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The indieWIRE Guide to Film Festivals: September ’09

The indieWIRE Guide to Film Festivals: September '09

The following is a list of September 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.


Venice Film Festival
September 2-12, 2009
Official Site
Personalities Aside, Venice Follows up on a Masterpiece (8/27/08)
Competition Confounds in Venice; Cinema Star Claire Denis Shines Out of Competition (9/1/08)
Riding the Ups and Downs of National Cinemas (9/3/08)
“The Wrestler,” “Un Lac,” and “Stella” Stand Out During a Troubled Fest at A Crossroads (9/7/08)

Telluride Film Festival
September 4-7, 2009
Submission Deadline: Student Films – July 1, 2009; Shorts & Features – July 15, 2009
Official Site
Leigh, Fincher, Schrader, and Youssou Ndour in Telluride Spotlight; Hollywood & Indiewood Lacking (8/28/08)
Amidst a Dearth of American Entries, Mining for International Gold in Colorado (8/30/08)
Storm Clouds: Doom & Glum Meets Optimism & Ingenuity On and Off Screen in Telluride (9/1/08)
A Weekend of Discoveries and Buzz at the 35th Telluride Fest (9/2/08)

September 5-7, 2009
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009
Official Site

DC Shorts Film Festival
September 10-17, 2009
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2009
Official Site

Toronto International Film Festival
September 10-19, 2009
Submission Deadline: Canadian Shorts – April 10, 2009; Canadian Features – May 1, 2009; International Features: June 5, 2009
Official Site
Canadians Kick Off Fest; Venice – Telluride Stoke Pre-TIFF Buzz; and Discoveries (9/5/08)
Intimate Moments with Denis, Kore-eda and Kim; and Linklater Channels “Orson Welles” (9/6/08)
Veteran Filmmakers Stand Out With “Last Stop” While Newcomers Deliver “Power” and “Deadgirl” (9/7/08)
“Lovely, Still”, “Heaven on Earth,” “Religulous,” and “The Hunger” Cap A Busy TIFF Weekend (9/7/08)
Death Defying Acts: Strong Returns for Aronofsky, Bahrani, and Ustaoglu; “Kisses” Hits (9/8/08)
Sunday Night at TIFF: An indieWIRE Diary (9/9/08)
“Gigantic” Breaks Out; “Pedro” Does Justice To Activist; Auds Dig “Every Little Step” (9/9/08)
Discovery Section Films Aim To Break Through (9/10/08)
Biz Buzz: Celebrating “Che” and Pondering The Marketplace (9/10/08)
“Paris,” “Agnes,” Rock Stars and “Religulous”; TIFF Docs Go Personal and (Non) Spiritual (9/11/08)
“Paris,” “Valentino,” “Gigantic” and “Lymelife” Among Toronto Offerings (9/11/08)
“Hurt Locker” Explodes, “Zack and Miri,” “Lymelife” and “Nowhere” Find Redemption (9/12/08)

San Sebastian Film Festival
September 17-27, 2009
Official Site

Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival
September 17-27, 2009
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2009
Official Site

Atlantic Film Festival
September 17-26
Submission Deadline: June 26, 2009
Official Site

Reykjavik International Film Festival
September 17-27, 2009
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2009
Official Site
Dispatch from Iceland: Reykjavik Fest Celebrates Fifth Year With Focus on the Environment and the Richness of Iceland (9/30/08)
Reykjavik Fest Honors Costas-Gavras and Shirin Neshat; Docs Celebrate Rebellion (10/5/08)

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
September 18-20, 2009
Submission Deadline: Regular Deadline: April 1, 2009; Late Deadline: May 15, 2009
Official Site

Manhattan Short Film Festival
September 20-27, 2009

San Diego Film Festival
September 23 – 27, 2009
Submission Deadline: Early Deadline – May 1, 2009; Final Deadline – June 1, 2009; WAB Extended Deadline – June 15, 2009
Official Site

Port Townsend Film Festival
September 24-27, 2009
Submission Deadline: Early Deadline – January 31, 2009; Regular Deadline – February 28, 2009; Late Deadline – March 15, 2009; Absolute Final Deadline – March 31
Official Site

Fantastic Fest
September 24-October 1, 2009
Submission Deadline: Discount Earlybird Deadline: March 4, 2009; Regular Deadline: May 6, 2009; Late Deadline: June 3, 2009; Without A Box Extended Deadline: July 17, 2009
Official Site

Rio International Film Festival
September 25-October 9, 2009
Official Site

New York Film Festival
Official Site
Politics and Cantet on Opening Night; Film Criticism in Focus; and McQueen’s “Hunger” (9/28/08)
Soderbergh’s “Che,” Leigh’s “Lucky” Make New York Debuts (10/1/08)
Aronofsky, Rourke Talk “Wrestler,” Folman “Waltzes” With New York (10/2/08)
“Gomorrah,” Garrone and Scorsese in NYC; Wong Kar Wai Revisits “Ashes of Time” (10/6/08)
Assayas Discusses His “Summer Hours,” Martel’s “Woman” Makes NYC Debut (10/8/08)

Aspen Filmfest
September 30-October 4, 2009
Official Site

Woodstock Film Festival
September 30-October 4, 2009
Submission Deadline: Early Deadline: May 25; Final Deadline: June 22
Official Site
Woodstock: A True American Maverick Among Fests; “Broadway” and “Dream” Take Top Prizes (10/6/08)

Bangkok Film Festival
Official Site

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