April New York City has become an iconic filming location, so it's only fitting that it hosts one of the best annual film festivals, the Tribeca Film Festival. With unusual screening locations throughout the Tribeca neighborhood, attending the festival is a great way to experience the Big Apple.
Singapore International Film Festival in Singapore
If you're looking for a big city film festival experience, it doesn't get much better than Singapore, a city with a captivating cultural mix and tons to do. Singapore's acclaimed International Film Festival focuses on Asian films, particularly those from the often overlooked Southeast Asian region.
Sundance in Parck City, Utah is one of the largest independent film festivals in the country with nearly 50,000 attendees. Since the festival is in January, you'll be able to partake in Park City's abundant winter sports opportunities between screenings.
There's very little that doesn't appeal about the south of France, and when you consider that Cannes hosts the most prestigious film festival in the world, it only sweetens the deal. Grand hotels and boutique shops line the palm-shaded boulevards of this chic French getaway destination, and the white sandy private beaches make an excellent escape even after the festival wraps.
Seattle International Film Festival in Seattle, WA
Summer is one of Seattle's driest and most pleasant seasons, and for three weeks, the city hosts the Seattle International Film Festival. It's the largest and most widely attended festival in the United States, screening 250 features and another 150 shorts, so you know you'll find something to pique your interest.
Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia
Australia's most important film event, the Melbourne International Film Festival, takes place in the middle of winter Down Under. During Melbourne's low season, the city puts on a host of other cultural events, including the Taste of Melbourne, State of Design Festival and Melbourne Winter Festival.
There's no better time to enjoy a Colorado summer than over Labor Day Weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. The charming ski town in the Rockies gets very festive, with four days of events and screenings of some of autumn's most highly anticipated films. If you can take your eyes off the big screen, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting.
The Venice Film Festival, the oldest international film festival on the planet, takes over this romantic European city with star-studded premieres and parties each autumn. With the summer tourist crowds beginning to thin, it's also a fantastic time of year to explore the canals and plazas of Venice.
Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada
Considered to be one of the most important film festivals in North America, the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off the award season leading up to the Oscars. That's a pretty good reason to visit this Canadian city in our book. Aside from the festival, cultural experiences abound, so catch a local theater production or browse the Art Gallery of Ontario between films.
Los Cabos International Film Festival in Los Cabos, Mexico
By November, you're probably ready for a tropical getaway, and the Los Cabos International Film Festival gives you the perfect excuse. When you're not watching a film screening, you'll be basking in the sun on a beach, playing a round of golf or whale watching just off the coast.