Now in its 14th year, The Duluth Superior Film Festival screens numerous independent films, produces music performances, and hosts parties in an extravaganza of film, music, and art. DSFilmFest brings film directors and industry professionals to the Twin Ports for receptions hosted by the festival, Q&A sessions after screenings, and panel discussions.

Our goal is to enhance the film festival experience for filmmakers and audiences; to engage with underserved and rural communities through high-quality cinema exhibition, and to support a network of regional and next-generation filmmakers through diverse screening options and enriching educational opportunities. We welcome submissions of all genres, lengths, and styles. DSFilmFest is a platform for emerging and established filmmakers alike, and we are eager to discover new voices, varied viewpoints, and great stories.

The Duluth Superior Film Festival is a cultural organization dedicated to the role of film and art as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema, to bridge cultures, create and expand community, and to provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities, and educational outreach through regular interaction with great films, filmmakers, musicians, and artists.

Yes Awards. Probably.

Each year The Duluth Superior Film Festival gives a few awards which are not cash.

These awards are almost never identical from year to year, but instead are given based upon the films screened and the significance to the field or genre in which they have been produced.

Yes...Common decency rules and terms apply.

Perhaps it should go without saying, but The Duluth Superior Film Festival's Rules and Terms are to have common decency, respectful treatment of others, and freedom from exploitation... and being nice.

Overall Rating
  • Dan S

    Best festival around. Beautifully programmed, wonderful engaging crowds, excellent presentation, and you get to spend time in one of the coolest towns on earth. There is nothing not to love about Duluth Superior Film Festival.

    October 2023
  • Adam Sekuler

    Duluth is such a special place to hold a festival. It was an honor to screen here.

    October 2023
  • Vanessa Powers

    We were SO honored to be a part of this festival. They're great for networking, great at social media, and screen really amazing films, honestly. We will definitely enter again!

    October 2022
  • Richard Wiebe

    DSFF is the very best!

    October 2022
  • David Ash

    Wonderful fest that gets better every year. Highly recommended!

    October 2022