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The indieWIRE Guide to Film Festivals: October ’09

The indieWIRE Guide to Film Festivals: October '09

The following is a list of October 2009 film festivals, with links to iW coverage. This page will be updated throughout the year so check back here for updated links and coverage.


Haifa International Film Festival
October 3-10, 2009
Official Site

Morelia International Film Festival
October 3-11, 2009
Submission Deadline: May 29, 2009
Official Site
In Wake Of Attack, Morelia Fest Offers Sense of Renewal (10/8/08)
Todd Haynes, “Wadley,” Christian Mungiu, and Mexico’s First Lady at Morelia Fest (10/13/08)

Hamptons International Film Festival
October 8-12, 2009
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2009
Official Site
Barendrecht, Israel, Valentino and International Fare in Focus (10/17/08)
“Troubled Water,” “Herb and Dorothy” Dominate at 16th Hamptons Fest (10/19/08)
Bruce Weber & Ellen Kuras in Spotlight as Fest Refines Course (10/21/08)

Middle East International Film Festival
October 8-17
Official Site

Mill Valley Film Festival
October 8-18, 2009
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2009
Official Site

Pusan International Film Festival
October 8-16, 2009
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2009
Official Site
Pusan Festival Opens Huge Event, but Sees the Sky Falling too (10/6/08)
Pusan Plays Itself; “Naked,” “Scarecrows” Take Top Nods (10/13/08)

Reel Time Film Festival
October 14-17, 2009
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2009
Official Site

Festival internazionale del Film di Roma
October 15-23, 2009
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2009
Official Site

London Film Festival
October 15-30, 2009
Submission Deadline: Short films – June 26, 2009, Features – July, 10 2009
Official Site

Tokyo International Film Festival
October 18-26, 2009
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2009
Official Site

South Asian International Film Festival
October 21-27, 2009
Submissions Deadline: September 1, 2009
Official Site

Austin Film Festival
October 22-29, 2009
Submission Deadline: July 3, 2009
Official Site
Austin Film Festival Fetes the Screenwriter and Keeps it Weird (10/16/07)

Sao Paulo International Film Festival
October 23-November 5, 2009
Official Site

Williamstown Film Festival
October 23-November 1, 2009
Official Site

Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
October 23-November 15
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009
Official Site

AFI Fest
October 30-November 7
Submission Deadline: Shorts – July 17, Features – July 31
Official Site
AFI Fest Goes Free in ‘09

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