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

AFI FEST, Los Angeles

Status: transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 15 – 22 October 2020 | New Dates: 15 – 22 October 2020

AMERICAN FILM MARKET, Los Angeles
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 3 – 8 November 2020 | New dates: 9 – 13 November 2020
Comments: Due to the Election Day in November, the AFM is shifting their initial dates and proceeds with an online edition of the industry event.

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

ART FILM FEST Kosice, Slovakia
Status: cancelled
Initial Dates: 19-27 June 2020 | New Dates: 17-26 June 2021

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. 

BALTIC SEA FORUM FOR DOCUMENTARIES Riga, Latvia
Status: postponed, transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 1-6 September 2020 | New Dates: 3-8 September 2020
Comments: Industry activities will be online: Preparatory workshop: 29 August – 2 September, CE Media seminar: 2 September, Pitching sessions & one on one meetings: 3 – 4 September

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: 22-29 August 2020

BELDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial Dates: 8-15 May 2020 | New Dates: 3-10 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: 2-12 September 2020

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: 21–30 October 2020

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed and transformed
Initial dates: 12-23 May 2020 | New dates: 27-29 October 2020
Comments: The films of the Cannes Selection 2020 were announced in June. Several of the selected feature films are presented with the Cannes label at festivals such as San Sebastian, Deauville, Busan and the Lumière Festival Lyon. From 27-29 October, four feature films from the selection, the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation film school competition are screened in Cannes at the Salle Lumière at a “2020 Special Cannes” event.

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.

CLUJ TRANSILVANIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed, transformed (online)
Initial dates: 29 May – 7 June 2020 | New dates: 31 July – 9 August 2020
Comments: A selection of films will simultaneously be available online, in Romania, on Transilvania IFF’s streaming platform TIFF Unlimited. The industry mainstay Transilvania Pitch Stop will have both online and offline components.

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

DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed & transformed (online)
Initial dates: 16- 26 July 2020 | New dates: 10–20 September 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.

EL GOUNA FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 24 September - 2 October 2020 | New dates: 23-31 October 2020

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 and some physical screenings)
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. 18 new German and international films will be screened at an open air cinema.

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

FIDMARSEILLE —MARSEILLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: Postponed
Initial Dates: 7 – 13 July 2020 | New Dates: 22 – 26 July 2020
Comments: The co-production section FIDLab will be held online 6 – 10 July 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
Comments: In July and August, the Filmfest screens 8 German productions as world premieres in a drive-in cinema.

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: postponed, transformed (online)
Initial dates: 14-19 September 2020 | New dates: 9-14 November 2020
Comments: Film Screenings without audience. Competition films will be shown to journalists and without audience. Press conferences accompanying the projections will be broadcast online.

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: 20-26 September 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

GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 17-26 July 2020 | New dates: 18-27 September 2020
Comments: Later dates due to the current situation. Dates for San Miguel de Allende + Guanajuato Capital.

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: cancelled
Initial dates: 24 March – 6 April 2020 | New dates: 2021

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: cancelled
Initial dates: 16-26 July 2020
Comments: The plan to postpone the festival to the end of August has been canceled following a surge of COVID-19 cases in Israel. The festival might hold a winter edition, if the health situation permitted.  

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.

MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 21 – 29th November 2020
Comments: online format, the festival is even online before on Cine.ar Play. Workshops available (application needed).
The accreditation request form for the 35th edition of the Festival will be available from October 30 until November 6. For industry & Press, Masterclasses & Special Events coming up.

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.

MONTREAL FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA
Status: transformed (online)
Initial Dates: 7-18 October 2020 | New Dates: 7-31 October 2020
Comments: Physical screenings and events had to be cancelled due to a government decision to close all Montreal cinemas from 1-28 October. Most of the films programmed for the festival will be available online in Canada.

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

MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial Dates: 30 July – 1 August | New dates: tba
Comments: Buzz@teen, a program of children’s and youth films, will be taking place as scheduled – 23-26 July, in Buzet. The screenings in Zagreb’s Tuškanac Outdoor Theater (31 July – 3 August) and summer screenings along the Adriatic coast and an extensive program in Zagreb’s Lauba venue (27 August – 6 September) were also announced. If necessary, parts of these programs could be presented online.

MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Status: postponed
Initial dates: 5-12 November 2020 | New dates: 2021
Comments: The festival will still be announcing its official selection of Indian films for this year’s edition in late August. It will also continue with its on-going digital programmes, including Dial M For Films and MAMI Year Round Programme Home Theatre.

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: 11-22 September 2020
Comments: The festival opened as planned on 5 March, but was interrupted on 10 March according to governmental safety regulations. Films whose screenings have been cancelled could also be watched online. Awards have been announced.

PALIC EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 18-24 July 2020 | New dates: 8-14 August 2020
Comments: only regional guests, Open Air screenings only

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

PRISHTINA PRIFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: as scheduled, transformed (online)
Initial dates: 14-19 July 2020 | New dates:
Comments: The industry platform PriForum will be held entirely online from 17-19 July 2020.

PULA FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial dates: 18-26 July 2020 | New dates: 29 August - 4 September 2020

RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, London
Status: transformed (online)
Dates: 28 October  - 7 November 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

SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Status: transformed (online)
Dates: 22 October – 4 November 2020

SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL
Status: as scheduled, partly transformed (online)
Initial dates: 14-21 August 2020 | New dates: 14-21 August 2020
Comments: CineLink Industry Days will be online 15-18 August 2020, on site 18-21 August 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: 25 July – 2 August 2020

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: 7-14 June 2020 | New dates: 11-18 September 2020

SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed, transformed (online)
Initial dates: 12-22 March 2020 | New dates: 25 June – 16 July 2020, end of September 2020
Comments: Industry event “Sofia Meetings”, initially planned for 19-22 March 2020, according to new dates, Work in Progress online 27-31 May 2020, Feature Film Pitching online 3-8 July 2020. The summer edition will take place under three forms: online for the territory of Bulgaria, at open-air venues, and in Sofia’s House of Cinema. The opening film will be presented as an open air screening. The online part of the Sofia FF will include 80 titles and will be realized in cooperation with Festival Scope and Shift 72. They will be available for a specified number of screenings over a period of some three weeks. The autumn edition will screen mainly Bulgarian documentaries and feature films which will have their premieres in Sofia.

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.

TBILISI CINEDOC INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Status: postponed
Initial Dates: 23-27 April 2020 | New dates: tba

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
Status: cancelled
Initial dates: 4 – 7 September 2020

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
Initial dates: 15 – 26 April 2020 | New dates: 9 – 20 June 2021
Comments: While there had been some hope that the festival would be able to put on a more traditional in-person event later in 2020, that proved untenable. Instead, Tribeca has spent the summer launching outdoor events, like a Walmart-sponsored drive-in series, and supporting other film festivals with the We Are One initiative. Next year’s event will, however, make space for 2020 Tribeca-selected films whose premieres were not able to take place in 2020. The festival shares that all of the 2020 filmmakers “have been invited to showcase their films and celebrate their postponed premieres as part of the 20th anniversary edition.” The festival will also host a brand new section, dedicated to online premieres as part of the official slate.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Status: transformed (online)
Initial dates: 24 September – 9 October 2020 | New dates: 24 September – 7 October 2020

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