3 Things: Festival Introduces Women-centric Films

The Women Texas Film Festival will run Friday though Sunday at the Texas Theatre.


Fourteen companies in DFW have been ranked among the 500 fastest growing in the country, UTA is furthering research in renewable energies by teaming up with other countries, and a new film festival will be showcasing films all created by women. 

The Women Texas Film Festival is introducing women-centric films to Dallas. The films are quirky and coming-of-age, and all have one thing in common: women in creative roles. The Dallas Observer reports this is the first event in Texas dedicated to showing cinematic work created by women in high-profile positions. Justina Walford, the founder of the festival, said she was floored by the fact there weren’t any women film festivals already in Dallas. The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Texas Theatre. Read more about the festival here

Fourteen Dallas-Fort Worth-based companies were ranked among the country’s 500 fastest-growing, according to Inc. 5000. Addison-based S2 Capital was the highest-ranking DFW company coming in at No. 14 on the list. To qualify for the list, the companies must have had a minimum revenue of $100,000 for 2012, and a minimum revenue of $2 million for 2015. The Dallas Morning News has the full list of companies.

The University of Texas at Arlington and The Korea Institute of Energy Research are teaming up to help improve the quality of air for people around the world. Lee Ki-woo, president of the KIER, said that UTA has the resources to develop outstanding new research for renewable energies. UTA already has a strong connection with Asia, through previous research and academic endeavors. Read more about the research here

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