Christmas Festivals

A festival doesn’t have to be a movie festival to be awesome! Since the Xmas season is coming up, here’s a list of some of the best Christmas festivals around the world:

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, England.

Christmas Festival of Lights in Portland, OR.

Christmas festivals - Festival of Lights

Budapest Christmas Fair

Christmas festivals - Budapest Fair

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration in Santa Claus, IN

Christmas festivals - Santa Christmas Celebration

Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami, FL

Christmas festivals - Santas Enchanted Forest

Christmas in Ice at North Pole, AK


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  • 16th Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (April 20-24, 2021) calling for entry
    by Myrtle Beach International Film Festival on December 31, 2020 at 9:28 PM

      Call for entry MBIFF 16 now open     October 2, 2020 Earlybird Deadline I November 20, 2020 Regular Deadline I December 11, 2020 Late Deadline  I December 31, 2020 Extended Deadline I  SUBMIT I Website I Profile on I  Email contact I Facebook I Twitter     Submission Deadlines for MBIFF 16   October 2, 2020 Earlybird DeadlineNovember 20, 2020 Regular DeadlineDecember 11, 2020 Late Deadline       The MBIFF is a World Class Event. Submissions end December 31st,  20éà, submit through, or through the festivals website, Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission, one of the top festivals in the world by Film international and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit. We are passionate about film and it shows! The MBIFF screens projects in a multi-million dollar theater, housing state of the art technology.   We look forward to viewing your film /project!&nbs

  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions
    by Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on November 30, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    The festival will run April 18 – 25, 2021 We are now accepting submissions for the 2021 Julien Dubuque Film Festival and awarding over $25,000! You can submit your film via filmfreeway, or contact us for more information.     October 10, 2020 Earlybird Deadline   January 4, 2021 Regular Deadline January 25, 2021 Late Deadline February 3, 2021 Extended Deadline Email I  467 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA 52001 United States I Website I Profile on I Facebook I Twitter I SUBMIT   Known for it's quaint location, friendly staff/volunteers, inquisitive audience, consistent communication, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels and other amazing networking opportunities and parties; it's no wonder JDIFF was voted one of the coolest film festivals and one of the top 50 worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine multiple times. JDIFF also ranks as one of the top 100 reviewed festivals by FilmFreeway. JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker!   Dubuque, Iowa, located right alongside the Mississippi River, is a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds. Majority of events and venues are located on Main Street downtown Dubuque, allowing Filmmakers, Attendees and Special Guests to attend numerous screenings and events all within walking distance. We offer opportunities for radio, print and social media promotion, full shuttle service, home stay program and much more. We take care of our filmmakers and guests. Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, etc and choose the final winner of each category.   Awards & Prizes $ 4,000 Best Documentary $ 4,000 Best Narrative Feature $ 1,000 Best Short (3 - 20 min length) $ 1,000 Best Short (21 - 49 min length) WE ALSO PAY FOR THE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE TOP 3 NOMINEES OF EACH CATEGORY. *Some restrictions apply. We award over $25,000 in cash and benefits. Additional categories to be awarded (such as Best use of music, Audience Choice, etc) have some cash award but no travel benefits.   Thank you and happy submitting! &nbs

  • 13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Opening Oct 21st
    by Editor on October 19, 2020 at 4:06 PM

    Please join us this Wednesday, Oct 21 @ 8 PM - 9 PM for the opening night show of the 13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival! The show features local NYC celebrities, Recording Artists Adeline, and elected officials including Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nydia Valazquez.   RSVP HERE The 13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival takes place from Oct 21- Oct 25 and includes: Over 100 independent films from 30 different countries that you can watch online, A weekend movie industry conference featuring Emmy Winner Andrij Parekh (Succession), Reinaldo Marcus Green (Director of Warner Bos., King Richard starring Will Smith), Katori Hall (Starz, P-Valley), Cory Finley (HBO's Bad Eduction) and industry professionals from Hulu, Amazon, Lionsgate, and Disney, as well as screenplay readings, industry mixers, movie trivia nights, and a series of filmmaker Q&As.   This year with a theme of transformation and a glowing butterfly used as a visual representation, the festival celebrates not only filmmakers for always reminding us of our inherent courage and perseverance through their characters, but also how much we continue to transform as a better global community.     For more information visit