Showbiz Events Calendar


Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
January 
Jan. 13 Golden Globes - Winners variety.com/goldenglobes www.goldenglobes.org/ Los Angeles
Jan. 17-27 Sundance Film Festival variety.com/sundance www.sundance.org/festival/ Park City, Utah
Jan. 3-14 Palm Springs Int'l Film Fest variety.com/festivalcentral www.psfilmfest.org/index.aspx Various locations in Palm Springs, Ca
Jan. 22 Academy Awards - Oscar - Nominees variety.com/oscars www.oscars.org Kodak Theater
Jan. 26 DGA Awards variety.com/dga www.dga.org/ Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles
Jan. 27 SAG Awards variety.com/sag www.sagawards.org/ Shrine Auditorium
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
February
Feb. 1 PGA Awards variety.com/pga www.producersguild.org/pg/ Beverly Hilton
Feb. 5 ICG Publicist Awards variety.com/icgpublicist www.cameraguild.com/ Beverly Hilton
Feb. 7-17 Berlin Film Festival variety.com/berlin www.berlinale.de/en/ Various locations in Berlin
Feb. 8 Annie Awards variety.com/annie www.annieawards.org/ Royce Hall
Feb. 9 WGA Awards variety.com/wga www.wga.org/  
Feb. 10 BAFTA Awards variety.com/bafta www.bafta.org/ Royal Opera House (London)
Feb. 10 Grammys variety.com/grammys www.grammy.com/ Staples Center
Feb. 10 Visual Effects Society Awards variety.com/ves www.visualeffectssociety.com Kodak Grand Ballroom
Feb. 14 NAACP Image Awards variety.com/naacp www.naacpimageawards.net/ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Feb. 16 Art Directors Guild Awards variety.com/adg www.artdirectors.org/incEngine/ Beverly Hilton
Feb. 17 ACE Eddie Awards variety.com/ace www.ace-filmeditors.org Beverly Hilton
Feb. 18-22 Game Developers Conference variety.com/gdc www.gdconf.com/ Moscone Center (San Francisco)
Feb. 23 Independent Spirit Awards - Winners variety.com/spirit www.filmindependent.org/
spiritawards/
Beach Tent in Santa Monica
Feb. 24 Academy Awards - Oscar - Winners variety.com/oscars www.oscar.com/ Kodak Theatre
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
March
March 7-11 SXSW (music and film) variety.com/sxsw http://sxsw.com/ Various locations in Austin
March 7-15 Guadalajara International Film Festival variety.com/guadalajara www.guadalajaracinemafest.com/
english
Various Locations in Guadalajara
March 10-13 ShoWest variety.com/showest www.showest.com/filmexpo Bally's & Paris (Las Vegas)
Mar. 17,
Apr. 26
GLAAD Media Awards variety.com/glaad www.glaad.org/mediaawards Marriott Marquis (NYC), Kodak Theatre (LA), Marriott (SF)
March 29 Kids' Choice Awards variety.com/kidschoiceawards www.nick.com/shows/specials/kca Los Angeles
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
April
April 7-11 Mip variety.com/mip www.miptv.com/ Palais Des Festivals (France)
April 18-20 Comic-Con NY variety.com/comiccon www.nycomiccon.com Jacob Javits Center (NYC)
April 23-May 4 Tribeca Film Festival variety.com/tribeca www.tribecafilmfestival.org/ Various locations in NYC
April 24 - May 8 San Francisco Film Festival variety.com/sffs www.sffs.org/ Various Locations in SF
April 25-27 Coachella variety.com/coachella www.coachella.com/ Empire Polo Field, Indio Ca
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
May
May Upfronts variety.com/upfronts    
May 13 Tony Awards Nominees variety.com/tony www.tonyawards.com  
May 14-25 Cannes Film Festival variety.com/cannes www.festival-cannes.fr/en Palais Des Festivals (France)
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
June
June 8-12 Monte Carlo Television Festival variety.com/montecarlo www.tvfestival.com/ Various locations in Monte Carlo
June 9-13 Shanghai Television Festival   variety.com/shanghaitvfestival www.stvf.com/engArticle/ Shanghai
June 11-15 Maui Film Festival variety.com/maui www.mauifilmfestival.com/ Wailea Arts & Cultural Center
June 12 AFI Life Achievement Award: Warren Beatty coming soon:
variety.com/afilifetimeachievement
www.afi.com/ Los Angeles
June 12-15 Bonnaroo coming soon: variety.com/bonnaroo www.bonnaroo.com/ Farm in Manchester, Tn
June 15 Tony Awards Winners variety.com/tonys www.tonyawards.com Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
June 19-29 Los Angeles Film Festival variety.com/losangelesfilmfestival www.lafilmfest.com/ Westwood Village
June 20 Daytime Emmys variety.com/daytimeemmys www.emmys.tv/awards/ Kodak Theatre
TBD WIF Crystal / Lucy Awards / Honorees variety.com/wif www.wif.org/  
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
July
July 10-20 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival variety.com/justforlaughs http://www.hahaha.com/en/festival/10/ Various locations in Montreal
July 10-21 Outfest   variety.com/outfest www.outfest.org/ Southern California
July 15-17 E3 variety.com/e3 www.e3expo.com/ LA Convention Center
July 24-27 Comic-Con variety.com/comicon www.comic-con.org/ Moscone Center (San Francisco)
TBD Bangkok International Film Festival variety.com/bangkokfilmfest www.bangkokfilm.org/  
TBD TCA Awards variety.com/tcaawards http://tvcritics.org/  
TBD Imagen Awards variety.com/imagen www.imagen.org/  
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
August
Aug. 1 - 3 Lollapalooza coming soon:
variety.com/lollapalooza
www.lollapalooza.com/ Grant Park (Chicago)
Aug. 6-16 Locarno Film Festival variety.com/locarno www.pardo.ch/index.jsp Various locations in Locarno
Aug. 11-16 SIGGRAPH variety.com/siggraph www.siggraph.org/ Los Angeles Convention Center
Aug. 22-24 Edinburgh International TV Festival variety.com/edinburghtvfest www.mgeitf.co.uk/ Edinburgh International Conference Center
Aug. 27-Sept. 6 Venice Film Festival variety.com/venice www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/ Various locations in Venice
Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Telluride Film Festival variety.com/telluride www.telluridefilmfestival.com/ Various locations in Telluride
TBD Montreal Film Festival variety.com/montreal www.ffm-montreal.org/  
TBD Deauville Film Festival variety.com/deauville http://festival-deauville.congres-deauville.com/  
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
September
Sept. 4-7 Rome Film Festival variety.com/romefilmfest www.riff.tv/  
Sept. 4-13 Toronto Film Festival variety.com/toronto www.tiffg.ca/  
Sept. 21 Emmys variety.com/emmys www.emmys.org  
Sept. 25-Oct. 5 Zurich Film Festival variety.com/zurichfilmfest www.zurichfilmfestival.org/en/home/ Various locations in Zurich, Switzerland
TBD Rio Di Janeiro International Film Festival variety.com/riofilmfest www.festivaldorio.com.br/site/ Various locations in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil
TBD San Sebastian Film Festival variety.com/sansebastian www.sansebastianfestival.com Various locations in San Sebastian, Spain
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
October
Oct. 2-10 Pusan Film Festival variety.com/pusan www.piff.org/eng/index.asp Pusan, Korea
Oct. 13-16 ShowEast variety.com/showeast www.showest.com/filmexpo/showeast/ Orlando World Center Marriott
Oct. 13-17 Mipcom variety.com/mipcom www.mipcom.com/ Palais de Festivals Cannes, France
Oct. 30 - Nov. 9 AFI variety.com/afi www.afi.com  
TBD Tokyo International Film Festival variety.com/tokyofilmfest www.tiff-jp.net/en/ Various locations in Tokyo, Japan
TBD Hollywood Movie Awards variety.com/hollywoodmovieawards www.hollywoodawards.com  
TBD American Black Film Festival   variety.com/americanblackfilmfest www.abff.com/ South Beach, Fla
TBD Hawaii International Film Festival variety.com/hawaiifilmfest www.hiff.org/  
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
November
Nov. 5 - 12 American Film Market variety.com/afm www.ifta-online.org/afm/ Loews and Le Merigot Hotels in Santa Monica
TBD U.S. Comedy Arts Festival variety.com/comedyartsfestival www.comedyfestival.com/  
 
Event Date 2008 Events Variety Quicklinks Official Website Location
December
Dec. 8 European Film Awards variety.com/efa www.europeanfilmacademy.org/  
TBD Golden Globe 2009 Nominees variety.com/goldenglobes www.goldenglobes.org  
TBD Grammy 2009 Nominees variety.com/grammys www.grammy.com  


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