Ranked again in 2022 as one of the top 50 film festivals worth the submission fee by MovieMaker Magazine and one of the top reviewed FilmFreeway, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is known for its networking opportunities, best communication, quaint location, great programming, friendly staff & volunteers, inquisitive audience, multiple screening opportunities, workshops, panels, amazing events and parties and so much more! JDIFF is ALL about the independent filmmaker and is truly geared for the best experience!
Dubuque, Iowa, located right alongside the Mississippi River, is a perfect place to host the festival. As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.
The festival runs April 26-30 in Dubuque.