Support & Leadership—2016 Dallas International Film Festival
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Supporters & Leadership

The Dallas International Film Festival would not exist without the dedication, hard work and support from our Board of Directors, our Circle of Stars and Dallas Film Society Members, and our Corporate Sponsors.

Leadership

Lee Papert – CEO & President, Dallas Film Society and Executive Director, Dallas International Film Festival
Mark Denesuk – Chairman of the Board
Liener Temerlin – Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Michael Cain – Founding Artistic Director
Jeff West – Founding Director

Dallas Film Society Board of Directors

The DFS Board of Directors is chaired by Mark Denesuk and is made up of members from the Dallas business, film and cultural communities who use their expertise to guide the Film Society and tirelessly fund raise for the DFS and the Festival.

Circle of Stars

Members of the Circle of Stars receive an array of benefits and privileges created to maximize their experience with the Dallas Film Society. Their generous donations help fund our year-round mission.

Corporate Sponsors

Our Corporate Sponsors are businesses from around the country and from our very own community that help us put on the Dallas International Film Festival. These institutions invest in the arts by providing awards packages to our filmmakers and giving equipment and monetary support that allow us to bring extraordinary films and filmmakers to Dallas. Please choose them for your professional projects.


MAJOR DONORS

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DIFF2017 HONOREES

DALLAS STAR AWARD

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.

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MAVERICK AWARD

The Maverick Award honors noted auteurs and groundbreaking filmmakers whose unique cinematic voices challenge our notions of mainstream cinema.

SHINING STAR AWARD

The Shining Star Award honors the work and talent of actors, directors, and designers that strike us as being prepared to accept the mantle of leading the next generation of filmmakers.

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