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Dallas Area Film Festivals

Film Festivals present an opportunity for filmmakers, cast and crew to celebrate their visual achievements with all audiences. Dallas is fortunate enough to serve as host to many regional, national and international events at locations throughout the DFW area.

Oak Cliff Film Festival

June 23 - 26, 2022

In its 11th year, the Oak Cliff Film Festival has established itself as a significant city-wide event, featuring the best of Oak Cliff’s theatre and art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. OCFF showcases brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes in an atmosphere that encourages and fosters filmmaking in Dallas and beyond.

Local and Regional Festivals


Open Calls for Local Festivals

Have a project you’ve been working on and are ready to share with the world. These Dallas-area festivals have recently started accepting applications for their respective events. Find a space that’s right for your project, and let film lovers celebrate with you.

Dallas International Film Festival

Final Deadline: August 31

Lone Star Film Festival

Regular Deadline: July 28
Late Deadline: August 25

Frame of Mind

Regular Deadline: March 15
Late Deadline: July 19

Pegasus Film Festival

Regular Deadline: March 21
Late Deadline: May 22

EarthX Film Festival

Deadline Closed

Denton Black Film Festival

Deadline Closed

Texas Frightmare Weekend

Deadline: Closed


With Dallas serving as the backdrop for President John F. Kennedy's assassination, it was only fitting that director Oliver Stone bring this epic to life in that historic Dealey Plaza setting. The 1991 film, starring Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones, was nominated for eight Academy Awards that season.