USA Film Festival

5321 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206


Mission Statement:

The USA Film Festival is a Dallas-based, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and encouragement of excellence in the film and video arts.

YEAR-ROUND programs and events include the annual Spring USA Film Festival, now in its 51st year; the annual KidFilm Family Festival, now in its 37th year, the oldest and largest-attended international children's film festival in the United States; special premieres; an International Short Film Competition; year-round "Meet the Filmmakers" screenings; film series and retrospectives organized around important themes and filmmakers; presentations of restored prints on the big screen, and educational activities including filmmaker discussions and extensive community outreach activities.

LIVE CINEMA -- Through its year-round multicultural programs and special events, the USA Film Festival provides an opportunity for the public to discover films not scheduled for commercial distribution and sheds new light on familiar films by facilitating discussion and encounters with filmmakers and lecturers.

With the exception of special member screenings, all events are open to the public.

MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREEN THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN -- Programs take place at proper theater settings throughout the Dallas area, in fully accessible facilities, to ensure maximum accessibility for all publics.

A YEAR-ROUND EVENT -- The Festival presents programs every month -- We're a 50-Day Festival!

PROGRAM MISSION -- To enrich our community by providing a wide variety of diverse cultural and educational programs; To promote equality, equity and inclusion through both our programs and through access for all publics by presenting free and low cost programs; To celebrate the film and video arts; To utilize the power and popularity of the visual medium to reach and teach people of all ages; To support filmmakers by providing an outlet for their works as well as providing the opportunity to speak with our audiences.

AFFIRMATIVE OPERATIONAL POLICY -- The Festival believes that a great city should have access for all residents to educational opportunities and cultural programs, particularly for publics who have been historically underrepresented based on gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.  The Festival is committed to serving residents from throughout the Dallas community by providing as many high quality, socially and culturally diverse program opportunities as possible with no financial barriers.

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