The Dallas Movie Screening Group

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Friday, February 8, 2013

2013 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Italy Spotlight and Opening Party at the New LOOK Cinemas


BUON GIORNO! DALLAS FILM SOCIETY’S 2013 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO FOCUS LENS ON ITALY, NEW VENUE


From the birthplace of the Renaissance to a new local venue, DIFF brings together the best from around the world to celebrate the art of film—Dallas style


DALLAS, TX – Jan. 24, 2013 – The Dallas Film Society is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Dallas International Film Festival as it casts an all-star line-up of films for the much-anticipated event April 4-14, 2013. Many established and up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world will descend upon Dallas for the event, which will bring a host of worldly surprises and names to North Texas. This year, DIFF is pleased to add a new, world-class viewing venue to the Festival, LOOK Cinemas, whose state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled dining will elevate the experience of enjoying the art of film.


“Film is an experience best enjoyed in the company of good food and friends,” said Lee Papert, President/CEO, Dallas Film Society. “We are excited to add LOOK to our venue line-up, which includes a variety of Dallas’s best destinations, from theaters to parks – everywhere the art of film can be.”



DIFF takes over LOOK Cinemas


DIFF isn’t just taking place at LOOK Cinemas; the Festival is taking over LOOK Cinemas on Opening Night on April 4. Truly experience LOOK Cinemas, located at Prestonwood and Belt Line roads, Festival style. LOOK Cinemas opens as the new 1,900-seat entertainment and dining complex that combines thought-provoking film with mouth-watering food. Nick & Sam’s Grill and Coal Vines are both co-located within the complex.


“It’s our honor at LOOK Cinemas to roll out the red carpet and host the opening night of the Dallas International Film Festival as we introduce our new theater, dining and entertainment complex,” said Tom Stephenson, CEO of LOOK Cinemas. “This is the perfect complement to the public opening of LOOK Cinemas on March 29.”


Other DIFF venues host everything from panel talks to screenings and include Dallas’s new Klyde Warren Park, Angelika Film Center Dallas, Landmark Theatre’s The Magnolia, Cinemark West Plano, The Texas Theatre, Hotel Palomar Dallas and the Nasher Sculpture Center.



Italy Spotlight, Films and Special Events


More than 150 films from all over the world will screen over the 11-day Festival. This year’s Festival will have people lusting for all things “Italia” all Festival long. The Dallas Film Society will pay homage to the cinematic achievements of Italian filmmakers by featuring Italy as this year’s cultural spotlight.


“For more than 110 years, Italian filmmakers have been producing innovative films that capture audiences and awards around the Globe,” said James Faust, artistic director, Dallas Film Society. “Italian filmmakers have pushed the envelope for decades and have helped set the standard for great cinema. With Italy’s rich film past and present, we’re excited to shine a spotlight on that heritage at DIFF.”


Other special events include High School Day (April 5) in Dallas Arts District, Family Day at Klyde Warren Park (April 6) and Latino Day in West Village (April 7). There will be Red Carpet appearances and star-studded galas taking place at some of the finest venues Dallas has to offer.



Passes and Tickets


Passes are on sale now online only through the Prekindle Box Office. Passes are also on sale and range from $100 for a Festival Lounge Pass to $750 for an all-access Star Pass, which includes:

All-access pass to all screenings
One invitation to the Opening Night Screening & Gala on April 4, 2013, subject to availability.
Admission for one person to all Centerpiece screenings and parties during the Festival
Access for one person to the Festival Lounge. (Must be 21 or over to enter the Festival Lounge or to consume alcohol.)
Admission for one person to all regular film screenings and panel discussions
Dallas International Film Festival swag bag full of unforgettable merchandise

Tickets will go on sale in March 14. To purchase tickets and passes, visit: www.DallasFilm.org.




About the Dallas Film Society


The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today's world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival, scheduled for April 4-14, 2013, is a presentation of the Dallas Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city. For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit www.DallasFilm.org. The offices of the Dallas Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.



2013 Dallas International Film Festival Sponsors


ABCO; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP; Alamo Drafthouse DFW; The Angelika Film Center; The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation; Austin Film Festival; Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers; CBS Radio; Central 214; Cinemark USA, Inc.; Colibri Promotions; Community Trust Bank, The Container Store; The Crow Collection of Asian Art; D Magazine; Dallas Film Commission; Dallas Museum of Art; Dallas Observer; Deep Eddy Vodka; Downtown Dallas, Inc.; Earth Day Dallas; El Creative; Flagship Marketing; Forte; Gemini Light, Sound & Video; GrandLuxe Magazine; Hotel Palomar; KellyKitchensPR.com; Klyde Warren Park; LOOK Cinemas; Mary Kay; Mockingbird Station; Mockingbird Taproom; Modern Luxury Media; Movie Magic; My Sweet Charity; Nasher Sculpture Center; Panavision; Pencilneck Software; Post Asylum; Prekindle; Pure Evil Sound & Music Design; Rentex; ScreenFX Academy; Southwest Airlines; Stella Artois; Texas Association of Film Commissions; Texas Capital Bank; Texas Film Commission; Time Warner Cable; TXU Energy; Vergent Communications; West Village; WFAA; and Whole Foods.



About Boardwalk Automotive Group Volkswagen Dealerships


Boardwalk Auto Group has three Volkswagen Dealerships serving the North Dallas community. Boardwalk Volkswagen, located in Richardson, Texas, was recently named 2012 Volkswagen Dealer of the Year for Texas by DealerRater® reflecting on the dealer's commitment to unparalleled customer service. Park Cities Volkswagen and McKinney Volkswagen are also two of the Highest-Rated DealerRater® Certified Volkswagen Dealers in Texas. Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers offer the absolute best selection and price in the Metroplex in addition to their state-of-the art Service Departments. Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen. For more information about Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers, please visit www.DallasVWDealers.com.

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