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2014 DIFF Talk/Show Panels and Featured Q&As

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2014 Dallas International Film Festival panel discussionsThe Dallas International Film Festival presents Talk/Show, a free series of panel discussions and conversations that will interest filmgoers and filmmakers alike. Held at locations around the city, Talk/Show features notable filmmakers and journalists, special guests and honorees.

Content and locations subject to change.

TALK/SHOW

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Location: The Dallas Museum of Art [map]

NOON: FILM MATTERS—IMPACTING YOUTH
filmmaters_panel_logos2The discussion will focus on messaging to children, tweens and teens; structuring an age appropriate story; entertaining young audiences while driving home a message that can change behavior or attitudes; marketing to young audiences and their parents; funding films that can IMPACT younger audiences and measuring IMPACT on behavior and actions of younger audiences. Free.

Moderated by Director Keith Maitland

Panelists: Leslie Ferrell, President of Big Idea Entertainment (producer of VeggieTales); Sharon Amezcua (Founder of JuntoBox Films); and Trevor Hall (President of the Creative Visions Foundation)
Presented by ArtHouse Dallas and M3 Films

embrey_faces_logos-tan2 P.M.: RACE IN FILM
This panel will explore the racial memes, stereotypes and hurdles that exist in modern cinema, where films today are increasingly divided into categories based on race, gender and sexuality. The discussion will also focus on how quality storytelling can transcend cultural differences and be universally enjoyed by people of all backgrounds. Free.
Moderated by Jamilah King – News Editor for Colorlines.com

Panelists: Derrick Williams (producer of JUMPING THE BROOM, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, SPARKLE, BLACK NATIVITY), Jose Pablo Cantillo(actor, THE WALKING DEAD, CRANK, producer PRODUCE), Tammy Nguyen Lee(filmmaker OPERATION BABY LIFT)

4 P.M. FAITH IN FILM
Lots of films can be said to have soul, but faith-based films take it to another level. This panel will discuss the lucrative and growing trend of faith based filmmaking, including who is making them, who are the audiences, and whether or not this could become the next big movie making market. Free
Moderated by Michael Cain of M3 Films

Panelists: Chris Dowling(actor/producer, PRODUCE, ROCK SLYDE), Leslie Ferrell President of Big Idea Entertainment (producer of VeggieTales), Jeff Sheets President – EchoLight Studios

FEATURED Q&As

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DALLAS STAR AWARD HONOREE CHERYL BOONE ISAACS
Location: The Crow Collection of Asian Art [map] [directions]
Time: 1 p.m.
Join us for a free conversation with Dallas Star Award Honoree Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The recently elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will talk about her career in the movie business, which includes every elected office at the Academy and positions in marketing and publicity with CBI Enterprises, Inc., New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures. Free.

TEXAS AVERY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL JOHN KRICFALUSI
Location: Angelika Film Center 6 [map]
Time: 3 p.m.
Dallas International Film Festival presents a Conversation with John K. and a Screening of his Collected Works. The award-winning animator will discuss his career, animation technique and the animation industry. We’ll follow it with a screening of his favorite pieces, spanning his illustrious career. Tickets available soon!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MEMBERS OF THE JOHN WAYNE FAMILY AT ‘STAGECOACH’ SCREENING
Location: The Texas Theatre [map]
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Members of the John Wayne family will talk about the legendary actor’s life and career before a special screening of one of his most loved films, STAGECOACH. Click for tickets


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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

With 175 films and an Oscar to his credit, John Wayne is considered by many to be not only a great actor, but the American archetype.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is the first African-American President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and only the third woman to hold the office.

John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren & Stimpy, is the recipient of the 2014 Texas Avery Animation Award presented by REEL FX.

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