At 7:45 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday the 6th, DIFF Senior Programmer Sarah Harris will give a run-down of the festival on 820 AM/96.7 FM. Harris works with the Dallas Film Society year-long and worked for the Deep Ellum film festival before. It is very likely that she will have some good tips about how to budget your time and money.
Here are some more considerations for you about how to fest at DIFF.
1. Sign up for their newsletter.
Go to dallasfilm.org, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and in blue box off to the left below the column there is a sign-up box for their newsletter. It will be in your email's inbox each day of DIFF and will give you that day's breakdown of their screenings. This is going to be an incredibly useful tools, especially for those like me who have no idea where to start.
2. Don't be afraid to engage those around you in friendly conversation when you're waiting in line or waiting for the show to start
This is a chance for real movie-lovers to come together under one roof and appreciate art. Chances are the people that are sitting around you have seen as many obscure films as you have. Start up a conversation! It's a great way to pass the time.
3. Try to go to as many events as your schedule permits; not just movies
This tip sounds vague and almost common-sense, but the title "Dallas International Film Festival" automatically links images of endless movies in people's brains. DIFF is not just going to be about the movie screenings.There are panel discussions and other various events, chances to fully define the wide scope of cinema and how it matters in our daily lives. For a look at the those events, click here.
Three days and counting til opening night, I hope to see you there!