Dili International Film Festival (DIFF), is back in 2020 for its second edition.
From 1 October - 11 October
, the Festival will follow up on the success of the inaugural event - in a new form, and with more access to film for local filmmakers, communities and movie fanatics in Timor-Leste.


This year’s theme for the competition is
2020 - Adapting to Change



SEE WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR IN DIFF 2019

COMPETITION


FEATURE FILMS (80 min+)

• NARRATIVE
• DOCUMENTARY

SHORT FILMS (45 min or less)

• NARRATIVE
• DOCUMENTARY
• MUSIC VIDEO

• PSA (PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS)

DIFF invites film makers from across the world and within Timor-Leste to submit their films and share their messages about change, in all its forms, in this new era.

DIFF 2020 will be modified to host mainly open-air screenings, at our popular Beachside Cinema for the international films and with mobile screening unit “Cinema Lorosa’e” for local communities at different locations in Dili and the surrounding areas, screening films adapted to Tetun and important messages in form of PSAs.

Country representations and private venues will be invited to join in and host their DIFF screenings, with all content curated by the DIFF team and the international partners. Our workshops, panel discussions and training sessions for local filmmakers and will be catering to a selected audience.


Lena Lenzen - Festival Director



“Looking at our world at this time, we have amended this year’s theme for the competition to “2020 – Adapting to Change” We are looking forward to seeing the visions of international creatives. The world is facing unprecedented challenges and in order to strive and to create balance, we need to adapt ourselves, our techniques, how to share our knowledge and how to stay close to each other even when physically apart.”

VENUES


Platinum Cineplex Dili Timor Leste

PLATINUM CINEPLEX

Timor Plaza, CBD 4, Dili

Fundacao Oriente Dili Timor Leste

FUNDAÇÃO ORIENTE

R. José Maria Marques 78, Dili

Beachside Hotel Cinema Dili Timor Leste

BEACHSIDE CINEMA

Areia Branca, Metiaut, Dili

TEAM / PATRON


DIFF is a Timorese registered association, with a board of local and international film and cultural folks who turned their shared passion for cinema and storytelling and their love for the country of Timor-Leste to running an annual film festival focusing the spotlight on Dili.

The Festival is founded by Michael Smith, entrepreneur, adventurer and founder of Timor’s Cinema Lorosa’e and Screens Without Borders cinema programs together with Festival Director Lena Lenzen of award-winning Dili based Pixelasia Productions Dili.





Lena Lenzen
Festival Director


Michael Smith
Founder and Chair


Melly Fernandes
Cultural Officer


Natalino Guterres
Inclusivity Adviser


Angelo Alves
Cinema Operations



Ann Turner
Judge


Wayne Lovell
Judge


Matthew Wilkinson
Social Engagement Officer


Goncalo Mereilles
Secretary



Dr. José Ramos-Horta
Patron




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