The Dunedin International Film Festival is committed to creating a virtual-first program in light of recent societal developments. The film submission, if selected, will be screened during our digital programming January 11th - 17th, 2021, and be considered for an award judged by our Official Judges Board. Should group gathering restrictions lift in the United States, we will program the Official Selection of 2021 in a movie theatre-style setting. The show must go on. #ReelGoodMovies

The Dunedin International Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers to share their original content with the Florida filmmakers community. We accept films of all lengths and they are organized by category. We specialize in Reel Good Movies.

#Diffestival will continue to develop the film community in Florida and bring awareness to the growing arts and cultural community of Dunedin, Florida. We organize cinematic experiences and live performance entertainment for one week in the cultural corridor of Pinellas County Florida, USA.

Best Film
Best Short Film
Best Female Performance
Best Male Performance
Best Documentary
Best Cinematography
Best Score
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Best Animation
Audience Award

DIFF 2021 is Accepting all lengths of films.

If your film is selected you agree to screen the film digitally on our private media browser during the festival year.

Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigate or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. DIFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic Festival. Great communication. Definitely recommend!

    June 2020
  • Tara Gadomski

    very friendly and welcoming festival!

    May 2020
  • Glad to be selected with my animation film 'Fluid'.

    February 2020
  • Wouter Dijkstra

    Glad to be selected and nominated with my film POLARBARRY - LET'S BREAK THE ICE!! - VLOG #207 for this festival. DIFF is not like an average filmfestival. The hardworking community gives it his best to make the festival a great event. The gala is a great way to celebrate the 7 days of film in all of the original little venues.

    February 2020
  • Sheree Johnson

    The DIFF festival was a great week of film, networking and fun. I was lucky to have Data File selected and screen, however volunteering was also fun and I match so many great people in the industry. I'll will be submitting for 2021, (hopefully selected) attending and volunteering. Cameron is GREAT!!!

    January 2020