The Dallas Film Society will present the festival’s awards during an evening celebration with a red carpet, cocktail reception and an elegant dinner.
GRAND JURY PRIZE – NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Awarded to a film in the Narrative Feature Competition, as selected by the Narrative Feature Jury
GRAND JURY PRIZE – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Awarded to a film in the Documentary Feature Competition, as selected by the Documentary Feature Jury
GRAND JURY PRIZE – SHORT FILM
Awarded to a film in the Shorts Competition, as selected by the Shorts Jury
GRAND JURY PRIZE – TEXAS COMPETITION
Presented By Panavision, the winner receives a camera package rental worth $30,000
GRAND JURY PRIZE – ANIMATED SHORT
Presented by Reel FX
Presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation with Sheri Deterling and Geoff Hawkes
Audience members cast ballots for best Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature and Short Film after screenings.
• Narrative Feature receives $3,500
• Documentary Feature receives $3,500
• Short Film receives $3,000
SILVER HEART AWARD
Presented by the Embrey Family Foundation The Silver Heart Award is bestowed upon an individual or film for their dedication to fighting injustices and/or creating social change for the improvement of humanity. The Winner of the Silver Heart Award will receive a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the Embrey Family Foundation.
MOVIE MAGIC PRIZES
The recipients of the 2015 DIFF Awards will receive MOVIE MAGIC Budgeting and Scheduling software bundles from Entertainment Productions.