Documentary Film Festival Announced in Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex

Denton, TX, January 18, 2007 --( Texas Filmmakers, a 501(c)(3) arts organization, announces plans for a four-day documentary film festival in Denton, TX. Denton sits atop the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex approximately 45 miles north of either city’s downtown.

A town of 100,000, Denton contains two large universities: University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University. This event will become one of only a few film festivals in the nation to be completely dedicated to the art of documentary films. The inaugural Thin Line Film Fest will be held over the Labor Day weekend, August 30th – September 2nd, 2007.

Thin Line Film Fest will screen documentary films at various venues surrounding downtown Denton, including the Campus Theatre, a 1940’s art-deco theatre and Cool Bean’s Rooftop Theater, a rooftop venue on popular Fry St. We are in continuing talks with the Fine Arts Theatre, a 1930s single-screen theatre on the Denton Square; and Denton Civic Center Park for possible outdoor screenings.

Thin Line Film Fest will include an industry tradeshow as well as seminars, workshops, panels, and other educational events as related to documentary production. These events will take place at the Denton Civic Center. This event will be a four-day celebration; including an opening night party at the Center for Visual Arts and a closing night party at the Denton Civic Center.

The mission of Thin Line Film Fest is to promote the genre of documentary films while highlighting diversity in its theory, practice, and representation. The name of the festival refers to the “thin line” documentary filmmakers walk between communicating the truth and crafting an entertaining film. Fictional elements are becoming increasingly popular in documentary films to enhance the story; and documentary filmmakers are continuously pushing the boundaries of their genre. Thin Line Film Fest will celebrate these artists.

The North Texas region has a growing community of documentary filmmakers, thanks in large part to the University of North Texas Department of Radio, Television, and Film. Thin Line Film Fest will screen some of the best documentaries from around the world while showcasing the best documentaries shot in the State of Texas.

Event sponsorships are available.

Texas Filmmakers
Carol Salazar - Festival Director
Joshua Butler - Managing Director