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Jun 4, 2013

Amazing Film Festivals

Summer 2013: The 66th Cannes Film Festival has just wrapped up and both stars and fans now turn their gazes on the next festivals coming up in 2013. Put on your seatbelts because it’s set to be quite a ride.
While the Tribeca Film Festival and Cannes have been and gone there are still a number of inspiring festivals to attend which are certain to premier creative, dramatic and innovative work.

The 67th Edingburgh International Film Festival

Started in 1947 the EIFF is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. It also happens to be the single longest running film festival in history and focuses on introducing new talent and work. Films that have premiered here in the past include: The Hurt Locker, Let the Right One In, Little Miss Sunshine, Tsotsi and An Inconvenient Truth.
This year the festival will be taking place from the 19th to the 30th of June with films being premiered in various locations across the city. As always several films will be featured, this year’s selection including:
The Bling Ring: directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, Katie Chang and Taissa Farmiga. The film takes a look at how far celebrity worship can take a group of teenagers.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax: the 88 minute documentary stars Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain and is directed by Jeanie Finlay. The doccie covers issues surrounding Scottish national identity and the lengths people will go to become famous.
Monsters University: finally the long-awaited sequel to the Monsters has been completed. The animation film is actually a prequel looking back to Mike and Sully’s time at university. It was directed by Dan Scanlon and is set to enthrall parents and children alike.

LUFF (The London UK Film Focus)

The 10th annual LUFF will be taking place on the South Bank in London from the 24th to the 27th of June. Promoting and celebrating British film the festival will be screening around 50 new British films.

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Organisers are preparing for the 48th Karlovy Festival which will be taking place in Karlovy Vary – a town approximately 130 km west of Prague – from the 28th of June until the 6th of July.
Each year over 180 feature films are presented here with the complete list to be announced in June.

World Film Festival Montreal

The 37th World Film Festival Montreal will be taking place from the 22nd of August and finishing on the 2nd of September.  The Festival includes sections for:
  • World Competition
  • First Films World Competition
  • Hors Concours (World Greats, out-of competition)
  • Focus on World Cinema (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania)
  • Documentaries of the World
  • Tributes
  • Canadian Student Film Festival
  • Cinema Under the Stars
  • Our cinema – Review of a year of hits

The Raindance Film Festival

Cinema lovers are in for a treat at the 22nd annual Raindance Film Festival – a festival labeled as Europe’s leading independent film festival.  Organisers are keeping mum on the line up with the festival program only being announced in September 2013.
Regardless of their favourite genres each and every cinema lover is sure to see something which will delight them at the upcoming festivals. The year definitely still have a number of cinematic marvels up its sleave.

Author Bio: London-based blogger, Pippa Green, is a serious movie buff who dreams of owning her own smart home cinema.