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Special Screening at Voices: STYLE WARS


In support of the ‘Streetwise’ event at Voices from the

Warehouse District, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will host a special screening of the hip hop documentary “Style Wars” on Friday, Sept. 25.

Directed by Tony Silver, this documentary won the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film
Festival and is regarded as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early ‘80s. “Style Wars” captured the look and feel of New York’s subway system
as graffiti writers’ public playground, battleground and spectacular artistic canvas.

There will be a appetizers and a skate show at 6:30 p.m., and the film starts at 8 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment begins immediately after the film. Admission is $20.

Please join us for this great event!

For more details and or questions, please contact
Susan Gorrell at

Photo Credit: Henry Chalfant

Hocus Pocus & Costume Contest


The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and the Grand Opera House invite you to our Family Film Event!

We will screen “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Grand Opera House.

There will be goodie bags, a costume contest, and prizes! Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the costume contest is from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
You must be in lobby of theater before 4:00 pm to be considered for the costume contest.

The cost is $10.

Costume Contest Age Groups:

0 – 6Years Old

6 – 12 Years Old

13 – 18Years Old

19 +Years Old

“Hocus Pocus” Film Synopsis:
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.

Drunk on Disney Podcast Recorded at JDIFF


The podcast Drunk on Disney had the floor during the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival’s Opening Night after party Friday, April 24.

The event, which packed the house at Eronel, featured one of the podcast’s regular comedians, Guy Hutchison, as well as Andy Sipes (voice actor, Code Monkeys & Adult Swim), Zac Knutson (Director “John Millius” doc, “Marvel 75th Anniversary Special ABC), and Brian Studler (Brothers & Sisters & Star-Crossed).

Attendees sipped on Disney Specialty Drinks created specifically for the event and snacked on Garrett Popcorn. Garrett Popcorn Shops provided their gourmet treats for the event.

The weekly Drunk on Disney podcast features Dana Snyder (voice actor Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Disney’s Fish Hooks, and Epic Mickey 2) chatting with fellow Disney nerds Guy Hutchinson and Bart Scott as they try out different Disney Signature Drinks each episde.

For more information about Drunk on Disney, visit

Photos by Digital Dubuque.

 Submissions open monday, September 14 

Awarding $40,000 in cash prizes!

See PRIZES tab for more information.


The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering new talent, supporting cause-related films and bringing together all elements of filmmaking.