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The inaugural Festival opened on March 22, 2007 at the historic Majestic Theatre on Elm Street with a screening of MUSIC WITHIN. Between March 22 and April 1, the Festival screened more than 193 films.
In its second year, the Festival opened at downtown Dallas' golden-age movie palace, The Magestic Theatre, with Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME. From March 27 to April 6, the Festival screened 271 films.
THE BROTHERS BLOOM opened the 2009 Festival at AMC NorthPark with writer-director Rian Johnson and stars Adrien Brody and Rinko Kikuchi. The Festival screened 189 films between March 26 and April 2.
The Festival took on a new name and a new approach to Opening Night by screening multiple films at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. From April 8-18, the Festival screened more than 159 films.
DIFF opened the Festival with documentary BEING ELMO at the newly completed Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. The Festival screened 184 films between March 26 and April 2.
The Festival's Opening Night returned to Downtown Dallas' Majestic Theatre for a presentation of Josh Radnor's LIBERAL ARTS. DIFF screened 182 films from April 12-22.
DIFF returned to a multi-film Opening Night and exhibited five films from several program sections at the newly constructed LOOK Cinema in far-North Dallas. The Festival screened 172 films from April 4-14.
The 2014 Dallas International Film Festival presents more than 170 films during 11 days of screenings, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, galas, and educational and family events.