The Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) has announced that filmmaker submissions for its fall festival are now open. DRIFF 2022, running September 29 to October 1, will be the first to be guided by the organization’s newly released strategic plan which aims to connect Durham communities through the power of film.

Features, shorts, documentaries, animations, comedies, and student film projects are all invited for submission. Cash awards are given to winners in the following four categories:

  • Best Student Film – $500
  • Best Short Film – $500
  • Best Feature Film – $500
  • Best Regional Film – $1,000

The early bird deadline for filmmaker submissions is April 4.

DRIFF plans to continue drive-in presentations in the summer of 2022 while the festival returns in September.

More details can be found on their website , and films can be submitted here.

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