The Dallas Film Society is ringing in 2014 with a celebratory and grateful spirit for all of the generous donations from 234 supporters across the globe. The Dallas Film Society exceeded their Kickstarter goal for the upcoming 8th annual Dallas International Film Festival in 2014. The campaign, designed to raise funds to bring in talent, producers and directors of the films showcased at the festival, raised a total of $35,870, 2.5% more than their initial goal. To date, more than 1,234 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries have attended the past seven festivals.
“What an outstanding response by the national and local backers to our Kickstarter campaign, our first ever attempt at ‘crowdfunding’” said Lee Papert, President and C.E.O of the Dallas Film Society. “The Dallas International Film Festival is continuously growing and we look forward to bringing another successful festival to Dallas with the help of all the donors to this Kickstarter effort.”
The 8th-annual Dallas International Film Festival will be held April 3 to April 13, 2014. Late submissions for the film festival ended on Friday December 13, 2013.