Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
Ms. Gráinne Humphreys
Ms. Sarah Ahern
Year of Foundation 2003
Event Date from 03 March 2021 till 14 March 2021
in Dublin, Ireland
Sections Special Presentations; Official Selection: International; Official Selection: Irish; Out of the Past; Reel to RealCategory Short, Feature, Documentary, First Feature
Terms of Entry All films considered must be Irish premieres. Projects completed after 1 September 2019.
Submissions are accepted through Film Freeway.
The festival only accepts feature films or documentaries of 60 minutes or more, shorts: max. 30 minutes.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Registration Deadline Late deadline: 18 September 2020 ($65 USD)
Extended deadline: 16 October 2020 ($65 USD)
All short film submissions: $35 USD
Attendance Figures 30,000
Participants of the Film Industry Invited are a range of national and international distributors and journalists, international festival programmers, film creatives, producers and more.
Prizes/Awards Audience Award; Discovery Award; Dublin Film Critics Circle Award; Fantastic Flix Award, Shorts Award
GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak (DE/AT, DOR FILM-WEST Produktionsgesellschaft)
THERE IS NO EVIL (ES GIBT KEIN BÖSES) by Mohammad Rasoulof (DE/CZ/IR, Cosmopol Film)
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
Number of Films Shown over 100 movies from 50 different countries
Media Coverage DIFF have media partnerships with The Irish Times, Entertainment.ie, RTE Radio One.
Evaluation Established in 2003 the festival has become Ireland's main feature film festival and takes place in Ireland's capital city over the course of eleven days each Spring. At the festival’s heart are its audiences. The festival is the host of international guests and also offers a wide range of networking events for filmmakers such as masterclasses, panel discussions and conferences.
The festival is a good platform for distributors to launch their film prior to their national release. The 2021 festival will take place as a hybrid edition with outdoor screenings, drive-in sessions and showcasing films on the festival’s online platform.