Tonight the Dallas Film Society Honors its Star Award to these talented filmmakers. Press and Publicity Coordinator for DALLAS IFF 2011, Michael DeVous, talked about tonight’s event and about the whole festival experience with PSD. Click the jump to catch our Exclusive with Michael DeVous.
Here is the DALLAS IFF Press and Publicity Coordinator Michael DeVous.
Dallas Film Society Honors
Friday, April 8th
Keeping to our mission to HONOR filmmakers and recognize their achievements and contributions in enhancing the creative community, the Dallas Film Society will present its second annual tribute gala, Dallas Film Society Honors, on Friday, April 8th at Dallas’ historic Union Station. Presented by The Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation, this star-studded evening of tributes with over 500 attendees will feature some of the top filmmakers in the industry for a one-of-a-kind spectacular event filled with big names, big talent and big entertainment preceded by a big red carpet. We’ll be inviting some of Hollywood’s most notable filmmakers as potential honorees for the 2011 Dallas Film Society Honors.
Past recipients of the Dallas Star award include John Lee Hancock, Wally Pfister and Frank Darabont as well as Pete Docter who received the coveted Texas Avery Animation Award presented in partnership with REEL FX ENTERTAINMENT. For a complete list and more on past honorees, click here.
Additionally, over $100,000 in prizes and grants will be awarded to novice and student filmmakers alike: $50,000 – Target Filmmaker Awards, $20,000 – MPS Studios Texas Filmmaker Award and $30,000 – TXU Energy High School and College Technology Grants. Other non-cash prizes will be awarded by Movie Magic and REEL FX to winning filmmakers in various competitions. Neiman Marcus will once again provide winners and honorees with Steuben Crystal awards.
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