EVENT DATE: OCTOBER 2021
DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) is an organization devoted to independent film, documentary, and screenwriting from around the world. We advance the careers of filmmakers and Creatives through our award-winning platform, networking, and strategic international partnerships. DIFF accepts a wide range of entertainment properties (Categories) through our Programs (Film Festival, STORYLINE℠, DIFFdocs, and DaVinci Film Institute) to honor the independent filmmaking community worldwide. Categories include long and short format narrative, animation, documentary, music video, and screenwriting.
DIFF operates as a quarterly festival, qualifying finalists and winners in feature, short, documentary, and screenwriting. Winners in these categories are honored with our Vitruvian Award™ and go on to screen at a live showcase event for their shot at the festival’s most coveted award—The Leo. Please visit our FAQ section for answers to our more popular questions.
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Each quarter, DIFF’s Jury and Board of Directors qualify Finalists in feature, short, documentary, animation, and screenwriting. These finalists are then notified via FilmFreeway of their nomination as well as published on the DIFF website. Vitruvian Award™ winners† for each quarter will be announced in September 2021, and go on to screen at our live showcase event in Los Angeles, CA.
† Considered “Official Selection” in traditional festival nomenclature.
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* Subject to change without notice † Vitruvian and Leo Award qualifiers.
“Official Selections” are recognized as Vitruvian Award™ winners at DIFF and are invited to screen at the festival’s live event showcase and remain in competition for DaVinci’s Leo Award.
Please visit FilmFreeway for a full list of rules & regulations.
By submitting your project you agree and allow the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF) to showcase, publish, screen, tease, or otherwise promote the submitted project (Finalist or Vitruvian Award™ winners) and are obligated to your commitment* for the live event.
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* Due to our format, we ask that our Vitruvian Award-winning filmmakers make every effort to attend the festival, however, if it is not possible, DIFF will still require filmmaker(s) to provide film file/s as well as print materials for showcase and Program. Please contact us with any questions.
DaVinci Film Festival proudly accepts entries through our film festival partner, FilmFreeway which offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Submit with confidence by clicking a logo below.