Film Festivals by Private Jet
From Singapore to Dubai, take a peek into some prominent international film festivals you may want to take advantage of by making them your next private jet destination, for a glimpse of some of the best festivals the world has to offer in filmmaking.
Singapore International Film Festival
Dates: 23 November-4 December 2016
The Singapore International Film Festival was launched in 1987 and has captivated thousands of attendees with over 100 films annually from Asia and the rest of the world. The festival has become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar, with films screened at eight venues across the city. The films are set to suit a wide range of themes and interests, and in the line-up, you can expect film screenings, post-show discussions, masterclasses and talks around the work of internationally commended directors and Asia’s most promising filmmakers. This year’s event will be the 27th edition of the film festival. Tickets will be on sale from 28 October. For more info visit the SGIFF official site.
Camerimage International Film Festival
Venue: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Dates: 12-18 November 2016
The biggest and most recognized film festival devoted to the art of cinematography in the world, the Camerimage International Film Festival, is unique in that it awards films based on their visual, aesthetic and technical values. It has proved to be a great setting for the development of international filmmaking. Aspiring moviemakers are presented with great opportunities to learn, with one-on-one advisory sessions. The festival includes a competition for documentary films, a music video competition, special screenings and premieres, and additional events such as music performances and art exhibitions. More info can be found on the official event site.
Dubai International Film Festival
Venue: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Dates: 7-14 December 2016
Apart from being one of the most luxurious cities in the world, Dubai also has a thriving moviemaking industry. In its 13th year, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is a showcase of some of the world’s best films in one of the world’s prime destinations. The event presents audiences with distinctive and exciting filmmaking from the Arab world and beyond. In 2015 the DIFF made the cut in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s list of the world’s top film festivals for the second year in a row, reaffirming its rank as a leading international film festival. For more information visit the DIFF official site.
Venue: Park City, Utah, United States
Dates: 19-29 January 2017
The Sundance Film Festival in Utah is the place to be in January if you’re an independent, creative, risk-taker, and either create your own films or want to appreciate multi-cultural films. Park City was once a charming mining town, but now boasts a mix of nightlife, shopping and art. You’ve already missed the deadline for submitting your own film, but check the Sundance website in the beginning of May 2017 for information about the 2018 Sundance Festival submissions. The 2017 full program will be available in December and is expected to have dozens of spectacular films, music, and panels. Some of the panels from last year included the “Power of Story” series, which explored the various cultures of storytelling, and Cinema Café, which gave everyday audience members the opportunity to speak with an extensive selection of filmmakers.
Cannes Film Festival
Venue: Cannes, South of France
Dates: 17-28 May 2017
The 2017 Cannes Film Festival will be a once in a lifetime event and you still have time to submit your film! But hurry up and book your private air charter to Cannes, because you only have until February 15 2017 to submit. If you have received a personal invitation to the festival, you’re one of a lucky few, since tickets don’t go on sale and invitations are personal and non-transferable.