Are the films rated?

The Festival’s Selection Committee has viewed all the films and rated accordingly as:

F  for Family, GA for General Audience, and M for Mature.


Do I bring my printed Ticket Receipt to the event?

YES AND NO! Let us explain...

Print the ticket receipt and bring to the Hotel Julien box office for the actual film ticket.


Passes/Tickets for The Opening Night and Celebration Party, The Silent Film Screening, or The Awards Night and After Party can be picked up at our event Box Office, located in the lobby of the Hotel Julien Dubuque, at 200 Main Street.


How do I buy tickets?

Please visit the Tickets page for all ticketing information, schedule of events, rules and regulations, and pricing and package specifics. Ticket options include: All Access Pass, Individual tickets, special event(s), and student discount options.


How do I get the latest information?

This website is continuously updated, so keep checking our main page as the festival approaches. You can also follow the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on Twitter. During the Festival, we will tweet about last-minute tickets, breaking news, and more.

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What else is happening besides film screenings?

The Julien International Film Festival is much more than just movies. Enjoy what Dubuque has to offer by visiting Travel Dubuque or attend one of our FOUR special events held in conjunction with the festival and/or the filmmaker/independent Panels. Either way, your visit will sure to be packed with much excitement!


Where do Julien Dubuque Film Festival screenings and events take place?

Please visit the Venues page for more information.




What makes Festival screenings unique?

The director, cast, and crew are often on hand for a Q & A after the screenings.
You have an opportunity to see great Independent films that you may never have had a chance to see. You may even be lucky enough to see the next big hit before its official release. The venues are fun, quaint and intimate. What a great way to enjoy Independent film making at its finest.

By the way, in 2013, just its 3rd year, JDIFF was voted as one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine.


Where can I park when we arrive?

FIVE FLAGS PARKING RAMP - 100 West 4th Street:

Free Parking! This ramp is located on 4th Street between Main and Iowa Streets.



Daily fees apply at $2.00 for the first hour and $0.50 per hour thereafter with a maximum of $8 per day. Automated cashier equipment is available when the cashier is not present. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted in addition to cash. This ramp is located on Iowa Street between 6th and 8th Streets.


Where can I stay?

The Hotel Julien and Holiday Inn are the official hotels of the festival. Please visit the HOTEL page for more accommodation information.


Where is Dubuque?

Dubuque, the tenth-largest city in the state of Iowa is located along the Mississippi River and lies in the junction of these states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area. It serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area.


Need a Map?

Click here to access maps of Dubuque Downtown, City of Dubuque, Dubuque County, regional maps, and others.


Is there an Airport?

Yes there is! The Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) provides quality, viable competitive airport services and facilities. Our airline partner, American Eagle, offers regional jet flights through Chicago O’Hare and beyond.

Other neighboring airports include:

CID (Cedar Rapids): 70 miles

MLI (Moline/Quad Cities) 75 miles

MAD (Madison, WI) 80 miles

RFD (Rockford, IL) 100 miles

ORD (Chicago, IL) 180 miles