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
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 Karlovy Vary Film FestivalKarlovy 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
- 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
- Canadian Student Film Festival
- Cinema Under the Stars
- Our cinema – Review of a year of hits
The Raindance Film FestivalRaindance 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.