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.

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

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

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