FIFO Oceania International Film Festival - Pape'ete, French Polynesia
Screenings: 4, 5 and 6 February 2020 - World Premiere
Established in 2004, FIFO is one of the largest cultural gatherings in the Pacific, celebrating each year the best films made about the region.
WINNER Grand Jury Prize
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival - Ottawa, Canada
Screening: 17 September 2020 (Virtual)
In its 9th year, Asinabka aims to provide a space where Indigenous peoples can tell their own stories and see their own cultures reflected back at them; and to present the best in Indigenous film.
Wildscreen Festival - Bristol, United Kingdom
Festival: 19-23 October 2020 - Virtual Edition
On Demand - Available with Festival Passes until 16 December 2020
Held annually in Bristol, Wildscreen is the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife and environmental film festival. This year's headline includes Greta Thunberg, Sir David Attenborough and James Cameron.
Dharamshala International Film Festival - Dharamshala, India
Screenings: 29 October to 4 November - Virtual Edition - Asian Premiere - Online across South Asia with Regular or Premium Festival Passes
Described by the Asian Age as 'India's Sundance', the festival showcases the best of independent films from India and around the world. It has gained a reputation for its eclectic and adventurous programming, its beautiful mountain setting, and its intimate and cinema-literate atmosphere.
Suncine Environmental Film Festival - Barcelona, Spain
Screenings: 4-12 November 2020 - Virtual Edition - Spanish Premiere
In its 27th edition and held annually in Barcelona, Suncine is the world's oldest environmental film festival.
Festival Opening Film and WINNER Grand Jury Prize (Golden Sun Award)
Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards - Beverly Hills, United States
Screenings: 6-30 November - Virtual Edition
Celebrating its 25th edition, the event is the first and largest Global Native-led Film Festival and Awards Ceremony.
Guam International Film Festival - Guam, United States
Screening: 8 November 2020 broadcast on PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 at 3pm local time (Chamorro Standard Time) and livestream
Celebrating its tenth birthday this year, GIFF is an international cinema event exhibiting a new and dynamic source of cross-cultural artistic presence, bridging gaps among the U.S., Asia and the Pacific’s multi-cultural population and region.
WINNER Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary Award
Escales Documentaires - La Rochelle, France
Screenings: 8 & 9 November 2020 - Virtual Edition
In its 20th edition, the festival is an annual cultural event where compete documentaries from all over the world in the city of La Rochelle.
Festival Interférences - Lyon, France
Screening: 9 November 2020 20h - Cinema Comoedia - CANCELLED
Over 10 days the festival proposes screenings and debates centred around scientific multidisciplinary documentaries, bringing together the public, academic researchers and filmmakers.
PNG Human Rights Film Festival - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Screenings: 27 & 29 November 2020
Having celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, the festival screens human rights themed films all around Papua New Guinea.
Traces de vies - Clermont Ferrand, France
Festival: 28 November - 14 December 2020 - Virtual Edition
Created in 1991, the festival and its various activities attract each year over 10,000 spectators and offer a window into the state of creative documentaries produced for cinema.
Montréal International First Peoples Festival - Montréal, Canada
Screenings: upcoming in 2021 - Details TBA
Usually held for 10 days in August, the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary of bringing the culture of aboriginal people of Canada, the Americas and the world through film, music, dance and arts to its Montreal audiences.
WINNER Grand Jury Prize (Rigoberta Menchú Award)
Garifuna International Film Festival - Santa Monica, United States
Screening: 28 December 2020 - Virtual Edition
The event showcases films and documentaries created by Garifuna and many other indigenous people, hosting panel discussions, workshops, cultural presentations & award ceremonies.
Karama Human Rights Film Festival - Amman, Jordan - Middle-Eastern Premiere
Screening: 4 January 2021 - Virtual Edition
The Karama HRFF was established in June 2009, sensing the need for human rights dialogue and advocacy in the Arab region. It usually attracts over 8,000 spectators in Amman, Jordan and offers outreach programs in schools and universities as well as support for other similar events in the region. This year’s theme is “memory of being.”
Wild & Scenic Film Festival - California, United States
Screenings: 14-24 January 2021 - Virtual Edition
For the past 19 years, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has inspired environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. It also goes on tour, organizing over 180 events each year and working towards increasing awareness for grassroots environmental causes.
Ficwallmapu - Temuco, Chile - South American Premiere
Screenings: 25-29 January 2021 - Virtual Edition
Organised on Mapuche territory, the festival will screen over 50 films. One of the major focus of this sixth edition will be on autonomies, indigenous governments and self-determination for indigenous communities around the world.
Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival - Kalamata, Greece
Screenings: 5-14 February 2021 (Online) & 7-16 May 2021 (Live)
While usually focusing mainly on European documentary, in celebration of 200 years of Greek Independence the festival will showcase documentaries under the general theme of ‘conquering freedom’ on a global scale.
Toronto Black Film Festival - Toronto, Canada
Screenings: 10-21 February 2021 - Virtual Edition
A sister festival to the Montreal International Black Film Festival, the event is devoted to celebrating and promoting authentic stories that reflect the true reality of Black people around the world.
Human International Documentary Festival - Oslo, Norway - Scandinavian Premiere - Screenings: 1-7 March 2021 - Virtual Edition
HUMAN International Documentary Festival is Oslo’s largest documentary film festival presenting the newest Norwegian and International documentaries in combination with debates, talks, seminars and workshops, art exhibitions, theatre plays and more.
RAI Film Festival - London, United Kingdom
Screenings: 19-28 March 2021 - Virtual Edition available worldwide
Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the festival is a biennal event dedicated to the celebration of the best in ethnographic, anthropological and archaeological filmmaking from around the globe.
Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival - United States
Screenings postponed to 2021 festival
The festival screens work at the American Anthropological Association’s annual conference, on the basis of anthropological relevance and value to the field.