Dear friends of DFFF, we hope you are all getting through as best you can at this precarious time in the world.

We are sad to inform you that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s festival – both the features and the shorts.

You've probably seen many other film and arts festivals going online this year, and we think that’s wonderful. For us, though, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival is as much about the community that gathers at the cinema each year as it is the programme we put on - the audience members who come to see the films, who cheer on their friends’ shorts, and who linger in the lobby to talk with us and each other about a wonderful film they’ve just seen. In short, the festival is as much about you as it is the films, and we don’t think we could capture that same spirit of community online.

Also, DFFF is an all-volunteer organisation, and with the demands that Covid-19 has put on all our lives, our little team cannot devote the time and attention that DFFF deserves for 2020.

We do, however, wholeheartedly look forward to DFFF 2021, to bringing on board new team members and ideas, and of course to seeing more work by women in film. If you think you might be interested in working with us to organise a stellar 2021 programme, please do get in touch.

In the meantime, stay tuned to our social media as we’ll be making recommendations for great women-led films throughout the rest of the year, and might even try to organise a “live” viewing or two.

Thank you so much to all the DFFF community, we wouldn’t still be here today without you. Stay safe and healthy out there, and we’ll see you in 2021!

Dublin Feminist Film Festival promotes and celebrates female filmmakers, hoping to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking. This involves considering women on-screen, but also behind the camera, through celebrating and showcasing fantastic female filmmaking, as well as demonstrating that women make compelling and complex characters and subjects.


Details TBC

We will post new rules and terms when we reopen the call for our 2021 season.

See you then!

Overall Rating
  • Great festival and excellent communication. Happy to be a part of it, thanks!

    July 2019
  • Great communication and friendly team. I was sadly unable to attend but the website and pictures looked fantastic.

    February 2017
  • Natasha Waugh

    A great festival to be a part of. The festival team were so welcoming, and the audience was so receptive. The screening drew in a great crowd, and was sold out, no doubt in thanks to the festival's excellent communication.
    One of the best aspects of the festival, is that all proceeds go to Sesane - a Nepalese based charity that works with women survivors of human trafficking. A very worthy, and important festival to be a part of, and one I will definitely be submitting to in the future.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Natasha, you're too kind!

  • Megan K. Fox

    Brilliant festival run by awesome women, championing the work of female filmmakers 💪🏼 thoroughly enjoyed it.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Megan, thanks for coming!