Support & Leadership—2015 Dallas International Film Festival

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, our Miles for Film Partners, and our Corporate Sponsors.


Lee Papert – CEO & President, Dallas Film Society and Executive Director, Dallas International Film Festival
Don Stokes – 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 Don Stokes 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.

Miles for Film Partners

Our Miles for Film Partners also help bring international filmmakers, celebrities and film industry titans to Dallas each year by donating airline miles. You can help us bring even more filmmakers to North Texas by clicking here.




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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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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