about the DALLAS Film Society
To CELEBRATE films and their impact on society
To HONOR filmmakers and recognize their achievements and contribution in enhancing the creative community
To provide EDUCATIONAL programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today¹s world
To PROMOTE the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking
Two Men. One Vision. Liener Temerlin and Michael Cain both have longstanding ties to the Dallas Arts community. Temerlin, an advertising legend, and Cain, an award winning filmmaker, came together to turn Dallas into an international stage for moviemakers from around the globe by forming the DALLAS Film Society.
The DALLAS Film Society partnered in 2006 to create the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival. The DALLAS International Film Festival is one of the fastest growing film festivals in the world. Named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," the Festival has gained the reputation as the Filmmaker's Festival for its stellar hospitality and dedication to the art.
In only three years, the Festival has been recognized for its thought-provoking programming and its commitment to education within the community.
In the first three years, there were over 110,000 people in attendance from Dallas, the U.S. and around the world for over 600 screenings & special events during the Festival.
In its first three years, the Dallas Film Society has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema:
The Film Society has had the great pleasure of screening award winning films which have included Academy Award® nominees and winners.
The 2009 Festival was most successful yet!
DALLAS already ranks among the top festivals in North America.