Dili International Film Festival (DIFF), is back in 2022 for its fourth edition.
Starting at the end of September, 2022, DIFF will take place in Timor-Leste - Asia's youngest country's capital Dili to celebrate creativity, together with local filmmakers, communities and movie fanatics.


This year’s theme for the competition is
2022 - RESET!



SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN PREVIOUS DIFF EDITIONS!

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 share their visions. Festival Patron José Ramos-Horta is looking forward to films from different backgrounds to be shown in his beloved country.

DIFF will host mainly open-air screenings - this way, we can ensure to invite our viewers to come, watch and experience DIFF's hospitality - thanks to our amazing sponsors and partners. In 2022, we are keeping our fingers crossed to invite international guests again.

Our workshops, panel discussions and training sessions for local filmmakers will be catering to a selected audience of young and upcoming Timorese filmmakers, partly using interactive online tools.


Michael Smith - President and Chair:



"The 4th DIFF comes after flooding and a plague, the ever resilient Timor-Leste bounces back, we will share uplifting
and empowering movies from around the world and help locals to tell their own stories. It’s time to Reset!”


Lena Lenzen - Festival Director



“We have been extremely blessed to host in-person screening events for every DIFF Edition
and are looking forward to welcoming international guests and tutors again.

Our DIFF alumni are ready for another round of workshops, eager to participate in our DIFF22 National Short Film Competition
and of course get inspired by our international submissions."

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, founder of Screens Without Borders and Timor-Leste’s Cinema Loro sa’e, together with Festival Director Lena Lenzen of award-winning Dili based Pixelasia Productions.

The board includes a broad range of skills, with Lena Lenzen as Festival Director, Michael Smith as President and Chair, renowned musician Melly Fernandes, lead of the band Galaxy as Cultural Officer, LGBTI activist Natalino Guterres as Inclusivity Adviser, international TV journalists Ann Turner and Wayne Lovell as judges, Angelo Alves as cinema officer and Goncalo Mereilles as secretary of the association.





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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