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  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    Dallas Morning News columnist Alan Peppard reports WIFD to honor Allison Tomlin, Emmy nominee and Critics' Choice Award winner. 

    Ms. Tolman will be an honoree at this year's 2014 Topaz Awards ceremony (to be held November 22nd).


    To read the article, please click the link below:



  • Monday, August 18, 2014 9:59 AM | Anonymous




    DALLAS, TX – August 18, 2014 – Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner, Allison Tolman, will be one of this year’s Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) honorees at the WIFD Topaz Awards in Dallas on November 22, 2014.
    Kerri Navarro, WIFD Topaz Chair, said, “We are delighted to make this announcement. Allison was selected because of her diligence to craft and career. WIFD Topaz Awards celebrates achievement, dedication, and trailblazing. Allison is the embodiment of that and more.” 


    Tolman, a native of Sugarland, Texas, is a 2014 Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice Award winner for her work as Deputy Molly Solverson on the FX series, “Fargo.” After graduating from Baylor University, she moved to Dallas, Texas where she co-founded Second Thought Theatre. In 2009, she was accepted into Chicago’s Second City’s Conservatory Training Program. Before her work on “Fargo,” Tolman wrote and performed sketch comedy and satire with several groups in the Chicago area.   

    Women in Film Dallas, celebrating its 30th anniversary, established the award ceremony in 1987 to honor distinguished Texas women and men who, through their own vision, have made outstanding contributions to the film and television industry. Previous honorees are a veritable who’s who of Texans in the entertainment industry, including Linda Gray, Phylicia Rashad, Cyd Charisse, Larry Hagman, Ginger Rogers, Dale Evans, Linda Ellerbee, Debbie Allen, Peri Gilpin, and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden.

    Women in Film Dallas is a non-profit professional organization of women and men committed to empowering, promoting, and mentoring women working in film, television, and screen-based media by providing networking and educational opportunities. The Topaz Awards benefits the WIFD scholastic fund. 
    To learn more about Women in Film Dallas and the 2014 Topaz Awards, visit our website, www.wifdallas.org and Facebook page Women in Film Dallas.


    For more information, contact: 
    Kerri Navarro



  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:37 PM | Anonymous





    Leah Chen Baker



    DALLAS, TX – July 21, 2014 – Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) is now accepting short film submissions for the 2014 Chick Flicks Film Festival. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Women in Film Dallas is pleased to present the 13th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival on October 2nd at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.


    The 2014 Chick Flicks Chair, Leah Chen Baker, is looking forward to receiving submissions, “This year, I am thrilled to announce that the Festival will introduce cash prizes, a national judging panel, and an expanded program!"


    The Chick Flicks Film Festival is looking for narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental short films in any genre with a runtime of 35 minutes or less. Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2012. Festival categories include: Female Filmmakers and Flicks by Texas Chicks. Female Filmmakers is open to shorts directed by a woman, or if women are in two (2) or more of the following above-the-line positions: writer, producer, director of photography or editor. Flicks by Texas Chicks requires all of the above and ties to Texas.  

    Submissions are accepted now through August 28th, 2014. Early Bird registration ends on July 31st, 2014. Accepted film selections will be notified by mid-September 2014.


    Cash prizes and awards will be announced at the screening on October 2nd at the Angelika Film Center.

    The Best of the Fest winner will receive a $1,000 award.


    The Best Student Film winner will receive a $300 award sponsored by Black Irish Girl Productions. (A current and valid student ID is required.)


    The Texas Award and Audience Choice winners will receive prize packages. 


    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 and the 2014 Chick Flicks Film Festival submission process, festival fees, guidelines and requirements for each category, visit www.wifdallas.org,  or go to www.chickflicksfest.com.

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  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:38 AM | Anonymous

    The application period is now closed for the 2014 Women in Film Dallas Grants and Scholarship program. Submissions were due June 30th.


    WIFD is pleased to announced it received a record breaking number of quality applicants this year. 


    The winners will be announced at the Chick Flicks Festival on October 2nd at the Angelika Film Center Dallas.


    Women in Film Dallas heartily thanks all those who applied and wishes everyone the best of luck! 

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:58 AM | Anonymous


    Women In Film Dallas is pleased to announce it will sponsor the screening of the film, PRETTY ROSEBUD at the Asian Film Festival.


    The screening will take place on Monday, July 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center. The Angelika is located at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, #230, Dallas, TX 75206. 


    The Asian Film Festival Dallas runs from July 10th - July 17th.


    For information regarding the film, festival, and tickets, please visit:




  • 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




    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: 





  • 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: 

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