DIFF Does Dallas Arts District #DIFF2016 | 2016 Dallas International Film Festival—April 14-24
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Check out what’s happening during DIFF 2016 in the Dallas Arts District! It all begins with four days of film, fun and “festing” during DIFF Opening Weekend, April 14-17, presented by One Arts Plaza with support from Downtown Dallas Inc.

Thursday, April 14

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Presented by One
Arts Plaza with support from Downtown Dallas Inc.

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATIONHall Arts

5:30 PM at the Dallas City Performance Hall with support from The Hall Group
Join us at the Dallas City Performance Hall for an Opening Night Celebration. The evening kicks-off at 5:30 PM with a star-studded Red Carpet featuring DIFF filmmakers, celebrities and other notable Dallas figures followed by a screening of the Opening Night Film THE LAND and Q&A with filmmakers after the 7 PM Screening.

Friday, April 15

HIGH SCHOOL DAY

Sporting their High School Day T-shirts sponsored by SMU, attendees will descend upon Klyde Warren Park before being split into groups and directed to various Dallas Arts District venues including the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, The Nasher Sculpture Center.
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SIGNS OF HUMANITY SCREENING

7:30 PM Dallas City Performance Hall
Special Presentation of SIGNS OF HUMANITY benefiting The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, a shelter here in Dallas

Saturday, April 16

A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: DALLAS WINDS PERFORMANCE

2:00 PM Dallas City Performance Hall
dallas winds A Q&A with Dallas Winds Artistic Director and Conductor, Jerry Junkin, will follow as the Hall is prepared for a special screening of Steven Spielberg’s family classic, E.T. the EXTRA TERRESTRIAL.

SCREENING OF E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL & HENRY THOMAS Q&A

3:00 PM Dallas City Performance Hall
Texas native Henry Thomas, who played Elliot in this Spielberg classic will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING OF THE LABYRINTH

7:30 PM Klyde Warren Park
In honor of the late, great, musical genius David Bowie, who wrote and composed the entire soundtrack for THE LABYRINTH along with starring in the film, the cult classic will play at the Festival during a special FREE outdoor screening at sundown.

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7:30 PM Dallas City Performance Hall
Special Presentation Screening of new locally shot, USA Network television series Queen of the South

Sunday, April 17

TALK/SHOW PANEL: SMALL TO BIG

12:00 PM The Nasher Sculpture Center
Independent Dreams on Studio Budgets
Moderator: James Faust

TALK/SHOW PANEL: VIRTUAL REALITY

1:30 PM The Nasher Sculpture Center
Storytelling versus Immersive Experience
Moderator: John Wildman


MAJOR DONORS

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DIFF2016 HONOREES

DALLAS STAR AWARD

ed lachman star awardOscar-nominated cinematographer Ed Lachman’s selected credits as a cinematographer include the Emmy nominated HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce and films including DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and the Academy Award nominated film, CAROL.

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DALLAS MAVERICK AWARD

monte hellman star awardOur inaugural honoree, director, editor and producer Monte Hellman, has a career that spans six decades. He has exemplified cutting-edge filmmaking across multiple genres, working with budgets, from high-to-low, and with casts featuring stars to complete unknowns.

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