10 Years of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival


Julien Dubuque Film Festival 2021 behind the scenes

Ten years ago, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival was an idea born on the banks of the Mississippi River.


Today, it is internationally recognized as an indie film festival with a keen eye for emerging talent.


The 2021 event marks a decade of innovation and celebration of up and coming filmmakers. Expanded to an eight-days in length, this year the accepted films from both 2020 and 2021 will be screened.


Pre-Festival events take place in Galena, IL on April 16 & 17


Screenings and Film Festival events take place in Dubuque, IA from April 18-25


Indie Film festival in dubuque iowa celebrated 10 years of filmmaking
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque Iowa hosts internationally acclaimed indie film screenings

These images showcase the early preparations and behind the scenes work that goes into the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival.


behind the scenes of the julien dubuque international film festival preparing for 2021 screenings of accepted indie films
Independent filmmakers showcase their creations at the 2021 julien dubuque film festival

Indie filmmakers in the JDIFF celebrate 10 years of showcasing emerging talents

Independent films screened at the 10th annual julien dubuque film festival in 2021

Filmmakers from around the country and world are showcased at the internationally acclaimed Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Indie films across genres are celebrated at the 10th annual JDIFF in 2021

Midwest International film festival hosted annually in Dubuque Iowa enters its 10th year of independent filmmaking screenings

Iowa Julien Dubuque International Film Festival celebrates independent filmmakers and cinematographers



Celebrating midwest national and international independent filmmakers and cinema at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in April 2021
International Independent films screened at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque IA in April 2021


Learn more about the 10th Annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival



Photos by Jack Meggers for JDIFF

Words by AMIDST