Movie festivals tend to be thought of as glamorous events where celebrities of the silver screen strut their stuff on the red carpet and a slew of awards are presented. It’s easy to forget that movie festivals are for us viewers too, and it’s a great way to see the new movies that are being showcased, or in some cases, old ones that are being re-run. If you love the movies, attending one of these movie festivals would be a real treat.
1. Sundance Film Festival, United States
The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is the alternative to Hollywood. It was set up in 1978 as one of the movie festivals to take the emphasis away from Hollywood. In 2013, it was held in January and over 9,000 people submitted productions for inclusion. Only 200 were accepted. Nine movie theaters across the US will be hosting a filmmaker from the festival throughout 2013, so you can get involved without actually being there.