Mission

The Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier event taking place in February each year.

DIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International
and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience
through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of
year-round events. DIFF aims to offer memorable experiences
through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers,
actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate
about the future of film as an art form.

VISION
DIFF will further consolidate its position as Ireland’s most popular film festival
and one of the top ten film festivals in Europe.

VALUES
PASSION / DIFF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of film, across
all its many genres and source cultures. DIFF is a particular champion of, and
advocate for, Irish cinema. It is committed to introducing Irish audiences to
provocative, inspirational and thought-provoking international cinema which
might not otherwise be seen here.


EXCELLENCE / DIFF is committed to the delivery of best-in-class
programming as well as high-quality, diverse audience and filmmaker
experiences.


SUPPORT / DIFF believes in supporting the work of filmmakers and facilitating
the development of film practitioners by providing a platform which showcases
talent, offers learning opportunities and creates a forum where valuable new
working relationships can be formed.


– RESPECT / Trust and mutual respect are central to DIFF’s relationships with
its audiences, filmmakers, supporters and stakeholders. The organisation
strives to ensure true collaboration in all its activities.


– REPRESENTATION / DIFF aims to be an inclusive and diverse organisation
that promotes and delivers equality of opportunity regardless of race,
ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation across all its activities, from
programming and audience development to employment policies.


– INNOVATION / DIFF will continue to explore the most innovative technologies
and strategies available to curate and present the ever-changing art form of
the moving image for its audiences.


– ACCESSIBILITY / DIFF strives to ensure that all its audiences have access to
its full programme.

DIFF’s 2018–2022 Strategic Plan available here