Why a film festival in Fort Worth?

In a city full of culture, film is an essential component. Fort Worth is the 16th largest city in the United States and is serviced by one of the world’s largest airports. There’s a wide variety of lodging, dining and shopping. And with the surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex having close to 7 million people, there’s always an enthusiastic demographic of moviegoers eager to watch films.

What kind of films screen at the Lone Star Film Festival?

The Lone Star Film Festival and Lone Star Film Society have screened a wide variety of films over the years.  From shorts to features, documentaries to narratives, LSFF has played them all.

When is the Lone Star Film Festival?

Typically, the festival runs the first weekend of November.  The tenth anniversary Lone Star Film Festival will run November 10 – 13, 2016.

How do I attend the festival? Where do I purchase tickets?

There are few ways you can attend the Lone Star Film Festival:

  • Purchase a movie ticket to a single screening. ($10)
  • Purchase an All-Access Badge ($200) for a weekend of screenings, panel discussions, parties and more.
  • Become a film society member at the Gold or Family level and receive an All-Access Badge and a nice tax deduction through our 501(c)(3) status.
  • Enlisting your company or organization as an official sponsor of the Lone Star Film Festival.
  • Have your film be accepted into the Lone Star Film Festival. Filmmakers receive (2) All-Access Badges upon their film’s acceptance into the festival.

Will there be events or parties?

Yes.  During the festival there are a number of parties (both public and exclusive) for All-Access Badge holders.  Make sure to keep updated with all information by visiting our social media sites and registering for our e-newsletter.

Do you have Q&A and Panel Discussions?

Yes.  Q&A (Question & Answer) sessions take place after a film block has ended. At that point, the director and/or any of the film’s creative team come to the front of the theater to answer audience questions and talk about the process of making their film. This is always an informative and entertaining way to gain insight into the movie you just watched.

Panel Discussions are industry-themed conversations that are moderated by one of the festival’s team members. Invited guests will give insight on a number of topics. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions after the panel has concluded its discussion. This can be a very educational dialogue that allows people to talk more about the realities of creating a film and share creative solutions to challenges they have encountered along the way.

Are there opportunities to network?

Where there is a film festival, there are filmmakers.  Yes.  Many of our past attendees met future filmmaking collaborators at the Lone Star Film Festival.

What are the screening formats?

Screening formats: DCP and Blu-ray for feature films and high-res downloadable QuickTime files for short films.

Where will the films be screened?

Films screen at the AMC Palace 9 Theater and Four Day Weekend.

Can I volunteer?

We depend on the kindness of volunteers.  Please register as a volunteer here.