To garner the attention and recognition that will get a film distributed, entering film festivals is a must. With more than 500 festivals worldwide, each listing features detailed information, including contact names, addresses, Web sites, entry materials, entry deadlines, and fees. Insider information for each festival is also included, such as what types of features are shown most frequently, festival reputations, noteworthy celebrity sightings, location details, and more than a dozen interviews with festival industry professionals. It includes a listing of the 16 best festivals including the hugely diverse Berlin International Film Festival, the revamped and vastly improved Chicago International Film Festival, and the Valladolid International Film Festival, where A Clockwork Orange premiered. This book also includes a handy guide for film buffs who want to plan a vacation around an interesting festival in a marvelous setting, as well as film house listings for a great escape into the dark for a movie fix.