First Look: New titles announced by the Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas Film Society announced 11 official selections for the 11th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival. Featuring two world premieres (Jameson Brooks’s BOMB CITY and Micah Barber’s INTO THE WHO KNOWS!), the selections are a sampling of several of the non-competitive programming sections that make up Texas’s largest film festival, as well as two films set for this year’s Texas Competition.

Credit: Jameson Brooks

Led by Stefon Avalos’s Slamdance Film Festival award-winner, STRAD STYLE, the list of titles represents DIFF’s long-standing tradition of programming films that have impressed elsewhere on the film festival circuit, such as François Ozon’s FRANTZ (Sundance), Sarah Adina Smith’s BUSTER’S MAL HEART (Toronto), and James Gray’s THE LOST CITY OF Z (NYFF).

DIFF also announced the film festival will present the Studio Movie Grill Silver Heart Award to the film that best addresses Human Rights issues. A $5,000 cash prize will be presented by the Schultz Family during the Dallas Film Society Honors event presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation on Friday, April 7, as DIFF continues its decade-long tradition of looking beyond the artistic value of film to the impact on the community, either via environmental, or in this case, human rights issues, as well. The Silver Heart Award is bestowed on an individual or film for their dedication to fighting injustices and/or creating social change for the improvement of humanity.

Online ticket sales will be available for Dallas Film Society members beginning Monday, March 13 at DallasFilm.org, and will open to the public on Thursday, March 16. The physical Prekindle Box Office will open on Thursday, March 20.

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