Here Are This Autumnís Most Inspiring Film Festival Locations
Autumn film festival season is nearly upon us. The precursor to the awards season that culminates with the BAFTA and Academy Awards in February and March respectively, the next few months are important for indie filmmakers and world-renowned production studios alike. Whether you’re exhibiting your work, visiting to get inspiration for your next project or simply taking time out as an enthusiast to enjoy what the season has to offer, there’s plenty of flagship events to get your filmmaking fix from. Read on for film festivals that are set to be some of autumn’s best.
Reykjavik International Film Festival (September 28th-October 8Th)
Whilst Iceland may not be the first name that springs to mind when you think “film festival”, don’t be so quick to dismiss this enchanting location. The increasingly popular Scandi hotspot stages an unforgettable, unconventional festival experience that is sure to make an impact upon anyone who visits. Films are screened to audiences as they fill venues you may not expect – a cave just outside of Reykjavik for example, or a heated indoor pool that so many have come to associate with Icelandic culture. Of course, it’s not just statement venues. A lot of importance is placed on new and young directors and the R.I.F.F is a fantastic place to discover a lot of up and coming talent.
Innsbruck Nature Film Festival (October 10th-13th)
Using Austria as its backdrop, the Innsbruck promotes environment, and films that champion nature. Climate change, global warming, deforestation; all compelling topics that are addressed at this eco-friendly festival. With the planet being in such a delicate state, we think that it is fantastic that this genre of film festival is making its mark. Need more convincing? Screenings will also be accompanied by exhibitions, lectures and workshops for budding eco-enthusiasts.
Rome Independent Film Festival (November 25th-December 1st)
Italy’s best-loved ancient city provides a brilliant look at some of the hottest independent filmmakers throughout the Mediterranean region. A festival that’s honestly hard to find fault with, Rome’s offering is renowned for high quality screenings and its fusing of rich culture. Over the years, this festival has become the spot for passionate filmmakers to inject a little “La Dolce Vita” into their lives – as quoted from the festival itself!
Pentedattilo Film Festival (September 22nd-24th)
Pentedattilo promises that its visitors will be part of something truly special. A long-abandoned, rustic Italian village (dating back to 640BC) plays host to film screenings where audiences enjoy not just the solitude of the high hills, but the breath-taking scenery and unique history too. With an average attendance being about 100 people, this super- exclusive, eccentric film festival is certainly worth the journey if you can make it.
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