The DALLAS International Film Festival scheduled for March 31 – April 10, 2011 have added two new Honorees to the slate of DALLAS Star Award recipients – writer, producer and director Scott Z. Burns (THE INFORMANT, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM) and posthumously to Texas legend and Academy-Award winner Horton Foote (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, TENDER MERCIES). Horton Foote and Scott Z. Burns join Ann-Margret and Steve James on the 2011 roster of DALLAS Star Award recipients
The Texas Avery Animation Award will be awarded to the writers and directors of the Academy Award nominated HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and LILO & STITCH, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders.
Finally, Warners Bros’ BORN TO BE WILD and three world premieres, SPLIT MILK, BETWEEN NOTES and IN THE LAND OF FIREWORKS have been added to the film lineup.
BETWEEN NOTES (USA) – WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Christopher Grissom
A musician trades his dream for a corporate job to keep his relationship but when the girl leaves him, he’s left wondering what went wrong. Is he ready to fall in love again with a person or just with an idea of love?
BORN TO BE WILD (USA)
Director: David Lickley
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, BORN TO BE WILD documents the animal orphan rehabilitation program at the Birute Galdikas’ research station in Borneo. It gives audiences an intimate look at these amazing beasts in their natural habitats.
IN THE LAND OF FIREWORKS (USA) World Premiere
Director: Joel Curry
A successful businessman sees his professional and personal life veer out of control after his girlfriend announces she is pregnant.
SPLIT MILK (USA) WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Blake Calhoun
A disenchanted assistant manager of a local grocery store is the victim of a late-night robbery during his night shift and as everyone is taken hostage in the store, the group is forced together to wait in the safe.