Film Festivals How-To
Tips for researching, as well as application strategies and practical methods of tracking and planning.
Learning About Film Festivals, PDF download
Festival Tracking Spreadsheet, Excel Doc download
These documents were compiled and last edited, 2019
Notable Animation Festivals
Below are a few links to lists of highly regarded international film festivals.
Animation Festivals a listing and application service that is up-to-date and provides festivals listed by deadlines for application. Very good!
Film Festival Life: also a festival application service.
Animation and Film Festivals within Canada
Below are a selection of Canadian film festivals worth submitting to; some are entirely animation-centric and others are film festivals with animation programming.
- Vancouver International Film Festival - mixed
- Ottawa International Animation Festival - animation
- Giraf - animation
- Toronto International Film Festival - mixed
- TIFF Next Wave Festival - mixed
- The Animation Festival of Halifax - animation
- SPARK - animation
- Montreal Stop Motion Festival - animation
- Animaze Montreal International Animation Film Festival - animation
- Calgary International Film Festival - mixed
- Festival du nouveau cinéma - mixed
- Antimatter - mixed
- Toronto Animation Showcase - animation
- Toronto Animation Arts International - animation
- World's Smallest Animation Festival - animation
Festival Application Services Worth Noting
Film Freeway animation and film/video, internationally focused. Most festivals use FilmFreeway as the standard.
Animation Festivals animation, internationally focused
FestHome animation and film/video, internationally focused
Reelport animation and film/video, internationally focused