For the 14th annual Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), two local trailblazers in film have announced a new partnership: Dallas Film and EarthxFilm.
The collaboration brings together DIFF, the largest film festival in North Texas, and EarthxFilm, a leader in environmental films in the southwest, according to a statement. Through the EarthxFilm connection, DIFF’s Magnolia Theater site in West Village will offer films exploring conservation, climate change, and the environment.
“This partnership offers local film fans a richer and more diverse roster of cinema from around the globe all under one roof,” Johnathan Brownlee, CEO and president of Dallas Film and executive director of DIFF, said in a statement.
The screenings will go from April 16-23, in coordination with DIFF. EarthxFilm will continue after that from April 24-26 at Fair Park during EarthX.
EarthxFilm Co-founder and President Michael Cain said in a statement that this partnership is especially satisfying for him, since he also helped found DIFF in 2007.
DIFF features screenings at multiple locations, filmmaker and celebrity red carpets, live music, and parties each night of the festival. Honors and cash awards are presented to winners in more than a dozen categories, including narrative feature films, animated shorts, documentary features, and best feature screenplay.
“People in North Texas who appreciate film and compelling storytelling will be the beneficiaries,” Cain said.
The official lineup has not yet been released for this year’s DIFF. In 2019, DIFF featured 130 filmmakers with 124 films screened from 24 countries. For the second consecutive year, DIFF will offer reserved seating tickets through Atom.
There are two upgraded passes offered. The Star Pass for $500 includes two tickets with reserved seats for every screening, VIP access to the opening night party and to closing festivities, and access to the Capital One Festival Lounge. The Festival Pass offers one ticket with a reserved seat to all regular screenings (excluding opening night, closing night, and centerpiece films), and Capital One Festival Lounge access for $250.
Other ticket levels include a student pass for $75 and a new Rush Pass for $40 for unreserved first-come seating for one person if seats are available at the theater 15 minutes before showtime.
EarthxFilm is part of EarthX, which was founded in 2011 by Dallas businessman, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Trammell S. Crow. EarthX says it’s the largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival in the world, which has its major three-day event set this year for April 24 through 26 at Fair Park. EarthX will offer outdoor experiences, live music, environmentally-themed art exhibits, showcases for sustainable businesses, food pavilions, and family activities.
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