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Filmmaker Awards and Prizes

laurels_FBThe 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 AWARDS


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.


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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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