2017 Dallas International Film Festival—March 30-April 9
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Faye Dunaway and Robert Benton on the red carpet at DIFF 2017

Check out photo highlights from film screenings, Q&A’s, Red Carpets and Festival events during #DIFF2017!

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We would like to take a moment to thank the sponsors of the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival, whose continued support make this annual celebration possible. We’d also like to give a shout out to our volunteer Lunch Sponsors and …

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THE RESULTS ARE IN, AND THE 2017 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNING FILMS ARE…

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Traffic laws, taxes, the laws of nature, the Constitutions… Whether we want to or not, everyone deals with the forces of law each day. These 5 features at DIFF 2017 examine the perils of legal matters run amok.

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For some, getting lost is scary; for others, it’s an adventure. The following films offer viewers glimpses into the places they may rarely see: modern and historical Latin America, Canada, the mountains of the U.S., and early 20th-century Europe. Taken together, the stories are filled with hope, abandonment, and a desire to connect different people and different cultures. Whether you find yourself getting scared by the thought of being lost or eagerly anticipating it, the movies in this group will give you something to enjoy.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
Opening Night Dallas City Performance Hall 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
High School Day Arts District 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.
Sponsor & Chairman's Reception Highland Dallas Invite-only
Filmmaker Luncheon Pecan Lodge Invite-only
Dallas Film Commission Filmmaker Reception Festival Lounge Invite-only
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Talk/Show: A Look Back at the Greatest Year in Cinema History Highland Dallas noon
Talk/Show: Austin Film Society Film Grant Seminar Highland Dallas 2:00 p.m.
FREE Family Outdoor Screening of David Lowery's Pete's Dragon Main Street Garden 7:00 p.m.
Centerpiece Screening Dallas City Performance Hall 8:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
Latino Day Angelika All Day
Talk/Show: Re­defining the Docuseries with ATX Television Festival Highland Dallas Noon
HS Shorts Showcase I Dallas City Performance Hall 12:30 p.m.
Talk/Show: How a Film Can Change the World with EARTHxFilm Highland Dallas 2:00 p.m.
HS Shorts Showcase II Dallas City Performance Hall 3:30 p.m.
Talk/Show: VR for Social Good with ReelFX Highland Dallas 4:00 p.m.
VR Lounge Highland Dallas 5:00 p.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 3
Stodghill Movie Night Angelika 7:30
TUESDAY, APRIL 4
Advocate Magazine Happy Hour Festival Lounge 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Canadian Reception People's Last Stand Invite-only
D Magazine Happy Hour Festival Lounge 5 p.m.
SAGIndie Filmmaker Party Bowlounge Invite-only
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
Centerpiece Screening Angelika 7:30
FRIDAY, APRIL 7
North Texas College Shorts TBD 7:00
DFS Honors Highland Dallas 7:30
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
DIFF Award Winner Screenings Angelika & Magnolia  
DIFF Honoree Screening & Conversation Angelika 12:30 p.m.
DIFF Honoree Screening & Conversation SMU Meadows Museum 1:00 p.m.
DIFF Honoree Screening & Conversation Magnolia 5:00 p.m.
DIFF Honoree Screening & Conversation Texas Theatre 7:00 p.m.
DIFF Honoree Screening & Conversation Angelika 7:30 p.m.

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DIFF2017 HONOREES

DALLAS STAR AWARD

Bill Paxton BILL PAXTON (POSTHUMOUSLY)

Bill Paxton was an award-winning actor and filmmaker from Texas. In 1992, he landed his first leading role in ONE FALSE MOVE. Paxton went on to star in several hit films including ALIENS (1985), APOLLO 13 (1995), TWISTER (1996) and TITANIC (1997)

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L.M. KIT CARSON
MAVERICK AWARD

David Gordon Green star awardDAVID GORDON GREEN

This year’s L.M. Kit Carson Maverick Award Honoree is writer/director David Gordon Green. David Gordon Green’s debut feature, GEORGE WASHINGTON (2000) won the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and his second feature, ALL THE REAL GIRLS (2003) received a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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SHINING STAR AWARD

Zoey Deutch ZOEY DEUTCH

This year’s Shining Star Award Honoree is Zoey Deutch. Zoey Deutch is an actress known for VAMPIRE ACADEMY (2014), EVERYBODY WANTS SOME! (2016) and WHY HIM? (2016). Most recently, Zoey Deutch starred in two films selected at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, REBEL IN THE RYE and BEFORE I FALL.

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