World Events Calendar: Film Festivals
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North America

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Film Festival, October.
Write: Chicago Film Festival, 415 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610.

Los Angeles, California
Academy Awards, Last Sunday in March. Shrine Auditorium.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, U.S. Tel: (310) 247-3000. Fax: (310) 271-3395.

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Film Festival, April.
Write: AFI Festivals, 2021 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90027.

Mill Valley, California
Mill Valley International Film Festival , October.
Call (415) 383-5256 for dates and ticket information,
or write: Mill Valley Film Festival, 80 Lomita Drive, #20, Mill Valley, CA 94941.
Check out their web site at
Mill Valley Film Festival

New York, New York
New York Film Festival, Mid-September.
Write: Film Society of Lincoln Center, 140 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023.

Park City, Utah
Sundance Film Festival, January.
Write: Sundance Institute, 19 Exchange Pl., Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
Check out their web site at: Sundance Institute

San Francisco, California
San Francisco Film Festival, April.
Write: San Francisco Film Festival, 1650 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115. Check out their web site at: San Francisco Film Festival

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara Film Festival ,March.
Call (805) 963-0023 for info.

Seattle, Washington
Seattle Film Festival, May - June.
Write: Seattle Film Festival, 801 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122.

Telluride, Colorado
The Telluride Film Festival, Late August -- Early September.
Telluride Film Festival is a presentation of The National Film Preserve Ltd., 379 State Street, #3, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801. Telephone: (603) 433-9202, Fax: (603) 433-9206, Email: or check out their web site at: Telluride Film Festival.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto International Film Festival , Early September.
Write: Festival of Festivals, 69 Yorkville, Suite 205, Toronto, ON. M5R 1B8, Canada.
Check out their web site at Toronto International Film Festival



Aberystwyth, Wales
Welsh International Film Festival, November.
Among other films, featuring more than half-a-dozen from Ireland. Call +(44-1970) 617995.

Berlin, Germany
Berlin Film Festival, February.
Mail requests to: Berlin Film Festival, Budapester Str. 50, D-1000, 30 Berlin, Germany
Check out their web site at: Berlin Film Festival

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Cartton and Animated Film Festival, February.
Le Festival du dessin animé, rue de la Rhétorique 19, 1060 Bruxelles, ELGIQUE. Phone: +32/2/534 41 25 or +32/2/534 35 33. Fax: +32/2/534 22 79.

Cambridge, England
Cambridge Film Festival, July.
Write: Cambridge Film Festival, P.O. Box 17, Cambridge CB2 3PF, England.

Cannes, France
The Cannes Film Festival, May .
For tickets, write to: Cannes Film Festival, 71 Rue du Faubourg St. Honore, 75008 Paris, France.
Check out their web site at: Cannes Film Festival

Deauville, France
Deauville Film Festival, Early September.
An American film festival in France. Write: Deauville Film Festival, 33 Ave. McMahon, 75017 Paris, France.

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Film Festival , August.
Part of the Edinburgh Festival (see separate listing under "Multicultural Events").
Write: Edinburgh Film Festival, Film House, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ, Scotland.

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague International Film Festival, June
Palace of Culture, tr 5, kvetna 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic. tel: +42-2 434776 fax: +42-2 434622. Contact: John Riley

San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian Film Festival, September.
Write: San Sebastian Film Festival, Apartado Correos 397, Box 397, 20080 San Sebastian, Spain.

Venice, Italy
Venice Film Festival , Late August - Early September.
Write: Venice Film Festival, Ca' Giustinian, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy.


Asia and Australia

Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem Film Festival, June.
Mail requests to: Jerusalem Film Festival, P.O. Box 8561, Jerusalem 91083, Israel.

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Film Festival, Mid-June.
Write: Sydney Film Festival, P.O. Box 25, Glebe, New South Wales 2037, Australia.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Film Festival, September.
Write: Tokyo Film Festival, No. 3, Asano Daisan Building, 2-4-19 Ginza Chou-ku, Tokyo 104, Japan

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