2018 Dallas International Film Festival May 3 – 10

Mark your calendars for the the twelfth edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, which will hit theatres May 3 – 10, 2018.


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.

Buy a Pass. Choose from STAR, FESTIVAL or FILM Pass levels. If you have questions about what passes get you into which screenings, please CLICK HERE. This is the easiest, user-friendly way to fest, AND Pass holders get into the theater before ticket holders!

Once you have your pass, visit DallasFilm.org to plan which films and events you’d like to attend. *A STAR PASS will get you access to all events and screenings. Before the festival, you will receive an email asking you to RSVP to Opening and Closing nights.

Purchase individual tickets. Visit DallasFilm.org and click on the 2018 Film Schedule. Add tickets to your cart and check out! Pick your tickets up at the DIFF Prekindle Box Office at least one hour in advance of your screening time.


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Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) April 9 – 19

news and events from the dallas film society

follow #DIFF2015 online

diff2015            We know that you can’t make it to every film on your list, every red carpet or every Festival event – so we do it for you at DallasFilm.org, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

At DallasFilm.org, you’ll find interviews with DIFF filmmakers shot in the DIFF studios, photo galleries, and DIFF tips and tidbits on the blog.

On our social pages, you’ll find live photos, commentary, videos and more from our events – and not just from us, but from your fellow film lovers, too.

Share your thoughts on the Festival to our official hashtag #DIFF2015 and join the excitement!

check out the DIFF festival guide


Get ready for the biggest movie event of the year! We’ve released our full slate of films, and you can see them all on our online Festival Guide.

With more than 165 films from 32 countries, we don’t have the space to mention them all here. But we’re confident that you will find many movies to love and explore amongst our narrative features, documentaries and short films.

We can’t resist passing along a few highlights though:

The German Spotlight, which puts a spotlight on classic and new films from that country’s talented filmmakers

Free Panel Discussions and Featured Q&As that cover filmmaking topics and celebrate DIFF filmmakers.

Free screenings of classics like RAGING BULL, and family-friendly films like PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE,

Gala Screenings, Awards Presentations, and, of course, all the films in our competitions and showcases.


DART and DIFF have two great ways for you to get around the Festival this year, and receive discounted tickets.

Ride DART to DIFF for a discount! $2 Ticket Voucher Discount to the DIFF with DART Ticket/Pass. (Must be redeemed at the Main Box Office)

Let D-Link be you ticket to DIFF! D-Link services DIFF activities at the following locations: Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, Nasher Sculpture Center, Perot Museum, Dallas Museum of Art and the Crowe Collection of Asian Art.

DIFF family day at klyde warren park, april 11

With a bit of carnival flair, Family Day includes activities, musicians and performances for filmgoers of all ages. The entirely FREE day of fun kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas and concludes with a free family-friendly outdoor screening.

Between performances young film fans can show off their hula hooping skills, get their faces painted, jump in the bounce house or visit our balloon artist to request their favorite balloon animals. Kids will also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun arts and crafts activities.


2. p.m.
Dallas Zoo 4:30 p.m. Lake Cities Ballet Theatre
3 p.m. Story Time with Ann Marie 5 p.m. Arya Dance Academy
3:30 p.m. FTROOP: Revelation Dance 5:30 p.m. Vocalist Erin Kinsey
4 p.m.
Magic with Shel Higgins
7:30 P.M.
DIFF 2015 Family Day is presented by CBS-11 and TXA-21, with support from Downtown Dallas, Inc.

DIFF 2015 online box office is open

There are multiple ways to purchase tickets and passes to the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival.
Our Prekindle Online Box Office features film trailers, synopses, cast and crew lists, and more. Everything you need to learn about DIFF films and filmmakers is just a click away!
The DIFF Prekindle Main Box Office in Mockingbird Station will open on Thursday, March 26. The Main Box Office handles voucher exchanges, ticket and pass sales and merch sales.
Prekindle Main Box Office
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln., Suite 100
Mon-Sat from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun from noon-5 p.m.
If you want to talk it out with somebody, our box office personnel are happy to walk you thought the films and events at DIFF. They can make suggestions that fit your tastes.
Give them a call: 469-828-1719

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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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