Educational Programs


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.

The Dallas International Film Festival produces a series of Talk/Shows at venues across the city. These panel discussions and presentations feature filmmakers, industry executives, scholars and journalists who debate 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 call 214-720-0555 or




DFS Members receive invitations to year-round films and events, reserved seats at screenings with our cultural partners and exclusive benefits at the Dallas International Film Festival.

Your support helps the DFS bring filmmakers to Dallas, offer year-round programming and provide educational events for future filmmakers.

We have a membership level for every budget. JOIN NOW! »

2017 DIFF

Filmmaker interviews, photos and stories from the Festival!

Visit #DIFF2017 here! »

2017 DIFF

Filmmaker interviews, photos and stories from the Festival.

Visit #DIFF2017 here! »


Your support helps the Dallas Film Society bring independent films and filmmakers to Dallas, and educate the next generation of filmmakers.


Dallas Morning News

Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright Dallas Film Society. All rights reserved.