The Film Festival Means To Me

The film needs a film festival. Sending a movie to a film festival, especially to a highly competitive film festival, is often considered a support mechanism that requires film to enter a “real” life. Watching a movie at a film festival is seen as a way to open the door to the future. You can watch a series of films at other film festivals, and then distribute them in a wide range of regions through cinemas and DVD agreements (Rhyne,2009). We can see that the festival is not only about screening movies, but also has a huge distribution market. Many film distributors will participate in the film festival, which is a business opportunity for amount of independent films.

The most influential A-class film festivals in the world are the Berlin Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. Among them, my personal favourite is the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. First, the Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. From the 1930s to the 60s, the Venice Film Festival is the cradle of many world film masters. The Cannes Film Festival, founded in 1939, was originally designed to counter the Venice International Film Festival, which was dominated by the Italian fascist regime, and is now one of the most influential and top international film festivals in the world.

As a fan who loves movies, I also have some simple understanding of the film festival. When I grew older, I watched more and more movies. In order to filter out good movies, I gradually touched some information about the film festival. I think for some people, the authoritative film festivals like a guarantee. For example, a film that won awards at three major European film festivals is usually a symbol of good film. Each type of film festival has their own selection of tastes. Although I don’t fully appreciate all the films that won awards at the three major film festivals, I think that many award-winning films have more or less flash points, whether they are recent award-winning  like LGBT movies or technological innovations. Whether it is cultural or artistic, it is an innovation and leading position. People express their artistic and political appeals in the film. I think this is good for the society. The purpose of the film festival is not only for specific fans or film workers, but also for the public. It’s one of the most fascinating things about the film festival.






Rhyne, R. ed., 2009. The Festival Circuit. St Andrews Film Studies.

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