29 Globally Significant, Pedigree-Building Film Festivals

There are a great many festivals that, while they might not rank in the “Top Ten” or have market-like elements, are significant on the global scene for creating awareness, traction and contributing to a film’s perceived value in the marketplace. Several such key festivals follow below in alphabetical order.

Afi Fest

AFI FEST is Los Angeles’ longest running international film festival. The only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community, AFI FEST has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971.

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