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Latest update 12 January 2021: 

Source: a.o Cineuropa

17th Vienna Shorts (original dates 28 May-2 June, moved online)
17th Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (original dates 21-16 April, cancelled, alternative programme offered online)
23rd Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (original dates 24-29 March, cancelled)

14th Festival International du Film Policier de Liège (original dates 7-10 May, cancelled)
23rd Brussels Short Film Festival (original dates 22 April-3 May, postponed)
8th MOOOV Film Festival (original dates 21 April-4 May, partly moved online, party postponed to Film Fest Gent, October, and Film Festival Oostende, January)
38th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (original dates 7-19 April, cancelled)
19th Courtisane Film Festival (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)
11th Millenium Documentary Film Festival (original dates 27 March-4 April, postponed September-October)
15th Docville (original dates 25 March-2 April, postponed to 23 Septembre-1 October, Docville Online during the confinement)
35th Mons International Film Festival (original dates 5-13 March, stopped before end)

6th Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival in Belarus (original dates 23-30 April, postponed)

24th Sofia International Film Festival (original dates 12-31 March, postponed to 25 June-9 July, Sofia Meetings moved online 3-8 July)

30th Animafest Zagreb (original dates 8-13 June, postponed, online initiatives being put in place)
16th ZagrebDox (original dates 15-22 March, postponed and ZagrebDox Pro takes place online)

Czech Republic
24th Ji.hlava International Documetnary Film Festival (27 October-8 November, moved online)
55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (original dates 3-11 July, cancelled. Eastern Promises Industry Programme moved online. A four-day-event, the 54 1/2 festival edition, to be organised 18-21 November)
22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)
55th International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc (original dates 28 April - 3 May, postponed to 1-15 October)
33th Finále Plzeň (original dates 16-22 April, postponed to 24-29 September)
27th Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest (original dates 19-27 March, postponed to 18-25 September (hybrid edition))
22nd One World Prague International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 5-14 March, cancelled)

18th Cyprus Film Days International Festival (original dates 3-11 April, postponed)

17th CPH:DOX (original dates 18-29 March, moved online)

15th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) (original dates 30 April-2 May, set to be postponed or moved online)

35th Midnight Sun Film Festival (original dates 10-14 June, moved online)
31st Espoo Cine (original dates 4-10 May, postponed)
8th Season Film Festival (original dates 26-29 March, postponed to autumn)

20th Festival International du Film Insulaire de l'Île de Groix - FIFIG (original dates 19-24 August, postponed to summer 2021)
48th Festival La Rochelle Cinéma (26 June-5 July, cancelled)
67th Cannes Lions festival (22-26 June, postponed for 26-30 October)
31st Sunny Side of the Doc + 4th PiXii Festival (original dates 22-25 June, set to be moved online)
9th Deauville Green Awards (original dates 17-18 June, moved online (read news)
9th Champs-Élysées Film Festival (original dates 16-23 June, moved online to 9-16 June)
60th Annecy Animation Film Festival (15-20 June, cancelled, a selection of content will be presented online, MIFA is cancelled)
3rd New Images Festival (original dates 10-14 June, postponed to 23-27 September)
17th Festival du Cinéma de Brive (original dates 2-7 June, postponed)
73rd Cannes Film Festival (original dates 12-23 May, cancelled. Cannes Marché du Film postponed to 22-26 June and moved online)
59th Semaine de la Critique (cancelled)
52nd Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (cancelled)
28th L'ACID (cancelled)
11th Festival 48 Images Seconde (15-19 April, replaced by online programme)
12th Festival international du film policier de Beaune (original dates 1-5 April, cancelled)
57th MipTv (original dates 30 March-2 April) (cancelled)
3rd Canneséries Festival (original dates 27 March-1 April, postponed to 9-14 October)
5th Festival du Film Subversif de Metz (original dates 25-29 March, cancelled)
21st Music & Cinema - Aubagne International Film Festival (30 March - 4 April, moved online)
32nd Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (original dates 20-29 March, cancelled with an alternative festival set to take place online 10-24 April)
11e SériesMania (original dates 20-28 March, cancelled)
42nd Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil (original dates 13-22 March, cancelled)
42nd Cinéma du Réel Festival (original dates 13-22 March, moved online)
10th Festival 2 Cinéma de Valenciennes (original dates 10-15 March, cancelled)

8th CineDOC Tbilisi (original dates 23-27 April, postponed)

71st Berlin International Film Festival (postponed and moved online 1-5 March (including EFM), physical screenings to take place in summer)
34th Braunschweig Film Festival (2-8 November, moved online, some live events to take place in spring 2021)
63rd DOK Leipzig (26 October-1 November, set to take place as a hybrid edition)
39th Munich Film Festival (25 June-4 July, cancelled)
36th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (original dates 2-8 June, postponed, modified version 6-8 November)
66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (original dates 13-18 May, postponed, alternative edition to be held online)
27th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (5-10 May, moved online as OnlineFestival.ITFS.de)
19th goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (original dates 5-11 May, partly moved online, partly celebrated throughout the rest of the year)
33rd European Media Art Festival Osnabrück (original dates 22-26 April, cancelled, partly moved online)
17th See the Sound Festival (original dates 22-26 April, postponed to 19-23 August)
32nd International Short Film Festival Dresden (original dates 21-26 April, postponed to 8-13 September)
4th Visionär Film Festival Berlin (original dates: 1-5 April, postponed)
The Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Filmfestival (original dates 24-29 March, postponed)
International Short Film Week Regensburg (original dates 11-19 March, cancelled from March 14 on)

61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (5-15 November, moved online)
22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (original dates 5-15 March, possible new dates end of May/beginning of June)
Agora Doc Market still taking place online

3rd Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (original dates 23-29 March, postponed)

Budapest Debut Film Forum (original dates 24-26 March, postponed)Budapest Debut Film Forum (original dates 24-26 March, postponed)

Galway Film Fleadh (7 - 12 July, moved online)

39th Pordenone Silent Film Festival (moved online from 3-10 October)
6th Festival Internazionale del Documentario Visioni dal Mondo (original dates 17-20 September, moved online)
50th Giffoni Film Festival (the festival is divided in 4 different moments, the first two take place 18-22 August and 25-29 August)
10th Ciné - Giornate di Cinema (original dates 30 June-3 July, postponed to 2021)
66th Taormina FilmFest (original dates 28 June-4 July, postponed 11-19 July)
18th Ischia Film Festival (original dates 27 June-4 July, moved online)
56th Mostra Internazional del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro (original dates 13-20 June, postponed)
16th Biografilm Festival (original dates 5-15 June, set to be moved online)
7th Firenze Film Corti Festival (original dates 5-9 May, postponed to 27-30 October)
35th Lovers Film Festival (original dates 30 April-4 May, postponed)
22th Udine Far East Film Festival (original dates 24 April-2 May, postponed and moved online 26 June-4 July)
68th Trento Film Festival (original dates 25 April-3 May, postponed to 27 August-2 September)
34th Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (original dates 21-26 April, postponed to 9-14 June)
21st Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce (original dates 18-25 April, postponed)
13th Pordenone Docs Fest - Le voci dell'inchiesta (original dates 15-19 April, postponed)
42nd Incontri Internazionali del Cinema di Sorrento (original dates 15-19 April, postponed)
10th Rendez-vous, le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Français - Rome, Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Turin (original dates 1-6 April, postponed)
21st Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus (original dates 28 March-3 April, postponed to 5-11 December)
18th BAFF - Busto Arsizio Film Festival (original dates 28 March-4 April, postponed)
10th Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival (original dates 25-28 March, postponed)
30th Festival Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina - Milano (original dates 21-29 March, postponed)
11th Bif&st - Bari International Film Festival (original dates 21-28 March, postponed)
14th Reggio Calabria Film Fest (original dates 16-21 March, postponed)
27th Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (original dates 13-21 March, postponed to 7-15 May)
38th Bergamo Film Meeting (original dates 7-15 March, postponed)

25th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris (original dates 19 March-2 April, moved online)
Meeting Point - Vilnius (original dates 30 March-1 April, cancelled)

10th Luxembourg City Film Festival (original dates 5-15 April, stopped before end)

6th Valletta Film Festival (original dates mid-June, cancelled)

The Netherlands
50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (original dates 27 Jan-7 Feb 2021, postponed to 1-7 Feb in hybrid, and physical  2-6 June and IFFR Pro events moved online from 1-5 Feb)
33rd IDFA (18 November-6 December, hybrid edition with both in cinema and online screenings, IDFA Forum, Docs for Sale, IDFAcademy, and the Industry Program are moved online)
36th Imagine Film Festival (original dates 16-25 April, postponed to 28 August-6 September and festival will take place in hybrid form)
12th Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (original dates 1-5 April, postponed and moved online 15 April-13 May)
6th Sport Film Festival Rotterdam (original dates 15-18 April, cancelled)
11th MoviesThatMatter (original dates 20-28 March, cancelled, partly moved online)
2nd Maghreb Film Festival (original dates 26-29 March, postponed)
20th Arab Film Festival (original dates 25-29 March, cancelled)

23rd Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival (21-26 April, postponed to autumn)
48th Norwegian International Film Festival Hagesund (14 - 21 August, the festival is set to take place on its scheduled dates, while its New Nordic Films co-production and finance market is to be moved online)

20th New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw (original dates 23 July-2 August, postponed to 10 - 15 November) and New Horizons International Film Festival Polish Days Industry section (set to be moved online)
13rd Animator Festival (original dates, 10-16 July, postponed to 3-9 October)
60th Krakow Film Festival (31 May-7 June, moved online)
17th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (original dates 8-22 May, postponed to 4-13 September)
22nd Cinema on Border/Kino na Hranici/Kino na Granicy (original dates 1-5 May, postponed to 21-26 August)
18th Polish Film Festival Kinoteka (original dates 19 March-15 April, postponed)
12th Short Waves Festival (original dates 17-22 March, postponed to August)

28th Curtas Vila do Conde (original dates 11-19 July, postponed to 3-11 October)
17th IndieLisboa - International Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, postponed to 25 August-5 September)
13th Festa do Cinema Italiano (original dates 1-9 April, postponed)
2nd FICLO (March 28-April 5, postponed)
20th Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (original dates 18-28 March, postponed)

19th Transilvania International Film Festival (original dates 29 May-7 June, postponed to 31 July-9 August)
13th One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 20-29 March, postponed)

13th Fest Anca International Animation Festival (original dates 2 - 5 July, postponed to 27 - 30 August)
28th Art Film Fest Kosice (original dates 19-27 June, postponed)
27th Bratislava International Film Festival - Febiofest (original dates 11-17 March, cancelled)
8th Visegrad Film Forum (original dates 10-14 March, cancelled)

58th FICX-International Film Festival Gijon (20-29 November, moved online)
17th Seville European Film Festival (6-14 November, moved online)
29th CineEurope (UNIC - International Union of Cinemas annual convention) (original dates 22-25 June, postponed to 3-6 August)
35th CinemaJove (original dates 19-27 June, postponed to December)
11th S8 Cinema - Mostra de Cine Periférico (original dates 31 May-9 June, postponed to 27 September-3 October)
23rd Docs Barcelona (20-30 May, moved online)
1st Iberseries, Festival Internacional de Series en Español (original dates 25-30 May, postponed)
17th Festival Internacional de Cine de Alicante (original dates 23-30 May, postponed to 17-24 October)
10th D'A Film Festival (30 April-10 May, moved online)
6th Filmadrid (original dates 5-13 June, cancelled, only online initiative The Video Essay is being celebrated)
1st Iberseries, Fetival internacional de series en español (original dates 25-30 May)
16th DocumentaMadrid (original dates 4-10 May, postponed)
19th Play-Doc International Film Festival (original dates 29 April-3 May, postponed)
20th Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (original dates 17-26 April, cancelled)
4th BCN Film Festival (original dates 17-24 April, postponed to 19-26 June)
3rd Festival Cine Hecho por Mujeres Madrid (original dates 15-26 April, postponed to 4-15 November)
6th SACO. Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo de Oviedo (original dates 10-19 April, postponed)
3rd MajorDocs Creative Documentary Film Festival (original dates 31 March-4 April, postponed)
22nd Mecal Pro Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona (original dates 19 March-5 April, moved online)
6th Muestra de Cine Francófono de Madrid (original dates 19-22 March, postponed)
23rd Málaga Film Festival (original dates 13-22 March, postponed)
3rd Oh La Là Festival de Cinema Francòfon de Barcelona (original dates 12-21 March, postponed 1-10 October)

1st M:brane Forum (original dates 10-12 March, cancelled)

26th Geneva International Film Festival (6-15 November canceled, Geneva Digital Market moved online))
13th Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (orginal dates 11-20 September, postponed to 2021, the festival organizes Three Frantastic Weekend: 18-20 sept, 30 Oct-1Nov, 27-29 Nov)
73rd Locarno Film Festival (original dates 5-15 August, cancelled. The festival launches a new initiative Locarno 2020 - For the Future of Films)
31st Semaine de la Critique (6 - 13 August, cancelled)
20th Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (original dates 3-11 July, cancelled. An alternative online event will take place)
10th Bildrausch Filmfest Basel (original dates 2-7 June, cancelled)
51st Visions du Réel (24 April-25 May, moved online)
8th Locarno L'immagine e la parola (original dates 28 to 29 March, cancelled)
18th FIFDH Genève (original dates 6-15 March, cancelled with online events)

11th Odesa International Film Festival (original dates July, postponed and moved online 25 September - 3 October)
49th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (original dates 30 May-7 June, postponed to 22-30 August)
17th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (original dates 20-29 March, postponed)

64th BFI London Film Festival (7-18 October, hybrid edition with 50 virtual festival premieres and 12 films to be screened in theatres across the UK)
25th Encounters (original dates 20-26 September, moved online)
74th Edinburgh International Film Festival (original dates 17-28 June, postponed)
2nd Docs Ireland in Belfast (original dates 10-14 June, postponed)
27th Sheffield Doc/Fest (original dates June 4-9 2020, postponed to Autumn, Sheffield Doc/Fest pitching forums moved online June 4-9)
10th Hawick Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (original dates 30 April-4 May, moved online during 1-3 May)
20th Belfast Film Festival (original dates 1-9 April, postponed to be merged with Foyle Film Festival, November)
16th Manchester International Short Film Festival (original dates 21-29 March, postponed)
34th BFI Flare (original dates 18-29 March, cancelled)
13th Glasgow Short Film Festival (original dates 18-22 March, postponed)
24th Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London (original dates 12-20 March, cancelled)

Out of Europe
(Argentina) 22nd BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (15-26 April, cancelled)
(Australia) 68th Melbourne International Film Festival (6-23 August, cancelled)
(Australia) Sydney Film Festival (original dates 3 - 14 June, cancelled with some elements moved online 10-21 June)
(Brazil) 7th Brasilia International Film Festival (21-26 April, moved online)
(Canada) 27th Hotdocs - Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (original dates 30 April-10 May, postponed and Hot Docs Forum moved online 5-6 May)
(China) 10th Beijing International Film Festival (original dates 19-26 April, postponed to 1-5 May and moved online with Chinese streaming service iQiyi)
(China) 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (original dates 13 - 22 June, postponed to 25 July-2 August, SIFF Market is moved online)
(Egypt) 4th El Gouna International Film Festival (original dates: 24 Sept-2 Oct, postponed to 23-31 October)
(Hong Kong) 44th Hong Kong International Film Festival (original dates 24 March-6 April, cancelled after initially being postponed to August)
(India) 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (orginal dates 5-12 November, postponed to 8-15 January 2021)
(India) 22nd Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (5-12 November, cancelled)
(Israel) 22nd Tel Aviv's International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv (original dates 21-30 May, postponed to 3-12 September)
(Israel) 37th Jerusalem Film Festival (original dates 20-30 August, postponed to 10-20 December)
(Mexico) Premios Platino (original dates 1-3 May, cancelled)
(Mexico) 35th FICG Guadalajara International Film Festival (original dates 20-27 March, postponed to 20-27 November)
(New Zealand) 52nd New Zealand International Film Festival (24 July - 2 August, moved online)
(Qatar) 6th Qumra (original dates 20-25 March, cancelled)
(Saudi Arabia) 1st Red Sea International Film Festival, original dates 12-21 March, postponed)
(South-Korea) 25th Busan International Film Festival (original dates 7-16 oct, postponed to 21-30 October and moved online for the biggest part of the festival, with a small number of in-cinema screenings)
(South-Korea) 21st Jeonju International Film Festival (original dates 30 April-9 May, postponed to 28 May-6 June)
(Turkey) 39th Istanbul Film Festival (original dates 10-21 April, postponed)
15th Meetings on the Bridge (moved online)
(US) 32nd Palm Springs Film Festival (orgiginal dates 8-18 January 2021, cancelled)
(US) 37th Sundance Film Festival (original dates 21-31 January 2021, postponed and shortened to 28 January-3 February, will be organised as a hybrid physical-virtual event)
(US) 47th Telluride Film Festival (orginal dates 3-7 September, cancelled)
(US) 40th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (original dates 16 July-2 August, postponed)
(US) 46th Seattle International Film Festival (original dates May 14 to June 7, 2020, cancelled)
(US) 19th Tribeca Film Festival (original dates 15-26 April, select programming is moved online, rest of the festival postponed)
(US) San Francisco International Film Festival (original dates 8 - 21 April, cancelled)
(US) New Directors New Films New York (original dates 25 March-5 April, postponed)
(US) 33rd SXSW Festival (original dates 13-22 March, cancelled. Part of the festival selection is presented on Amazon 27 April-6 May)



7 August
Sundance Film Festival set for a shortened run.
The 2021 edition will take place 28 January - 3 February...Read article for more info...

5 June
San Sebastian International Film Festival extends film submission deadline. 
Films can be submitted until 30 June...More information...

11 May
Cannes rules out physical edition. The Festival is working on the list of films that should have been part of the 73rd edition. The list will be announced at the beginning of June. ...Read Thierry Fremaux interview with Screen International

29 April
The Locarno Film Festival is cancelled. 
Since it cannot mount an edition centered on gathering and sharing in physical spaces, the Festival reinvents itself, launching alternative event Locarno 2020 - For the Future of Films, an initiative to foster independent auteur filmmaking...Read press release

28 April
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival cancelled. KVIFF's Eastern Promises Industry Days moved online (6-8 July)...More information

17 April
Cannes' Marché du Film: Online from Monday 22 to Friday 26 June. Information about Marché du Film Online...

15 April
-Cannes parallel sections Critics' Week, Directors' Fortnight and ACID announced that they are cancelling their 2020 editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic...Read press release.

14 April
-International Cannes Film Festival issues press release stating the postponement of the 73rd edition, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July is no longer an option. The organizers are still studying other options...Read press release

4 April 
-Toronto planning "united platform" to support industry....The organisers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF|) are working with festivals and organisations around the world to support the industry through a "united platform" as it continues with plans for the festival in September. The development comes after it emerged that San Sebastian and Zurich film festivals will launch industry markets for the first time to accommodate films that had been scheduled to screen at the cancelled SXSW and postponed Tribeca festivals....Read More 

31 March 
-San Sebastián and Zurich Film Festival to introduce new film market.....In a sign of solidarity for the independent film industry and in response of their request, José Luis Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastián Film Festival (SSIFF), and Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), today announced plans to introduce a film market at their respective festivals. Marking a first for both events, SSIFF and ZFF will include buyers from across the globe, with programming that includes films originally selected to be showcased at SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival and will introduce new sales projects....Read More

26 March
-Festival de Cannes - Official Selection extends submission deadline until at least the end of May....."The Films Department has decided to extend the registration deadline by one month. The new cut-off date will be specified in due course. it will certainly be extended until the end of May. At the moment everything is open." Your Questions concerning Cannes ANSWERED

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