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Dallas International Film Festival call for entries

CALL FOR Entries
The Dallas International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2018 edition: 

May 3 – 10, 2018


Mark your calendars for the the twelfth edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, which will hit theatres May 3 – 10, 2018. Stay tuned for details on #DIFF2018 Pass Sales!  

The 12th annual Dallas International Film Festival, hosted by the Dallas Film Society, doesn’t just show films; it showcases and celebrates and showcases all types of content….film, television, streaming content and virtual reality. The interaction between story-tellers, audiences and the Dallas community is what we strive to develop from opening to closing, and everything in between.

“See Things DIFFerently” isn’t just our tagline; the 2018 festival moves to a new time of year and will offer new and unique experiences. DIFF18 is a global adventure that boasts premiere screenings, nightly red carpets, daring documentaries, eye-opening short films, exciting television content, bleeding-edge VR presentations, nightly parties, filmmaker panels, award presentations, and an enhanced filmmaker hospitality program that includes city tours and more.

*New this year: The award-winning film for best narrative feature will receive a limited national release from our partner STUDIO MOVIE GRILL.  
Submission Deadlines
Early Bird: December, 15, 2017

Regular: January, 26, 2018

Late: February 2, 2018

We invite you to add your voice to the conversation. 

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LOVING VINCENT Texas Premiere October 7th

You are cordially invited to the 
Texas Premiere of 
7:00 PM Saturday, October 7th 
at the Dallas Museum of Art
LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.
“A truly awe-inspiring portrait of the great Dutch artist that boasts the distinction of being the world’s first fully painted feature film.” – Variety

VIP Ticket – $100 – Includes:
– Wine Reception 5:30 – 6:30PM
– Private Tour of Van Gogh’s ‘Sheaves of Wheat’ Exhibit at the DMA
– Reserved Seating for the Screening &
Post-Film Q&A with Special Guests
– General Admission Benefits Below
*Check-in for VIP ticket holders begins at 5:30PM
General Admission – $50
– Non-Dallas Film Society Members Will Receive
Film Fan Membership and DFS Members
Will Receive 5-Pack of #DIFF2018 Vouchers
(Both a $60 value)
*Check-in for GA ticket holders begins at 6:15PM

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2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9


We’re excited to announce the full programming schedule for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, March 30-April 9.

With 122 films from 31 countries and multiple, panels, events and galas, there’s a lot to talk about. We can’t get to it all here, but you can see it all now at DallasFilm.org.

Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:

DIFF opens a festival-long salute to films of 1967 with our Opening Night Gala, a 50th Anniversary screening of BONNIE AND CLYDE.

Our World premieres include Craig Elrod’s MUSTANG ISLAND, Russ Kendall’s MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET, Jameson Brooks’s BOMB CITY, and Micah Barber’s INTO THE WHO KNOWS!

David Gordon Green will receive the Maverick Award, and Katharine Houghton will attend a special screening of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.

#DIFF2017 online box office opens march 16

The Prekindle Online Box Office for the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival opens on March 16 to the general public at DallasFilm.org.

View all the festivals films and create your schedule in our online film guide. It’s easy to add them to your cart and check out. This year we’re offering print-at-home tickets. Just bring them to your screenings and we’ll scan them. Tickets are only $12.

You can also buy DIFF passes, DFS Honors tickets and, later, Festival merchandise at the online box office.

The Festival’s physical box office opens March 20 in the West Village.

Get ready to fest! Passes to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival (March 30-April 9) are on sale!

A pass is the best way to experience DIFF and attend all the Festival’s narrative features, documentaries, short films and panels. Higher pass levels receive access to the Filmmaker Lounge where you can meet and mingle with DIFF filmmakers.

Festival passes make great gifts for the film lover in your life, or anybody who wants to experience international cinema with us in our second decade.

— from the Dallas Film Society Newsreel

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DFS Newsreel: First 10 Films at DIFF, John Landis, Thin Line Fest, South Asian Film Festival, and more!

news and events from the dallas film society

Dallas Film Society Members help us fulfill our mission and earn great benefits, such as invites to screenings, special events and vouchers to the Dallas International Film Festival. Help bring great film to Dallas!

DIFF’s first 10 films & john landis star award

We’re excited to reveal the first 10 films for the 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival, and announce that acclaimed director John Landis will be at the Festival for a special screening of THE BLUES BROTHERS and to accept the Dallas Star Award.

DIFF will also host the North American premiere of PLAYING IT COOL, a romantic comedy starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan. Making its world premiere at this year’s Festival is the Civil War drama ECHOES OF WAR, starring James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry and William Forsythe.

volunteer for DIFF 2015!

The Dallas International Film Festival is seeking volunteers of all kinds! Sign up today to participate in #DIFF2015 and help us put on the best Festival yet!

We’ll have opportunities for volunteers to help us plan the Festival in the months leading up to April, when we’ll bring to Dallas the best films and most innovative filmmakers in all of cinema. During the Festival, we’ll have opportunities to work in every department, from communications to theaters.

thin line fest this week in denton

Denton’s Thin Line Fest runs through Feb. 22 with a fantastic lineup of documentaries, photographs and music.

Tickets and passes to all the festival’s events are available now online, by phone or at box offices at event locations.

dfw south asian film festival starts feb. 27

The inaugural DFW South Asian Film Festival will screen three days of Texas premieres of features, shorts and documentaries that explore issues affecting South Asians living and working in America and abroad.

Screenings take place at the Angelika Film Center in Plano and include the festival’s opening night film, BRAHMIN BULLS, centerpiece screening, SOLD, and closing film, ROUGH BOOK.

‘adele’s wish’ screens at dma’s late nights
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I

The Dallas Museum of Art presents a free screening of ADELE’S WISH as part of its Late Nights program at 10:30 p.m. on February 20.

The documentary follows the struggle of 92 year old Los Angeles resident Maria Altmann, who sued Austria to recover five Klimt paintings stolen from her family in Vienna by the Nazi’s in 1938, including the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, the world’s most valuable painting. Beginning as a legal dispute, it evolved into a political, cultural and ethical confrontation, forcing Austria to re-examine not only its role in Nazi art thefts, but also its anti-Semitic past.

DIFF 2015 passes on sale now!

A pass to the Dallas International Film Festival is the best way to experience the biggest film event of the year in North Texas.

As always, we have an option to suit every film fan, from our all-access Star Pass that includes invitations to DIFF Galas, parties and more, to our screening-focused Film Pass that offers admission to every regular screening in the Festival.

We have discounted passes for students and industry professionals, money-saving festival vouchers, and more.

cinemark classic series sponsored by DFS

The Cinemark Classic Series sponsored by the DFS brings cinema’s most critically acclaimed films back to big screens around DFW. Each week we hope you’ll find a cherished favorite or a film that you’ve always wanted to see, digitally restored, expertly presented and with the full movie-theater experience.

Films in the series are screened at Cinemark’s theaters in Allen, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Plano (Plano West and Legacy), and Rockwall.

Sunday screenings at 2 p.m.; Weekday screenings at 2 & 7 p.m.
March 1 & 4: CHARADE
March 15 & 18: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
March 22 & 25: REAR WINDOW
March 29 & April 1: GIGI

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