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Welcome to the USA Film Festival, a 50-year-old, Dallas-based, year-round 5013c nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts.  We bring filmmakers together with audiences for a "live cinema" experience.  We present 50 days of programs each year -- We're a 50-Day Film Festival!

For Membership information and how to join the Festival and receive FREE preview screenings every month, scroll down this page to the Membership Info area.  Send us an email request and we'll send you info about becoming a Member -- We would love to have you join us!

Filmmakers -- For information on how to submit a film to one of our year-round programs, please visit the "Filmmaker Info" area of the site (click on the tab located above the rotator feature at the top of this page). 


To view our most recent Spring Festival program 
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To view a list of PAST years winning short films,
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FREE MOVIES!
Free Preview Screenings for Members every month!
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES! JOIN US!
(A partial list of recent Member Screenings is listed below. To view a list of earlier screenings, click the "Membership" tab at the top of this page.)
Monthly Preview Screenings are FREE to Festival Members.

Contact us and ask for Membership Information at:
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RECENT AND UPCOMING MEMBER SCREENINGS INCLUDE:

2019
SEPTEMBER -- JUDY
SEPTEMBER -- DOWNTON ABBEY (Bonus screening)
AUGUST -- THE FANATIC with actor John Travolta in attendance (Bonus screening)
JULY -- OFFICIAL SECRETS (Special screening on National Whistleblower Day)
JULY -- THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON with co-writer/director Michael Schwartz in attendance
JULY -- MIKE WALLACE IS HERE
JULY -- BLINDED BY THE LIGHT with filmmakers Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor and Aaron Phagura in attendance
JULY -- DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD with actor Eugenio Derbez in attendance
JULY -- THE FAREWELL with writer/director Lulu Wang in attendance
JUNE -- 5B with subjects from the documentary in attendance
JUNE -- AMERICAN WOMAN
JUNE -- LATE NIGHT
MAY -- PAVAROTTI
MAY -- ALL IS TRUE
APRIL -- 49th Annual USA FIlm Festival -- FREE screenings for Members
MARCH -- TRUE STORIES 30th Anniversary screening with David Byrne in attendance
MARCH -- HANNA preview Season 1
MARCH -- THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
MARCH -- THE MUSTANG
MARCH -- THE HIGHWAYMEN
FEBRUARY -- GRETA
JANUARY -- THE UPSIDE
JANUARY -- STAN & OLLIE
JANUARY -- 35th Annual KidFilm Family Festival - All FREE program

2018
DECEMBER -- WELCOME TO MARWEN with star Steve Carell and writer/director Robert Zemeckis in attendance
DECEMBER -- THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
DECEMBER -- VICE
DECEMBER -- MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
DECEMBER -- MARY POPPINS RETURNS
NOVEMBER -- AT ETERNITY'S GATE
NOVEMBER -- INSTANT FAMILY with writer/director Sean Anders in attendance
NOVEMBER -- A PRIVATE WAR
NOVEMBER -- RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (outreach screening for area kids)
OCTOBER -- THE HAPPY PRINCE with writer/director and star Rupert Everett in attendance
OCTOBER -- IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS with director Gabe Polsky in attendance
OCTOBER -- THE FRONT RUNNER
SEPTEMBER -- Bonus Screening of A STAR IS BORN with director and star BRADLEY COOPER in attendance
SEPTEMBER -- THE OATH with writer/director/actor Ike Barinholtz in attendance
SEPTEMBER -- MARIA BY CALLAS with director Tom Volf in attendance
SEPTEMBER -- COLETTE
SEPTEMBER -- LIFE ITSELF
SEPTEMBER -- WHITE BOY RICK
AUGUST -- OPERATION FINALE
AUGUST -- BLAZE with director Ethan Hawke and actor Ben Dickey in attendance
AUGUST -- JULIET, NAKED
AUGUST -- CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
AUGUST -- GENERATION WEALTH
JULY -- SEARCHING
JULY -- THE CAKEMAKER
JULY -- SANTOS VIVE with director Byron Hunter in attendance
JUNE -- WOMAN WALKS AHEAD with actor Michael Greyeyes in attendance
JUNE -- THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRE
MAY -- VIDA
APRIL -- 48th Annual USA Film Festival; filmmakers in attendance (Free programs for Members)
APRIL -- FINDING YOUR FEET
MARCH -- GRINGO
FEBRUARY -- GAME NIGHT
JANUARY -- FOREVER MY GIRL with actor Alex Roe in attendance
JANUARY -- PHANTOM THREAD
JANUARY -- 34th Annual KidFilm Family Festival; artists in attendance (Free programs)


2017
DECEMBER -- WONDER WHEEL
DECEMBER -- ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
DECEMBER -- HOSTILES
DECEMBER -- PADDINGTON 2
DECEMBER -- DOWNSIZING
NOVEMBER -- THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
NOVEMBER -- LAST FLAG FLYING
NOVEMBER -- DARKEST HOUR
NOVEMBER -- COCO
NOVEMBER -- THE SQUARE
OCTOBER -- GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
OCTOBER -- WONDERSTRUCK
OCTOBER -- LUCKY
SEPTEMBER -- STRONGER with Jeff Bauman and Jake Gyllenhaal in attendance
SEPTEMBER -- BATTLE OF THE SEXES
SEPTEMBER -- MANOLO: THE BOY WHO MADE SHOES FOR LIZARDS
SEPTEMBER -- VICTORIA & ABDUL
SEPTEMBER -- REBEL IN THE RYE
SEPTEMBER -- CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER
SEPTEMBER -- YEAR BY THE SEA
AUGUST -- Opening Day screening of BRIGSBY BEAR with writer/actor Kyle Mooney in attendance
AUGUST -- THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK
AUGUST -- AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER with filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk
in attendance
JULY -- LADY MACBETH
JULY -- CITY OF GHOSTS
JUNE -- THE BOOK OF HENRY with director Colin Trevorrow in attendance

JUNE -- THE BIG SICK
JUNE -- 75th Anniversary screening of MRS. MINIVER
MAY -- DEAN
MAY -- EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
APRIL -- 47th Annual USA Film Festival (Free programs for Members)
MARCH -- DONALD CRIED
MARCH -- THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT
MARCH -- THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
FEBRUARY -- A UNITED KINGDOM
JANUARY -- Free KidFilm screenings for Members



WEBSITE CONTENT
-- Our website contains historical and basic information about the organization and programs.

Filmmakers can locate information on how to submit works.
Film Fans
can locate information on how to join the Festival and attend our programs.
Sponsors can locate information on how to support our Outreach Programs and Public Events.

A note regarding how your donation funds are spent: We do not oversupply time and money to website graphics, etc. Instead, those resources are spent supporting filmmakers by bringing films and filmmakers together with our audiences to present multicultural programs every month, throughout the year.


Recent photos from monthly events and program information can also be found at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/usafilmfestival



PHOTOS
on this site have been provided by photographers and friends Lisa Stewart, Kristina Bowman, Tres Smith, Joe Laird, J. Alan Hansley, Andy Hanson, Wyatt Yates, Sandy Marak, Luer Nguyen, Rebecca Hudson, Knowshi.com, Julio Cedillo, Chet Morrison, Andrew Epps, Kent Kirkley, Stephanie Hastings and the SMU archives.

Special thanks to Chris Stein for the use of his 1975 "selfie" of early Blondie. The image also appears in Chris' great book of photographs "Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk," published in 2014. Our thanks to archivist Barry Kramer. That is Gary Valentine sporting an early USAFF T-shirt.

ARTWORK on the site has been provided by Joe Rocco, Buddy Hickerson and other wonderful artists and friends.




Major Funding


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The USA Film Festival is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the
Texas Commission on the Arts.


Special Thanks to our Season Sponsors

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