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Welcome to the USA Film Festival, a 50-year-old, Dallas-based, year-round 5013c nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the film and video arts.  We bring filmmakers together with audiences for a "live cinema" experience.  We present 50 days of programs each year -- We're a 50-Day Film Festival!

For Membership information and how to join the Festival and receive FREE preview screenings every month, scroll down this page to the Membership Info area.  Send us an email request and we'll send you info about becoming a Member -- We would love to have you join us!

Filmmakers -- For information on how to submit a film to one of our year-round programs, please visit the "Filmmaker Info" area of the site (click on the tab located above the rotator feature at the top of this page). 



Schedule Coming Soon -
50th Annual USA Film Festival
June 24-28, 2020
Angelika Film Center Dallas


We are pleased to announce our Short Film AWARD WINNERS
Winning films will be presented during USAFF50
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Special thanks to our USAFF50 Short Film Jurors
Karen Allen, Diane Baker, Jim Beaver, Bill Butler, Rosson Crow, Dale Dickey,
Peri Gilpin, Bill Haller, Ron Judkins, Sandra Luckow, Ralph Macchio, Chris Roe,
Stephen Tobolowsky and Brian Van Holt
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To view last year's (2019) Spring Festival program 
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To view a list of PAST years winning short films,
click here

 


FREE MOVIES!
Free Preview Screenings for Members every month!
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES! JOIN US!
(A partial list of recent Member Screenings is listed below. To view a list of earlier screenings, click the "Membership" tab at the top of this page.)
Monthly Preview Screenings are FREE to Festival Members.

Contact us and ask for Membership Information at:
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RECENT & UPCOMING MEMBER SCREENINGS INCLUDE:

2020
MARCH -- MILITARY WIVES - Bonus Screening
MARCH -- HOPE GAP
MARCH -- BLOW THE MAN DOWN
MARCH -- THE LETTER TO THE KING
FEBRUARY -- THE CLIMB
 with Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin and Todd Barry in attendance
FEBRUARY -- TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU with reception
FEBRUARY -- EMMA. (Bonus screening)

2019
DECEMBER -- Special Holiday Screening of ELF with Ed Asner ("Santa") in attendance
DECEMBER -- 1917 with director Sam Mendes, writer Krysty Wilson-Cairnes, actors George MacKay
and Dean Charles Chapman in attendance
DECEMBER -- LITTLE WOMEN
DECEMBER -- THE TWO POPES (Bonus screening with reception)
DECEMBER -- RICHARD JEWELL
DECEMBER -- THE AERONAUTS
DECEMBER -- JUST MERCY
DECEMBER -- CELEBRATION
NOVEMBER -- THE IRISHMAN (Bonus screening)
NOVEMBER -- THE GOOD LIAR
NOVEMBER -- DARK WATERS
NOVEMBER -- FORD V FERRARI (Bonus screening)
NOVEMBER -- HONEY BOY (with reception)
NOVEMBER -- MARRIAGE STORY
NOVEMBER -- THE REPORT
NOVEMBER -- CYRANO, MY LOVE
NOVEMBER -- THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF JHANSI (Bonus screening)
OCTOBER -- JOJO RABBIT with actress Thomasin McKenzie in attendance
OCTOBER -- MIDWAY with actors Ed Skrein and Luke Kleintank in attendance
OCTOBER -- MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
OCTOBER -- PAIN AND GLORY(with pre-screening reception)
OCTOBER -- BLACK AND BLUE
SEPTEMBER -- JUDY (with pre-screening reception)
SEPTEMBER -- DOWNTON ABBEY (Bonus screening)
AUGUST -- THE FANATIC with actor John Travolta in attendance (Bonus screening)
JULY -- OFFICIAL SECRETS (Special screening on National Whistleblower Day)
JULY -- THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON with co-writer/director Michael Schwartz in attendance
JULY -- MIKE WALLACE IS HERE
JULY -- BLINDED BY THE LIGHT with filmmakers Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor and Aaron Phagura in attendance
JULY -- DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD with actor Eugenio Derbez in attendance
JULY -- THE FAREWELL with writer/director Lulu Wang in attendance
JUNE -- 5B with subjects from the documentary in attendance
JUNE -- AMERICAN WOMAN
JUNE -- LATE NIGHT
MAY -- PAVAROTTI
MAY -- ALL IS TRUE
APRIL -- 49th Annual USA FIlm Festival -- FREE screenings for Members
MARCH -- TRUE STORIES 30th Anniversary screening with David Byrne in attendance
MARCH -- HANNA preview Season 1
MARCH -- THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
MARCH -- THE MUSTANG
MARCH -- THE HIGHWAYMEN
FEBRUARY -- GRETA
JANUARY -- THE UPSIDE
JANUARY -- STAN & OLLIE
JANUARY -- 35th Annual KidFilm Family Festival - All FREE program

 


WEBSITE CONTENT
-- Our website contains historical and basic information about the organization and programs.

Filmmakers can locate information on how to submit works.
Film Fans
can locate information on how to join the Festival and attend our programs.
Sponsors can locate information on how to support our Outreach Programs and Public Events.

A note regarding how your donation funds are spent: We do not oversupply time and money to website graphics, etc. Instead, those resources are spent supporting filmmakers by bringing films and filmmakers together with our audiences to present multicultural programs every month, throughout the year.


Recent photos from monthly events and program information can also be found at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/usafilmfestival



PHOTOS
on this site have been provided by photographers and friends Lisa Stewart, Kristina Bowman, Tres Smith, Joe Laird, J. Alan Hansley, Andy Hanson, Wyatt Yates, Sandy Marak, Luer Nguyen, Rebecca Hudson, Knowshi.com, Julio Cedillo, Chet Morrison, Andrew Epps, Kent Kirkley, Stephanie Hastings and the SMU archives.

Special thanks to Chris Stein for the use of his 1975 "selfie" of early Blondie. The image also appears in Chris' great book of photographs "Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk," published in 2014. Our thanks to archivist Barry Kramer. That is Gary Valentine sporting an early USAFF T-shirt.

ARTWORK on the site has been provided by Joe Rocco, Buddy Hickerson and other wonderful artists and friends.





Major Funding


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The USA Film Festival is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture, the
Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Special Thanks to our Season Sponsors

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