Film & Music Festivals


Dates, expenses, and locations are subject to change. Most prices do not include costs for travel, hotels, or food.  If you can’t afford to go to a festival, winning entries can sometimes be found online or through premium streaming networks.

 

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Tribeca

Location: Manhatten, New York
Date: April 13-24
Registration: $10-40
Description: Film Festival

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Sundance Film Festival

Location: Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Sundance, Utah
Date: January 21- 31
Submissions: August 8-26 Deadline, $40-80 Entry Fee
Description: Independent Film Festival

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Cannes Film Festival

Location: Cannes, France
Date: May 11- 22
Submissions: March 4 Deadline
Description: Independent Film Festival

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Toronto International Film Festival

Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: May 11- 22
Submissions: Sept 29- Jan 16 Deadline
Description: Independent Film Festival

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Austin Film Festival

Location: Austin, Texas
Date: October 13- 20
Submissions: Mar 30- May 20 Deadline, $60 entry fee
Description: Independent Film and Screenwriting Festival

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Atlanta Underground Film Festival

Location: Atlanta
Date: Aug 12-21
Submissions: May 31 Deadline
Description: Film Festival

Atlanta Film Festival

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: March 24- April 2
Submissions: $15-$50 per submission, Sept 30 Deadline
Description: Film Festival

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Chicago Film Festival

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: October 13-27
Submissions: $30-$100 entry fee, June 17 Deadline
Description: International Film Festival

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Raindance

Location: London, England
Date: September 21- October 2
Submissions: May 20 Deadline, $100 entry fee
Description: International Film Festival

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Berlinale

Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: February 11-16
Submissions: July 14 Deadline
Description: International Film Festival

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Venice Film Festival

Location: Venice, Italy
Date: August 31- September 10
Submissions: June 17 Deadline
Description: International Film Festival

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San Francisco International Film Festival

Location: San Francisco, California
Date: April 21- May 5
Submissions: Nov 9 Deadline
Description: International Film Festival

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SXSW

Location: Austin, Texas
Date: Mar 11-20
Registration: $650-1645
Description: Music, Film, Interactive Festival

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Burning Man

Location: Black Rock, Nevada
Date: August 28- September 5
Registration: $249- $599
Description: Music, Arts, and Counter Culture Festival

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Coachella

Location: Indio, California
Date: April 15- April 24
Registration: $375+
Description: Music and Arts Festival

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Bonnaroo

Location: Manchester, Tennessee
Date: June 9-12
Registration: $325
Description: Music and Arts Festival

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MoogFest

Location: Durham, NC
Date: May 19-22
Registration: $129 per day
Description: Electronic Music Festival