Now in its 13th 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
  • 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
  • Ryan Clancy

    Great festival! It's good to see that DSFF has opened up to more experimental work. The screening rooms are beautiful and the programmers are a joy to work with.

    December 2021
  • I loved this festival. Duluth is a great city and I was honored to show my film MASTER SERVANT to a very appreciative audience. The communication was great - Matthew Koshmrl, Jordan Brown, and Da Hee Kim were excellent hosts from the filmmaker lounge to the filmmaker party on Saturday night. Can't say enough about this festival.

    October 2021