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 10th - 16th, 2022, 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 2022 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 2022 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
  • Great festival 🌟 Big thanks for selecting my film JUST LIKE WATER 🎬 Greetings from Greece 🇬🇷

    March 2021
  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    January 2021
  • Fabulous festival.. Congrats team.. Keep rocking

    January 2021
  • Excellent festival, very good communication with the team, we always had answers on time, we are also very happy because our film Mambo Man won three awards, Best Foreign Feature Films , Best Screenplay &
    Best Score, many thanks to the director, the festival organizers and the jury. Follow the success in the next ones.
    Edesio Alejandro co-⁠⁠⁠director of Mambo Man
    Academy Member of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences USA & Spain;
    Latin & Grammy Academy Member; National Music Award of Cuba 2020; Doctor Honoris Causa.
    cell cuba 5352633210

    January 2021
  • Mirella Martinelli

    Not a serious festival. My film won the Audience Award, I was in town for the fest and didn't receive a phone call to invite me for the award ceremony! The festival did not mail me the trophy afterwards, like they said they would. Upon reading my first mixed review (this is an edited review), they wrote that the festival director "fought to get you the audience award when there was a tie." What?!?!? If there was a tie both films should share the Audience Award! There were no ballots given out in the live-screening for people to vote. As for other inquiries I had to insist to get some info too. Example: I was told that the Spanish-subtitles version of my film was uploaded for the virtual festival but half-way through the festival I checked and it wasn't available. Disappointing and unethical.

    January 2021
    Response from festival:


    Did you receive an e-mail about the audience award?


    DIFF Team