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The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, set for Wednesday to Sunday, April 24-28 in downtown Dubuque, has extended the festivities to cover five days! “We needed another day to fit in all the great panels, screenings, and events we have planned,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. More than 20 features, 20 documentaries and 70 shorts were named Official Selections this year and will be screened at 10 venues in downtown Dubuque. There were over 700 submissions from over 50 countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Cuba, New Zealand, and more. Film Schedule >                                            Watch Nominee Trailers >                    [...]

Travel Back in Time at the Film Festival’s Annual Fundraising Gala

The event will reminisce on the romance and glamour of the fabulous forties.
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will once again put the “fun” in fundraising with its third annual gala, set for Saturday, February 16 in the Harbor Room at Diamond Jo Casino. “As Time Goes By: A JDIFF Hollywood Night” invites you to walk back through the romance and glamour of the fabulous forties with a nod to Casablanca’s Rick’s Café along the way. The suggested attire will be 1940’s vintage glam – reminiscent of the Bogart, Bergman and Bacall era. The event will include a silent auction, live auction, and plated dinner. Peckosh Pediatric Dentistry will be hosting a complimentary cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person and $900 per table of 10. Proceeds directly support the [...]
Runde Auto Group is proud to be a driving force behind the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The 2018 festival is set for April 26-29 in downtown Dubuque. All films are FREE on Runde Free Day, Thursday, April 26. See you at the fest! The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s film Los Lecheros will be featured with a special screening at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival.  The film will be shown at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Before the film at noon, there will be a chance for mingling with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event is free.
Runde Auto Group is proud to be a driving force behind the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The 2018 festival is set for April 26-29 in downtown Dubuque. All films are free on Runde Free Day, Thursday, April 26. See you at the fest! A red carpet screening of the film High & Outside: A Baseball Noir, starring Ernie Hudson, Phil Donlon, and Geoffrey Lewis will close the seventh annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at Phoenix Theatres, 555 John F. Kennedy Rd. Tickets are $10 per person. Director Evald Johnson and lead actor Phil Donlon will be in attendance to discuss the film and answer audience questions following the screening. “Events like this are what make film festivals such a great [...]
Runde Auto Group is proud to be a driving force behind the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The 2018 festival is set for April 26-29 in downtown Dubuque. All films are free on Runde Free Day, Thursday, April 26. See you at the fest! SUPERCON, a Sony film that will soon make its limited theatrical release, will be featured during a special screening at the seventh annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Five Flags Theater, 405 Main St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $10. The 98-minute comedy stars Maggie Grace (Taken, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, The Scent of Rain & Lightening) Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, The Right Kind of Wrong, Legends of the Guardian), Mike Epps (Resident Evil, [...]
Runde Auto Group is proud to be a driving force behind the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The 2018 festival is set for April 26-29 in downtown Dubuque. All films are free on Runde Free Day, Thursday, April 26. See you at the fest! The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will bring together several women in the entertainment industry for a panel to discuss their experiences. The free event will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, in the Hotel Julien ballroom. “The entertainment industry is still a male-dominated field, so it is refreshing to hear perspectives from women involved in the business,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. “We hope this panel will provide an interesting look at the industry and help to encourage women to get involved in filmmaking.”   Panelists include: Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards and Features Editor at Variety Magazine, and two-time Emmy [...]
Runde Auto Group is proud to be a driving force behind the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. The seventh annual festival is set for April 26-29, 2018 in downtown Dubuque. All films are free on Runde Free Day, Thursday, April 26. See you at the fest! The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival has announced 115 films were chosen as Official Selections and will be screened at the seventh annual festival, April 26-29 in downtown Dubuque. View films and trailers More than 700 features, shorts, and documentaries were submitted from over 40 countries. “We have a large team of film reviewers who spend months watching submissions,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the film festival. “We are astounded at the quality of the films that are submitted to our festival and we can’t wait [...]
It’s almost here! Each day of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival offers a variety of film, music, and entertainment. The sixth annual festival, set for April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque, will show films from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (with a few other screenings slated until 10 p.m.), and feature nightly events. “We have a variety of offerings this year so that people of all ages and interests can find something to do,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. “The events, plus the filmmakers here from all over the world, make this a unique event you don’t want to miss.” Thursday, April 20 All films and events on Thursday, April 20 are free, sponsored by Runde Auto Group. Later that day, the [...]
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This is the third installment of a weekly #FilmFestivalFriday series focusing on the sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which is April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque. Runde Auto Group is proud to be the driving force behind JDIFF… from the start!  The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will welcome filmmakers and special guests from all over the world. Here are some of this year’s notable guests: Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost, Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2) will attend her screening of the nominated film “The Scent of Rain and Lightning.” She will be accompanied by director Blake Robbins (The Office, Oz, The Sublime and Beautiful). The 1-hour, 40-min mystery drama tells the story of a young woman who learns her parents’ killer has been released from prison. She is forced to revisit old wounds and discovers [...]
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This is the second installment of a weekly #FilmFestivalFriday series focusing on the sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which is April 20-23 in downtown Dubuque. Runde Auto Group is proud to have been a driving force behind JDIFF… from the start!  DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, April 20 with a little help from the Canadian Consulate. “Celebrate Canada” will be the theme of Opening Night of the sixth annual festival. The feature film “The Land of Rock and Gold” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Five Flags Theater. The 1 hour, 31-minute drama follows a young Cree mother and son in a remote woodland community. They find themselves on the run in the wake of the mysterious
What: Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Night When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, plated dinner at 7 p.m. Where: Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room Cost: $75 per person; $750 per table Tickets: Call 319-670-8001 or email juliendubuquefilmfest@gmail.com   Is this Dubuque or is it Hollywood? You might not be sure when you attend Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room. The fundraiser for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will be a glamorous winter gala, complete with a red carpet and paparazzi. “This is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for a glitzy night out while also supporting the film festival,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. “As a not-for-profit organization, we depend in part on the support of local residents. And who says fundraising can’t be [...]
The fourth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is just a couple weeks away! We are proud to say that Runde Auto Group has been a major sponsor from the start of the festival back in 2012. More than 35 films will be screened Thursday-Sunday, April 23-26. Venues include Stan’s Coffeehouse, Vinny Vannuchi’s, Holiday Inn Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Five Flags Orpheum, Five Flags Majestic, Dubuque Museum of Art, National Mississippi River Museum, Eronel, and Platinum Insurance. There will be fewer films and venues than there were in previous years – a decision that first-year executive director Susan Gorrell said will improve the festival experience, making it easier for attendees to plan a festival viewing schedule. Another major change in this year’s festival regards ticketing. Rather than purchasing a ticket for a specific showing of [...]
It’s been over a month now since the 2012 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival had its impressive inaugural showing. With great success the first time around, the 2013 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival board has been put together and are already setting things in motion for next year’s big show. The official dates for the 2013 festival are Thursday, April 4th through Sunday, April 7th.  No word on participating venues or films planning to be screened as of yet. With the 2013 show planned, taking a look back at the success of 2012 causes immense excitement of what’s to come. It was a beautifully run event filled with participants who absolutely loved their experience… the following are just a few examples of how the 2012 show was received. *Most of the testimonials below are addressed to Christopher Kulovitz & Michael Coty, the Directors of the [...]
———————————————————— Media Downloads Julien Film Festival Informaton Guide – Click on the link to download the Julien Film Festival Information PDF. This file includes film schedule, information about the films, actors, directors, what’s good to eat and more. Film Schedule – Click on the link to download the 4 day schedule of the Julien International Film Festival. ———————————————————— The Tri-State area is ready for all the fun and excitement the Julien International Film Festival will bring.  Luckily for us its happening next weekend! That’s right, the Julien Film Festival is officially starting next Thursday, April 19th and will run through Sunday, April 22nd! We’ve been revved up for this event since we first heard about it last autumn and now we’re more than excited to experience all the magic this festival will provide. Not sure what to see or not sure what the festival entails? We’ve got the info you need, right here! Here’s a sh
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) is just around the corner and there are a lot of heads turning for information and people wanting to know more. If you attended the Reveal Party at the Julien Hotel, you know as well as I, that JDIFF is something to get excited about. Christopher Kulovitz and Michael Coty are the Directors of JDIFF and had some amazing things to say at the Reveal Party… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSHX53Gl2h4] They announced some films, how the Tri-States will benefit from it as well as what we can expect to experience at the Festival, and I must say – I can’t wait. The following information (courtesy of Dubuque365) is a rundown of the events, panels, films and guests that you will see at JDIFF come April 19th. This is just a short version of things to come, be sure [...]
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