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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.

Dallas International Film Festival

October 14 - 20, 2022

Film is about connection. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to build a community where we can share and experience stories together. With our year-round screenings, education and training, and the largest film festival in North Texas, we bring film home.

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.

Frame of Mind

Regular Deadline: March 15
Late Deadline: July 19

Dallas International Film Festival

Regular Deadline: July 22
Late Deadline: August 12

Denton Black Film Festival

Early Bird Deadline: June 27
Regular Deadline: October 3

EarthX Film Festival

Deadline Closed

Pegasus 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.