For 20 years, Women in Film Dallas has provided a platform for independent women filmmakers to promote their work through its annual film festival.
The Topaz Film Festival is an extension of the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund, a 501c3 that provides financial support through grants and scholarships to women in the pursuit of media arts degrees and those in the productions of film, television and screen-based media. Proceeds from the festival will serve to fund the scholastic grant.
This year’s program is tentatively set for October 18-24, 2021 and will consist of a minimum of 4 short film blocks (Texas, comedy, student, and other shorts) and at least one centerpiece feature film (dependent upon submission volume). The 2021 Topaz Film Festival will present in-person and virtual screenings. Virtual screenings will be limited to certain geographic regions as determined by the festival directors.
Films are eligible if women are in two or more of the following positions, in the making of the film: director, writer, producer, director of photography, editor, animator or composer.
We accept both narratives and documentaries in both feature and shorts categories. Shorts must be under the 20-minute mark, the shorter the better! Features are over 60 minutes.