For eight days each year, Dallas comes 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.
Festival Dates: October 8 – 15, 2021
We’re always looking for unique voices. This year DIFF will screen 200+ films making us the largest film festival in Texas! Dallas is also the 4th largest media market in the country, so every film that screens at DIFF reaches a huge, diverse audience and gives filmmakers a powerful platform to launch their films.
For the first time in our 15-year history, Dallas Film (Dallas Film Society – Non-Profit 501c3), is offering the opportunity to become a Lifetime Star Pass Holder for The Dallas International Film Festival.
This offer ends at 11:59PM on December 31, 2020: the first 100 Dallas Film patrons who click this link to donate $5000 to the festival will receive a Limited Edition DIFF Lifetime Star Pass*.
The Limited Edition DIFF Lifetime Star Pass allows the passholder and one guest to all the same public films and events as listed for Star Pass holders at the Dallas International Film Festival each year.
*Lifetime Pass donation is excluded from current online holiday discounts
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.
Starting June 24th, we are launching our monthly DIFF Drive-in Series presented by Samsung. We are going to spend the summer gathering outside Four Corners Brewery to watch some classic summer movies on an outdoor screen thanks to our new partners at Samsung.
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.