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Spring Festival program dates -- April 22 - 26, 2015
Click here to view the flyer and  FULL SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS

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2015 Award-winning SHORT FILMS include:

FIRST PLACE / NARRATIVE
The Way of Tea (Les fremissements du thé), Marc Fouchard, director

FIRST PLACE / NON-FICTION
Boxeadora, Meg Smaker, director

FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION
Soar, Alyce Tzue, director

FIRST PLACE / EXPERIMENTAL
Migration, Fluorescent Hill, co-directors

STUDENT AWARD
Nabilah, Paul Meschuh, director

THE TEXAS AWARD
Master Hoa’s Requiem, Scott Edwards, director

NATIONAL JURY AWARDS
Speed Dating, Meghann Artes, director
War Within the Walls, Courtney Marsh, director
The Answers, Michael Goode, director
Against Night, Stefan Kubicki, director
Through the Breaking Glass (A través del espejo), Iván Mena Tinoco, director

LOCAL JURY AWARDS
In the Clouds (En las nubes), Marcelo Mitnik, director
Election Night, Tessa Blake, director
The Emissary, Rudy Dobrev, director
Caring for the Recently Deceased, Henry Davies, director
The Other Side, Scott Brown, director
Sophie, Alex Lombard
Run Fast, Anna Musso, director
Scrabble, Cristian Sulser, director
Deep Dance, Marco Erbrich, director
The Looking Planet, Eric Anderson, director
Day One, Henry Hughes, director
Mara, Yi Zhong, director
Between Times, Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter, co-directors

OFFICIAL SELECTION SHORT FILMS
Best Man Wins, Stéphane Dumonceau
The Fly, Olly Williams
The Bridge Partner, Gabriel Olson
To Be Delivered, Pierre Amstutz Roch
Sophie, Alex Lombard
Bandito, Evan Kelman
The Red House, Jiaqi Lin
Blades of Grass, Jason Fernandes
Sabre Dance, Ilya Rozhkov
Life Sentences, Jesse Rosenberg
For Ofelia, Christopher Loanzon
Hollow Victory, Peter Haig
Mt. Molehill, Jesse Stewart
A Band of Thieves, Fidel Ruiz-Healy
The Decisive Moment, Roy Yu Sun
Ray’s Big Idea, Steve Harding-Hill
Luna & Lars, Anna Zlokovic
Master Hoa’s Requiem, Scott Edwards
Mr. Plastimime, Daniel Greaves
Migration, Fluorescent Hill
T.P., Bob Blevins
Empty Page, Siavash Khodaie
Tilley and the Moon, Jamie Brindle
Between Times, Ru Kuwahata
Soar, Alyce Tzue
Shelter, J. Daniel Hanna
Miracle Maker, Kate Marks
Route Canal, Joe Ferrera
Sidekick, Puja Maewal
Before the Bomb, Tannaz Hazemi
Antoine, Cyrus Neshvad
Grounded, Alexis Michalick
The Crossing, Nathalie Biancheri
Minutes, Jim Rothman
Strangers, Eric D. Howell
I Am Sami, Kae Bahar
The End of War, Bernard E. James
This Way Up, Jeremy Cloe
Parables of War, Nina Seavey
Showfolk, Ned McNeilage
The Way of Tea (Les fremissements du thé), Marc Fouchard
Speed Dating, Meghann Artes
War Within the Walls, Courtney Marsh
The Answers, Michael Goode
Against Night, Stefan Kubicki
Through the Breaking Glass (A través del espejo), Iván Mena Tinoco
In the Clouds (En las nubes), Marcelo Mitnik
Election Night, Tessa Blake
The Emissary, Rudy Dobrev
Caring for the Recently Deceased, Henry Davies
The Other Side, Scott Brown
Run Fast, Anna Musso
Scrabble, Cristian Sulser
Deep Dance, Marco Erbrich
The Looking Planet, Eric Anderson
Between Times, Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter 

To view a list of PAST years winning short films,  click here


 

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31st Annual
KidFilm
® Festival
 
January 24 - 25, 2015

To view a PDF of the
2015 KidFilm scheduleclick here

 




UPCOMING AND RECENT MEMBER SCREENNGS


In August -- MEET THE PATELS
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In July -- MISTRESS AMERICA with Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke in attendance!

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In July -- SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE -- Kids can have their picture taken with Shaun!

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In June -- INSIDE OUT with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in attendance!

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In April and May:

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In February and March:

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In December:

Preview screening of INTO THE WOODS


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In November:

Preview screening of THE HOMESMAN


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Preview screening of THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

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In October:

An Evening with James Ellroy
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Membership
 


To become a Member of the Festival and receive FREE SCREENINGS every month, contact us for membership info at:
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Recent screenings - FREE to Festival Members

August & September 2014
Are You Here
When the Game Stands Tall
This is Where I Leave You
Pride
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July 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey
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July 2014
Life Itself
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June 2014

La Bare
with director/producer Joe Manganiello ("Magic Mike" "True Blood"), producer Nick Manganiello and other special guests in attendance

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June 2014
Words and Pictures starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche
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March
2014
Draft Day with Tom Welling ("Smallville") in attendance

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March
2014
Million Dollar Arm

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March
2014
Jodorowsky's Dune
with director Frank Pavich in attendance

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February
2014
In Secret

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January
2014
Gimme Shelter
with actor Vanessa Hudgens, writer/director Ron Krauss and inspirational advocate Kathy DiFiore in attendance

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December 2013
August: Osage County


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November 2013
Saving Mr. Banks

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October 2013

Screening of Kill Your Darlings with writer/director John Krokidas in attendance
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September 2013
Screening of Pulling Strings with actor Jaime Camil in attendance
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August 2013
Screening of One Direction: This Is Us with  director Morgan Spurlock in attendance
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August 2013
Screening of In A World... with actor/writer/director Lake Bell in attendance
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October 2012 events & screenings

Book signing and reception with actor Stephen Tobolowsky
The Paperboy preview screening
Argo preview screening
The Sessions preview screening
Wuthering Heights preview screening
Lincoln preview screening
Cloud Atlas preview screening

November 2012 events & screenings

Late Quartet with reception for USAFF members
Hitchcock with writer Stephen Rebello
Hyde Park on Hudson



December 2012 events & screenings

Gangster Squad with champagne reception for members
Barbara
Promised Land
Les Miserables



January 2013 events & screenings

Stand Up Guys
29th Annual KidFilm Festival


February 2013 events & screenings

TCM's Road to the Festival/Rio Bravo screening with Angie Dickinson in attendance
Emperor
Oscar RoadTrip Dallas
Oscar Experience: Dallas


March 2013 events & screenings

42 with Chadwick Boseman in attendance


May 2013 events & screenings
The Great Gatsby


June 2013 events & screenings

Fill the Void


July 2013 events & screenings

Girl Most Likely

August 2013 events & screenings

One Direction: This is Us with director Morgan Spurlock in attendance
In a World... with writer/director/actor Lake Bell in attendance


September 2013 events & screenings

TexFest
The Fifth Estate
Gravity
Pulling Strings

October 2013 events & screenings

Delivery Man
Kill Your Darlings with writer/director John Krokidas in attendance
About Time

November 2013 events & screenings

Bottle Rocket 20th anniversary with writer Matt Zoller Seitz and saluting Kumar Pallana
Saving Mr. Banks

December 2013 screenings

August: Osage County

January 2014 events & screenings

Gimme Shelter with Vanessa Hudgens, Ron Krauss and Kathy DiFiore in attendance

 



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.

Note: We do not oversupply time and money to a website. Instead, those resources are spent supporting filmmakers by bringing films and filmmakers together with audiences to present multicultural programs every month, throughout the year.


Our most recent monthly events and program information can be found at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/usafilmfestival


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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, Andrew Epps, Kent Kirkley, Stephanie Hastings and the SMU archives.




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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Special Thanks to our Season Sponsors

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