Opening Date: 
May 23, 2017
Earlybird Deadline: 
October 23, 2017
Regular Deadline: 
March 23, 2018
Late Deadline: 
June 23, 2018
Extended Deadline: 
August 23, 2018
Notification Date: 
August 30, 2018
Event Date: 
September 15, 2018 to September 17, 2018
Festival Description: 


3625 N. Hall St., Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219, United States

The 2nd annual Dallas International Film Festival, hosted by the Dallas Film Society, celebrates films and their impact on society and will run September 15 - 17, 2018.

At DIFF, the interaction between filmmakers, audience and communit is a highlight of our programming. Filmmakers of selected films are invited to the Festival to participate in a variety of programs. Question and answer sessions after screenings are well attended and lively. A series of panel discussions are held throughout the days of the Festival. 

Awards & Prizes: 
Narrative Feature Competition
Documentary Feature Competition
Short Film Competition
Short Competition
Premiere Screenings
World Cinema
Latino Cinema Showcase
Family Films
Midnight Specials
Special Presentations
Best Feature
Best Short
Grand Jury Prizes are awarded to competition films in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Shorts, and Animated Shorts. 
Audience awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature and Best Short will also be presented.
Rules & Terms: 

More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

Films must be completed.

If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide a digital press kit which includes: headshot and filmography of director, color and/or B&W stills from the film, screeners for press, and a video trailer (cleared for broadcast).

Submission DVDs must be labeled with:
Film Title
Running Time
Contact information on face of DVD.

When submitting a DVD, include the film ID# on package and on disc. *Please only mail DVDs in paper or plastic jewel cases (no standard DVD cases).

If you are submitting with an online screener, you do not have to mail a DVD unless later requested by the Programming department.

DVD screeners will not be returned. Please do not send originals or masters.

All submission deadlines are POSTMARK deadlines.

Any films submitted without a paid entry fee by the given deadline will be disqualified from the submission screening process.

All film entries selected for the festival grant DIFF the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for public screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

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