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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

467 Bluff St, Dubuque, United States



Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's 25 Coolest Film Festivals, this four-day event brings films and filmmakers to downtown Dubuque. April 26-29, 2018. Every city has a story.

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a four-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors.

The Film Festival will continue to enhance Dubuque’s and the tri-states’ cultural identity and contribute to the excellent quality of life in the area by:

·      Enriching the lives of the Dubuque community
·      Creating an international landscape through progressive visual and interactive art forms
·      Teaching and reaching people through spirited and driven storytelling
·      Challenging and inspiring audiences by creating dialogue around social issues ranging from diversity to sustainability
·      Driving commerce and stimulating economic growth

Using the newly renovated and gentrified downtown as the epicenter, the Film Festival re-creates and rediscovers local downtown businesses as unique and celebratory screening locations. While the Dubuque community continues to grow into a national — and international — cultural destination, it is vital for relevant art forms to continue to emerge and the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival boldly delivers on this mandate. The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is the spotlight that will enable our community to compete with other North American and global cities as a pioneering arts destination.

Please send mail to:  P.O. Box 735, Dubuque, IA 52004-0735
Office Location: 467 Bluff Street, Dubuque, IA 52001


How many stories go untold? Check out our sponsor reel, created by DreamCatcher Productions, then experience new stories through film at #JDIFF2018!

What do you think about Send Us Smokes? This #ReelReveal filmmaker interview made us want to see when it was screening. You can check that out at!

Learn more about the short film The Driver Is Red here and don't forget to check out the filmmaker interview below! The best information comes straight from the source and #JDIFF2018 is giving you the exclusive inside look into our films!

Are you wondering about "The Girl in the Picture"? Well we are! That's why #JDIFF2018 interviewed the filmmaker! Still curious? Go to for more information.

Our short films are so diverse, there is something for everyone! Watch trailers and read summaries at #JDIFF2018

Learn more about one of JDIFF's feature films Aquarians with the filmmaker right here and at #ReelReveal

The drama Prenatal is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Tonight's #ReelReveal with the filmmaker is sure to have you marking your calendars with this film's showtimes... find them here!

Feature Film alert! Coming your way is a #ReelReveal filmmaker exclusive. The work is "Soul Sessions" and you don't want overlook this drama about the timeless nature of love... find a time here

How much do you know about child labor in today's world? Check out today's #ReelReveal with the filmmaker of Invisible Hands. This documentary can be found at

Hear JDIFF's interview with the filmmaker of Spiritus Lepus right here! Find screening times & locations here

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Heading your way is a second #ReelReveal this morning! Check out what the filmmaker of "Holden On" has to say about this feature film!