It’s The End of Summer and the Beginning of Fall Film Festivals

I’ve never been to a film festival, but boy do I long to do so. A lot of this year’s major buzz-worthy films are having their debuts and/or are being showcased at various film festivals. Here are some of the up coming film festivals and some of the noteworthy the films being showcased.

Venice International Film Festival – September 1-11, 2010:

  • Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky) – opening film; in competition
  • Somewhere (dir. Sofia Coppola) – in competition
  • Promises Written In Water (dir. Vincent Gallo) – in competition
  • Vénus noire (dir. Abdel Kechiche) – in competition
  • Road To Nowhere (dir. Monte Hellman) – in competition
  • Post Mortem (dir. Pablo Larraín) – in competition
  • Barney’s Version (dir. Richard J. Lewis) – in competition
  • Potiche (dir. François Ozon) – in competition
  • Meek’s Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt) – in competition
  • Miral (dir. Julian Schnabel) – in competition
  • The Town (dir. Ben Affleck) – out of competition
  • I’m Still Here (dir. Casey Affleck) – out of competition
  • Machete (dir. Robert Rodriguez) – opening night film; out of competition
  • A Letter To Elia (dir. Martin Scorsese) – out of competition
  • The Tempest (dir. Julie Taymor) – closing film; out of competition

Telluride Film Festival – September 3-6, 2010

  • TBA

Apparently, Telluride keeps their line-up a secret until you get there. Last year they had such films as The Road, An Education and Bright Star, among many others.

Toronto International Film Festival – September 9-19, 2010

  • 127 Hours (dir. Danny Boyle)
  • Another Year – (dir. Mike Leigh)
  • Biutiful – (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  • Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
  • Blue Valentine (dir. Derek Cianfrance)
  • Conviction (dir. Tony Goldwyn)
  • The Debt (dir. John Madden)
  • Hereafter (dir. Clint Eastwood)
  • I’m Still Here (dir. Casey Affleck)
  • Jack Goes Boating (dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman)
  • The King’s Speech (dir. Tom Hooper)
  • Let Me In (dir. Matt Reeves)
  • Meek’s Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
  • Miral (dir. Julian Schnabel)
  • Never Let Me Go (dir. Mark Romanek)
  • Norwegian Wood (dir. Tran Anh Hung)
  • Rabbit Hole (dir. John Cameron Mitchell)
  • Tamara Drewe (dir. Stephen Frears)
  • The Town (dir. Ben Affleck)
  • The Way (dir. Emilio Estevez)
  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (dir. Woody Allen)

Toronto is a non-competitive film festival, but  can generate a lot of Oscar buzz.

New York Film Festival – September 24th – October 10th

  • The Social Netwrok (dir. David Fincher) – opening night
  • The Tempest (dir. Julie Taymor) – centerpiece
  • Hereafter (dir. Clint Eastwood) – closing night
  • Vénus noire (dir. Abdel Kechiche)
  • Certified Copy (dir. Abbas Kiarostami)
  • Film Socialisme (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Inside Job (dir. Charles Ferguson)
  • Meek’s Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
  • Post Mortem (dir. Pablo Larraín)
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul) [won the Palme d’Or at Cannes earlier this year]

Like Toronto, the New York Film Fest is non-competitive, but helps drum up Oscar buzz for films and performances.

BFI London Film Festival – October 13th-28th

  • Never Let Me Go (dir. Mark Romanek) – opening film
  • 127 Hours (dir. Danny Boyle) – closing film

The rest of the line-up will be announced on September 8th.

AFI Fest – November 4th-11th

The line-up hasn’t been announced yet, but David Lynch is going to be the festival’s first ever guest artistic director. That. Is. Awesome.

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Posted on August 30, 2010, in Film Festivals and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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