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  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:21 PM | Anonymous

     

    Women In Film Dallas will sponsor a screening of the feature film, HELLION on Sunday, June 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the Texas Theatre. The screening will include the short film version of HELLION prior to the feature (a 2014 Sundance Official Selection - US Dramatic Competition). Immediately following will be a Skype Q&A with director, Kat Candler.

     

    Tickets are $10.00. WIFD members only pay $8.50. Please purchase tickets at the Texas Theater box office.
     
    The Texas Theater is located at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX  75208.
     
    For more information about the screening, please click here: http://thetexastheatre.com/movies-events/hellion.
     
    To watch the HELLION trailer, click here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/ifcfilms/hellion/. 
  • Monday, April 07, 2014 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    Press Release

     

     

     

    Women in Film Dallas
    Angie Thompson
    scholarships@wifdallas.org


          
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    WOMEN IN FILM DALLAS LAUNCHES ITS
    2014 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


    Dallas, TX - April 7, 2014 - Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) launches it 2014 grants and scholarship cycle for women in the North Texas area.  As the local Dallas chapter of Women in Film celebrates its 30th year, the 2014 WIFD Grant and Scholarship Program makes available to female filmmakers two grants and one college tuition scholarship.  Since 1995, WIFD has proudly provided 36 women in the North Texas area with a total of $32,000 in college tuition scholarships and finishing film grants.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 30, 2014, with the announcement and celebration of winners taking place at the Annual WIFD Chick Flicks Film Festival in October.


    “This grant cycle is an exciting time for women in our industry to celebrate her creative talents.  Making these funds available to women who are completing a film or completing her college education in film, embodies our Chapter’s mission to Empower, Promote, and Mentor,” said Angie Thompson, 2014 Grants and Scholarship Chair.


    The $3,000 Film Finishing Fund Grant will be presented to a current Women in Film Dallas member to help complete an existing project.  Finishing Grant applicants will be asked to submit an existing project that is 90% completed and ready for post production (or finishing) services and the funds will be paid directly to the finishing providers the filmmaker chooses.


    The $3,000 College Tuition Scholarship provides financial assistance to a female college student majoring in film, television, or video production in an accredited North Texas college (undergraduate or graduate).  The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient's college.
    The $500 High School Production Grant is intended to give a female high school student the means to create an original short film (4 – 10 minutes) to showcase her talent that might help secure future work in the industry after graduation. 


    Women in Film Dallas is a non-profit organization and part of a global community that empowers, promotes and mentors women in the film, television, and digital media industry through networking, recognition, and educational opportunities.


    To learn more about Women in Film Dallas, visit www.wifdallas.org. Grant and Scholarship applicants should refer to the Grants and Scholarship Pages on the WIFD website (www.wifdallas.org) to learn more about the application process, download applications, and see guidelines and requirements for each category.


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  • Monday, March 31, 2014 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    WIFD supports the Texas Premiere of “Heterosexual Jill” at Fort Worth’s QCinema’s First Annual Lesbian FilmFest, Saturday, April 5th.

     

    For ticket and additional festival information, visit the QCinema website: 

     

    http://www.qcinema.org/QCinema.org/Lesbian_Film_Fest.html

     


     

  • Monday, March 31, 2014 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    WIFD is a co-presenter with Dallas International Film Festival, April 3-13.

    This year’s films include:

     

    Private Violence 

    Saturday April 5th, 7:00pm. Angelika Screen #4

    Sunday April 6th, 2:15pm. Angelika Screen #7

     

    Obvious Child

    Monday April 7th, 9:30pm. Angelika Screen #7

    Wednesday April 9th, 1:30pm. Angelika Screen #8

     

    I Believe In Unicorns

    Monday April 7th, 7:15pm. Angelika Screen #7

    Tuesday April 8th, 4:30pm. Angelika Screen #4

     

     

    For additional information visit: http://diff2014.dallasfilm.org/

     

  • Sunday, February 16, 2014 1:05 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    WIFD has partnered with the 7th Annual Texas Black Film Festival. As a member, you're eligible for discounted festival passes or tickets for the opening night screening of THE GIRLS IN THE BAND on Wednesday, February 19. 

    An email was sent to members with the discount link, so check your inbox! Can't find it, please email admin@wifdallas.org

    The Texas Black Film Festival runs Feb 19-22.  Visit their website for more info: 

  • Friday, January 03, 2014 11:23 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    WIFD is proud to be represented in this year's Women in Film & Television International Showcase. WIFD members Jing Yang and Iris Lopez will have their films "My Super Valentine" and "Cielo Lundo" screened by chapters around the world to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8. 

    Check back for more details for the Dallas planned WIFTI 2012 Showcase screening.
  • Thursday, January 02, 2014 5:15 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    Congratulations to our officers elected for 2014:

    President - Dee Evans
    Vice President - Deidre Woodard
    Secretary - Erin Gardner
    Treasurer - Catrina Craft
  • Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:53 AM | Anonymous

    2013 Chick Flicks Festival Line-Up

    A Quiet Strength

    (Directors/Cinematographers/Editors - Bobbie Baird & Deborah Hammond)

    A single, working mother in the heart of the Mississippi Delta sees hard work, education and faith as the foundation for raising her three high school daughters. She is neither a hero nor a victim of society, but rather a simple, hardworking woman who puts one foot in front of the other each day with quiet strength.

     

    Cielo Lindo

    STUDENT

    (Writer/Director/Editor - Iris Lopez and Producer - Margie Ramirez)

    At the point of starvation, a homeless young girl copes with hunger and her harsh reality by her imagination. Cielo Lindo deals with hope, and shows how strong ones imagination can be during hard times.

     

    Until Tonight

    (Writer/Director - Leah Chen Baker)

    A 1940's Film Noir, boy­-meets­-girl vignette that explores the romanticism of classical cinema.

     

    Mail (Male) Order

    (Writer/Director/Lead Actor - Janet Spencer)

    A little old lady is preparing for a not so typical afternoon.  She is in a sexy nightgown and peignoir, puts on her makeup and wig, reads from the “Kama Sutra” and does a little dance. The bell rings: it is her mail (male) order!

     

    My Super Valentine
    STUDENT

    (Writer/Director - Jing Yang)

    Imaginative 7-year-old Ashley's fantastical adventure in an art class on Valentine's Day. And yes, there are boys involved.

     

    Right of the Line

    (Producer - Maddy Johnston and Sound Designer - Reyna Cuellar)

    Kent, a seasoned Marine, is returning home after his last tour in Iraq. He has been diagnosed with PTSD and now must learn to adjust to life at home with his wife and son.

     

    Sex and Septuagenarian

    (Writer/Director - Carolyn Banks and
    Cinematographer/Editor - Jessica Gardner)

    Benjamin is an old, henpecked guy who is miraculously revived when email from an old flame reminds him that he was once quite the stud.

     

    Static

    (Lead Actress - Morgan Alana Taylor and Supporting Actress - Elise Baughman and Casting Director - Katrina Cook)

    Made for the 2012 168 Film Project, "Static" is about a young girl who struggles to reconnect with her father, an astronaut in a damaged space station.

     

    The Loving Dead

    (Writer - Stephanie Pertuit and Lead Actor - Maredith Zaritski)

    A physical therapist obsessed with her patient finally gets what she wants when the object of her affection becomes one of the undead. She now has the perfect boyfriend. Or does she? Love is never having to say you're sorry...

     

    When It's Your Time

    (Director/Producer - Carolyn Hodge and Producer - Sharon Garrison and Writer - Cathy Bible and Composer/Associate Producer - Angie Thompson)

    Russell works in a bookstore in his small town, but the only thing tolerable about the job is the pinball machine in the corner. He prefers playing pinball over dealing with customers, except a beautiful young woman who strolls in. Then, a stranger with something else on his mind enters the store.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 WIF.D PSA as the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. Visit the DARCC site here.

    Thank you to all our Women in Film.Dallas Members for your PSA nomination suggestions! It was a tough decision with such wonderful organizations to choose from. 

    Once again, we are calling on our members for your ideas and input! The PSA script contest is now open to our wonderful members. Scripts have to be 30 seconds and PG content to be aired on local stations. Please watch last year's PSA here and email your scripts to psa@wifdallas.org by May 1st.

    We are also in need of crew (DP/Sound Mixer/Gaffer, etc.) The shoot is a one day volunteer event (date TBD in May/June) with other members and we will do our best to get the PSA aired on local stations and beyond! If you are available and would like to help, please send us an email.

    Best of luck to all,

    Kalisa Wade & Elise Graham

    PSA Committee
    psa@wifdallas.org

  • Friday, February 08, 2013 12:56 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    Make plans to attend the next WIFD event: The Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Showcase. Short films from women all over the world will be screened on Thursday evening March 7. One of our Dallas WIF members film made it into this international showcase! Watch for more details coming soon!

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