Upcoming Events

From our Martini Madness mixer to Chick Flicks Film Festival, Women in Film Dallas has fun, enlightening events for everyone year-round.  Click on a date below to see what we have planned!


Upcoming events

    • Friday, April 28, 2017
    • 6:15 PM
    • Studio Movie Grill - Spring Valley


    Click here to view THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT trailer


    Women in Film Dallas is pleased to partner with Studio Movie Grill on their inaugural Shared Stories Film Series & Competition on April 28 with a screening of THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

    The film chronicles the incredible journey of five female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower and inspire the next generation of strong women to after their career ambitions.


    Join us prior to the screening for a mix & mingle and after the screening for a panel discussion with empowered career women who will share their stories.

    Thanks to the generosity of Studio Movie Grill, all ticket proceeds will benefit the Grants & Scholarship Fund of Women in Film Dallas.



    EVENT LOCATION, TIMES & REGISTRATION

    Studio Movie Grill - Spring Valley

    13933 N Central Expressway

    Dallas, TX 75433


    6:15 pm
    Mix & Mingle
    The first 25 WIFD members to RSVP receive a free drink ticket. RSVP here
    7:00 pm
    Screening & Panel Discussion
    Buy tickets with reserved seating here. Immediately followed by a panel discussion.

    Also at the screening the winner of SMG’s Shared Stores Film Series PSA Competition for high school students led by a female will be announced. The winning PSA filmmaker will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship and the PSA will show on all SMG DFW screens. Women in Film Dallas will bestow an additional $500 grant to the film department at the winner’s high school.



    OUR PANELISTS


    Dr. Candice Bledsoe is a faculty member at SMU's Simmons School of Education and executive director of the Action Research Center in Dallas, Texas. Her research explores equity, access, and the experience of underrepresented students in higher education. She has received numerous fellowships including: The National Endowment of the Humanities, the New Leadership Academy, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, and Boone Texas Project for Human Rights Education. Dr. Bledsoe is the recipient of the 2013 SMU Women’s Symposium Profiles of Community Leadership Award. Dr. Bledsoe received a Doctorate in Education from The University of Southern California. She also holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and Baylor University.


    Melina McKinnon is CEO of M3 Films and has been collaborating with filmmakers across the world to bring their collective visions to the screen since 1999. As a mission-driven and award-winning filmmaker, Melina hails from South-Africa and proudly hangs her hat in Dallas. Under the Movies with a Mission banner, Melina and her husband Michael Cain have produced films such as: the Sundance and HBO award-winning feature-length documentary TV Junkie, Faces of Addiction, Angels and Autism, Torey’s Distraction and Images of Independence. As a complement to her production work, Melina is also focused on film finance and served as an Executive Producer on the Steve Jobs bio-pic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. Melina co-founded FilmMatters – a film and panel symposium which focuses on the common challenges filmmakers, activists and non-profit organizations often face in the long journey to making a “movie with a mission.” Currently, Melina has several documentaries in production including Stanley Marcus, Miracle Fishing, and The Starck Club.


    Kadie Lynn Roberson is a 13-year-old country singer from Kemp, Texas who began singing when she was just three years old, and her parents first noticed her talent when she sang “Amazing Grace” at church. She has since traveled all throughout North Texas to perform, and has also grown to become a songwriter. Her 1st Original Recorded song, “Stronger” made it to #38 on the Texas Radio Music Charts in 2016, and at the age 12, she was the youngest artist to chart on the Texas Radio Music Chart. Kadie has opened for Vanilla Ice and Kevin Fowler, and even sang for the Prime Minister of the Bahamas. She was a semi-finalist of the popular national talent show, America`s Got Talent, season 11. Recently, she signed a recording and promotion non-inhibiting contract with State Fair Records.


    • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • HG SPLY CO - 2008 Greenville Ave

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    HG SPLY CO is a spot to gather, tell big stories, enjoy a good drink and celebrate victories. They serve simple, clean food, classic drinks and humble hospitality.

    Make plans to join Women in Film Dallas to share your stories, enjoy drink specials and food with honest ingredients and celebrate your accomplishments at Martini Madness on the Roof!

    WHAT
    Martini Madness on the Roof!
    A mixer for professionals in the in film and television industry to network and reconnect.

    • Complimentary Appetizers
    • $5 Happy Hour Drink Specials / $6 Wine / Half Price Drafts
    • Free Valet Parking
    WHERE
    HG SPLY CO.
    2008 Greenville Ave
    Dallas, TX 75206

    COST
    WIFD Members – Free in advance / $5 at the door
    Guests - $10 in Advance / $15 at the door

    PARKING
    Available behind HG on the corner of Prospect & Greenville. During peak hours, valet is suggested.

    FREE VALET
    5 pm – midnight

Past events

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 WIFTI Showcase 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 WIFD Saturday Brunch
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Margarita Madness
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 WIFD Holiday Party 2016!
Thursday, November 17, 2016 WIFD Membership Meeting 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016 15th Annual Chick Flicks Festival
Friday, October 07, 2016 Chick Flicks Film Festival 2016 Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Thursday, September 29, 2016 WIFD Membership Showcase
Thursday, September 29, 2016 WIFD 2016 Raffle!
Thursday, September 22, 2016 North Texas Giving Day 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Chick Flicks Festival Submissions Open
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Dog Days of Summer with DPA
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Martini Madness Summer Mixer
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Drinks and a Dream with Katie Cokinos
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Spotlight Series: An Evening with Katie Cokinos
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Conversations on Public Relations
Sunday, April 17, 2016 SONITA Screening at DIFF
Saturday, April 16, 2016 FARMER/VETERAN Saturday Screening
Saturday, April 16, 2016 SONITA Screening at DIFF
Friday, April 15, 2016 FARMER/VETERAN World Premiere & After Party
Thursday, March 31, 2016 WIFTI 2016 Showcase
Sunday, March 06, 2016 Spotlight Series: Tea with Wendy Calhoun
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Brunch Conversation: The Oscars
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Impact Meet & Greet
Thursday, December 31, 2015 WIFD Event Sponsor 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Holiday Party 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015 Open Your Presence!
Thursday, October 22, 2015 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 WIFD Membership Meeting 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Mixer Madness
Thursday, September 17, 2015 North Texas Giving Day 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015 Chick Flicks T-Shirts!
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Festival Masterclass: Submit, Screen & Repeat
Thursday, July 30, 2015 WIFD Membership Showcase
Thursday, July 23, 2015 WIFD GoPro Hero4 Raffle!
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival 2015 Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Monday, July 13, 2015 2015 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Friday, June 26, 2015 Chick Flicks Summer Fix
Friday, June 26, 2015 Deadline for Scholarship Applications
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Television Production
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Mixer & Mentor Meetup
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Happy Hour with DIFF Filmmaker Sarah Ivy
Friday, March 27, 2015 Deadline for Grant Applications
Sunday, March 08, 2015 WIFTI Short-case
Thursday, February 26, 2015 The Truth of Non-Fiction
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Toast the New Year Mixer
Thursday, December 11, 2014 WIFD Holiday Party
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Topaz Awards Gala
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 2015 WIFD Board Nominations
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 WIFD Member Meeting
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Topaz Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Sunday, October 12, 2014 PSA Screen Craft Competition
Thursday, October 02, 2014 2014 Chick Flicks Film Festival
Thursday, September 18, 2014 September Mixer
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Getting Animated - August Program
Monday, July 07, 2014 2014 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Thursday, June 26, 2014 WIFD Member Showcase
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Martini Madness Mixer - Champagne Shindig
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Learn How To Act ... Like a Pro!
Thursday, February 27, 2014 9th Annual WIFTI Showcase
Thursday, January 30, 2014 30 on the 30th!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 Happy Holiday Season and Thank You for a great year!
Thursday, December 12, 2013 WIF.D Holiday Party
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Mentors, Membership & Meet the Candidates
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Free Financial Wellness Workshop
Thursday, October 03, 2013 Chick Flicks Festival
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Hello Autumn! Martini Madness
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Chick Flicks Film Festival Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Spotlight Series with Lisa Kaselak
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Screening of TOMLINSON HILL, a 2013 documentary film, with follow-up Q&A
Thursday, August 22, 2013 VISUAL PERSPECTIVE: a look inside the world of animation and VFX
Thursday, August 15, 2013 2013 Topaz Award Nominations
Monday, August 12, 2013 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Chick Flicks Summer Fix - "Venus & Serena"
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2013 Grants
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2013 Scholarship
Thursday, June 13, 2013 WIF.D Membership Showcase
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Script Contest for Chick Flicks Festival Promo
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Our Cinco de Mayo Martini Madness!
Saturday, April 27, 2013 CONGRATULATIONS at USAFF
Thursday, March 07, 2013 Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) Showcase
Thursday, February 07, 2013 First Martini Madness of 2013!
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Sassy Pants - Dallas Screening & Filmmaker Q&A
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Holiday Party / Last 2012 Martini Madness
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 25th Topaz Awards Gala
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 25th Topaz Awards Sponsorship
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Day 3 - Chick Flicks Festival Short Film Competition
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Chick Flicks Mix & Mingle with Texas Chicks
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Day 2 - Chick Flicks Festival "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Chick Flicks Mix & Mingle with "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Executive Producer America Young
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Day 1 - Chick Flicks Festival "WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Chick Flicks Mix & Mingle with "WONDER WOMEN!" Executive Producer Erin Prather Stafford
Sunday, September 16, 2012 Spotlight On... the best YOU: Successfully communicating your own personal brand
Monday, August 20, 2012 2012 Topaz Award Nominations
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Martini Madness
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Chick Flicks Summer Fix - "The Lost Garden - The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blaché"
Thursday, June 07, 2012 ICE CREAM SOCIAL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 The Perfect Family - Dallas premiere!
Monday, April 30, 2012 Chick Flicks Short Film Submissions
Saturday, April 28, 2012 That's What She Said - Special Screening
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Filmmaker Meet & Greet
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Martini Madness & Mentor Meet-Up
Thursday, March 08, 2012 WIFTI Short Film Showcase
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 2012 Member Showcase & Drive!
Thursday, January 12, 2012 Martini Madness
Thursday, December 08, 2011 Cover Your ASSets with Copyrights & Clearances, with Sally Helppie
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 TOPAZ AWARDS - November 15th
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Day 3 - Chick Flicks Festival Short Film Competition at the Angelika Dallas
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Day 2 - Chick Flicks Festival "Who Does She Think She Is" at the Modern in Ft Worth
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Day 1 - Chick Flicks Festival "Miss Representation" at Studio Movie Grill
Thursday, September 15, 2011 Spotlight On: Literary Manager and Producer, Rogers Hartmann!
Thursday, August 25, 2011 Focus on the Freelancers
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Special Screening of SENNA for WIF.D Members!
Thursday, August 11, 2011 5-Minute Mentor Meet Up
Thursday, August 11, 2011 WIFD presents Martini Madness
Saturday, July 16, 2011 Special Discount Screening of WEDDING PALACE
Friday, July 01, 2011 Spotlight On: Producing both the studio and independent feature film with Bonnie Curtis!
Thursday, May 19, 2011 Martini Madness
Thursday, May 19, 2011 5-Minute Mentor Meet Up
Saturday, May 07, 2011 Writing Winning Business Plans for Independent Filmmakers, with Louise Levison
Thursday, May 05, 2011 Screening of "Lost Boys of Sudan"
Sunday, May 01, 2011 Screening of "The First Grader" at USA Film Festival
Friday, April 29, 2011 Tribute to Barry Corbin & screening of Nonames with Kathy Lindboe in attendance
Friday, April 29, 2011 Tribute to Malcolm McDowell & screening of Pound of Flesh with Tamar Hoffs in attendance
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 FREE SCREENING OF HBO FILM
Monday, April 18, 2011 Script Contest for Chick Flicks Festival Opener
Thursday, March 10, 2011 WIFTI Short Film Showcase

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