Dallas Classic Film Festival
The fest for fans and future filmmakers


May 16th-18th 2024

(Kickoff Party February 7th!)

Presented annually, Dallas Classic Film Festival is one of the preeminent celebrations of cinema in the country. This three-day event features screenings, panel discussions, book signings and parties, all centered on a genre of classic movies.

This year we delve into that most unique of American genres, the Western. From 1940s gems such as “Red River” to 1992’s The “Unforgiven”, this year’s festival promises something for everyone. (A full schedule will be posted soon.) In keeping with 2024’s theme, all proceeds from the Dallas Classic Film Festival (501c3 pending) will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

The Festival is produced by Torfoot Studios and all films will be shown at the Violet Crown Uptown Dallas so you can see them as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen with big sound and a big tub of buttered popcorn.

Violet Crown Cinemas

Violet Crown Cinemas

Violet Crown opened its first location in downtown Austin in 2011 with a focus on hospitality and art films and has since expanded to Santa Fe, Charlottesville, and now Dallas. Violet Crown aims to provide the best cinema experience possible with five auditoriums featuring digital cinema projection, state-of-the-art sound, and luxury reclining seating. The cinema offers traditional cinema concessions, a kitchen serving made-to-order food with a rotating selection of craft beer, wine, and kegged cocktails. Free parking is available in the garage at 3699 McKinney Avenue located next to the cinema.

2024 Sponsors

Presenting SPONSOR

Winston & Strawn LLP

Sam Pekinpah SPONSOR

Locke Lord LLP
Torfoot Studios


Four Corners Brewing Co. EST. 2012
Alison and Harry Hunsicker
Last Rodeo Studios
Simple Media
Garrison Brothers
Cassaro Winery
Violet Crown Cinema

Sergio Leone SPONSOR

Al Biernat's Restaurants
Fort Worth Film Commission
Dallas Film and Creative Industries
Canopy Hotel by Hilton

Community Partners

Dallas International Film Festival
History, Undressed