The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is dedicated to the education and promotion of the arts through celebration of film and to improve the quality of life for citizens. JDIFF seeks to create venues in the community to encourage education and artistic expression, and acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world.
Movie at the Museum
The Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and Dubuque Main Street, will sponsor a FREE outdoor screening of the 1980s classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, on Thursday, August 13, at 8 pm in Washington Park at 7th and Locust Streets in downtown Dubuque.
The pre-film program will begin at 8 pm, with the film beginning shortly after sundown (approximately 8:20 pm). Attendees are encouraged to arrive beginning at 7:30 pm or earlier to claim their place on the lawn; take a short, free tour of new museum exhibitions; and enjoy concessions courtesy of food trucks from Wild Fryers and Candle Ready Cakes, which will be parked in front of the Museum on 7th Street between Bluff and Locust Streets.
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 drunkondisney.blogspot.com/.
Photos by Digital Dubuque.
And the Winners Are….
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa, will awarded more than $35,000 in cash prizes during its fourth annual festival, April 23-26, 2015.
Winners were announced in five categories – Grand Jury, Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, and Best of Iowa – at the Awards Ceremony & Gala on Saturday, April 25.
The largest prize, $15,000, went to the Grand Jury winner, “Angel Azul.” Nominees for that award were culled from nominees for Best Documentary and Best Feature.
The rest of the winners were: Best Documentary: “Angel Azul,” Best Feature: “Reparation,” Best Short: “The Emissary,” and Best of Iowa: “West By Orphan Train.”
“I don’t even know what to say,” said Marcy Cravat, director of “Angel Azul,” as she juggled two awards. “I didn’t see this coming.”
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is committed to building partnerships with filmmakers and film distributors through ongoing activities that include hosting special screenings, filmmaker panels, community events and culminates in the festival each year.
In its third year, MovieMaker Magazine named the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.”