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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  • Partnering these next months with the hottest festivals and markets so you can get full coverage.
    by Editor on May 24, 2020 at 9:32 PM

        We, at, are extremely proud of our relationships and partnerships with these amazing film events: AFM, Venice Production Bridge, Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival, Industry@Tallinn,  FestForums Santa Barbara, FestForums New York, Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Animaze, WoFF Glasgow, UNAFF, Bridges Festival, Bahamas Int Film Festival, Houston WorldFest, Fantasporto, Global Content Bazar in Mumbai, Miami Short Film Festival, Mallorca Arts on Screen, Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco, Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival, Cannes Market, The New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF), Positive Cinema Week in Cannes, AFI World Peace Initiative and of course Animation Day in Cannes for 5 years. We have also partnered for the past 5 years with key film events and forums organized by Winston Baker. Our contribution to the recruitement of their attendees has regularly been rated as the most important in terms of registrations, surpassing any orther prestigious international industry trade publications. We are partnering with the following events: TV Film and Finance Forum East (NY April 27th ) Immersive Forum and Film Finance Forum in Cannes (May 11th 2018), Annual Zurich Summit | September 30 - October 1, 2017,  Los Angeles  Entertainment Finance Forum March 2018 and Feb 2019, Cannes Film Finance Forum and Immersive Summit "We doubled registrations from your audience over last year and have generated more registrations through than any other partner including Variety". Katherine Winston - Winston Baker Happy to serve the community bringing industry news and dailies to our audience and newsletter subscribers (199 000)   &nbs

  • The 23rd UNAFF is calling for entries
    by UNAFF on May 2, 2020 at 7:23 PM

    Early Deadline – May 2, 2020* Regular Deadline – May 12, 2020* Late deadline – May 20, 2020 CONTACTS: Email I 650 724-5544 I CAW/UNAFF Stanford Arts Littlefield Center, room 241 365 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA 94305-2250 United States I Website I Facebook I Twitter I I SUBMIT We are delighted to announce the 23rd UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 23rd UNAFF will be held from October 15-25, 2020 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme THE POWER OF EMPATHY continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to care about other people’s emotional experiences. Awards & Prizes Over the years UNAFF has screened some of the most awarded and talked about documentaries in the industry, including seven that went on to win Academy Awards and thirty that were nominated. AWARDS include a CASH prize • UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary $2000 • UNAFF Grand Jury Award for Best Short Documentary $1000 • UNAFF Award for Best Cinematography $500 • UNAFF Award for Best Editing $500 • UNAFF Youth Vision Award $500 UNAFF provides filmmakers with pass credentials, guest festival passes and some assistance with lodging and airfare. In addition to screenings, UNAFF provides filmmakers the opportunity to present their work through panel discussions and Q&As and to meet distributors and leaders of community organizations. Rules & Terms 23rd UNAFF CALL FOR ENTRIES SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 23rd UNAFF, which runs from October 15-25, 2020 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University. UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, war and peace. This year’s theme THE POWER OF EMPATHY continues our two decades long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, emphasizing our readiness to care about other people’s emotional experiences. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: • Documentaries only - but absolutely no films that are available online for free • No production year limit • No runtime limit – UNAFF accepts both shorts and longs • Rough-cuts or works-in-progress accepted, but please submit as close to the final cut as possible. UNAFF cannot accept updated versions of a film less than 10 days before the start of the festival Submission formats: - Blu-ray region 0 or 1 or DVD (NTSC/PAL) (see mailing address below) - Download-enabled online link with a password valid until July 31, 2020. Please email online link and password with attached signed submission form to - The language of the festival jury and audience is English, so if your film is in a different language, please translate the title and submit an English subtitled version, or send us an English SRT file. SUBMISSION PROCESS: - Submit online via FILMFREEWAY or - Send in your disc or downloadable link directly to UNAFF. Visit for the downloadable Entry Form, which must be filled out and signed and sent with all direct submissions, either printed included in your package, or as an attachment with your downloadable link. SHIPPING The entrant is responsible for the cost of shipping the entries to our office. Due to the volume of entries we CANNOT return preview discs. Unless otherwise requested, all submissions will become part of the UNAFF archive available for research and educational purposes only. Works submitted will be returned only if accompanied by insured self-addressed return packaging. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: • Early Deadline – May 2, 2020* • Regular Deadline – May 12, 2020* • Late deadline – May 20, 2020* (*Postmarked) Filmmakers will be notified about the status of their submission by August 2. WAIVER Entries will be handled with the utmost care, but UNAFF cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss of any film submitted to the festival. AUTHORIZATION As the producer's authorized representative, I accept the conditions described on this entry form. If this film is selected, I grant UNAFF the rights to publicly display it during UNAFF 2020 and in the UNAFF Traveling Film Festival and its programs internationally and in the US, as well as the permission to use any footage from the film and its publicity materials for UNAFF promotional purposes. UNAFF will not accept new versions of a selected film less than 10 days before the festival unless requested by the programming staff.   &nbs

  • Göteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus will make a guest performance at EFM Horizon
    by Berlin on February 16, 2020 at 5:56 PM

       "A Creative Explosion" –Nostradamus at EFM Horizon In a high-energy session, Göteborg Film Festival’s Nostradamus will make a guest performance at EFM Horizon, European Film Market’s hub dedicated to the transformation of the film and media sectors. In a presentation of the newly released 7th report ”A Creative Explosion”, media analyst and writer Johanna Koljonen offers a deep but high-paced look into topics such as the upcoming feature film renaissance, strategies for producers and local industry to thrive in the escalating streaming wars, and the normalisation of alternative release patterns. Finally, the talk gives a peek into the alien media landscape of younger audiences.Panel: Finding Success with Alternative Releases The presentation is followed by a panel discussion featuring three of this year’s report expert interviewees; Philip Knatchbull (CEO, Curzon Cinemas), Alexandra Lebret (Managing Director, European Producers’ Club), Fabio Lima (CEO and founder, Sofa Digital). The panel is moderated by Johanna Koljonen. Time: February 21, 14:00-15:30 Place: Berliner Freiheit, 10785 Berlin Market badge required and pre-registration here >The 7th Nostradamus Report: "A Creative Explosion" can be downloaded here >       Scandinavian drama showcase at Berlinale Series Market As part of our partnership with Berlinale Series Market, our drama conference and co-production event TV Drama Vision will present a selection of the most exciting upcoming series from the five Nordic countries. Time: Tuesday, February 25, 13.45-14.30
 Place: Zoo Palast 4. Market badge required. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen, CEO Friday Capital. Check out the full line-up of series to be presented in the showcase here >         Berlin seminar: Drowning in numbers  - or how to stay afloat in the current global production deluge  Against a backdrop of the most current facts and figures of the changing film and TV landscape, Film i Väst, in cooperation with Göteborg Film Festival's Nostradamus project, presents a future-oriented seminar with key experts from the industry. 
There is currently an unprecedented expansion in the production of film and television content on a global scale. Driven by voracious consumer demand and significant investment from new and established players alike, the resulting global production deluge is creating pronounced opportunities and significant new challenges which pose important questions for all existing bodies in the industry (including governments, public funders, and agencies) - and demand reactions, actions, and answers. Moderator: Wendy Mitchell In the panel: Jess Conoplia (President, AFCI); Louise Vesth (Producer, Zentropa); Christian Wikander (Head of European Drama, Twelve Town Production). More panelists will be presented. Presentation of facts and figures: Leon Forde (Olsberg SPI
) Date: February 23, at 11.00-12.30, followed by a light lunch 
Place: Hilton Hotel, Mohrenstrasse 30, Berlin Pre-registration required, click here > The seminar is presented by Film i Väst in cooporation with Göteborg FIlm Festival's Nostradamus project, and in association with Cine-Regio and Olsberg SPI.      Meet us in Berlin The following representatives of Göteborg Film Festival will be attending Berlinale 2020. We would love to meet with you to discuss any new projects and films for next year's edition of Göteborg Film Festival.Cia Edström – Head of Industry Nordic Film Market, TV Drama Vision Berlin dates: Feb 21–26Andreas Degerhammar – Head of Communications Berlin dates: Feb 21–26Josef Kullengård – Industry Producer Nordic Film Market Berlin dates: Feb 21–26Freddy Olsson, Senior Programmer Berlin dates: Feb 19–29 Emma Caviezel – Draken Film, Programmer Berlin dates: Feb 21–26 Mattias Mattsson, Programmer Berlin dates: Feb 20–26Johanna Koljonen – Media analyst and writer The Nostradamus project Berlin dates: Feb 21–24     ‌ CONTACT Göteborg Film Festival Follow us: ‌   Website       Forward       Subscribe       Unsubscribe       &nbs