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Underrated Film Festivals

Are there any film festivals that are mainstream or independent which should gain more coverage?

  • Interesting topic. Sounds like it will require some research. – Joseph Manduke IV 6 years ago
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  • The Province Town film festival in PT Mass. They have been a major player in launching John Waters and a lot of LBGT+ filmmakers/films! There is also the Boston Underground Film Festival, The Montreal Documentary film festival or Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, The Animation film festival (the largest animation film festival in the world) in Ottawa can all be interesting as well! Also the London Feminist Film Festival. Let me know if you would like any more suggestions on festivals! – CassDM 6 years ago
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  • There is a relatively new LBGT+ film festival in LA, that might be something to look into. Perhaps you can discuss Sundance and the idea that it is "the" film festival? Perhaps compare it to other film festivals? – Nicole Wethington 6 years ago
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  • I'd really recommend the London Short Film Festival - it has a wide range of events, screenings and talks, many of them are very affordable (or even free!) and it seems to be grounded in a lot more reality and purpose for the average independent filmmaker than the BFI's London Film Festival. – Phil 2 years ago
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