Dallas International Film Festival

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Dallas International Film Festival
Location Dallas, Texas, United States
Founded 2007
Awards Dallas Star Award
www.dallasfilm.org

The Dallas International Film Festival, presented by the Dallas Film Society, is an annual film festival which takes place in Dallas, Texas in April every year.

The most recent Dallas International Film Festival took place from April 3 to April 13, 2014.[1]

History[edit]

The Dallas International Film Festival began in 2007 as the AFI Dallas International Film Festival. The 2010 festival was held from April 8 to April 18, 2010, and featured twelve official selections, including three world premieres.[2] In 2011, the festival was held from March 31 to April 10, 2011. Opening night was held at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, a location in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. The festival was dedicated to founder and chairman emeritus Liener Temerlin.[3]

Awards[edit]

2007
2008
Actor Bill Paxton at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival
  • Target Filmmaker Award - Honorable Mention: Bad Habits
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: The Second Line
  • Special Jury Prize - Best Feature Film: Cook County
  • Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement (Direction): Bongo Bong - Ken Wardrop
  • Audience Award - Best Short: A Day's Work
2009
  • Target Filmmaker Award - Documentary: Prom Night in Mississippi
  • Target Filmmaker Award - Narrative Feature: Gigantic
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Princess Margaret Blvd.
  • Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: The Other Side of Paradise
  • Student Competition: Hug
  • Grand Jury Prize - Texas Film: St. Nick
  • Special Jury Prize - Best Feature Film: Against the Current
  • Current Energy Filmmaker Award: Crude
  • Audience Award - Best Short: Lucy: A Period Piece
  • Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Skin
  • Audience Award - Documentary Feature: Rock Prophecies
  • Dallas Star Award: Kathryn Bigelow
2010
  • Target Filmmaker Award - Documentary: Waste Land
  • Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition (In-Competition): Hold and Carried Away
  • Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement (Direction): Careful What You Wish For - Tim Vogel
  • Special Jury Prize - Documentary Feature: The Last Survivor
  • Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Brotherhood
  • Dallas Star Award: Amber Heard
2011
Actress Judy Reyes at the 2011 Dallas International Film Festival
  • Target Filmmaker Award - Narrative Feature: 5 Time Champion
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: The Legend of Beaver Dam
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film (In-Competition): Crazy Beats Strong Every Time
  • Student Competition: The Robbery
  • Environmental Visons Grand Jury Prize: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement (Direction): The Birds Upstairs - Christopher Jarvis
  • Special Jury Prize - Special Mention for Directing: Green Crayons - Kazik Radwanski
  • Special Jury Prize - Special Achievement (Acting): Surrogate Valentine - Goh Nakamura
  • Audience Award - Best Feature: Snowmen
2012
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film: Nani
  • Grand Jury Prize - Documentary: Tchoupitoulas
  • Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Wolf
  • Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature: Faith, Love and Whiskey
  • Special Jury Prize - Silver Heart Award: The Invisible War
  • Silver Heart Award (In-Competition): 5 Broken Cameras
  • Audience Award - Best Short: Nani
  • Audience Award - Documentary Feature: First Position
  • Dallas Star Award: Gabourey Sidibe
  • Career Achievement in Costume Design: Bernie Pollack
2013
Actor Buck Taylor at the 2011 Dallas International Film Festival
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film (In-Competition): Gun and The Devil's Ballroom and Matriarche
  • Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Pit Stop
  • Student Competition: The First Hope
  • Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature (In-Competition): He's Way More Famous Than You
  • Special Jury Prize - Silver Heart Award (In Competition): Small Small Thing
  • Best HD Feature (In-Competititon): Azooma
  • Audience Award - Documentary Feature: The Crash Reel
  • Audience Award - Narrative Feature: The Kings of Summer
  • Best Feature Documentary Award: Small Small Thing
2014
  • Animated Short Grand Jury Prize: The Missing Scarf
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Short Film (In-Competititon): The Bravest, the Boldest and Easy
  • Grand Jury Prize - Documentary: The Special Need
  • Grand Jury Prize - Texas Competition: Flutter
  • Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature: Hellion
  • Special Jury Prize - Short Film: Easy
  • Special Jury Prize - Shorts Competition: Ni-Ni
  • Audience Award - Documentary Feature: Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
  • Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Noble

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