YEAR-ROUND & ANNUAL PROGRAMS

 

Please see the GUESTS section of the site for photos of recent and past visiting artists for the following programs.

All programs are open to the public.  Members receive additional and free screenings throughout the year.

We have over 40 years of program archives; We display only a few sample 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.

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SPRING FESTIVAL (43 YEARS RUNNING; ACADEMY QUALIFIED PROGRAM)

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 36th Annual National Short Film & Video Competition, an Academy-qualified program.

44th Annual USA Film Festival, April 23-27, 2014

To request a schedule of events for the 2014 program, send an email request marked "spring fest schedule" to: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

2013 Program Schedule

2012 Program Schedule

2011 Program Schedule

2010 Program Schedule

2009 Program Schedule

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KIDFILM® FESTIVAL (30 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.)

30th Annual KidFilm Festival, January 25-26, 2014
To request a schedule of events, send us an email request marked "KidFilm schedule" to: This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

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:


2014 Program Schedule

2013 Program Schedule


2012 Program Schedule

2011 Program Schedule

2010 Program Schedule

2009 Program Schedule

 


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WATCH THE OSCARS ON THE BIG SCREEN!

This year, we forego our usual red carpet affair in favor of joining the Angelika Theater's more casual big screen presentation.  (For more information click below.)  Funds raised from the Dallas event support the Festival's KidFilm outreach programs for 5,000 DISD students and teachers.

86th Annual Academy Awards®, March 2, 2014


 

 

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.  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.

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MONTHLY MEMBER SCREENINGS AND PREMIERES

Every month, the Festival hosts premieres and previews of new films, frequently with filmmakers in attendance.  See the "MEMBERSHIP" section of the site for a longer 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

On November 7th, we present special screenings of BOTTLE ROCKET (the short and the feature film) -- to commemorate writer Matt Zoller Seitz's terrific new book, THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION, and we salute KUMAR PALLANA.

Pre-Show Remembrance -- At 5:00pm, family and friends of Papa -- Kumar Pallana -- will gather at the theater before the program.
Beginning at 5:45pm, friends and fans may take the stage to share their memories.  We invite you to join us if you wish.


At 7:00pm, a film clip compilation salute to Kumar Pallana will also be presented.

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AUTHORS AND BOOK EVENTS AT THE FESTIVAL

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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:

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
Mo Willems
Laurie Keller
Rosemary Wells
Dan Yaccarino
Kimberly Willis Holt
Peter Brown
Peter H. Reynolds
Betsy Lewin & Doreen Cronin
Cari Best
Bob Barner
Mike Thaler & Jared Lee
Trevor Romain

Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley