The Inaugural Dili International Film Festival (DIFF) will run in 4 venues across Dili over 5 days (02 - 06 October, 2019) and host film premieres, feature length and short films, both narrative and documentary, with international and local contributions.


This year’s theme for the competition is
TAKE ACTION!

COMPETITION

IN COMPETITION




FEATURE FILMS (80 min+)

• NARRATIVE
• DOCUMENTARY

SHORT FILMS (under 10 min)

• NARRATIVE
• DOCUMENTARY
• MUSIC VIDEO
• PSA (PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS)


OUT OF COMPETITION




RETROSPECTIVE

• NARRATIVE & DOCUMENTARY: 20TH ANNIVERSARY REFLECTIONS

In 2019, Timor-Leste commemorates the 20th anniversary of the referendum for self-rule, a time to look back, and to the future, within and outwards. A film festival is a celebration of storytelling, offering a window to the world, as well as an opportunity for locals to tell their own stories.


Lena Lenzen - Festival Director



“This year’s theme for the competition is Take Action! Which will guide judges and inspire local film makers in their short film submissions. We will screen international and local films side by side, in the hopes to provide inspiration and enable a cultural creative exchange between international guests and local film makers.”

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



CHECK OUT THE VIDEO MESSAGE OF DIFF'S PATRON DR. JOSÉ RAMOS-HORTA!



JOIN US!



LOCAL FILMMAKERS


INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS


RULES & TERMS