Women In Film Dallas presents Topaz Film Festival
In celebration of the organization’s 35th anniversary, Women in Film Dallas is changing the name of their film festival from Flicks by Chicks to Topaz Film Festival.
For 18 years, Women in Film Dallas has provided a platform for independent female filmmakers to promote their work through its annual film festival. This year, the festival will span three days with screenings at MediaTech Institute, Backdoor Comedy Club, and the University of Texas Dallas Richardson campus.
Topaz, the official gemstone of Texas, was thought in ancient times to enhance visions. In 1987, Women in Film Dallas established the Topaz Award to honor distinguished Texas women and men who, through their own visions, have made outstanding contributions to the film and television industry.
In addition to film screenings, there will be a full schedule of events to share with WIFD members and guests. WIFD will host a fundraising event as part of North Texas Giving Day to raise funds for their Grants and Scholarships program. Included during Thursday’s event is the WIFD membership showcase, where local production companies and colleagues are invited to see the past works of WIFD members and develop relationships to create future works together. Friday night is the festival’s comedy night. Accompanying the scheduled Comedy shorts block will be performances by local female standup comedians.
For screening schedules and more information, visit www.wifdallas.org.