An International film festival is described as a comprehensive and structured film presentation in a single or more screening venues or movie theaters normally held in one region. The movie can be a latest one and consists of international releases and movies created by the local film industry organizers, depending on what the particular international film festival is concentrating on. Occasionally, this event focuses on a certain genre or film-maker or theme. Several movie galas concentrate in short movies, with every one of them having a definite utmost length. Furthermore, events like this are usually held once a year.

International Film Festival – London Film Festival

The London Film Festival or BFI London Film Festival is the biggest public international film festival event in UK and screens over 300 documentaries, shorts, and features from approximately 50 countries. It is held in mid-October each year inside the subsidiary of the British Film Institute. Moreover, the London Film Festival exhibits the paramount of films to support novelty, creativity, uniqueness, and visualization as well as displays the most excellent modern worldwide pictures from the promising and well-known movie-makers.


· The Sutherland Trophy
· FIPRESCI International Critics Award
· The Alfred Dunhill UK Film Talent Award
· 9th Annual Satyajit Ray Award
· The Times BFI London Film Festival Grierson Award
· TCM Classic Shorts Award
· Best British Newcomer Award
· Best Film

International Film Festival – Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival began in the year 1946 and regarded as among the most sophisticated and oldest movie galas worldwide. It is a private international film festival that is held in May each year at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès situated in the southern part of France.



- Golden Palm (Palme d'Or – the most esteemed award handed over for the best movie)
- Grand Prize of the Festival (Grand Prix)
- Jury Prize (Prix du Jury)
- Best Short Film (Palme d'Or du court métrage)
- Best Actress (Prix d'interprétation féminine)
- Best Actor (Prix d'interprétation masculine)
- Best Director (Prix de la mise en scène)
- Best Screenplay (Prix du scénario)

Offered by Independent Bodies

- Prix de la FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics Prize)
- Prix Vulcain (offered by the CST to a technical artist)
- International Critics' Week Prizes
- Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
- Palm Dog award for best canine piece
- Queer Palm award for movies that are LGBT-related

Other Segments

- Prix Un Certain Regard for fresh talent, ground-breaking and bold works
- Cinéfondation prizes for student movies
- Caméra d'Or for the most excellent first feature movie

International Film Festival – Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival or Berlinale is among the top international film festivals and highly regarded media affairs celebrated since 1978 in Berlin, Germany. Over 4200 members of the press are actually held accountable for the publicity in more than 110 countries. In Berlinale, famous celebrities and movie stars are generally in attendance, and this particular movie gala has created a multinational quality combining art, business, universal media awareness, and attraction.


Golden Bear (the main award handed over for the most excellent film)

- Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear)
- Best Motion Picture

Silver Bear

- Jury Grand Prix
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Best film music
- Best Director
- Grand Prize of the Jury
- Extraordinary achievement by a single artist

Other Awards

- Panorama Publikumspreis (Audience Award)
- Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the children's segment of the Generation Competition
- Crystal Bear for the Best Film in the 14plus segment of the Generation Competition
- Berlinale Camera
- Shooting Stars Award for fresh European acting flair
- Teddy Award for films having LGBT themes

International Film Festival – Venice Film Festival

The most long-standing international film festival around the globe is Venice Film Festival and is being held in the latter part of August or early September each year on Lido Island situated in Venice, Italy. The screenings are performed in Lungomare Marconi's Palazzo del Cinema, a place that is filled with history. In addition, Venice Film Festival is considered to be among the most prominent movie galas worldwide and a part of the chief biennial exhibition as well as celebration for modern art called Venice Biennale.


- Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival's premier award for best film)
- Volvi Cups
- Silver Lion
- Golden Osellas
- Special Jury Prize

International Film Festival –International Film Festival Rotterdam

The IFFR or International Film Festival Rotterdam is an international film festival held each year (end of January) in several cinemas located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Likewise, it is regarded as among the bigger movie galas in Europe and possibly included in the Big Five along with Venice, Locarno, Cannes, and Berlin. This particular movie gala lays emphasis on establishing relationships among and with the audiences and movie makers, as well as stresses on remarkably diverse programs. Instead of having the usual red-carpet affair, it persuades movie makers to socialize with the crowd so as to create an extraordinary atmosphere and a very loyal following both globally and locally.


· VPRO Tiger Award (three annual awards handed over to new movie makers producing their 1st or 2nd film)

International Film Festival – Film Festival Locarno

Another famous international film festival, Film Festival Locarno is celebrated each year in Locarno, Switzerland since the year 1946. It is a renowned movie gala in the world and all through its history has come across recent trends as well as introduced the profession of various actors and directors. While Film Festival Locarno focuses on movies instead of glamour and celebrities, numerous public figures of the worldwide movie industry were seen in Film Festival Locarno in the latest years.


- Golden Leopard (the main award)
- Leopard of Honour
- Prix the Public UBS

International Film Festival – Warsaw FilmFest

Warsaw International Film Festival or Warsaw FilmFest (, as most people call it, is celebrated in October each year in Warsaw, Poland. This particular movie gala hosts the International Federation of Film Critics awards intended for enterprising movie making in Eastern and Central Europe.

Programme Sections:

- The International Competition - international features
- 1-2 Competition - for 1st and 2nd feature films
- Free Spirit Competition
- Documentary Competition
- Shorts Competition
- Master's Touch
- Discoveries
- Family Cinema Weekend

An international film festival showcases the most superb work and a fantastic place to become acquainted with studio executives, meet other people, make business transactions, discover some new, great ideas and find out where the movie industry is going. Every year, the international film festival draws film fanatics together from anywhere in the world in order to mingle with others who have the same passion for movies like them.