DIFF Filmmaker Yen Tan (PIT STOP) shares his screenwriting tips and influences
Yen Tan’s feature-film writing and directing credits include CIAO (2008) and PIT STOP (2013), which won the Texas Competition Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 DIFF. DFS Senior Programmer Sarah Harris gets his thoughts on screenwriting and the process of developing a film.
Now Streaming: Watch Four Incredible DIFF Documentaries Online
NOW STREAMING: These documentaries transfixed audiences at the Dallas International Film Festival. Now you can watch them online.
Second Look: Shorts from the 2012 Fest
The inventiveness of shorts filmmakers never ceases to amaze us. Submissions for the 2012 Dallas international Film Festival include a breakfasting lost soul, a chicken in the city, a twist on history, and a conflicted father-son relationship. Watch them again.
Cinemark Classic Series sponsored by the DFS
The Cinemark Classic Series brings some of 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, expertly presented with the full movie-theater experience.
Thanks for supporting the Dallas Film Society during North Texas Giving Day
Thanks to everybody who donated during North Texas Giving Day. It was our most successful #NTGD yet! Every gift, large or small, will help us continue to educate future generations of filmmakers and bring the leading lights of independent, world and Hollywood cinema to Dallas during the Dallas International Film Festival.
DIFF #tbt: The “Quick Entertainment” Photo Shoot, April 2010
Some of the Festival’s staff and friends got together for a Quick photo shoot at the Angelika to promote the 2010 DIFF.
Photos and Video from DFS Summer Film Camp
The annual Dallas Film Society Summer Film Camp is one of our favorite educational events to put on. Each year we’re amazed by the raw talent we find in North Texas students. Thanks to all the students and instructors who participated in the 2014 workshops.
Congratulations to the DIFF 2014 Winning Filmmakers!
On April 11, The Dallas International Film Festival, presented by AutoNation, announced its 2014 award winners at its annual gala, The Dallas Film Society Honors. Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and presented by Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation with Geoff Hawkes and Sheri Deterling, it was an evening that celebrated the outstanding independent filmmakers of this year’s festival.
Coming Into Town for DIFF? Find a Room With our Hotel Partners
Coming Into Town for DIFF? Find a Room With our Host Hotel, Holiday Inn Dallas Central–Park Cities, or with one of our hotel partners.
Cast Your Vote in the TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest
We’re excited to announce that the TXU Energy Light Up the Red Carpet Student Film Contest is back! TXU Energy invites Texas high school and college students to answer the question: What does energy mean to you?
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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is scheduled for April 9-19, 2015. Festival Passes and Gala tickets will be available late in 2014. We will update the site with information on Festival venues and screenings in March 2015.
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