Film Film Festivals in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Film Film Festivals

Abandon Normal Devices (AND)

An annual celebration of new cinema and digital culture, offering a programme of events at venues across the North West of England; includes diary, blog, newsletter, and online projects. andfestival

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

A celebration of independent short fim from around the world. asffest

Bath Film Festival

Held every November; includes their programme of films, participatory workshops, and live music accompaniments to silent cinema, with an archive of previous events and visitor information. BathFilm

Belfast Film Festival

Presents information on this annual film festival and associated programmes of events. BelfastFilmFes1

BFI London Film Festival

Provides programme information for this large annual, international film festival. bfi

Bradford International Film Festival

Organised annually by the National Media Museum; includes a what's on, venue details, information about competitions, and news. BradFilmFest

Cambridge African Film Festival

Showcases the best of African feature films, shorts and documentaries.

Cambridge Film Festival

Originally showing international and neglected films, the scope now includes shorts, documentaries, artist’s moving image work, and a Children’s Film Festival. camfilmfest

East End Film Festival

An annual multi-platform festival held in London; includes their programme of international premieres, masterclasses, screenings and live events. EastEndFilmFest

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Twelve day festival held in June each year devoted to discovering the best in international cinema. Provides information for the public, the press and the industry. edfilmfest

Encounters International Film Festival

Presents details of this annual short film festival, held in Bristol. Includes some online films. EncountersSFF

Foyle Film Festival

Showcases the events and programmes of this annual film festival held in Derry, Northern Ireland. foylefilm

Glasgow Film Festival

Held each February, focusing on international and Scottish cinema. Contains news, what's on listings and information for schools and visitors. glasgowfilmfest

Hull Film Festival - Glimmer

Dedicated to the exhibition and creation of short film as a crucial art form in its own right. Includes a programme, news, contacts, and a guide to submissions.

The International Festival of Ethnographic Film

An itinerant event, moving from one university host to another on a biennial basis. Provides details of screenings and the associated conference and lectures. raifilmfest

Inverness Film Festival

Annual event focused on debut works from new and up-and-coming directors across the world; includes a programme, ticket and venue details, and newsletter.

Leeds International Film Festival

Annual three week international film festival; presents a guide to enjoying the festival plus A-Z listings of the films on offer. leedsfilmfest

London Greek Film Festival

An annual meeting point for the Greek film and video industry, that aims to introduce Greek film to the international public; includes programme, workshop schedule, venue details, tickets, and contacts. londongff

The London Latin American Film Festival

Organised to promote the appreciation of Latin American films, they also seek to provide a positive image of a minority community in the UK. Shows the timetable of events and reports on past events. llaffestival

London Turkish Film Festival

Features films, documentaries and shorts accompanied by some of the people who made them. LondonTurkishFF

Raindance Film Festival

An annual film festival to support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world; includes programme, venue, and submission details, with news and information about the associated film training school.


Annual London film festival with a reputation for showing exciting and independent sci-fi films including many UK premieres. Dates, programme, archives, and podcast. scifilondon

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Annual cultural event taking place throughout October, aiming to help challenge attitudes towards mental health through the arts. SMHAFF

Sheffield Doc/Fest

An international documentary film festival; with programme, details of submissions, industry resources, news, and contacts. sheffdocfest


Bristol's silent comedy festival; with screening information, events, guests, and archives from previous years. SlapstickFest

Terracotta Far East Film Festival

An annual celebration of cinema from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; includes a programme, details of films and venue, news, and contacts. London. Terracotta_Dist

UK Jewish Film Festival

Started in Brighton, the annual festival is now followed by a tour to major cities. Provides information on the films shown, venues, and the aims behind the festival. ukjewishfilm

Viva Spanish and Latin American Film Festival

An internationally renowned annual festival, established in 1995, that is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Spanish and Latin American cinema.

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