Please visit the GUESTS section of the site for photos of recent and past visiting artists for
KidFilm and the Spring Festival, as well as our other year-round programs.
All programs are open to the public. Members receive additional and free screenings throughout the year.
We have 45 years of program archives; We display only a few samples of programs on our site.
The Festival also has working partnerships with hundreds of local and area organizations (cultural, social service, health, film/video, etc.) to present our year-round programs. Contact us for additional information at any time.
We're a 50-Day Film Festival!
SPRING FESTIVAL (46 YEARS RUNNING)
Annual curated showcase featuring an eclectic line-up of the best new American films and foreign works (shorts and features), Tributes to Master Artists, presentations by filmmakers (in attendance for all films), and the 37th Annual International Short Film & Video Competition. Filmmakers receive travel and lodging to present their films. Filmmaker guests include master artists, mid-career artist and emerging talents.
46th Annual USA Film Festival, April 20-24, 2016
To request a schedule of events for the 2016 program, send an email request marked "spring fest schedule" to:
KIDFILM® FESTIVAL (32 YEARS RUNNING)
Annual weekend public program featuring films (features and shorts) for audiences of all ages. Includes Tributes to filmmakers, leaders in media arts for children, and children's book authors. The Festival's weekday KidFilm outreach programs serve over 5,000 DISD teachers and students each year.
Teachers who would like to book an arts-in-education field trip for your entire school or class,
contact the Festival any time of year at 214-821-6300. (Open to grades K-6.)
32nd Annual KidFilm Festival, January 23-24, 2016
To request a schedule of events, send us an email request marked "KidFilm schedule" to:
Printed KidFilm flyers are available for pick up at the Angelika Film Center Dallas (beginning in January).
To view a PDF of the schedule, click below:
2015 Program Schedule
2014 Program Schedule
2013 Program Schedule
2012 Program Schedule
2011 Program Schedule
2010 Program Schedule
2009 Program Schedule
WATCH THE OSCARS ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Stay tuned for details on a 2016 viewing party. Funds raised from the Dallas event support the Festival's KidFilm outreach programs for 5,000+ DISD students and teachers.
88th Annual Academy Awards®, February 28, 2016
TRIBUTES TO MASTER ARTISTS
Periodically throughout the year, the Festival honors artists who have
made outstanding individual contributions to the film arts. For a
listing of selected Tributes, please see the TRIBUTES section of the site for directors, actors, writers, cinematographers, editors, composers, etc. honored in recent years.
"MEET THE FILMMAKERS" SCREENINGS
Throughout the year, the Festival hosts screenings of new and classic
films with filmmakers in attendance to speak with our audiences. Recent
screenings have included: THE HELP with director Tate Taylor and actress Octavia Spencer in attendance; 50/50 with actress Anna Kendrik in attendance; DRIVE with writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn in attendance; THE WALK with writer/director Emilio Estevez and actor Martin Sheen in attendance; PEOPLE LIKE US with writer/director Alex Kurtzman and actor Chris Pine in attendance; HITCHCOCK with writer Stephen Rebello in attendance; 42 with actor Chadwick Boseman in attendance; ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US with director Morgan Spurlock in attendance; IN A WORLD... with writer/director/actor Lake Bell in attendance; LA BARE with director Joe Manganiello in attendance, MISTRESS AMERICA with Greta Gerwig in attendance, INSIDE OUT with writer/director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera in attendance. For a selected list of other screenings, please see the "MEMBERSHIP" section of the site.
TEXAS FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE® and TEXFEST® Showcase featuring films and filmmakers with connections to the Lone Star State.
MONTHLY MEMBER SCREENINGS AND PREMIERES
Every month, the Festival hosts premieres and previews of new films, frequently with filmmakers in attendance. See the "MEMBERSHIP" and "HOME" sections of the site for a list of films and filmmaker guests.
For recent events and screenings, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usafilmfestival
OTHER PROGRAMS AND BIG SCREEN EVENTS
We celebrate new prints, modern and traditional classics, as well as cult favorites, frequently with filmmaker guests in attendance.
AUTHORS AND BOOK EVENTS AT THE FESTIVAL
Throughout the year, the Festival brings authors with their books to Dallas for screenings, discussion and book-signings (100-500 books per session).
A short list of our author guests includes:
James Ellroy, Perfidia
Stephen Rebello, Hitchcock
Stephen Tobolowsky, The Dangerous Animals Club
Jennifer Grant, Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant
Piper Laurie, Learning to Live Out Loud
John Grisham, Bleachers
James Earl Jones, Voices and Silences
Henry Bromell, Panic
Howard A. Rodman, Savage Grace
Fay Wray, On the Other Hand
Betty Comden, Off Stage
Budd Boetticher, When in Disgrace
Michael Powell, A Life in Movies
Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, Too Funny For Words
Stephen Rebello and Edward Margulies, Bad Movies We Love
John Waters, Trash Trilogy and The Obsessions of John Waters
Louis Sacher, Holes
Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
Jack Palance, The Forest of Love
Roger Ebert, Ebert's Little Movie Glossary
Terry Jones, Nicobobinus and The Fly-By-Night
Bernie Brillstein, The Little Stuff Matters Most
Mia Farrow, What Falls Away
Andre Dubus III, House of Sand and Fog
John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Dennis Hopper, Out of the Sixties
James Stewart, Jimmy Stewart and His Poems
Mark Frost, The Greatest Game Ever Played
Sam Staggs, Born to be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life
Children's book authors at KIDFILM have included:
Ed Emberley & Rebecca Emberley
Kimberly Willis Holt
Peter H. Reynolds
Betsy Lewin & Doreen Cronin
Mike Thaler & Jared Lee