2017 Film Festivals

by on January 28, 2018
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Film Festivals

A film festival is an event in which lots of people reunite with a specific frequency (often once a year) to see many projected movies and productions at once. They are often thematic, and some of them are widely recognized in the world and in the industry.

Here are some of the most important film festivals in 2017:

Cannes Film Festival:

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival took place from 17 to 28 May 2017. Some of the winners were:

Caméra d’Or (best first feature)

Jeune Femme (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (dir: Léonor Serraille)

Best short film

A Gentle Night (dir: Qiu Yang)

Best screenplay

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos); You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Jury prize

Loveless (dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev)

Best actress

Diane Kruger, In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)

Best actor

Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)

Best director

Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled

Grand Prix

120 Beats per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)

70th Anniversary prize

Nicole Kidman

Palme d’Or

The Square (dir: Ruben Östlund)

Sundance Film Festival:

Location for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival was the Sundance Resort in Utah. Some of the most notable winners were:

Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic – I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore by Macon Blair

Audience Award: Dramatic – Crown Heights by Matt Ruskin

Directing Award: Dramatic – Eliza Hittman for Beach Rats

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith for Ingrid Goes West

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance – Chanté Adams for Roxanne Roxanne

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Director – Maggie Betts for Novitiate

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography – Daniel Landin for The Yellow Birds

Grand Jury Prize: Documentary – Dina by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic – The Nile Hilton Incident by Tarik Saleh

Berlin Film Festival

The 2017 edition of the Berlin Film Festival was the 67th in history, and it was held on Germany’s capital city from February 9th until February 18th. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Hungarian film ‘On Body and Soul’, directed by Ildikó Enyedi, which also served as closing film.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival, or EIFF, was held from June 21st to July 2nd. Some of the winners were:

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film: God’s Own Country

Best Performance in a British Feature Film: Emily Beecham and Anne Reid

Best International Feature Film: Glory

Best Documentary Feature Film: Donkeyote

Best Short Film: The Full Story

The McLaren Award for Best British Animation: Poles Apart

EIFF Works in Progress: Piano to Zanskar

SXSW Film Festival: From March 10 to March 19, people in Austin, Texas, enjoyed the South by Southwest Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival, 16th Annual edition of the holiday, ran from April 19-30, completing another successful meeting in New York.

Hong Kong International Film Festival ran from April 11 to 25 at various venues.

Melbourne International Film Festival: From August 3rd to August 20th Australian people will be able to enjoy the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Telluride Film Festival will run from August 30 to September 4 in Telluride, Colorado, United States.

Venice Film Festival, or La Bienale di Venezia, will run from August 30th to September 9th in Venice Lido.

American Film Festival: From September 1 to September 10, Deauville (France) will host the 31st edition of the American Film Festival.

Toronto International Film Festival: The TIFF, or Toronto International Film Festival, will be hosted in Toronto, Canada, from September 7th through September 17th.

Raindance Film Festival will run from September 20th to October 1st.

BFI London Film Festival: From October 4th to October 15th, British will be able to enjoy the 2017 edition of the BFI London Film Festival.

Dubai International Film Festival: This famous festival will take place in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai (United Arab Emirates) from December 6-13.

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