The Dallas Film Society announces
Call For Entries for 11th edition of the
Dallas International Film Festival
(March 30-April 9)
The Dallas International Film Festival today announced a Call for Entries for the 11th edition of the film festival which will take place next year March 30-April 9.
Led by Executive Director Lee Papert and Artistic Director James Faust, DIFF screens feature films, short films, films, television, and virtual reality projects for one of the most enthusiastic and film savvy audiences in the country. Dallas is noted for its red carpet entrances, entertaining Q&As moderated by the festival staff and local journalists, press junkets, filmmaker panels, social events, and community involvement with the daily filmmaker liaison services provided for its attending filmmakers.
During the past 10 years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,687 films representing more than 61 countries, and has presented more than $740,000 in awards. The Festival completed a successful 2016 run in April with 172 films, representing 31 countries and attendance of over 27,000.
Faust said, “For the past decade, the Dallas International Film Festival has been a leader in the state of Texas, as well as the Southwest, introducing audiences to the best of international and independent cinema, as well as celebrating and promoting the work of local filmmakers.”
Narrative Feature Competition
Documentary Feature Competition
Texas Feature Competition
Other film categories featured at the Festival are:
Deep Ellum Sounds (Music Films)
The Festival presents the following awards:
Grand Jury Prize — Narrative Feature
Grand Jury Prize — Documentary Feature
Grand Jury Prize — Texas Competition, presented by Panavision (winner receives a camera rental package valued at $30,000)
Grand Jury Prize – Short Film
Grand Jury Prize – Animated Short Film, presented by REEL FX
Grand Jury Prize – Student Short Film
In 2017 the Audience Awards will be presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation. The award for Best Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature will carry a $2000 cash prize and Best Short film will receive $1000.
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ABOUT THE DALLAS FILM SOCIETY
The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop a better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival is a presentation of the Dallas Film Society and has been named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.” In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and programs in partnership with arts organizations around the city. The offices of the Dallas Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219. For more information about the Dallas Film Society and its ongoing events, visit www.dallasfilm.org or call (214) 720-0555.