DATE CHANGE: DaVinci Int'l Film Festival Postponed to February 2024

Due to the ongoing industry strike, the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) has been postponed to February 23-25, 2024.

DIFF Board of Directors made this difficult decision after careful consideration. The strike has had a significant impact on the industry as a whole, and we believe that postponing the festival is the best way to ensure that we can deliver the high-quality event DaVinci fans and supporters have come to expect, and more importantly, make room for these very important negotiations.

We [DIFF] are committed to standing in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and the WGA during this time. We believe that their fight for fair wages and working conditions is essential to the future of the entertainment industry.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding and continued support at DIFF.

New Late and Extended Submission Deadlines below. For more information, please visit our website: www.davincifilmfestival.com or contact us directly: info@davincifilm.org


DaVinci's Junior Leo Awards Program is an all new, FREE TO ENTER, U.S. student film showcase event, honoring High School, University, College, and Vocational students with a Jr. Leo Award and sponsorship prizes. November, 2023 marks DIFF's inaugural Jr. Leo Program.

Official Vitruvian Selection® and showcase at DaVinci International Film Festival, a physical Jr. Leo Award, Certificate, DIFF Online distribution, and sponsorship prizes.


18+ years old
Valid student ID (This will be verified with school/organization)
United States Residents Only
Vocational (Trade), High School, University, and College students are eligible


Short format (<40 TRT including credits)
Must be able to deliver DCP film file
Narrative, Documentary, Animation categories
Must be available for in-person showcase and awards