International Film FestivalsThere are many International Film Festivals all over the world. Each film festival is designed to highlight a particular genre of movies. This can range from a traditional film festival, such as the Toronto International Film Festival or the Sundance Film Festival to an international film festival such as the Telluride International Film Festival. The International Film Festival in Hollywood is probably the most well-known and largest international film festival in the world. My personal favorite is the San Diego International Film Festival. I have been to both the Telluride and the Hollywood Festival and I must say that they are pretty much the same except for the fact that the Telluride Festival has a theme and there is a period of time that the movie fest runs for. When you come to a film festival like the Cannes Film Festival, you will find that they do things a little differently than when you come to a more traditional film festival. For instance, at Cannes they allow the audience to wear hats and things like that. In London they want to ban them. At the San Diego International Film Festival they do not. However, the point is that the filmmakers there have more control over things. The International Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Austin Film Festival are two other popular international film festivals. They also vary greatly in their themes and I have seen films from countries like Russia, Spain, Germany and Japan. These are very international film festivals near you. If you are in Chicago, London or New York you can find an international film festival if you look hard enough. Of course, if you live in Los Angeles you won't have to look very far to find one. Every year at the Toronto International Film Festival you will find an international film festival. This festival is centered on independent films made by local companies and people. The movies at this festival are more experimental and less polished. There are tons of award winning movies at this festival but many of them aren't even showing in the United States. This makes the film festival a great experience for anyone that loves international films. There are a few different international film festivals held each year, some are smaller and more intimate than others. Others are larger and have thousands of visitors. Here is a brief description of each of the international film festivals that are held each year. The Austin Film Festival is held in Austin, Texas. This festival is centered on local independent films made by local people. Many films are shown at the festival, which is a great chance to learn about the film industry. The film festival brings thousands of people over to watch a variety of films from around the world. The Venice Festival is held in Venice, California. The Venice International Film Festival is one of the most well-known film festivals in the world. Over 50 films are shown at this prestigious festival each year. Most of the films are about or inspired by the city of Venice. There are also other international film festivals held in cities all over the world. These include the Bahama International Film Festival in New Hampshire, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles International Film Festival. The International Documentary Film Festival is also an important part of the global film industry. This is a series of events that showcases some of the best documentaries from around the world. The Austin International Film Festival is held each year. It is one of the largest film festivals in the United States. This festival features hundreds of movies and films. Many of the film's premier at the festival have never been screened in the United States. The Austin International Film Festival runs for eleven weeks. During this time thousands of films are shown. In London, England, the Royal Film School holds a British Film Festival. This festival showcases the best British films throughout the year. The festival includes shorts, dramas, family movies, reality television shows, and popular movies. The film festival was created in 1947 to celebrate the British film industry. The films are shown across the UK, Ireland, and Australia. The Netherlands Film Festival is another important film festival. The Netherlands Film Festival showcases the work of Dutch filmmakers through the month of June. The movies are shown throughout the country, but their most popular screening is in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Over one million tickets are sold during the festival.