Filmmaker Awards and Prizes
The Dallas International Film Festival honors the best in filmmaking with a series of prestigious honors and awards.
GRAND JURY PRIZES
Grand Jury Prize – Narrative Feature Competition
Grand Jury Prize – Documentary Feature Competition
Grand Jury Prize – Texas Competition Presented By Panavision
Awarded a Panavision camera rental package worth $30,000
Grand Jury Prize – Short Film Competition
Awarded to a film in the Shorts Competition, as selected by the Shorts Jury.
Grand Jury Prize – Animated Short Coompetition Presented By REEL FX
The Grand Jury Prize is awarded to the film in the Animation Competition as selected by a panel of REEL FX jurors.
Presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation
Audience members cast ballots for best Narrative Feature, Documentary and Short Film after screenings.
Narrative Feature Audience Award—$2,000
Documentary Feature Audience Award—$2,000
Short Film Audience Award—$1,000
STUDIO MOVIE GRILL SILVER HEART AWARD
Presented by the Schultz Family
The Silver Heart Award is bestowed upon an individual or film for their dedication to fighting injustices and/or creating social change for the improvement of humanity. The winner of the Studio Movie Grill Silver Heart Award will receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of the Schultz family.
MOVIE MAGIC PRIZES
The recipients of the 2017 DIFF awards will receive MOVIE MAGIC Budgeting and Scheduling software bundles from Entertainment Partners.