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December Newsletter

Dallas Creates 

From Super Bowl commercials to feature films, Dallas is the hub for Film and Television. The city continues to cultivate a thriving creative scene that produces quality, critically acclaimed, and internationally recognized work. Thank you to The Republic Co, Johnson & Sekin, Panavision Dallas, Dallas Audio Post, MPS Studios, South Side Studios – Dallas, Charlie Uniform Tango, Director King Hollis, and more.

Dallas International Film Festival is Back in April!

After a successful fall film festival, DIFF is excited to return to its spring dates in 2023. More details will be coming soon on the next installment of the festival, but you can start preparing to gather with some of the best filmmakers and celebrate their films by purchasing a pass now!  

Locations Database Updates

Our locations database is updated DAILY! With diverse areas for filming, such as world-class performance halls, art districts, and exciting neighborhoods, Dallas has it all. As you scout Dallas for your next project, start in our locations database.

Industry Events

Dallas Producers Association

The Dallas Producers Association (DPA) is hosting its holiday celebration at Saint Rocco’s! Tickets are on sale now to gather with some of the best professionals in our local film, television, media, and XR/VR industry. 

Dallas-based director Alan Govenar will have his film, Looking For Home, screened at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas on Dec. 8! The screening is organized by Bart Weiss as part of Dallas VideoFest’s Curated Film Series and will be followed by a Q&A with the director. 

Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) is excited to celebrate a year-in-review of women in film! WIFD will share a special video presentation showcasing its members’ work throughout the year and event highlights. See more details here for submitting your reel or video clips to be part of the show!

Local Spotlight

Natural Light Studio

Natural Light Studio – NLS is a fully equipped commercial production studio located in the heart of the Cedars featuring: 100 ft. of floor-to-ceiling diffused natural light, environmental protection & verification daily, professional food stylists’ kitchen, (2) drive in 10ft garage doors, 20ft pro-grade hyper-white cyc wall, client amenities, talent makeready area, virtual set & digital collaboration boards, private/secure staging areas, and complete live webcasting TV production with chroma wall.

Merced Elizondo

Dallas-based director Merced Elizondo was recently featured in an episode of the Texas Film Commission’s Made In Texas serieswhere he discussed his most recent film and gave us an insight into his next film, The Mourning Of. Merced was also awarded a grant to produce his next film in partnership with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and Warner Bros.! Read more on his award in this Deadline article. 

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson’s latest EP, Stages, is out now! The three-song EP is the newest release following her latest singles: Volcano, Red Bandana, Fire, and others. Sarah is also the founder of Girls of DFW – a concert series celebrating DFW’s female singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs. 

Upcoming Film Festivals

Dallas International Film Festival Early Bird Submission – Jan. 27

Denton Black Film Festival – Jan. 25 – 29