One of the best ways to escape the reality is to start your day with a movie. A terrific film can transform your environment and take you to another world or time. Hopefully, an excellent vacation can do the same. So, if you want to combine two things, tourism, and cinema, then the best way is to attend the movie festival at your chosen destination. Approximately, there are 4,000 cities around the world that host these cultural events, and still, they are an amazing destination for your vacation. Given the occasion, it would be foolish to spend your entire trip glued to screen. Instead, you can choose the festival in the city you want to see. This time, we will review some of the most popular festivals in Europe.
Even since it was founded in 1932, the Venice film festival has managed to build a remarkable image. This place is the original haunt for starts, filmmakers, and their fans. Nowadays, thousands of people come to Venice just to see their favorite actors. But, first of all, this city is a beautiful place to visit, enjoy Italian culture and take a gondola ride through city canals and it’s a fabulous opportunity to catch some European spirit. Don’t miss a chance to spend a couple of days in Venice with your favorite actors.
This probably the largest and most visited festival on the Earth. The Berlin International Film Festival is also called Berlinale, and it’s impressive, both in size and scope. Every year, nearly half of million tickets are sold, and it takes place in late winter. The festival includes movies that are in German language, classics from past years, documentaries and feature-film competition. While you are checking out the Berlinale, you can take some time to explore numerous places in this city, such as an aquarium, history museums and shopping district North Mitte. Either you use public transportation or a rental car, it will take you to very best parts of Berlin.
Cannes Film Festival isn’t open for general public. It’s a gathering of red carpet elite, filmmakers, media and residents of this beautiful city. But, this is not a reason to avoid the Cannes festival. You can revive glamorous life by chartering a yacht or visiting some of the luxurious resort spas. Another option is to rent a car and spend a day driving through magnificent Cote d’Azur beaches. Considering Paris is close, you should expand your vacation and visit some of the most amazing places in this city.
If you have ever wanted to enjoy beautiful beaches, nice and sunny weather while watching the movies, then San Sebastian is your next destination. Every year, San Sebastian hosts a film festival where you can see some highly acclaimed names in the movie industry, such as Al Pacino, Gregory Peck, Hitchcock, Tarantino, and Godard. While visiting this stunning destination, you should pass some enjoyable time in a pintxos bar sampling strong drinks and delicious cousin.
The United States is home to the most established and entreating industry on the planet. So, there is no surprise why this country only produces the best movies, television programs, and theater shows. On the other hand, independent films are top-rated and attract significant attention. But, they are diamonds in the rough, still waiting for the approval of the audience and festivals are a great place to start. We discovered some fantastic film festival that will spike your interest and help you find out movies that are on and off the circuit.
This is a nonprofit film festival located in the small town of Telluride, Colorado. It represents an annual gathering of artists, filmmakers, and true fans of cinema. The Telluride Film Festival ranks among the best in the world, and it’s a launching pad for the fall season. Considering that event lasts for four days, more than 80 movies are presented, along with artist tributes, discussion panels and a lot of entertainment for lovers of the film. The schedule of the film is kept in secret, until the opening day. If you enjoy cinema but also meeting new people and favorite stars, then this festival has a lot to offer.
The Palm Springs Film Festival has an outstanding reputation, and it’s one the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The event is held at the backdrop of California’s desert which is beautiful setup. This event features more than 180 movies from 70 countries, boating large selection of foreign language Oscar submissions. The festival is also a pre-selection of films before the Oscar. It takes place in winter, and it’s an excellent opportunity for people to get familiar with films that will be competing at Oscar.
This is possibly the most famous movie event in North America. It was founded in 1981 by Robert Retford, and it oozes with independence. Here you can see some new voices in American movie industry. Sundance has become a fantastic place where critics, movie directors and film artists gather. Every year, Park City, Utah invites the most reputable A-list actors to attend this festival, and they usually do.
The Los Angeles Film Festival features approximately 200 narratives, documentary, long and short films and music videos each year in June. From the red-carpet event to celebrity premiers, the Los Angeles Film Festival highlight every part of the globe. The base of a festival is in downtown LA, and it has a strong and independent vibe which significantly affect the Los Angeles community. If you are coming from other parts of the U.S., then this is an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time in this city.