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Submissions Open For JDIFF

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) is now accepting submissions for its 2019 event. Filmmakers can submit films electronically via FilmFreeway (tinyurl.com/y9cyyldz) or WithoutABox (tinyurl.com/yab7rqqw). Submissions will be accepted for all categories until February 3, with fees increasing as the date nears.

Voted one of the top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee by MovieMaker Magazine in 2016 and 2017, the eighth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is set for April 24-28, 2019, in downtown Dubuque. About 100 films are chosen as Official Selections each year.

Submission categories and costs include:

  • Best U.S./International Documentary and Best U.S./International Narrative Feature

Regular Deadline, January 14: $60

Late Deadline, February 3: $75

Extended Deadline, February 23: $125

  • Best U.S./International Short I (3-20 min) and Best U.S./International Short II (21-49 min)

Regular Deadline, January 14: $50

Late Deadline, February 3: $65

Extended Deadline, February 23: $95

More than $20,000 in cash and benefits are awarded to winning filmmakers during the festival in categories such as Best Documentary, Best Narrative Feature, and Best Shorts. Travel and accommodations for the top three nominees in each category are paid for by the festival.

Last year there were more than 700 submissions from over 40 countries. Film Freeway lists the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival as one of the top 100 best reviewed festivals on its site.

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