Festival & Market Status Updates

All data is subject to change, errors and omissions excepted (E&OE). 
We will continue to update this page regularly.

AFI DOCS FILM FESTIVAL, Silver Spring
Status: transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 17 – 21 June 2020 | New Dates: 17 – 21 June 2020

AMERICAN FILM MARKET, Los Angeles
Initial dates: 3 – 8 November 2020
Comments: The AFM is going forward as scheduled. Exhibitor registration will open the first week of June. Attendee and Buyer Registration will open in late June.

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 24-29 March 2020 

ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 15-20 June 2020 | New dates: 15-30 June 2020

ASPEN SHORTSFEST
Status: transformed (online)
Dates: 31 March – 5 April 2020
Comments: Online streaming of the 9 curated short film programs, US viewers can purchase ticket codes for each program for one-time viewing. 

BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 14-17 June 2020

BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 19-26 April 2020 | New dates: TBA
Comments: In an announcement, the Beijing International Film Festival said it remains "postponed", but it is now offering up the "Spring Online Film Festival" from 1-5 May with streamer iQIYI. The line-up for the online Beijing festival has yet to be announced, but it will reportedly include "new blockbuster films", foreign titles and award-winning works from years past.

BELDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial Dates: 8-15 May 2020 | New Dates: September 2020
Comments: Industry activities also postponed, exact dates tba

BERGAMO FILM MEETING
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 7-15 March 2020  | New Dates: 23-31 May 2020

BIFEST – BARI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 2-9 April 2020
Comments: Possible dates September 19-26

BOLZANO FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 21-26 April 2020

BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 7-19 April 2020 

BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 22 April – 2 May 2020 | New dates: tb

BUENOS AIRES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BAFICI)
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 15-26 April 2020

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 22-27 April | New dates: 27–31 August 2020

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 12-23 May 2020 | New dates: TBA

CANNES: ACID
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 12-23 May 2020

CANNES: DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 13-23 May 2020

CANNES: SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 13-21 May 2020

CINÉMA DU RÉEL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Paris
Status: partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 13-22 March 2020 
Comments: All events and screenings have been cancelled, but in cooperation with several screening platforms a number of films from the 2020 and previous editions will be available during different times. The original festival catalogue has been published. Awards have been announced despite the cancellation.

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed
Initial dates: 25 March - 5 April 2020 | New dates: 7 – 18 April 2021
Comments: CIFF44 Streams was launched on April 15 and ended on April 28, 2020. The program showcased more than 325 CIFF44 feature and short films during its 14-day run. An approximate 42,000 streams were experienced by the audience. Numerous digital events, many of which included filmmakers, were held among audience members and with CIFF community partners, sponsors, and funders. With the close of CIFF44 Streams, the Cleveland International Film Festival was able to proceed with the announcement of their awards winners.

COPRO - THE ISRAELI DOCUMENTARY COPRODUCTION MARKET, Tel Aviv
Status: transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 25 – 28 May 2020 | New dates: 25 – 28 May 2020

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 18-29 March 2020 | New dates: 18 March - 30 April 2020
Comments: Practically the whole film and industry program have been moved to the internet, with a lot of content and talks still available afterwards through the festival’s YouTube channel. 

CRETEIL WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Paris
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 13 – 22 March 2020
Comments: The festival is trying to search for another date or an optional event format.

CROSSING EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL, Linz
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 21-26 April 2020
Comments: Even though the festival has been cancelled, the planned program will be published online on 8 April for documentation purposes.

CURTAS VILA DO CONDE
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 11-19 July 2020 | New dates: 3-11 October 2020

DEAUVILLE GREEN AWARDS
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 17 – 18 June 2020 | New dates: 17 – 18 June 2020

DOCAVIV – TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 21-30 May 2020 | New dates: 3-12 September 2020

DOC EDGE
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 28 May – 21 June (Auckland and Wellington) | New dates: June 2020

DOCS BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Status: Transformed (online)
Initial dates: 20-30 May 2020 | New Dates: 20-30 May 2020
Comments: Both the film screenings and industry activities will take place online. The monthly screening series “Docs del Mes” will continue in September 2020.

DOCUDAYS UA INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Kyiv
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 20-29 March 2020 | New Dates: 24 April – 10 May

DOK.FEST – MUNICH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 6-24 May 2020

DOK LEIPZIG
Status: partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 26 October – 1 November 2020
Comments: All the activities of the DOK Industry programs, such as the DOK Co-Pro Market, the DOK Interactive Conference, DOK Short n‘ Sweet, networking, talks etc. will be presented in an online version only.

DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Vancouver       
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 7-17 May 2020 | New dates: 18-26 June 2020

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 17 – 28 June 2020 | New dates: TBA

EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Dates: 26-28 August 2020 
Comments: Confirmed are The MacTaggart Lecture, Controller Sessions and Awards; as well as the TV Foundation’s talent schemes; The Network, Ones to Watch and TV PhD. More details to come.

EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL PALIC
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 18-24 July 2020 | New dates: August 2020
Comments: only regional guests, Open Air screenings only

FAJR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Tehran
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 16-24 April 2020 

FEBIOFEST BRATISLAVA
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 11-17 March 2020 | New dates: 30 September – 4 October 2020

FEST - NEW DIRECTORS | NEW FILMS FESTIVAL, Portugal
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 22 June – 29 June 2020 | New dates: 02 August – 09 August
Comments: FEST ND NF Festival will have more screenings and go hand in hand with some Cinema theatres to showcase the films around the country. Plus there will be a Drive-In Cinema, welcoming all audiences who prefer to be in the comfort of a more confined space.

FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA EUROPEO, Lecce
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 18-25 April 2020

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 30 March – 4 April 2020 
Comments: To access the films, you will need to create an account, but then the online screening is FREE!

FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS LUDWIGSHAFEN
Status: transformed (online)
Dates: 26 August – 13 September 2020
Comments: Streaming of highlights and audience favorites from previous festival editions. Audiences will decide on the special “Rheingold Extra” award. In case the situation permits, there might be a small physical festival edition as well.

FICCI INTERNATIONAL CARTAGENA FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancellation during the Festival
Initial dates: 11-16 March 2020

FILMART, Hong Kong 
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 25-28 March 2020 | New dates: 27 – 29 August 2020

FILMFEST DRESDEN – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 21-26 April 2020 | New dates: 8-13 September 2020

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN - MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 25 June – 4 July 2020

FINALE PLZEN
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 16-22 April 2020 | New dates: 25-30 September 2020

FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Durham
Status: Cancelled
Initial Dates: 2-5 April 2020

GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed & partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 16–26 Juli 2020 | New dates: 18-22 August, 25-29 August & 26-30 December 2020
Comments: Giffoni Film Festival for children is going forward with a totally reconceived post-pandemic edition that will combine a substantial physical component and also a digital side, and is being split into three separate events for different age groups. The first part of the new format Giffoni will run Aug. 18-22, and will see more than 300 kids between the ages of 16 and 18 descend upon the southern Italian town, followed by another section for kids between 13 and 16 running Aug. 25-29, to then be segued Dec. 26-30 by Giffoni’s section for kids aged between 6 and 10.

GDYNIA POLISH FILM FESTIVAL
Status: canceled
Initial dates: 14-19 September 2020 | New dates: tba 2021

GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 18-22 March 2020 | New dates: 19-23 August 2020

GOEAST – FESTIVAL OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN FILM WIESBADEN
Status: transformed (online) and partly postponed
Initial dates: 5-11 May 2020
Comments: Some films will be offered online during the initial dates, the symposium is re-scheduled for 24-27 July, the competition films will be screened with guests during the exground Festival Wiesbaden (13-22 November 2020)

GOLDEN APRICOT YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 12-19 July 2020 | New dates: 1-8 November 2020

GOLDEN SPARROW – GERMAN CHILDREN’S FILM AND MEDIA FESTIVAL GERA/ERFURT
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 24-30 May 2020 | New dates: tbc (autumn 2020)

GO SHORT – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 1-5 April 2020 | New dates: 15 April – 13 May 2020

GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 
Status: transformed (online conferences)
Initial dates: 20–27 March 2020 | New dates: 10–24 April 2020
Comments: Online industry festival options available via Facebook

HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: partly transformed
Initial dates: 24 September – 3 October 2020
Comments: The festival will screen a reduced number of films (around 70) in cinemas, to compensate the expected reduced seat capacities there will be additional VOD tickets. Only the Audience Award (Euro 5,000) will be awarded this year, the German premiere requirement will be waived. Discussions, Q&A’s, industry programs will mainly be digital.

HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 2-8 June 2020 | New dates: 6-8 November 2020 

HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
Initial Dates: 20-24 August 2020
Status: transformed
Comments: Competition films will be announced end of May, a jury will decide on the award winners in August; no theatrical/online screenings, but the festival is exploring possibilities to make award-winning films available online.

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 24 March – 6 April 2020 | New dates: TBA

HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL, Toronto
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 30 April – 10 May 2020 | New dates: 28 May – 24 June 2020
Comments: Industry activities move online at the initial dates. The film program will be available online for Ontario audiences starting 28 May for the duration of ten days. Additionally, a large selection of titles will be made available for an extended post-Festival viewing window until June 24, subject to availability. 

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL, New York
Status: transformed
Initial dates: 11- 20 June 2020
Comments: For the first time ever, the festival will present a digital edition of its full slate of films that shine a light on the people taking great risks every day to stand up in the face of injustice and to protect our shared world for future generations. The line up will enjoy their U.S. Digital Festival Premieres, making the films available nationwide. The full slate of films will be announced on May 14. Online screenings will feature in-depth discussions with filmmakers, film subjects and Human Rights Watch researchers. This year’s festival brings to a national audience new cinematic works that expose and humanize crises related to the issues of criminal justice, reproductive rights, privacy, racial inequality, environmental rights and freedom of the press which demand the world’s attention.

INCONTRI INTERNAZIONALI DEL CINEMA, Sorrento
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 15– 19 April 2020
Comments: searching for alternative dates.

INDIELISBOA - INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Lisbon
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 30 April – 10 May 2020 | New dates: 25 August – 5 September 2020
Comments: Symbolically, this year, the complete program will be announced on the day the festival should begin, April 30th. IndieJunior shorts to watch at home!

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 3-14 April 2020 | New dates: 15-29 May 2020
Comments: The festival is also planning an offline festival program in autumn of 2020.

IT’S ALL TRUE – INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, São Paulo
Status: partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 26 March – 5 April 2020 | New dates: 26 March – 5 April 2020 as well as September 2020
Comments: A part of the program is available online during the initial dates, the competitive sections will be shown in September. 

JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 30 April – 9 May 2020 | New dates: 28 May – 20 September 2020
Comments: The 21st edition of JEONJU IFF will not be a ten-day annual event. Instead, it will be held for an extended period of time: from May 28 to September 20. From May 28 to June 6, the festival will hold exclusive screenings of the competition titles. During that period, selected titles will be streamed online. From June 9 to September 20, all titles will be screened at theaters.

JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 16-26 July 2020 | New Dates: 20-30 August 2020

KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 3-11 July 2020 | New dates: 2-10 July 2021
Comments: The industry program KVIFF Eastern Promises will move to a virtual space from 6-8 July 2020, making projects in various stages of development and production from the region of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa more accessible to international buyers, festivals and distributors.

KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 31 May – 7 June 2020 | New dates: 31 May – 7 June 2020
Comments: The whole program will take place online through the festival’s website, including Q&As, debates and special events. KFF Industry will also take place entirely online. The full festival program will be announced mid-April.

KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MOLODIST
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 30 May – 7 June 2020 | New dates: 22-30 August 2020

LOCARNO FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 5-15 August 2020
Comments: The festival will launch the initiative Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films, an initiative to foster independent auteur filmmaking. The line-up of projects and initiatives will be presented later.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 6-23 August 2020
Comments: The curated program will feature approximately 40 features, including films planned for the festival’s intended 2020 edition alongside discovery highlights by emerging filmmakers. The program will also include a presentation of shorts across Australian, International, Animation and Documentary packages, the Shorts Awards, MIFF Talks, Critics Campus.

MILLENNIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY FILM FESTIVAL, Warsaw
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 8-17 May 2020 | New dates: 4-13 September 2020

MILLENIUM DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Brussels
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 27 March – 4 April 2020 | New dates: 23 September – 1 October 2020
Comments: A few films from recent years dealing with life in exceptional circumstances are available online during the initial festival dates.

MIPDOC, Cannes
Status: cancelled OR postponed (tba)
Initial dates: 28-29 March 2020 | New dates: tba
Comments: MIPDOC might be held together with MIPCOM in October 2020, a decision is still tba.

MIPTV, Cannes
Status: cancelled and partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 30 March – 2 April 2020 | New dates: 30 March – 2 April 2020
Comments: Various On Demand and Live sessions will be offered at “MIPTV Online+”, CANNESSERIES originally scheduled to run parallet to MIPTV was moved to 9-14 October alongside MIPCOM.

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 22-29 April 2020 | New dates: 1-8 October 2020

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FORUM RUSSIAN FILM BUSINESS
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 13-16 April 2020 | New dates: 30 November – 3 December 2020

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 11 – 15 November 2020 | New dates: 10- 14 November 2021

NEUCHATEL INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 3-11 July 2020
Comments: During the initial dates, a special online event will be organized.

NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS, New York
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 25 March – 5 April 2020

NEW HORIZONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Wroclaw
Status: postponed
Initial Dates: 23 July – 2 August 2020 | New Dates: 5-15 November 2020
Comments: Industry program Polish Days, First Cut Lab, Studio New Horizons +, A Sunday in the Country are will take place as scheduled in July, “in the most practicable formula possible.” The new festival dates in November coincide with the American Film Festival, also held in Wroclaw, with which a cooperation is planned. 

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 24 July - 2 August 2020

OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 13-18 May 2020

ODESA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed, transformed (online)
Initial dates: 10-18 July 2020 | New dates: 25 September – 3 October 2020

ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Prague
Status: interrupted
Initial dates: 5-14 March 2020 | New dates: tba
Comments: The festival opened as planned on 5 March, but was interrupted on 10 March according to governmental safety regulations. A continuation later in the year is being discussed. Films whose screenings have been cancelled could also be watched online. Awards have been announced.

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST
Status: partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 16-22 June 2020
Comments: The Official Selection will be announced beginning of June. Some of the selected films will be available online during the initial festival dates. The ShortFest Forum (panels, classes) will be held virtually for the industry. Winners will be announced end of June. Submission fees will be reimbursed.

PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FEBIOFEST
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 19-27 March 2020 | New dates: 18-25 September 2020

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 8 – 21 April 2020

SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 16 July – 2 August 2020 | New dates: November 2020

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 14 May – 7 June 2020

SERIÉS MANIA, Lille
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 20-28 March 2020 | New dates: 25 March - 7 April 2020
Comments: Online streaming of accepted series, online industry activities.

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 13-22 June 2020 | New dates: TBA

SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
Status: transformed (online) and partly postponed
Initial dates: 4-9 June 2020 | New dates: June and Autumn 2020
Comments: MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market will take place online, in June. Film screenings, talks, panels, artists’ events and community engagement activities will be held on a series of weekend throughout Autumn 2020.

SILBERSALZ SCIENCE & MEDIA FESTIVAL, Halle (Saale)
Status: postponed
Initial Dates: June 2020 | New dates: 14-18 October 2020
Comments: Submission dates are changing to 5 March - 31 July 2020

SOCHI KINOTAVR OPEN RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 07-14 June 2020 | New dates: tba

SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 12-22 March 2020 | New dates: tba
Comments: Industry event “Sofia Meetings”, initially planned for 19-22 March 2020, also postponed, according to new dates (still tba).

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW), Austin
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 13-22 March 2020
Comments: Even if the physical festival has been cancelled, jury and special awards have been announced. In addition, Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are joining forces to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection“ and offer filmmakers in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival lineup an invitation to opt in to take part in this online filmfestival, which will play exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. for 10-days. The one-time event will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall and free to all audiences around the country, with or without an Amazon Prime membership. Filmmakers who choose to participate will receive a screening fee for streaming their film over the 10-day period. SXSW has shared details with 2020 filmmakers, who can opt in starting today. The launch date will be late April. 

STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM
Status: transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 5-10 May 2020

SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC, La Rochelle
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 22-25 June 2020 | New dates: 22-25 June 2020
Comments: All events will be held online in the “Connected Edition”, including pitch sessions, one-to-one meetings and also a significant programming of video resources and topical webinars. The delegate passes will be streamlined into a new All Access - Connected Pass at a flat-rate fee of €200 (excl. tax) for the entire offering.

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 3-14 June 2020 | New dates: 10-21 June 2020
Comments: The festival will present the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary, the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, and Europe! Voices of Women in Film.

THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Status: postponed, industry activities online
Initial dates: 5-15 March 2020 | New dates: tba
Comments: Industry activities and pitches have been held online, film screenings to be held at later date.

TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Cluj
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 29 May – 7 June 2020 | New dates: TBA

TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 25 April – 3 May 2020

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, New York
Status: postponed and partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 15 – 26 April 2020 | New dates: TBA
Comments: Select programs will migrate to a digital platform during Tribeca’s originally scheduled dates. This includes the N.O.W. Creators Market, Jury and Art Awards, Industry Extranet Resource Hub, and the brand-focused Tribeca X Awards, which are available for viewing here. Tribeca Immersive’s audience-facing Cinema360 will debut in partnership with Oculus on April 17 and features 15 virtual reality films, curated into four 30-40 minute programs. The N.O.W. (New Online Work) section will help connect digital content creators with industry professionals. The N.O.W. Creators Market will take place virtually on April 21 and 22 via 20- minute video pitch meetings between creators and industry professionals for collaborative purposes. The Tribeca Industry Extranet Resource Hub, will launch as planned, providing resources on the 2020 program that include rights availabilities, delegate directory and sales contacts. The hub will also host an online screening library of select Tribeca 2020 projects. The Jury and Art Awards will continue as planned, with winners for all categories, including Tribeca X, set to be announced via Tribeca’s website within the window of the original festival dates, April 15 to 26. Categories include: Documentary Feature Competition; Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director; and Short Documentary Competition.
Comments: Tribeca Enterprises, the producer of the Tribeca Film Festival, plans a cooperation with YouTube in order to host a new online-only international film festival called WE ARE ONE: A GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL (https://www.youtube.com/WeAreOne), taking place May 29 – June 7, 2020. The digital festival will feature films from this year’s online version of the Tribeca fest, as well as highlights from the following participating international film festivals: Annecy, Berlin, BFI London, Cannes, Film at Lincoln Center, Guadalajara, Jerusalem, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Macao, Marrakech, Mumbai, New York, San Sebastian, Sarajevo, Sundance, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Venice. Digital programming includes features, shorts, documentaries, music, comedies, talent interviews and conferences, FOR FREE. Audience members will be invited to donate to WHO as well as local organizations involved in the COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.

VIENNA SHORTS – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 28 May – 2 June 2020

VILNIUS FILM FESTIVAL KINO PAVASARIS
Status: transformed (online), industry cancelled
Initial dates: 19 March – 2 April 2020 | New dates: 19 March – 2 April 2020
Comments: Meeting Point – Vilnius has been cancelled, the film program is available online.

VISIONS DU RÉEL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, Nyon
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 24 April – 2 May 2020 | New dates: 17 April – 2 May 2020
Comments: Film program and industry activities moving online, line-up announced 30 March. Online festival will be available for free.

VLADIVOSTOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ASIAN-PACIFIC COUNTRIES PACIFIC MERIDIAN
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 12-18 September 2020| New dates: 10-16 October 2020

ZAGREB DOX INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed, industry transformed (online)
Initial dates: 15-22 March 2020 | New dates: tba
Comments: Industry activities ZagrebDox Pro held online 15-23 March 2020. 

ZLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 29 May – 6 June 2020 | New dates: 4-10 September 2020