Today at DIFF: DAY 2 | 2015 Dallas International Film Festival—April 9-19
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DAY 2: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE OVER ARTS DISTRICT!

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High School Day is here! Hundreds of students and teachers from more than 40 DFW high schools will convene in Klyde Warren Park to learn from filmmakers and other professionals through panel discussions and hands-on workshops!

Confirmed high school students will split into groups and be directed to various Arts District venues for sessions on how to producer their ideas, create visual FX, perform stunts, learn important elements of a documentary, film history and much more!

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TODAY ON THE RED CARPET!

Filmmakers and talent scheduled to appear tonight, starting at 6 PM at the Angelika Film Center Dallas:

BAD GUY #2 Chris McInroy (Director), Kirk Johnson (Actor), Bird Peterson (Composer)

DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2 
Anthony Brownrigg (Director), David Rennke (Producer)

THE ADVENTURES OF PEPPER AND PAULA
Robin Nations (Director/Producer), Kevin Nations
(Director/Producer), Alexandria DeBerry (Actor)

MELVILLE James Johnston (Director), Red Sanders (Producer)

RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE 
Tim Skousen (Director), Jeremy Coon (Director)

RED ON YELLA, KILL A FELLA Duane Graves (Director), Justin Meeks (Director) Marcus Cox
(Producer), Karrie Cox (Producer)

SOME BEASTS Cameron Nelson (Director/Writer) Courtney Ware (Producer) Frank Mosley (Actor)

SWEEP Tishuan Scott (Actor)

SWEET KANDY Nicholas Peate (Director)

THIS ISN’T FUNNY Paul Ashton (Director/Writer/Producer/Actor), Katie Page (Producer/Writer/Actor)

THUNDER BROKE THE HEAVENS Tim Skousen (Director/Writer) Jeremy Coon (Producer), Tanner Beard (Actor)DIFF 2015 News Reel_ The Festival Opens Tonight!

 

LOCAL TALENT & LATE NIGHT SHORTS!23871675210100487-1

Among the amazing selection of shorts screening at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival is our Late Night Shorts Program. This year’s line-up of Late Night Shorts will make you laugh and make you scream. From a crazed, dancing rapper made of Butter to “knock, knock” jokes turned deadly and a hilarious retelling of Noah’s Ark, these Late Night Shorts cover everything form the simply bizarre to the utterly horrifying. Click full a fun-down on Late Night Shorts!

23871675210129960-1The 2015 Dallas International Film Festival line-up includes many familiar faces from the local indie film scene! Crossing over several program categories these five DIFF films all have one thing in common: North Texas connections. The films on this list are rich and wide-ranging works, much like the Lone Star State herself. Read more on DIFF films from hometown filmmakers!


MAJOR DONORS

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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).

Learn more about the honorees

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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