As filmmakers, we understand and appreciate what it takes to make a quality picture. Our aim at this festival is to not only recognize the best in independent cinema from around the world, but also celebrate many of those below-the-liners who largely to unnoticed or unrewarded — those who often are not given the stage, yet play important roles in seeing a project through. From HMU to theatrical creative; P&A to storyboarding … it all plays out here at DIFF.
Our point of view is that DaVinci was the epitome of the creative and divergent mind, and so we set out to celebrate much of the same here.
With over 50 years of combined professional industry experience, we invite our fellow film and television Creatives to submit their projects, and be a part of our mission and family, to honor those who work toward a locked picture; to celebrate Creatives who continue to raises the bar in our industry, and to award those who work silently, but in concert toward this very moment.
DIFF operates as a quarterly online film festival, awarding the “Best of” in over two dozen categories, with a few “Honorable Mentions”. Please note that our categories are subject to change at any time without notice. Those filmmakers who pick up the Vitruvian Award for our narrative feature and short formats, will be invited as our VIP Guest to attend a red carpet Showcase Event in Los Angeles at the end of the year, and be in the running for The Leo award.