The Dallas International Film Festival awards filmmakers in several categories.
The Dallas Star Award honors individuals who have made important contributions to shaping the face of modern cinema and the advancement of the art of film.
The Maverick Award honors noted auteurs and groundbreaking filmmakers whose unique cinematic voices challenge our notions of mainstream cinema.
The Shining Star Award spotlights next-generation film artists or accomplished film artists making a splash within a different filmmaking discipline.
The Dallas International Film Festival honors the best in filmmaking with a series of prestigious honors and awards.