2020 Topaz Film Festival & Awards Information
For 19 years, Women In Film Dallas (WIFD) has served the Dallas Film community through a film festival celebrating the works of women from Texas and all around the world. In 2020, WIFD presented the Topaz Film Festival online through the Eventive platform, September 8 - 13, 2020.
The Topaz Film Festival, formerly known as Flicks by Chicks Festival and Chick Flicks Film Festival, is a tribute to the return of the Topaz Awards and all for which it stands.
Topaz, the official gemstone of Texas, was thought in ancient times to enhance visions. In 1987, Women in Film Dallas established the Topaz Award to honor distinguished Texas women and men who, through their own visions, have made outstanding contributions to film and television history. With the Topaz Film Festival, we strive to honor past Topaz Award recipients and the vision of new, independent female filmmakers. Past recipients include Shelly Duvall, Ann Miller, Phylicia Rashad, Katherine Helmond, Ginger Rogers, Debbie Allen, Patricia Richardson, Marcia Gay Harden, Morgan Fairchild and many more.
The Topaz Film Festival is an extension of the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund, a 501c3 which has, since 1991, provided 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 our highly successful 2020 festival fund the scholastic grant program for 2021.
Thank you to all who participated, including our filmmakers, sponsors and attendees.
Thank you to our 2020 Topaz Film Festival Sponsors!
Thank you to our year round sponsors!