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The Dunedin International Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers to share their original content with the Florida filmmakers community. We accept films of all lengths, and they are categorized. We specialize in Reel Good Movies. Diffestival will continue to develop the film community in Florida and bring awareness to the growing arts and cultural city of Dunedin, Florida. We organize cinematic experiences and live performance entertainment for one week in the cultural corridor of Pinellas County, Florida, USA.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve artist platforms for performance art. Your membership will fund our mission. We mobilize our teams of volunteers to build un-conventional performance stages throughout the city of Dunedin. Join us and see what a passionate team can accomplish.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve artist platforms for performance art. Your membership will fund our mission.
We mobilize our teams of volunteers to build un-conventional performance stages throughout the city of Dunedin. Join us and see what you can accomplish when you get a passionate team to focus and entertain.
The Dunedin International Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers to share their original content with the Florida filmmakers community. We accept films of all lengths and organize them by category. We specialize in Reel Good Movies.
Diffestival will continue to develop the film community in Florida and bring awareness to the growing arts and cultural city of Dunedin, Florida. We organize cinematic experiences and live performance entertainment for one week in the cultural corridor of Pinellas County, Florida, USA.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 - 2021 MEMBERS
Austen Van Der Bleek
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 - 2020 MEMBERS
We gather every month in person or online to watch films and discuss how the film industry in Florida is evolving. Join the membership today and contribute to the essential conversation necessary for the thriving film industry in Florida.
Cameron has a short lifetime of movie making experience from growing up on film sets in Orlando Florida during the 80s and 90s. She was on the board of directors for the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival while working in luxury brand advertising in Hollywood, CA. Cameron directed Rachel's Law, produced in Dunedin, Florida. Her international experiences at Cannes Film Festival from 2015 – 2019 have helped curate an extraordinary program. Cameron is the President and Director of Programming for the Dunedin Film Festival.
Filmmaker Hallie James-Booth’s lifelong passion for film moved her to earn a BFA in Screenwriting at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She lived many places before coming to Dunedin in 2012 and she instantly fell in love with this town and knew it was home. Dunedin International Film Festival combines two of her greatest loves, movies and Dunedin, Florida. Hallie is the Vice President and Volunteer coordinator for the Dunedin Film Festival.
Paul Cook, also known as DJ BackBone, can be found throughout Pinellas County hosting specialty music nights. His business, MultIPlayer Agency, is known for throwing Instant Parties and elevating private and corporate events. Paul is the host of the infamous Jaget Gam at the Dunedin Brewery and his license plate says “DJ4HIRE.” He teaches music theory classes to aspiring DJs at local schools. Paul is the Treasurer of the Dunedin Film Festival
As a Dunedin resident for over a decade, Jesika brings her passion for service to the Box Office by meeting and greeting the filmmakers, visitors, and locals of our delightful City of Dunedin! Jesika also serves on the Auxiliary Board of our VFW Post 2550. The Dunedin Auxiliary supportsour veterans and their families. When she is not volunteering in the community, she is most likely listening to Hair Metal or watching crime documentaries.
Yhali Ilan is the creative art director of the Dunedin Film Festival. He is best known for his caricature and mural work in Downtown Dunedin, Florida. Yhali is the founder of the Dunedin Art Cave and leader in art creation throughout the city of Dunedin.
Katie Ducharme has been singing and acting professionally since the age of six, she is an actor, and licensed realtor. Katie coined the title of #1 realtor in the city of Dunedin, selling over 50 million dollars worth of real estate since 2015. She won Coastal Properties Group Rookie of the Year in 2015 and has been a Chairmen’s Club member since 2016. Katie is a member of the Architectural Review Committee for the City of Dunedin and has been the official National Anthem Singer for the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training singing the Canadian and American Anthems since 2014.
Kristina Garcia has worked for Dunedin Beacon for over 3-years. She loves her community and for years Kristina has had a passion for Theatre. She spent several years acting, singing and even backstage. Kristina has performed at both the State and National level for many competitions and is a lifetime Thespian (National Honor Society for Drama) member. Her commitment to our organization comes from the heart. Kristina is the secretary for the Dunedin Film Festival.
Sheree Johnson is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor. Sheree has worked in every aspect of the filmmaking process. She is proficient in all facets of the work, starting with pre-production and shooting, to right on through the post-production process. Sheree is an active member of the WIFT (Women In Film & Television) Tampa/St. Petersburg who presented Sheree with the 2019 WIFTY Rising Star Award. 2020 Sheree joined the Film Tampa Bay Advisory Board whose mission is community involvement.
An avid ideas person, Kristin is a creative working for the innovation team at BuzzFeed in NYC. She lives in Brooklyn and is active in the yoga and art community there. Her favorite movie is Pulp Fiction and has been practicing the drums to pursue her actual life dream of becoming a touring musician. Kristin Is the chair of the Marketing Committee for the Dunedin Film Festival. Contact her if you are interested in placement for the monthly newsletter.
Austen van der Bleek is the Creative Director of Open House Conspiracy. He has been organizing events since his London experience in 2011. Austen’s dedication to the craft earned him ‘Best Club DJ’ in 2019’s Best of the Bay awards. He has played at SXSW, Detroit around Movement Electronic Music Festival, Hulaween and Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival.
Julie creates high-quality programming. She is a producer, director and editor with 30+ years of experience in the film industry. Julie has a 20-year relationsh\ip with Telluide Film Festival and brings her expertise to Dunedin. She volunteers with local festivals, interviewing film makers, screening films and helping with whatever is needed. “Collaboration is an art. I love storytelling and helping others. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time.”
Madison is the founder and host of 6 Degrees Dunedin. She is passionate about people, a master connector and transformational speaker. Madison hosted the red carpet at the Dunedin Film Festival 2020. She is a life long resident of Dunedin and aspires to share Dunedin, Florida with the rest of the world. Madison is the host for the Dunedin Film Festival Podcast.
Kirsten is a former New York broadway actress and reality television star. She found a permanent home in Dunedin, Florida after having her special needs daughter Carsen. Kirsten owns and operates ProArtsFL.com, a singing and acting school for children and adults. To see more of Kirsten's talents, look at the photo directly below this paragraph and "bow to the Queen."
If you are interested in joining the board of directors, become a member first. Annual membership fees are $50. Once you become a member, you can join one of our planning committees. The benefits of volunteering your time are boundless. We have become a tribe of creators who gather in the name of film and performance art. Dunedin, Florida is a very special town that thrives on community participation. Are you willing to participate?
We partner with ProArtsFL.com to produce FREE community events in Dunedin, FL while creating paid "gigs" for artists.
We mobilize our teams of volunteers to build un-conventional performance stages throughout the city of Dunedin. Join us and see what can be accomplished when you get an impassioned team to focus and entertain.
Our community is full of people who want to help make art. Our members are current a former producers, editors, painters, actors and film makers. We are all teachers.