APRIL 25 - 29, 2018

DOWNTOWN DUBUQUE

All venues are           accessible.

DAYS TO GO!

FESTIVAL EVENTS

2017 Events

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

JDIFF SNEAK-A-PEEK

Sneak-a-Peek precedes the Julien International Film Festival,  which begins on Thursday, April 20.  Galena Center for the Arts, an official venue for the JDIFF,  is able to showcase films during Sneak-a-Peek that are related to interests of the Galena Community.

 

4:00pm   |   Animated Kids Programming

7:00pm   |   Short and a Feature

 

Complimentary food & cash bar.

 

GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Galena, IL

Doors open at 6:30pm  |  Screening starts at 7:00pm

 

$10

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

JDIFF SNEAK-A-PEEK

Sneak-a-Peek precedes the Julien International Film Festival.  Galena Center for the Arts, an official venue for JDIFF, is able to showcase films during Sneak-a-Peek that are related to interests of the Galena Community.

 

2:00pm   |   Shorts for Adults

7:00pm   |   Short and a Feature

 

Complimentary food & cash bar.

 

GALENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Galena, IL

Doors open at 6:30pm  |  Screening starts at 7:00pm

 

$10

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 (Opening night)

CELEBRATE CANADA

"seen better with

3D glasses"

Watch 'The Land of Rock and Gold', Filmmaker Q&A and After Party!

In a remote woodland community, a young Cree mother and her 7-year old son find themselves on the run in the wake of the mysterious disappearance of her boyfriend.

 

In partnership with Canadian Consulate

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

Door opens at 6:30pm  |  Show starts at 7:30pm

 

Celebrate Canada After Party @ RIVERBOAT LOUNGE

9:30pm - Midnight

 

Enjoy the Funk, Blues and Rock sound of our musical guests, The Lovebenders

FREE!

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

SILENT FILM SHOWCASE

LIVE music performed with "The Lodger"

This 1927 silent film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was his third feature film. During a rash of gruesome murders by a serial killer known only as “The Avenger”, a mysterious stranger arrives in London and rents a room with the Bunting family.

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

Door opens at 6:30pm  |  Show starts at 7:30pm

 

$25

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

DRUNK ON DISNEY VIP EXPERIENCE

TWO AND A HALF HOURS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

 

HEAR!  THE UNEXPURGATED MUSINGS OF YOUR HOST,

ADULT SWIM’S DANA SNYDER, AS HE HOLDS FORTH ON A

VARIETY OF TOPICS BOTH HUMOROUS AND TITILLATING!

 

SEE!  AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF RARE AND UNUSUAL

VIDEOS FROM THE WORLD-RENOWNED GUY HUTCHINSON

ARCHIVES!

 

FEEL!  THE SWELLING OF PRIDE IN RECEIVING YOUR VERY

OWN DRUNK ON DISNEY ORIGINAL ARTWORK!

 

SMELL! THE INTOXICATING MUSK OF DANA SNYDER, AS

YOU GET UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL WITH THE MAN HIMSELF!

 

ADORN!   YOURSELF IN YOUR FINEST COSTUMERY AND

ENTER TO WIN OUR DRUNK ON DISNEY DISNEY COSTUME

CONTEST!

 

WITNESS!  THE HEATED COMPETITION OF THE DRUNK

ON DISNEY CELEBRITY MATCH GAME!

 

IMBIBE!   IN OUR OWN DISNEY SIGNATURE COCKTAIL!

 

Cash bar with FREE PIZZA!

 

Hosts:

DANA SNYDER, voiceover actor such as Master

Shake “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, Dr. Colosso

“The Thundermans”, Granny “Squidbillies” and more.

 

GUY HUTCHINSON, public speaker, broadcaster and actor.

 

HOLIDAY INN  |  BLUE MOON ROOM

9:30pm - Midnight

 

$15  |  $10 with Silent Film Ticket

Saturday, April 22

Awards Night & Party

A RED CARPET EVENT

Our biggest event, awarding over $60,000 in cash prizes for the best Features, Docs and Shorts screened at the Festival.

 

Join us for a night of celebration, musical guests and many surprises!

 

Complimentary food & cash bar.

 

Musical performances by Ceili Rain, The Lovebenders & The Ruby Blonde Band.

 

The Ruby Blonde Band features Nashville Recording Artist, Lexi Parr, who has traveled all over the tri-states with her band of outlaws rocking stages and back room bars since the age of 16. Born in The Midwest, Lexi evokes shades of Etta yet Thunders like Joplin. She is a 100% original star!

 

Hosted by Dana Snyder & Guy Hutchinson

 

FIVE FLAGS THEATER

Door opens at 7:00pm  |  Show starts at 8:00pm

 

$25 (includes after party)

 

After party immediately following the awards show in arena.

BUY TICKETS

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

KID'S EVENT

SPONSORED BY:

Full access to the new Matter Creative space! Enjoy children's films, interactive activities and so much more!

 

12:30 - 1:30pm  |  Music by Dubuque Fiddlers

 

1:30 - 2:30pm   |   Fun Reading with Guy Hutchinson, author of “Mean Merle and the Pigeon of Frizzante Park” and “Sesame Place” & Dana Snyder, voiceover actor such as Master Shake “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, Dr. Colosso “The Thundermans”, Granny “Squidbillies” and more.

 

Book signing to follow.

 

2:30pm   |   Animated Kids Films with the Matter Creative Mobile (In partnership with Matter Creative)

 

Five Flags Center

12:00 - 4:30 pm

 

FREE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

CLOSING CEREMONIES

The party to wrap up the weekend and announce the Audience Choice Award for 2017!

 

Cash bar and Complimentary Food is provided by LMay and Catfish Charlies.

 

NOVELTY IRON WORKS EVENT CENTER, 333 E 10th Street

6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

FREE!

Peter & Heather TINSMAN

Tim & Christine CONLON