While looking for something special to do, whether on vacation or for general recreation, consider looking at film festivals as a unique movie-going option. With thousands of film festivals available around the world, you might be surprised by the options, types and accessibility available.
Film festivals are as varied in every aspect as the movies themselves. Some will present a variety of movie types, celebrating movies in general and providing a wide assortment of movies to choose from. Some film festivals will present an array of movies that conform to a specific movie style, which caters to loves of that particular genre.
There are also a variety of film festivals that celebrate movies from different perspectives, directors, lifestyles and experiences. From lifestyle choice, to culture, religion, even age, sex and ethnicity, there is something for every movie lover. There are festivals that focus on regional interests, directors and actors, while others focus on specific interests such as environmental concerns and awareness.
Another interesting factor in choosing a film festival is whether or not the festival requires an entry fee for it’s participants. For example, if the entry fee for movie submissions is high, one might expect a higher quality production and perhaps even ‘known’ actors and participants. On the other hand, if a film festival does not require a fee, or if the entry fee is very low, the films might perhaps be of a more raw and gritty nature. This provides another choice for recreation and affords the more creative movie-goer with options not commonly found in movie theaters.
Perhaps most importantly, film festivals are truly international and celebrated all over the world. Every continent, many countries and perhaps every major city, has a festival of some type. Some are professional, while others are experimental or independent. But with all of the different film festivals available, it is likely you can find one that fits your interests.