DaVinci Film Festival

DaVinci International Film Festival Celebrates Its Move
to Washington DC Furthering Its Mission to Support the Arts and Sciences

The DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) curates new growth; Accepting Sponsors for its hybrid live-online 2021 Vitruvian Awards.


The DaVinci International Film Festival is pleased to announce its success in 2020 despite the COVID-19 crisis and is now accepting both sponsors and submissions for its September 2021 event. The festival has transitioned from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to further its accessibility to a global audience while enhancing its brand in the rich arts culture of the east coast. DIFF has already signed on some major sponsors, including Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, Coca-Cola, Final Draft, and Kodak Motion Picture Film to name a few. The festival is currently seeking a “Presented by” title sponsor. 

We flourished amid this pandemic while many others had to shut down. Some for good. Our virtual platform reached thousands around the world who otherwise would not be able to attend, and our sponsors were thrilled to see so much support for the festival during this time — and from the independent filmmaking community as a whole.”  DIFF’s Holly Pelletier commented.

DIFF attracts a diverse participant and attendee base, which is an excellent opportunity for sponsors who are seeking to elevate their brand awareness. The festival plans to run a parallel digital platform for guests who may not be able to attend the September 2021 event, which opens new doors with online promotion opportunities for sponsors seeking measurable results.

DIFF is further committed to supporting the arts by way of an all-new Junior Leo program presented by the DaVinci Film Institute which honors high school filmmakers with scholarships and sponsor prizes, cultivating new opportunities for both filmmakers and sponsors alike.

The ultimate goal is for our curated group of filmmakers, audiences, and sponsors to be like-minded in supporting the arts. To foster a community where talent is ever-developing and our Creatives and guests become so familiar with our sponsors that they become brand-loyal. That’s what ‘Experiencing the DIFF’ is all about — to entertain, inspire, and create a DIFF family,” finished Pelletier.

Members of the media are invited to request virtual and in-person media credentials and interviews with the DIFF team including Founder & CEO, Chadwick Pelletier. The event runs from September 24-26, 2021.  Interested sponsors may learn more about opportunities by visiting: https://davincifilm.org or DIFF’s one sheet at https://bit.ly/DIFF2021. 


DaVinci International Film Festival is produced by 501(c)3 nonprofit, DaVinci Film Foundation Inc., as a premier boutique awards platform celebrating independent cinema from around the world with its prestigious Vitruvian and Leo Awards. The festival governs four main programs including its award-winning screenwriting competition series, STORYLINE, presented by Final Draft®. 

Founded in 2017, DIFF is a TOP BEST REVIEWED film festival, honoring international filmmakers in narrative, documentary, animation, and screenwriting categories.


Holly Pelletier
Executive Director