Dublin Independent Film Festival welcomes you to our second edition, in the home of Guinness and Irish cinema!

RSVP to our 2019 event here.

An event organized for both independent filmmakers and cinema-goers who love to discover niche films and artists.The festival’s judges and programmers come from different film backgrounds and are eager to put together an exciting and truly high-quality program of indie films.
Dublin Independent Film Festival’s aim is to discover new talent, films and filmmakers with potential, and to recognize the collaborative work this art form is funded on.
The program will focus on independent films of different genres, with no limitations on length, style or country of origin.
The festival is open to everyone regardless of budget and experience.
Submit your films for a chance to be screened in front of a live audience in the Light House Cinema in Dublin!

DIFF is run in association with Close:Up, a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network with filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.
We are now open for submissions for our 2020 event.

We are excited to announce this year's special panel of judges, who will be selecting the winners of specific categories:

Daniel F. Holmes
Judge for Best Short Film

Roisin Kearny
Producer, Screenwriter
Judge for Best Screenwriter

Mark Byrne
Judge for Best Comedy

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Check out our first edition at the Light House Cinema (Nov 2018)