The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) is the UK's leading organisation promoting and rewarding the best in film, television and interactive media.
More widely known as the "Festival de Cannes", the Association Française du Festival International du Film, created in 1946, is a French association under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, state-approved in 1972. You can see more on www.festival-cannes.org.
The Venice International Film Festival (Italy) takes place every year in late August/early September in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. The festival was first held seventy years ago in 1932, as part of the Venice Biennale. Its main award is the "Leone d'Oro"(Golden Lion).
Berlin International Film Festival, also called the "Berlinale" is held annually in February and is one of the most important European film festivals, placing special emphasis on representing films from all over the World, from the former Eastern Bloc countries to Western countries. Dating back to 1951, The Festival was initiated by the United States, who occupied part of the city after World War II.
US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) has held the annual Oscar presentation since 1929. The Awards are granted by The Academy, a professional honorary organization which has a voting membership of approximately 6000. The official name of the gold-plated Oscar statuette is the "Academy Award of Merit".
The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is the premier showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of non-competitive showcase sections.