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.