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The Big Five Festivals Of Our Time

 

Film festivals are events where a number of films are screened and offer prizes and certificates in different categories. It gives a new opportunity to showcase the work of well-known and also not-so-known filmmakers.
 

Five festivals are very popular in today’s world. The popular Big Five film festivals are-

 

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

It is located in Cannes, France, and was founded on 20th September 1946. Gradually it became an international film marketplace where film producers and film distributors could exchange ideas and sign contracts. Lately, it is known for artistic achievement. It generally discovers and showcases the top-quality movies that enhance the development of films and also promote the growth of the global film industry.

 

Some award-winning films in Cannes are:-

 

· LE OTTO MONTAGNE
. OLD BOY

 

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

This film festival is an annual film festival that is held in Venice, Italy. It was founded on 6th August 1932 by National Fascist Party. It is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The film festival is held in late August or early September on the island of Lido in Venice Lagoon. This film festival is one of the most popular and fast-growing.

 

Some award-winning films are:-

 

· The Hand of God

 

· Happening

 

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

This International Film Festival also called Berlinale held annually in Berlin, Germany. It is founded in West Berlin in 1951. Mariette Rissenbeek was the film festival’s executive director and Carlo Chatrian is the artistic director. It is one of the most wide-reaching public film festivals in the world. This film festival has the largest public attendance of any annual film festival.

 

Some award-winning films are:-

 

· Hosanna

 

· Taxi

 

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

This is an annual film festival organized by Sundance Institute. The Sundance Film Festival was inaugurated in September 1978. It is also a wide-reaching independent film festival in the United States. The film festival’s goal is to highlight the hard work and potential of Independent filmmakers and showcase American-made films. This film festival also highlighted the work of regional filmmakers.

 

Some award-winning films are:-

 

· Nanny

 

· Palm Trees and Power Lines

 

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

It is founded in 1976 at Windsor Arms Hotel by Bill Marshall. At first, it was a collection of best-regarded films around the world. Now it is one of the largest and most prestigious film events in the world. Its mission is ‘to transform the way people see the world through the film’. It has grown enormously throughout the years. Some award-winning films are:

 

· Life Is beautiful

 

· Hidden Dragon

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