Fest Love: Don’t miss this Oct
BFI London Film Festival
What: BFI is the UK’s leading and most prestigious film festival, representing one of the first opportunities for audiences – both the UK public and film industry professionals – to see the very best new films from across the globe, alongside an events program with some of the world’s most inspiring creative talents. This year, the Festival will host 28 world premieres, 9 international premieres, and 34 European premieres, and will welcome a stellar lineup of cast and crew for many of the films.
When: 4-15 October
Where: London, United Kingdom
Highlights: Special Presentation: A Fantastic Woman, Opening Night: Breathe, Closing Night: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
International Black Film Festival
What: “Defining Our Stories, Transforming Our Image” as its organizational theme, IBFF strives to ensure culturally accurate depictions in film, with special emphasis on telling unique stories, providing a forum for unheard, unseen, and unknown viewpoints, and to showcase the rich creativity and diversity found in communities of color locally, nationally, and internationally.
When: 5-8 October
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
Highlights: Fast Pitch Live, The Crossover Panel, Opening Night: Marshall Screening, IBFF awards
What: An annual all-night horror movie marathon that takes place at Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema, the seventh year of Frightarama is dedicated to showcasing the very best in classic, contemporary and world horror cinema.
When: 27-28 October
Where: Leicester, United Kingdom
Highlights: Frightarama Horror Shorts
37th Cambridge Film Festival
What: The Cambridge Film Festival is the 3rd-longest running in the UK, with this year marking its 40th anniversary. The annual event has grown a lot over four decades, and it continues to be a celebration of film – past, present, and future – as well as a champion of everything great about cinema.
When: 19-26 October
Where: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Highlights: Lates @ APH, Cambridge Filmmaker Focus, India Unboxed, Focus On Lynne Ramsay, Restorations And Rediscoveries
The Telluride Horror Show
What: For three packed days, genre fans & filmmakers are invited to experience the best and latest films in three Telluride venues: Nugget Theatre, historic Sheridan Opera House, and the “Gargoyle Room” at the Wilkinson Public Library. Special events and parties take place at various venues throughout the world-famous town of Telluride.
When: 13-15 October
Where: Telluride, Colorado
Highlights: Secret Sunday Shows, US Premiere: Borley Rectory, North American Premiere: Cold Ground, US Premiere: Creep 2
International Film Festival Manhattan
What: IFFM is committed in showcasing entertaining and diverse films in all genres and scope to equal the diversity of New York. Has an emphasis on highlighting a quality selection of world-class films to be released in a theater in Manhattan.
When: 18-22 October
Where: New York, New York City
Highlights: Opening Night: Across the Crescent Moon