Filmmaker Awards and Prizes
The Dallas International Film Festival honors the best in filmmaking with a series of prestigious honors and awards.
GRAND JURY PRIZES
Grand Jury Prize – Narrative Feature Competition
Grand Jury Prize – Documentary Feature Competition
Grand Jury Prize – Texas Competition Presented By Panavision
Awarded a Panavision camera package rental worth $30,000
Grand Jury Prize – Short Film
Awarded to a film in the Shorts Competition, as selected by the Shorts Jury.
Grand Jury Prize – Animated Short Presented By REEL FX
The Grand Jury Prize is awarded to the film in the Animation Competition as selected by a panel of REEL FX jurors along with the 2014 Texas Avery Animation Award recipient.
Grand Jury Prize – Student Short Film
Awarded to a film in the Student Competition, as selected by the Student Jury.
Audience members cast ballots for best Narrative Feature, Documentary and Short Film after screenings.
Narrative Feature Audience Award presented by Lascaux Films—$5,000
Documentary Feature Audience Award presented by Lascaux Film—$5,000
Short Film Audience Award presented by Lascaux Film—$5,000
SILVER HEART AWARD
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. The winner of the Silver Heart Award will receive a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the Embrey Family Foundation.
MOVIE MAGIC PRIZES
The recipients of the 2014 DIFF awards will receive MOVIE MAGIC Budgeting and Scheduling software bundles from Entertainment Partners.
DALLAS STAR AWARDS
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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