Promoting arts, culture, creativity, and community,the Durham Region International Film Festival(DRIFF) showcases inspiring films that represent the distinctive voices of independent filmmakers. DRIFF brings an exciting film festival experience to audiences in Durham Region, nurturing community connections with a peek at the behind-the-scenes of filmmaking, while supporting the development of local and international talent.

From the opening night and VIP gala reception to the final day that includes a free special DRIFF series, experience three wonderfully unique locations: the Centennial Building in Whitby; St. Frances Centre in Ajax; and the Biltmore Theatre in Oshawa.

This event offers three days of thoughtful, curated, in-person programming from around the globe, with a focus on Canadian and Durham Region productions. In addition to screenings of short and feature-length films, check out the interactive film workshops and industry panels designed to engage a diverse network of audiences, filmmakers, and collaborators through a shared love of film.

Enjoy DRIFFs 2023 selection of films as you learn about a filmmakers key responsibilities, challenges, and excitement while capturing their vision for the screen. Be part of the audience who determines the best film at the festival, while tasting delicious food and beverages at the local food and beverage showcase.

Come to DRIFF and let the films open your heart, transport you to a new world, educate you or inspire you!

Learn more about DRIFF and get tickets.

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