There are so many reasons to attend a film festival in 2019. Of course it will give you the opportunity to watch some suspenseful, humorous, and romantic flicks. But attending a film fest is also an amazing way to enter the world of creativity and appreciate some amazing art.
In our day-to-day lives, we are forced to adhere to society’s strict rules. Everything from the perfect cover letter format to when we our allotted time for a lunch break is nicely and neatly laid out for us. When you attend a film fest, you can let yourself go and truly enjoy the moment while you sit, relax, and take in a spectacular film.
Interested in experiencing some enriching art in the form of film in 2019? These are the best film festivals in North America this year.
Seattle International Film Festival
This is by far the largest film festival in the United States and it is well worth attending. This fest happening in Seattle from May 16th to June 9th has been going on since 1976. It features over 400 films, shorts, and documentaries during this time from some of the most impressive creative minds around the world.
If you’re hoping to attend SIFF, you have a few options in terms of SIFF passes and packages. You can get a Platinum pass for full access to all films, or choose a different package based on your needs. Even if you will only be in Seattle for a short time, it is worth stopping in for a film or two.
New Orleans Film Festival
The New Orleans Film Festival isn’t the only reason to visit this cultural rich city, but it is definitely a big one. This year will be the festival’s 30th year running, so you can expect a pretty impressive lineup. Come visit New Orleans to eat beignets, listen to smooth jazz, and watch artwork on the big screen.
Toronto International Film Festival
This year will mark the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival. It has one of the highest attendance rates in the world for a film festival and brings almost half a million people to the city each year. Since its founding in 1976 TIFF has continued to impress audience members from around the globe. Become a TIFF member to receive movie tickets all year round.
Calgary Underground Film Festival
As you can see there is no shortage of film festivals in Canada this year. One of the most under-the-radar ones is the Calgary Underground. Attending this event will be nothing short of a unique experience; this festival is known to defy the norms of the film industry. You can expect to watch everything from horror to sci-fi to comedy.
This year the films will be playing from April 22nd to the 28th and each one will play from 7-9pm. The best part about the CUFF is that it is one of the most budget-friendly fests out there. Last year the cost of attending a single film was just $7 and an all-access pass for the full week was $89.