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Congratulations to the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival winners!

Congratulations to the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival winners!

At the DFS Honors on Friday evening, the Dallas Film Society announced the winners of the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival, including awards for Grand Jury, Audience Award and this year’s Silver Heart Award. And the winners are …

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DIFF Video: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dallas Shining Star Honoree

DIFF Video: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dallas Shining Star Honoree

Dallas Shining Star Honoree Mary Elizabeth Winstead talks about her career in film, including SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD and SMASHED at 2013 Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers.

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DIFF Video: Director William Friedkin, Dallas Star Award Honoree

DIFF Video: Director William Friedkin, Dallas Star Award Honoree

Director and Dallas Star Award Honoree William Friedkin talks about his career in cinema and television, including his work on the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION and more.

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Former film executive Sherry Lansing shares experiences from 30 years in the motion picture business

Former film executive Sherry Lansing shares experiences from 30 years in the motion picture business

On Saturday, the Dallas International Film Festival hosted a panel discussion with former film executive and producer, Sherry Lansing. During her almost 30 years in the motion picture business, Lansing was involved in the production, marketing and distribution of over 200 films. She shared experiences from her own journey and offered advice, telling the audience “find something that you love and do it now.”

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Director William Friedkin talks God, guns and good fortune at THE EXORCIST Q&A

Director William Friedkin talks God, guns and good fortune at THE EXORCIST Q&A

After a 40th anniversary screening of the classic horror film THE EXORCIST this weekend, director William Friedkin, recipient of the Dallas Film Society’s 2013 “Dallas Star Award,” took part in a lively Q&A. The legendary director stood and delivered his answers with theatrical flare and added insight into his responses including his views on God and anecdotes about firing real guns on set while filming.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead mixes humor with heartbreak at SMASHED Q&A

Mary Elizabeth Winstead mixes humor with heartbreak at SMASHED Q&A

On Saturday afternoon, DIFF hosted a special screening of the film SMASHED, followed by a Q&A with actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, this year’s recipient of the Dallas Film Society’s “Dallas Star Award.” Winstead described playing Kate as “a dream role” and discussed how she prepared herself to portray a sympathetic character going through the highs and lows of addiction and marriage.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
SAG Indie Closed Event Closed Event
THURSDAY, APRIL 11
Centerpiece Screening Cinemark West Plano 10 7:30
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
TXU Energy Showcase Angelika 4:30
DFS Honors Hotel Palomar 5:30-10:30
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
Talk/Show: Sherry Lansing Crow Collection 12:30 p.m.
SMASHED with Mary Elizabeth Winstead Angelika 12:30
THE EXORCIST with William Friedkin Angelika 3:30
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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

DIFF is proud to honor William Friedkin and Sherry Lansing with the Dallas Star Award, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead with the Shining Star Award at the DFS Honors presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation on Friday, April 12. Don't miss special discussions with each of our honorees on Saturday, April 13. 
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