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September 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.


Local film spotlight: MANOS DE ORO
Fresh off of an impressive film festival run, Dallas-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences alumnus, Merced Elizondo, has released the official trailer for his latest short: MANOS DE OROCelebrate the film at its upcoming screening at the Dallas Museum of Art on Sept.16.
Additionally, the film has been acquired by Argo, the streaming service housing the best short films from around the world and curated by the top film festivals. The film is available globally on the streaming service now.


Apply for this Fall Film Grant!
The 2022 Fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant for indie filmmakers is now accepting applications. The grant is awarded to a unique film that makes a contribution to society. The recipient will receive $3,000 and thousands more in film services to help complete their project. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31.

List in our Creative Industries Directory
Our FREE directory is open and ready to list qualified freelance individuals, companies, and vendors that work and or service the Dallas-based creative industries: Advertising, Film & TV, Music, and more. 

Introducing the NEW Dallas Hotel Rebate Incentive
If your TV, film, music video, commercial, still photography or interactive project will be filming in Dallas and you are booking at least 15 Dallas hotel room nights, you could qualify for this incentive. 


Industry Events

Dallas 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue. Teams who sign up have 48 hours to create a short film containing each of those elements. There are virtual mixers every week and seventeen teams have already signed up! 

Women in Film Dallas Symposium 2022

Women in Film Dallas is excited to bring together professionals from many areas of our local media production industry for a three panel discussion event focusing on some of the most important issues facing us today.  

Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival is back! Dallas’ premiere film festival kicks off on Oct. 14 at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement very soon. Passes are on sale now.

Topaz Film Festival

For 21 years, Women in Film Dallas has provided a platform for independent female filmmakers to promote their work through its annual film festival. The Topaz Film Festival is back in 2022 and will kick off on Oct. 20. The full lineup is out now, so head to their site and take a look at the schedule.


Airing Soon 

Super Giant Robot Brothers – Super Giant Robot Brothers, the latest Reel FX Original is streaming now on Netflix! Watch the trailer here

Breaking Par – See Breaking Par play a game of Urban Golf where they hit golf balls off the top of Reunion Tower with pro golfer Cassie Meyer, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and former Texas Rangers player Ian Kinsler. 

Dak Prescott is a Blockchain ambassador – A big shoutout to Texas Film Gear and IdeaMan Studios for assisting with Blockchain’s latest promo video. 


Film Festival Call For Entries

If you’ve submitted your film to a local film festival, keep an eye out on your inbox. Notifications of entry are heading to your inbox in September!