DRIFF brings the film profession to MAD students as they learn the about the industry and aspire to become professional moviemakers.
— Greg Murphy, Dean of Media, Arts & Design at Durham College
It’s very exciting to see your film displayed on the big screen with an audience to react to it.
— Carla Sinclair, Filmmaker


DRIFF screens films from around the world at several Durham venues, offering educational workshops to those who want a closer look behind the scenes.

We invite you to "catch the DRIFF" by supporting this year's festival: Make a significant and lasting improvement to our arts and cultural community. Our programmers and event planners are working hard to deliver value on screen, and our Festival Committee has created best-value choices to help drive your brand recognition, while showing your community support.

Durham's connection to filmmaking has been quietly expanding over the past few years with many big movies and TV shows produced right in our backyard. Film culture is growing in our area and we want you to be a part of it.

Please review our sponsorship tiers and let us know how you can contribute to making Durham a more vibrant, culturally aware community.

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