéfest Oz Film Festival Various Cities August 23 – 27 Still to come
Cinemanila International Film Festival Manila TBA
Cinema One Originals Manila TBA
CineFilipino Film Festival
Manila November 22 – 28 Still to come
Cinemalaya
Manila August 4 – 13 Still to come
CMS Vatavaran: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum New Delhi November 2 – 6 Still to come

D

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Delhi International Film Festival Delhi December 2 – 8 Still to come
Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival Delhi TBA
Dhaka International Film Festival Dhaka January 12 – 20 Finished
Dharamsala International Film Festival Dharamsala TBA
DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival Goyang TBA
Documentary EDGE Festival Various Cities May 10 – June 5 Finished
Docs Port Incheon Incheon TBA

E

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EBS International Documentary Festival Seoul TBA
EigaSai – The Japanese Film Festival Various cities TBA

F

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Fantastic Planet Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Sydney TBA
Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta TBA
Film Bazaar Mumbai TBA
Film SouthAsia Kathmandu November 2 – 5 Still to come
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Sydney January 6 – 15 Finished
Focus on Asia International Film Festival Fukuoka Fukuoka TBA
Freedom Film Fest Saitama July 22 – 29 Still to come

G

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Great Indian Film and Literature Festival Bhopal & Gurgaon TBA
Green Film Festival in Seoul Seoul May 18 – 24 Finished
Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival Taipei April 7 – 16 Finished
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival Guangzhou TBA
Gwangju International Film Festival Gwangju TBA

H

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Handle Climate Change Film Festival Shenzhen TBA
Hanoi International Film Festival Hanoi TBA
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival Gympie October 5 – 8  Still to come
Hong Kong International Film Festival Hong Kong April 11 – 25 Finished
Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Various Cities May 4 – June 3 Finished
Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival Yangon June 14 – 19 Still to come

I

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
IAFOR Documentary Film Award Kobe TBA
India Film Project Ahmedabad September 30 – October 1 Still to come
Indonesian Film Festival Melbourne April 8 – 13 Finished
International Animation Festival Hiroshima No dates for 2017
International Children´s Film Festival of India Mumbai November 14 – 20 Still to come
International Children’s Film Festival Dhaka January 24 – 30 Finished
International Chinese Film Festival Sydney TBA
International Chinh India Kids Film Festival & Forum TBA
International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala Trivandrum June 16 – 20 Still to come
International Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul Seoul TBA
International Film Festival of India New Delhi November 20 – 28 Still to come
International Film Festival of Kerala Kerala TBA
International Film Festival of Prayag Allahabad February 16 – 19 Finished
International Film Festival of Shimla Shimla TBA
International Film Festival of Thrissur Thrissur February 3 – 9 Finished
International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Kuala Lumpur October 23 – 29 Still to come
International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka Dhaka TBA
International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy Beijing TBA

J

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Jaipur International Film Festival Jaipur January 7 – 11 Finished
Japan Wildlife Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival Jakarta TBA
Japanese Film Festival Various cities TBA
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Jecheon August 10 – 15 Still to come
Jeonju International Film Festival Jeonju April 27 – May 6 Finished
Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival Yogyakarta TBA

K

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Kansai Queer Film Festival Kansai September 16 – 29 Still to come
Kaohsiung International Short Film Competition Kaohsiung TBA
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Mumbai May 24 – 28 Finished
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival Kathmandu TBA
Kineko International Children’s Film Festival Tokyo November 2 – 6 Still to come
Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival Kuala Lumpur TBA
Kolkata International Film Festival Kolkata TBA
Korean Film Festival in Australia Various Cities TBA
Korea Independent Animation Film Festival (Indie-AniFest) Seoul TBA
Korea International Expat Film Festival Seoul September 29 – October 7 Still to come
Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival Kota Kinabalu TBA
Kyoto Historica International Film Festival Tokyo TBA

L

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Little Big Shorts – Australian’s International Film Festival for Kids Melbourne June 30 – July 9 Still to come
Lorne Film Lorne TBA
Luang Prabang Film Festival Luang Prabang TBA

M

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Macao International Film Festival & Award Macao TBA
Maoriland Film Festival Otaki March 15- 19 Finished
Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney February 15 – March 2 Finished
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Melbourne July 12 – 16 Still to come
Melbourne International Animation Festival Melbourne June 18 – 25 Still to come
Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourne August 3 – 20 Still to come
Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne March 16 – 27 Finished
Melbourne Underground Film Festival Melbourne TBA
Metro Manila Film Festival Manila TBA
Metro Manila Pride Queer Arts Festival Manila TBA
Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival Seoul TBA
Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai October 12 – 18 Still to come
Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival Mumbai TBA

N

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Nara International Film Festival Nara TBA
Nashik International Film Festival Nashik March 23 – 26 Finished
National Children’s Film Festival Jaipur TBA
Navi Mumbai International Film Festival Mumbai January Finished
New Zealand International Film Festival Various Cities TBA
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival Various Cities June 30 – July 9 Still to come

O

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Okinawa International Movie Festival Okinawa April 20 – 23 Finished
Osaka Asian Film Festival Osaka March 3 – 12 Finished

P

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Parramasala Sydney March 10 – 12 Finished
Pasifika Film Fest Various Cities TBA
Peninsula Short Film Fest Rosebud February 4 Finished
PIA Film Festival Tokyo September 16 – 29 Still to come
Pineapple Underground Film Festival Hong Kong TBA
Pune International Film Festival Pune January 12 – 19 Finished

Q

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
QCinema International Film Festival Quezon City TBA
Quezon City International Pink Film Festival Manila TBA

R

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Real Film Festival Newcastle TBA
Revelation Perth International Film Festival Perth July 6 – 19 Still to come

S

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Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival Various Cities TBA
Salaya International Documentary Film Festival Phutthamonthon March 18 – 26 Finished
Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival Bikaner TBA
Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market Sapporo TBA
Seen and Heard Melbourne Melbourne TBA
Seoul Human Rights Film Festival Seoul June 1 – 4 Finished
Seoul Independent Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival Seoul July 26 – 30 Still to come
Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival Seoul March 23 – 30 Finished
Seoul International Extreme-Short Image &Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul International NewMedia Festival Seoul August 17 – 25 Still to come
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival Seoul June 1 – 7 Finished
Seoul International Youth Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival Seoul TBA
Seoul Webfest Seoul August 17 – 19 Still to come
SciFi Film Festival Sydney September 13 – 17 Still to come
Screen Singapore (Film Market) Singapore November 29 – December 1 Still to come
Shaan-E-Awadh International Film Festival Lucknow TBA
Shanghai International Film Festival Shanghai June 17 – 26 Still to come
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia June 1 – 12 Finished
Show Me Shorts Film Festival Auckland TBA
Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival Manila March 9 – 14 Finished
Singapore Chinese Film Festival Singapore April 28 – May 7 Finished
Singapore International Film Festival Singapore TBA
Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila TBA
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival Saitama July 15 – 23
Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth New Delhi TBA
St. Kilda Film Festival Melbourne May 18 – 27 Finished
Stage One International Film Festival Oxenford TBA
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival Tasmania May 4 – 7 Finished
Sydney Film Festival Sydney June 7 – 18 In progress
Sydney Underground Film Festival Sydney September 14 – 17 Still to come

T

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Taipei Film Festival Taipei June 29 – July 15 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 May 2018 No dates for 2017
Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival Taipei October 6 – 10 Still to come
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival Taipei, Kaoshiung, Taichung October 22 – December 18 Still to come
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival Launceston TBA
Tassie Eco Film Fest Hobart TBA
The Woodpecker Film Festival and Forum New Delhi TBA
ToFarm Film Festival Manila July 12 – 18 Still to come
Tokyo Anime Award Festival Tokyo March 10 – 13 Finished
Tokyo FILMex International Film Festival Tokyo TBA
Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo October 25 – November 3 Still to come

U

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Ulju Mountain Film Festival Ulsan September 21 – 25 Still to come

V

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Vertical Film Festival Katoomba No dates for 2017
Veterans Film Festivals Sydney October 18 – 22 Still to come
Vibgyor International Short & Documentary Film Festival Thrussur August 17 – 19 Still to come
Vientianale International Film Festival Vientiane March 22 – 26 Finished
Voices From the Waters TBA

W

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Wairoa Maori Film Festival Palmerston North June 2 – 5 Finished
Wathann Film Festival Yangon TBA
West End Film Festival Brisbane May 27 – 28 Finished
Wicked Film Festival Sydney TBA
Wildflowers Film Awards Korea April 12 Finished
World Film Festival of Bangkok Bangkok January 23 – February 1 Finished
World Premieres Film Festival Manila TBA
World of Women’s Cinema Sydney April 27 – 30 Finished

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Y

Festival City Dates 2017 Status
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Yamagata October 5 – 12 Still to come
Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Yubari March 2 – 6 Finished

Z

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