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  • Monday, August 13, 2018 3:47 AM | Dee Evans

    This year, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund is participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ 10th annual North Texas Giving Day, a one-day online giving extravaganza for our whole region. 

    Last year, we were part of the success as Communities Foundation of Texas brought together more than 2,700 organizations to raise $39 million. Since its founding in 2009, North Texas Giving Day has inspired people to give, resulting in increased donations and services provided in North Texas. We invite you to join the movement and help us reach our goal of $5000 on September 20. 

    Here’s how you can join the movement: 

    1. Get up and give on September 20th!
    Your gift matters! On September 20th donate to the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund on NorthTexasGivingDay.org between 6am and midnight. Not available on September 20? No worries! Schedule your donation between September 10 and September 19 and make your gift count!  https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/women-in-film-dallas

    2. Spread the word!
    Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about the Women in Film Dallas Scholastic Grant Fund and North Texas Giving Day! Don’t forget to tag @wifdallas and #NTxGivingDay if you’re posting online! Encourage your friends and family to get up and give as well! 

    3. Follow us!
    Follow us on facebook.com/wifdallas and facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay to stay up to date on North Texas Giving Day! 

    For more information on North Texas Giving Day, visit NorthTexasGivingDay.org! For more information on how you can help our organization on North Texas Giving Day, September 20, please reach out to our Special Projects Chair Andrea Newham sp@wifdallas.org

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 5:10 PM | Dee Evans
    Women in Film Dallas announces open season for finishing fund grants and college tuition scholarships. For more detail contact Vanessa Jimenez or Shannon Valenzuela at scholarships@wifdallas.org or go to GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS.
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:55 PM | Dee Evans


    Dallas, Texas, June 22, 2018: Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) proudly announces the opening of film submission entries for the Flicks by Chicks Film Festival (FxCF) through August 26, 2018 for regular deadline and through September 15, 2018 for late entries.

    SUBMIT FILMS HERE: https://filmfreeway.com/flicksbychicksfest.

    50% DISCOUNT WIFD members with Code FXCLovesWIFD. Visit www.wifdallas.org to become a member!

    Flicks by Chicks Film Festival, an extension of Women in Film Dallas, is a platform for independent female filmmakers. Flicks by Chicks Festival (FxCF) is a competitive, juried film festival that exists to promote, empower, and mentor women in the film industry and the media arts.

    The festival program consists of one or more short film blocks (dependent upon submission volume) and one centerpiece feature film. 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 or composer.


    FxCF Feature Length Screening @ DocuFest October 11-14, 2018 - Studio Movie Grill (West Dallas) 10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

    • Filmmakers Breakfast
    • Screening
    • Afterparty

    FxCF Short Block/s November 3, 2018 - Alamo Drafthouse Cedars, 1005 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215

    • Filmmakers workshop
    • Screenings
    • Awards & Prizes
    • Afterparty

    Festival Director Niloo Jalilvand


    Flicks by Chicks Fest (FxCF)

    Wifdallas.org (WIFD)
    Dallas VideoFest (DVF)



  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 1:05 PM | Dee Evans

    Women in Film Dallas has extended deadlines for High School Grant application to 5 p.m. (Central), MAY 15, 2018.

    Female students attending high schools throughout Texas may apply for up to $500.00 toward creating an original short film showcasing talent and helping to secure future work in the industry after graduation.

    For guidelines and application: High School Production Grants.

    Good luck!

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:49 PM | Dee Evans

    Melanie Yonks has been named to the Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Commencing this spring, Melanie will serve as one of five U.S. representatives on the WIFTI board.

    Over the next few weeks, the current WIFTI Board will place the new Board Members in positions based on their areas of expertise.

    We congratulate Melanie and wish her well in this next phase of her career. 

  • Saturday, December 02, 2017 1:46 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The WIFD Board of Directors announces a job opening for the contract position of Executive Director.  

    Details can be found here. Executive Director Job Description.pdf

    Applications are requested by December 15.

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 2:35 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The 16th annual Flicks by Chicks Film Festival has wrapped, culminating with an unconventional platform in which the festival was spread over two weekends. 

    The October 21st event included a filmmakers luncheon, script to screen workshop, a filmmaker populated screening and the vibrant awards reception on the rooftop of the Alamo Drafthouse. We continued the celebration of women in film with a filmmakers brunch and lounge and provocative mix of short films on November 4th. 

    The capacity audiences for both screenings were responsive and reflective during our post screening Q&A's, proving Dallas has the most engaging and thoughtful cinemaphiles!

    The jury bestowed prizes are listed below.

    Best of Fest: Ophelia's End
    Best of Texas: Killed in Action
    Femme Forward: Control Alt Delete
    Audience Award: Afterward

    Best of Fest Nov 4: Christine
    Audience Award Nov 4: A Taylor Story

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 6:05 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The festival program consists of one or more short film blocks (dependent upon submission volume) and one centerpiece feature film. Films are eligible for submission if women are in two or more of the following positions: director, writer, producer, director of photography, or editor.

    Submit your film on FilmFreeway today!

    To learn more about what FxCF has to offer or to volunteer, email us!

  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:25 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The Telly Awards has named Women in Film Dallas as a bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for their 2016 Alliance For Children public service announcement (PSA) under the category: promotional piece not-for-profit. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

    Click here for all the details: WIFD2016PSA_TellyWinner_PressRelease.pdf

    Congratulations to our 2016 PSA volunteers on this well-deserved recognition.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3:18 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Prior to our Saturday Brunch, our guest panelist and award-winning actress Libby Villari was interviewed by WFAA-TV about her Oscar experience with the film BOYHOOD.

    The interview can be viewed at this link.


    Libby Villari, a veteran actress of stage and screen, graduated with honors from North Texas University with a BA in theater and has made over 35 films and several television shows. She is best known for her four year run as Mayor Rodell on the acclaimed television series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and as Grandmother in Richard Linklater’s ground breaking, 12 years in the making film BOYHOOD that won Best Picture at the Golden Globes, Spirit and SAG Awards in 2015. Her television work also includes GREY’S ANATOMY, CHASE, WALKER TEXAS RANGER and more. She’s played mom to Patricia Arquette, Renee Zelweger and Elijah Wood, and worked with such acclaimed directors as Robert Altman, Clint Eastwood, Alan Parker, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater and Peter Berg.  She is represented by Progressive Talent in Los Angeles, The People Store in Atlanta, and The Collier Agency in Austin, and managed by The Green Room in L.A. and New York. She recently returned to the stage to play Ann Richards in ANN at River City Repertory Theater in Shreveport. She splits her time between Los Angeles and her home on a beautiful lake outside Fort Worth. 

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