The mission of the Dominican Global Film Festival complements that of the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development.

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo -
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development -

In addition to being organized by non-profit organizations, the Dominican Republic Global Film Festival is distinguished for its role in promoting the DR as an excellent location to make and produce films, thus contributing to the Country's economic growth and competitiveness.


The Dominican Global Film Festival presents a selection of the best international, dramatic and documentary films to enrich the country’s film culture and to bring the seventh art into all sectors of Dominican society. The Festival contributes to raising awareness and understanding of global issues through stories about events and people that have left a mark on our lives. It uses film as a way to promote and encourage discussion about social issues, politics and economics.


  • To enrich the film culture of the Dominican Republic.
  • To show a wide variety of films that are generally not available to the Dominican public.
  • To show films that connect with Dominican youth and at the same time expand their appreciation of film.
  • To show films that entertain as well as improve our understanding of global issues.
  • To reach out to people from various sectors and social classes to join together in seeing and discussing the films.
  • To bring modern film culture to the schools of the Dominican Republic; to use film in the schools as a medium to understand global issues, to create proposals and solutions and to promote individual opportunities.
  • To promote the Dominican Republic within the international film industry as a desirable and viable alternative for the industry.
  • To use film to strengthen the economic development of the country.
  • To increase the visibility of the Dominican Republic in the international press.