What does “Festival” mean?

Posted on March 3, 2009. Filed under: Definitions | Tags: |

A commenter on the Suggest A Definition page, has asked for this.

I’ve noticed the FESTIVAL tag popping up recently. I’m assuming it’s regarding the source, but do they mean the normal quality copy that’s being projected, or the low quality (but typically on a dvd already) copy that the translator/subbers work with?

[It is used in the context of..] movie releases, basically. I just remembered that it doesn’t replace the DVDRip tag in all these examples, so it’s probably not indicating the source format. My next best bet would be that it’s akin to the LIMITED tag, just providing some information/explanation about how widely distributed it is. Hm, some movies premier at a festival, so getting a copy then would be really beating the release in most countries. Others I’ve seen have a lot of success in their home country, and thus end up at other international film festivals. *shrugs* Just thinking it’s hard to conclude exactly what your average FESTIVAL tag would be telling you.

Killer Movie 2008 Real Festival DVDRiP XviD-iNTiMiD
Redemption 2007 Festival DVDRiP XviD-iNTiMiD

If anyone knows any more details, and can back their information up, please let us know in the comments below!


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Originally from a film festival, possibly/probably never in theaters. Took me a minute to figure this one out, in the nfo of ‘The Crew’ rip above it has a festival name in parens after the theater release date. Also, Imdb for ‘Redemtion’ – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804522/releaseinfo – torronto film fest.

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