Dallas Film and Capital One Announce New Exclusive Partnership

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dallas Film today announced Capital One as the new exclusive title
sponsor for the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), the Veterans
Institute for Film Media (VIFM), the new North Texas Film Festival
(NTXFF), and the Mercury One High School Film Roundtable education
program. The partnership will allow Dallas Film to serve more
constituents, expand into surrounding areas and increase the frequency
or service area for current programs.

The partnership underscores Capital One’s commitment to the continued
economic growth and cultural development of North Texas.

“Capital One is committed to make DFW a world-renowned hub for
innovation and technology, and the arts are a huge component,” said
Sanjiv Yajnik, president, Capital One Financial Services. “Our
partnership with Dallas Film is bringing STEAM to life and equipping
veterans and students with the skills, tools and resources they need to
succeed in an ever-changing, digitally driven economy.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with Capital One on our education
initiatives and the Dallas International Film Festival,” said Johnathan
Brownlee, CEO President of Dallas Film/Executive Director of Dallas
International Film Festival. “Capital One and Dallas Film share a common
vision of combining art, technology and commerce to grow a more diverse
and thriving North Texas economy.”

April 11 – 18, 2019, the Dallas International Film Festival powered by
Capital One, will feature over 150 films from approximately 25
countries. Approximately 100,000 people are expected to attend
screenings, outdoor concerts and festival-related activities in West
Village, where the Capital One Filmmakers Lounge will host visiting
celebrities and festival badge holders. As a result of the partnership,
Dallas Film will bring more international filmmakers, celebrities and
industry leaders to the Festival, resulting in greater educational and
entertainment opportunities for people living in Greater Dallas. The
Festival is now accepting submissions, and filmmakers can go to www.withoutabox.com
or www.dallasfilm.org
for more information.

The Veterans Institute for Film Media powered by Capital One is an
innovative program that prepares veterans for careers in film, TV and
digital content production through education, mentorships, and job
placements. The support will allow Dallas Film to more than double the
number of veterans served each year.

The inaugural North Texas Film Festival powered by Capital One will take
place in Fall 2019. Details will be announced at a later date.

The Mercury One High School Film Roundtable powered by Capital One is a
program of bi-monthly workshops during the school year for high school
teachers and students. Presented by local filmmakers and Dallas film
industry professionals, the roundtables cover various aspects of the
entertainment and production industry. Dallas Film plans to expand the
program and focus on more Title 1 schools in need of outside arts
education programs.

“We share a mutual goal with Capital One to help Dallas become a top
destination for innovation. In the process, we hope to also increase
film, television, and digital media production in our city,” said
Brownlee. “By joining together with Capital One, our programs will have
a greater reach, and we will positively impact even more lives. We are
thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to working together in
the coming year.”

For members of the media who are interested in covering this
story or arranging an interview, please email Amy Jones at ajones@thepointgroup.com
or call (214) 378-7970 ext. 302.

About Dallas Film

Dallas Film (www.dallasfilm.org),
established as Dallas Film Society in 2006, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that exists to celebrate the past, present and future of
film in our community. The organization provides leadership in screen
education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art
of film, television, and digital media. Through a variety of screenings,
educational programs, and festivals, Dallas Film raises awareness of the
world’s most approachable and inclusive art form.

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