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Congratulations to the 2017 DIFF Award Winners!

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

AUDIENCE AWARDS – PRESENTED BY THE ARTHUR E. BENJAMIN FOUNDATION
Audience Award Short Film: NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT
Audience Award Documentary Feature: DEALT
Audience Award Narrative Feature: BOMB CITY

TEXAS FEATURE COMPETITION – PRESENTED BY PANAVISION
Texas Jury: Linda Eaddy, Rob Hunter, Keith Maitland
Special Jury Prize Winner: MUSTANG ISLAND
Grand Jury Prize Winner: MR. ROOSEVELT

ANIMATED SHORT – PRESENTED BY REEL FX
Grand Jury Prize Animated Shorts Competition: MR. MADILA

SHORTS COMPETITIONS
Shorts Jury: Margaret Brown, Leah Meyerhoff, Meghan Oretsky
Short Special Jury Prize, Performance: Arin MacLaine, SPRING
Short Special Jury Prize: HAIRAT
Short Grand Jury Prize: WHAT HAPPENED TO HER

STUDIO MOVIE GRILL SILVER HEART AWARD – PRESENTED BY THE SCHULTZ FAMILY
Silver Heart Jury: Sallie Beck, Tearlach Hutcheson, Jenna Jackson
Silver Heart Award: CITY OF GHOSTS

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Documentary Jury: Jolene Pinder, Laura D. Smith, David Wilson
Special Jury Prize Winner, Artistry: SPETTACOLO
Grand Jury Prize Winner: QUEST

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Narrative Jury: Meredith Alloway, Emily Carmichael, Tommy Oliver
Special Jury Prize Winner, Directing: HEARTSTONE
Grand Jury Prize Winner: THE RELATIONTRIP

BIG THANKS TO OUR 2017 DFS HONORS SPONSORS & THE 2017 DIFF JURORS!


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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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