Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Dubuque, IA 52001


The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place in the heart of Dubuque, Iowa.

Dozens of films from around the world are screened during this 5 day event. During the festival, downtown businesses open their doors to host panels, workshops, film screenings, parties, and more.

This event attracts filmmakers and film lovers from around the world. Recognized as one of the “25 coolest film festivals in the world” AND one of the “Top 50 film festivals worth the submission fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, JDIFF gets bigger and better every year. The festival is among the Top 100 Best-Rated Festivals on FilmFreeway.com (the leading film festival submission website), and has been recognized by Variety, AAA Living, and River Travel Magazine.

Since 2012, The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival has been dedicated to enriching the community and bridging cultures through the education and promotion of arts through independent film. JDIFF acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world and supports diverse and cause-related films.

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