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2014 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES CONFIRMED PRIZE MONEY TOTALING $40,000

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AUGUST 5, 2013—The Dallas Film Society has announced that submissions for the 8th annual Dallas International Film Festival open today. The Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) is scheduled for April 3–13, 2014.

In its seven year history, the Festival has established itself as one of the premiere film festivals in North America. Renowned for honoring filmmakers with cash prizes and opportunities, filmmakers and industry professionals have highlighted DIFF as being ‘one to watch’. To date, the Festival has received over 10,000 submissions, screened 1300 films from 50 countries, hosted over 1200 filmmakers and featured 75 world premieres and 21 U.S premieres.

“Considered the filmmakers festival by respected artists and new talent, the Dallas International Film Festival is an open, diverse and fun festival” said DIFF senior programmer, Sarah Harris. “We are dedicated to the mission of showcasing the best films in North Texas and celebrating talents from across the globe. We love film. We live film. And we want to make sure that we create an experience that exemplifies our dedication to filmmakers and their achievements.”

Each Grand Jury Prize winner will receive software, provided by MOVIE MAGIC. The Embrey Family Foundation’s $10,000 Silver Heart Award returns and is presented to the film most dedicated to fighting injustices and creating social change for the improvement of humanity. The lucky filmmakers who win the Texas Competition category will enjoy a camera rental package worth $30,000 for their next production, courtesy of PANAVISION.

Early deadline for submissions is Friday, October 18, 2013. Regular deadline is Friday, December 6, 2013. Late deadline is Friday, December 13, 2013. Information on film submissions and a link to submit is available here.

Confirmed awards for 2014 will include: Grand Jury Prize – Narrative Feature; Grand Jury Prize – Documentary Feature; Grand Jury Prize – Animated Short Film, presented by REEL FX; Grand Jury Prize – Short Film; Grand Jury Prize – Student Short Film; Grand Jury Prize – Texas Competition, presented by PANAVISION; Silver Heart Award, presented by the Embrey Family Foundation; and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short Film.

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