Education is one of the vital components of the Dallas Film Society’s mission and programming. In addition to Q&A sessions and panels at the Dallas International Film Festival’s venues, the Festival holds an annual series of master classes with internationally known filmmakers, composers, producers and actors at area universities and for high school students from all over North Texas.
In support of our continuing mission of educating the next generation of filmmakers, short films from area universities and high schools have been presented in special screening sessions during the past five Festivals. The educational efforts of the Dallas Film Society are not targeted just at the “traditional” student, we also present a series of panels, discussions and presentations for the wide range of film patrons and industry professionals.
For the fifth year in a row, the Dallas International Film Festival produced a series of Talk/Shows at the Nasher Sculpture Center. These panel discussions and presentations took place over the opening weekend of the Festival and featured filmmakers, industry executives, scholars and journalists in a series of discussions on a wide range of topics. Talk/Shows are free and open to the public.
The Dallas International Film Festival also works to provoke discussion and debate on topics of interest and impact to filmmakers and industry professionals. Working with the many professional film and industry organizations across Texas, a series of Industry Speakeasies are always a part of the Festival. On topics from producing and distributing independent films to the challenges of screenwriting in an Internet age, these gatherings are an opportunity for Festival participants to network with film and video professionals from across North Texas and around the world.
For more information about Dallas Film Society Education and Educational Programs, please contact Renee Contreras 214-720-0555 x32 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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