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DIFF 2015 Virgin America FREE Screening & Social Media Contest

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Virgin America asks…Have you been flying Blah Airlines? 

The upscale, low-fare airline is teaming up with the Dallas International Film Festival for the big screen premiere of the airline’s critically-acclaimed BLAH AIRLINES FLIGHT 101. This FREE screening will be held on April 10, 2015 during the Festival.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Virgin America to the Festival this year with their BLAH Airlines big screen premiere,” said James Faust, artistic director of the Dallas Film Society. “Our mission is always to give recognition to cinematic innovation and Virgin America’s avant-garde “BLAH AIRLINES” film is something fresh and experimental that we haven’t seen before.”

Check out the “BLAH AIRLINES” Trailer HERE:

The five hour and forty-five minute film is a cinema vérité take on the grim reality of air travel at its worst. The film – created by Virgin America with San Francisco creative shop, Eleven – has been called “brilliant” and “warholian,” by AdWeek and has garnered nearly one million views on YouTube to date.

As the official domestic airline partner of the Dallas International Film Festival, Virgin America is inviting local flyers, Elevate frequent flyer program members and social followers to join the screening of BLAH AIRLINES FLIGHT 101. Any festival-goer who makes it through the entire 5 hours and 45 minutes will score 2500* Elevate points – or the equivalent of a reward flight – so they can avoid flying “blah” on their next trip.

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In addition to this, the airline is giving away a sweet trip for two to Dallas from SF, LA, NY, and DC. Enter here by April 5, 2015 for the chance to win two Main Cabin Flights to DAL, a two night stay at The Highland Dallas, and Festival passes. Plus, you’re invited to a private screening party of the film!

The “BLAH AIRLINES” filmmakers will also be speaking at the DIFF “Cinema as Next Level Marketing” panel on April 12 that will focus on cinematic campaigns that blend art, cinematography and marketing to create innovative teaser films and advertisements.


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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

L.M. Kit Carson (Posthumously)
Lone Star State legend and influential writer, actor and producer Carson first gained recognition as creator of the mockumentary, DAVID HOLZMAN’s DIARY (1968), and co-wrote PARIS, TEXAS (1984).

Blythe Danner
Danner is well regarded for her roles in films such as MEET THE PARENTS and THE GREAT SANTINI. The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress is alos know for her work on television shows such as Will & Grace and Huff.

John Landis
A director for more than 40 years, Landis' films include NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE (1980), THE BLUES BROTHERS (1978) and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981).

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TEXAS AVERY AWARD
Presented by REEL FX

Phil Lord and Chris Miller
are the prolific writing and directing duo behind some of today’s most successful comedy films including, THE LEGO MOVIE, 21 & 22 JUMP STREET and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS.

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