Darwin International Film Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

2 May 2021 to 26 Sep 2021 Annual Event

With DIFF, Darwin’s unique outdoor screen culture comes to life with visiting filmmakers, Premiere gala events, film industry initiatives and live entertainment.

Showcasing 50 films from over 20 countries, the Darwin International Film Festival celebrates the best of cinema from all corners of the globe, reflecting the vibrant diversity of the Darwin community.

With a focus on South-East Asian cinema, Northern Australia and Indigenous stories, DIFF boasts a unique film program highlighting the incredible talent emerging from the region.

Darwin’s unmatched sunsets, friendly possums and eclectic dining scene all contribute to the laid-back, yet exquisite festival atmosphere you’ll experience at DIFF.

In 2021, DIFF will be held exceptionally in two editions:
In May, the so-called “DIFF 2020: Take Two” will bring you all the exciting stuff that were put on hold in “actual” 2020.

Then, as per our usual calendar, DIFF will be back during eleven luscious Top End September nights.


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Event Dates

Annual Event

2 May 2021 to 26 Sep 2021

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