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 filmfestivals.com 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 filmfreeway.com, or through the festivals website, myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com 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

  • Festival Stop Motion Montreal Home Sweet Home 12th Edition from September 14-20
    by Editor on September 18, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Festival Stop Motion Montreal is proud to present its 12th edition this week, which is being held virtually until September 20. There's something for everyone in the programming designed for young and old alike; from the youth films program to the less conventional T.N.T. program (Terrifying, Naked and Twisted).  The 90 short films presented, as well as the special guest conferences, will be available worldwide via the VUCAVU platform during the seven days of the Festival. Technical skills animation workshops will also be available on Zoom. An unbeatable opportunity to satisfy all stop motion lovers or to learn about this unique film genre!   The films in competition deal with a variety of themes and techniques that will appeal to film lovers from all ends of the spectrum: Alan the Infinite (Mikey Please and Dan Ojari) portrays a young adult on their first day at work, while Sororelle (Louise Mercadier and Frédéric Even) tells the story of three sisters facing a cataclysm. Younger viewers will enjoy the presentation of Quma y las Bestias (Iván Stur, Javier Ignacio and Luna Crook), which will transport them to prehistoric South America in following the rite of passage of a young boy as he explores the wild savannah on his own.   Kang-min Kim's South Korean short film KKUM explores a son's obsession with his mother's premonitory dreams, while French director Héloïse Ferlay's À la mer poussière (To the Dusty Sea) features two children trying to catch their mother's fleeting glance. Un coeur d'or (A Heart of Gold) by Simon Filliot will leave a lasting impression with this story of a young underprivileged mother who is forced to make an important sacrifice for her child. Among others, this film was animated by Julia Peguet, one of this edition’s special guests, who is leading a workshop to perfect one’s character animation skills via Zoom.   In addition to the films and activities available on the Festival’s VUCAVU platform and the technical animation skills workshops on Zoom, the Festival will light up its Facebook page with even more exclusive fun and free content! A virtual tour of Alicia Eisen's studio (Old Man, FSMM 2016 and Deady Freddy, FSMM 2019) and pre-recorded interviews with filmmakers in this year's competition programs will be made available on the social network in interactive Watch Parties where festival goers can watch, react and comment together in real time, which will then be reposted to IGTV following their Facebook broadcasts.   The Festival is pleased to work with the VUCAVU platform this year for its special Home Sweet Home edition. Festival-goers can go directly to the website to rent individual short film programs and conference replays à la Carte.   Ticket purchase of à la Carte programs on VUCAVU To view individual program activities à la Carte, festival-goers must first create a user account on the VUCAVU platform. The creation of a user account is free of charge. The activities are accessible from September 14 to 20 and billed individually. The cost is $5 per short film program and $7 per conference replay. Each purchase will be available for 48-hour viewing period, until the Festival comes to a close on September 20.     Festival Stop Motion Montreal Home Sweet Home 12th Edition Official 2020 Trailer: vimeo.com/452321969 For more information: www.StopMotionMontreal.com Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn

  • Catalina Film Festival (CFF) is thrilled to announce two ways to celebrate their 10-Year Anniversary
    by Editor on September 18, 2020 at 7:03 PM

      CATALINA FILM FEST CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF CINEMA WITH VIRTUAL FEST STREAMING FILMS SEPT 18-27 PLUS, CARPOOL CINEMA &“DRIVE-THRU RED CARPET” LIVE EVENTS IN LONG BEACH  Catalina Film Festival (CFF) is thrilled to announce two ways to celebrate their 10-Year Anniversary! CFF is going virtual, streaming globally via FilmFestivalFlix.com, online anytime, starting this Friday, September 18-27. Movie lovers from around the world can log on to stream 119 official selections, including star-studded and independent feature-length narratives, short films and documentaries by award-winning, international filmmakers.  All-Access Passes are NOW ONLY $49 and includes a chance to win a Filmmakers Prize Package.  So Cal locals can celebrate with CFF’s first-ever CARPOOL CINEMA and DRIVE-THRU RED CARPET on September 25-26 at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach, located at 855 Elm Avenue. Limited tickets available for these exclusive events, featuring two-nights of socially-distant entertainment. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a drive-thru RED CARPET experience with step-and-repeat paparazzi photos and park-and-watch films. Guests will have access to food vendors with official programming piped right into your car speakers, sponsored by FilmFestivalFlix.com.    CARPOOL CINEMA FREE BONUS FEATURE FILMS   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 / CFF’s WES CRAVEN FRIGHT NIGHT FREE Bonus Screening: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Wes Craven Horror Block starts at sundown (on Elm Avenue) with short films: Gaslight, In the Deathroom, Mask of Sanity, Milk Teeth, Mongrel, Need Anything, One Last Thing, Overkill - all in competition for the coveted Wes Craven Award. CFF is the only competitive Festival in the world to have an award sanctioned by the king of horror himself. Followed by a FREE bonus screening of his cult-classic, slasher film, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: THE L.A. SOCIAL CLUB FREE Bonus Screening: THE BREAKFAST CLUB Saturday Night Social Club toasts to nostalgia. First a round of independent cinema in the L.A. Social Club Shorts Block featuring films: Balloon, In Hollywoodland, Liquid, Ride in Progress, Thank you Kindly, and Un Hombre Debe Aprender, followed by the 35th Anniversary of John Hughes iconic film, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy & Anthony Michael Hall.  Tickets for the Carpool Cinema events are $40 per vehicle, including one person per seatbelt. Masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times when outside your vehicle. All-Access Streaming Passes for the Catalina Film Festival Channel are $49 and include 119 official selections. Individual film tickets are available for $12. For tickets and complete film schedule: www.catalinafilm.org.

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