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Check here frequently for announcements and updates about WIFD's goings-on!


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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:25 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    The Telly Awards has named Women in Film Dallas as a bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for their 2016 Alliance For Children public service announcement (PSA) under the category: promotional piece not-for-profit. With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.



    Click here for all the details: WIFD2016PSA_TellyWinner_PressRelease.pdf


    Congratulations to our 2016 PSA volunteers on this well-deserved recognition.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3:18 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Prior to our Saturday Brunch, our guest panelist and award-winning actress Libby Villari was interviewed by WFAA-TV about her Oscar experience with the film BOYHOOD.


    The interview can be viewed at this link.


    ABOUT LIBBY

    Libby Villari, a veteran actress of stage and screen, graduated with honors from North Texas University with a BA in theater and has made over 35 films and several television shows. She is best known for her four year run as Mayor Rodell on the acclaimed television series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and as Grandmother in Richard Linklater’s ground breaking, 12 years in the making film BOYHOOD that won Best Picture at the Golden Globes, Spirit and SAG Awards in 2015. Her television work also includes GREY’S ANATOMY, CHASE, WALKER TEXAS RANGER and more. She’s played mom to Patricia Arquette, Renee Zelweger and Elijah Wood, and worked with such acclaimed directors as Robert Altman, Clint Eastwood, Alan Parker, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater and Peter Berg.  She is represented by Progressive Talent in Los Angeles, The People Store in Atlanta, and The Collier Agency in Austin, and managed by The Green Room in L.A. and New York. She recently returned to the stage to play Ann Richards in ANN at River City Repertory Theater in Shreveport. She splits her time between Los Angeles and her home on a beautiful lake outside Fort Worth. 


  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3:03 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Prior to our Saturday Brunch, our guest panelist and Fort Worth native Keith Alcorn was interviewed by WFAA-TV about his experience with the Academy Awards when his film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was nominated for best animated feature.


    The interview can be viewed at this link.


    ABOUT KEITH

    Keith Alcorn is an Emmy-nominated and Oscar-nominated Producer/ Writer/ Director. For over 30 years Keith Alcorn has been involved in all facets of animation.  In 1987 he Co-Founded DNA Productions, Inc. DNA provided script to screen services for Corporate and Commercial clients until they transitioned to the Entertainment Industry and became one of the largest animation facilities in the U.S. Later, Keith Produced and Co-Created the Oscar nominated animated feature film, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius for Paramount and Nickelodeon.  Alcorn also served as Director/Co-Executive Producer on the Nickelodeon series, “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius” before serving as Executive Producer on the feature film, The Ant Bully” for Warner Brothers and Tom Hanks. In 2014 he completed Writing/Directing duties for the hour-long documentary, Back on Badstreet”. He is currently writing and Directing for two new projects; the faith-based animated series, “Owlegories and a “Top-Secret animated feature film he is not allowed to talk about under penalty of death!


  • Friday, January 20, 2017 1:10 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    While at the Small Business Expo, Melanie Yonks did an impromptu interview on BizTalk Arlington KFJZ 870 AM with Lisa McKibben and Mark Joeckel about Women in Film Dallas and the threats to Texas production incentives.


    Check out the interview by clicking this link:

    https://www.facebook.com/mark.joeckel1/videos/10206741629374353/


  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:38 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Danica Mathes was named on the “Best Lawyers in America” 2017 list - an honor she has repeated annually since 2007.

    Her practice focuses on intellectual property, entertainment, advertising and new media law. 


    Selected by attorney peers and U.S. News for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007, Danica is adept at handling traditional and emerging intellectual property, advertising and new media matters for individuals, entrepreneurial and closely held businesses, and Fortune 100 companies.


    http://www.bellnunnally.com/danica-l-mathes


  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:26 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    We want to showcase you!


    Directors, cinematographers, producers, writers, editors, actors, composers, production designers, customer designers, makeup artists – whatever your path, it’s time to finesse the demo and sweeten the soundtrack. 

    The WIFD Membership Showcase is a GREAT way to promote your work so don't miss your chance!


    MEMBERSHIP SHOWCASE SUBMISSIONS:
    (There will be a selection process so submit your best work!) 

    Must be a WIFD member to submit. 
    Not a member? Apply here today! 


    What to Submit: 

    Video: Reels, trailers, music videos, sizzles, etc. DON'T INCLUDE ANY ADDITIONAL TEXT ON THE REEL, WE WILL LOWER THIRD YOUR NAME AND ROLE IF SELECTED.  (90 seconds or less)

    Photos: Show off your skills with work photos that will be put in a slide show (5 photos or less)

    Audio: Share your scores or sound recordings to be played during the showcase (3 minutes or less)


    How to Submit: 
    Send an email to wifdmembershipreel@gmail.com with your name and your title as you would like it presented. You must complete this part to be considered for the showcase. 


    Formats: 
    Video
    : H264, 1920x1080 
    Photos: JPG, PNG
    Audio: MP3, WAV


    Delivery Methods:
    Dropbox, Hightail, or any other file sharing method: wifdmembershipreel@gmail.com


    Deadline: Monday, September 5, 2016

    Questions?
    membership@wifdallas.org 


    Empower. Promote. Mentor. We look forward to promoting you!


  • Saturday, July 02, 2016 8:14 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    This year Women in Film Dallas partners with Dallas VideoFest for the 15th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival.


    Melanie Yonks, WIFD Chick Flicks Chair chirps about the program’s growing success, “Partnering with the Dallas Video Festival allows WIFD to expand Chick Flicks to enable us to reach a broader audience to showcase the wonderful work of women filmmakers.” The festival is adding a feature film to the lineup this year in addition to its traditional short films. 


    Films submitted should be directed by a woman and/or have women in at least two key (above the line) crew positions. Documentary and narrative films under 25 minutes are accepted and deference is given to shorts with a Texas connection.


    The Best of Fest and Texas award winners will receive a cash award. Audience Choice winner will receive a prize package. The link for submissions, along with complete list of rules and guidelines is available here.


    Funds raised through the Chick Flicks Film Festival support the WIFD Grants and Scholarship Program.


  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:06 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Submissions for the Chick Flicks Festival opens July 1.  Check back for all the details.

  • Monday, June 20, 2016 10:20 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Women in Film Dallas will be participating in North Texas Giving Day. Please help us empower, promote and mentor more women in film by donating to our Grants & Scholarships Fund.

  • Monday, August 31, 2015 5:59 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     


    DALLAS, TX – August 31, 2015 – Women in Film Dallas (WIFD)
    is currently accepting short film submissions for the 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival through September 4. The 14th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival will be held October 22 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.


    “We have received submissions from all around the globe. I am thrilled we have an award-winning panel of judges who have offered their time and talents to review these films,” states Catherine Brockette,
    2015 Chick Flicks Chair.


    The panel of judges is comprised of Dennis Bishop,
    Motion Picture Production Chair - KD Conservatory (2014 Topaz Award Recipient), Sylvia Komatsu, Executive Vice President & Chief Content Officer - KERA/KXT, Linda Stogner, Writer/Producer/Performer - Backdoor Comedy/KERA (2012 Chick Flicks Winner and 2003 WIFD PSA Director), and Amy Talkington, Writer/Director - Los Angeles (Previous WIFD Grants and Scholarships Recipient).


    The Chick Flicks Film Festival is looking for narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental short films in any genre with a runtime of 25 minutes or less. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2011. The films must have a woman in two (2) or more of the following above-the-line positions: writer, producer, director of photography or editor.  

    The Best of the Fest and Texas Award winners will receive cash prizes and the Audience Choice winner will receive a prize package. All Festival winners will be announced at the screening on October 22 at the Angelika Film Center Dallas.


    Women in Film Dallas is a non-profit organization and part of a global community that empowers, promotes and mentors women in the film, television, and screen-based media industry through networking, recognition, and educational opportunities. Proceeds from the 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival will benefit the WIFD Grant and Scholastic Fund.


    To learn more about Women in Film Dallas and the 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival submission process, fees, guidelines and requirements, visit
    www.wifdallas.org.

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