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Dallas Film Society to Host NTX VetFest | September 6-8

Dallas Film Society to Host NTX VetFest | September 6-8

North Texas Veterans Film Festival September 6 – 8 showcasing 3 feature films with military veteran filmmakers in attendance

The Dallas Film Society and Veterans Institute for Film & Media will host the North Texas Veterans Film Festival September 6 – 8 at Studio Movie Grill, Northwest Hwy. The event will showcase three incredible films by outstanding filmmakers focused heavily on the aftermath of war and what it takes for many who serve to reestablish life as civilians. The three films chosen to represent this first NTX VetFest are awarding winning films and the filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss their work following each screening. This is a unique opportunity to experience the art of film with the filmmakers combined with the focus on veterans.

“These are award winning films and could play any festival in the country. We felt they deserved to be spotlighted in their own way so we created this unique event to share these stories. This also gives us an opportunity to shine a light on VIFM as our second class of veterans begins their training on September 10th.” – Johnathan Brownlee, CEO & President – Dallas Film Society

FILMS
TRAUMA
After saving lives on the battlefields of Afghanistan, the members of a medevac unit return home to their families, each wounded in different ways.
Watch Trailer

Showtime: September 7 @ 7:30 pm
Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance to follow

SURVIVING HOME
An intimate documentary that follows four U.S. military veterans from different generations over an eight-year period as they rebuild their lives after war. Interwoven with veterans’ voices, their unique paths of healing and transformation shed light on long-term consequences of war and raise questions about the roots of war and societal cycles of violence.

Showtime: September 8 @ 3:00 pm
Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance to follow

BATTLEFIELD HOME
In an effort to unravel her own journey of dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of war, a Vietnam era military child speaks with multi-generational family members and exposes the unflinching impact of war, and the failing systems that continue the legacy of trauma.

Watch Trailer…

Showtime: September 8 @ 7:30 pm
Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance to follow

All film screenings will be held at Studio Movie Grill, 10110 Technology Blvd., Dallas, TX 75220.

Individual ticket information can be found at https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/
All Inclusive Passes can be found at
NTX VetFest is made possible by these generous sponsors: Canopy by Hilton, Commerce House, Dallas Film Society, Four Corners Brewery, Mercury One, Selig Polyscope, Sony, Studio Movie Grill, and Wooden Camera.

About Dallas Film Society
The Dallas Film Society curates year-round film programming including the Dallas International Film Festival and ongoing education through film and filmmaking. For additional information, visit dallasfilm.org.

About Veterans Institute of Film & Media
VIFM provides Film Basic Training as the first offering of the Veterans Institute for Film and Media. This three-month, fully sponsored program provides participants with unparalleled access to an innovative curriculum taught by an engaged faculty, staff, and working professionals. Theoretical education is combined with hands-on experience using the same equipment, techniques, and workflows used by industry professionals. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students per session to ensure individualized attention. Film Basic Training comprises three one-month phases. CLASSROOM – PAID INTERNSHIP – JOB PLACEMENT. For additional information, visit vifm.us.



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