July 20, 2014 0

FILM FESTIVALS COMING UP! – Check what’s on where

By in GEFilms


For all of you cinema lovers I have put together a selection of the most influential Film Festivals around the world that are due to take place on the next few months.

Don’t miss out what’s on for August, September and October, and hurry to get your place for all the movie events happening in London, Cambridge, New York, Toronto and de City of Oaxaca, in Mexico.

Keep on reading for details…



28th  August – 7th September 2014

Cambridge Film Festival premiered in 2007 one of GE Films prides, The Chair, a movie about a man who makes his way home without getting up from his office chair, which was once his comfort but has now become his burden.

The festival started in 1977 in the old Arts Cinema in Market Passage. Year after year, it has rapidly expanded into a major UK event with a reputation that extends internationally.



4th – 14th September 2014

The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films in more than 60 countries every September.

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a “festival of festivals” — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most successful cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform to premiere films.



24th  September – 5th  October 2014

Also premiered our The Chair in London back in 2007.

Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance presents films and web series from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our 10 day festival but throughout the year.

The 2014 Raindance Film Festival will take place in central London (Piccadilly Circus), screening 100 feature films and over 150 short films in its 22nd year. The festival line-up will be announced on September 2nd.



27th September – 13th October 2014

The New York Film Festival has been a major film festival since it began in 1963 in New York. The films are selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The non-competitive festival, sometimes abbreviated as NYFF, was established by Amos Vogel and Richard Roud.

The festival is also known for its several sidebars, programs running concurrently with the main festival. The annual “Views from the Avant-Garde”, a showcase of non-narrative experimental films, has been running since 1997.



4th  – 11th  October

Oaxaca FilmFest is an international film festival that was founded in Mexico in 2010.

In 2014, Oaxaca FilmFest plans eight days of the highest quality of film being exhibited anywhere in the world today, an international screen writer symposium, special events, tours of the region, academic opportunities, and of course the “infamous” Oaxaca FilmFest after parties.

The Oaxaca FilmFest Experience is dedicated to the advancement of outstanding achievement in cinema, creating opportunities for Filmmakers and Script Writers.

After only three years since being founded, the festival has been listed by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the most attractive festivals, which contributes to making it one of the most important film festival in Latin America.

Each year the festival awards the Agave Award in various categories such as Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best Narrative Short. In addition Oaxaca FilmFest rewards outstanding achievements (e.g. Best Actor or Best Production) with Honorary Awards.

The awards are determined by an international jury.



8th – 19th  October 2014

Featuring films from around the world this is an event with an international focus that also promotes the work of British filmmakers.

The 58th BFI London Film Festival announced in their website that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.

The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 8 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with a live cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the London event.

The full programme for the Festival will be announced on Wednesday 3rd  September.


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