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Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas International Film Festival

Home of the Filmmakers’ Film Festival

It’s a special time when Dallas and the world come together to celebrate film—and filmmakers. Since 2006, the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) has become the place for storytellers and audiences to connect and experience film as a community.

Over the years we’ve contributed more than $1 million in filmmaker awards, hosted more than 1,900 filmmakers, and screened over 2,200 films from more than 50 countries.

Submit Your Film for DIFF

Festival Updates 

We’re always looking for unique voices on film because DIFF screens films throughout the year. Dallas is the 4th largest media market in the country, so every film hosted by DIFF and Dallas film reach a huge, diverse audience and give filmmakers a powerful platform to launch their unique films.


High School Students:

Dallas International Film Festival

Festival Passes

Star Pass

  • Two seats for all DIFF 2022 screenings
  • Opening Night Film
  • Closing Night Film
  • Centerpiece Film(s)

Festival Pass

  • One seat for regular DIFF 2022 screenings
  • Excludes Opening Night Film, Closing Night Film & Centerpiece Film

Student & Seniors Pass

  • Students with a valid, current Student ID
  • Seniors, 65+
  • One seat for regular screenings at DIFF 2022
  • Excludes Opening Night Film, Closing Night Film & Centerpiece Film


  • Admits one for a single, last-minute, first-come-first-serve seat if presented in designated theater wait lines (pending release of any unoccupied single seats 15 minutes prior to show time)
Dallas International Film Festival

Screening Series

Our popular year-round screenings generate significant community impact as we collaborate with other leading DFW arts organizations including; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Startup Week, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, to present film screenings from our studio and filmmaker partners.

Dallas International Film Festival

Shared Vision

Our festival attendees and our mission would not be possible without our amazing sponsors. Their generosity and support in our shared vision are crucial in bringing both the festival and our year-round initiatives to life.