Free screenings preview annual Fearless Film fest


FORT WORTH--Enter short films in Fearless Film Festival, the event that brought moving pictures to MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, through March 15, and catch free Fort Worth and Dallas screenings of winning films from last year’s Fearless fest.

Cost to enter Fearless Film Festival is $20 per film through March 15. Information on the submission process is available online, or contact Melissa Kirkendall at for more information. 

Free screenings will showcase a selection of last year's festival winners February 24 in Fort Worth and March 3 in Dallas. Q&A sessions with festival coordinator Melissa Kirkendall and winning filmmakers will follow screenings at:

Fort Worth
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 24
Lola's Saloon on 6th
2736 West 6th 
Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 877-0666

6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3
La Grange
2704 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75226
(214) 741-2008

Fearless Film Festival 2009 shorts to be screened February 24 and March 3 are:

  • Best Documentary - Icky Twerp: The Electronic Baby Sitter
  • Best in Show & Panavision Award - Pleasant Dreams
  • Best Foreign Film - Tropezones
  • Best Student Film - Gillface
  • Best Music Video - Voice Rock for President

See the 2009 Fearless Film Festival trailer at

Launched in 2007, Fearless Film Festival has attracted short films, music videos and trailers from across the world. International entries won best of show the festival’s first two years, but North Texas filmmakers took top honors in 2009 with , a sci-fi short directed by Lam Chui and written and produced by Evan Odell.


The 2009 festival also introduced film industry panels that, like all events at MAIN ST., are free and open to the public. The eclectic roster of films and bonus panels featuring respected industry experts attracted standing-room-only crowds last year, and organizers expect film fest crowds to grow again in 2010.

Fearless Film Festival is open to short films of up to 20 minutes and honors the best in categories ranging from documentary and narrative to experimental, animation, dance, music video and trailer as well as best of show. Winners are awarded cash and non-cash prizes.

2010 winning films will be screened Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11 during MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival’s 25th annual show.

MAIN ST. packs downtown Fort Worth each spring with a celebration of fine arts and crafts, music, film and food stretching from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center. More than 200 juried artists and fine crafts exhibitors line brick-paved Main Street, joined by musicians and dancers on three stages. Performance artists and food and drink vendors complete the scene.

The festival is among the most honored shows in its class. It is ranked among the top three nationwide in the 2009 edition of Art Fair SourceBook, the bible of the art show world, and was chosen one of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events in North America for group travel in 2010The film festival has added yet another art form to what has become an internationally recognized event, one garnering its second Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association in as many years.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is presented by Coors Light and produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. Art festival hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 8; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 9-10; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010. Admission is free to the public. For more information, visit MAIN ST. online at

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