And the winners are…

Narrative Short : Sunrise, Sunset – Filmmaker – Hannah Roark

Documentary Short:We the People – Filmmaker – Maureen Quinn

Narrative Feature: A Soldier Home – Filmmaker-Jay Nuzum

Documentary Feature: Surely, You Jest – Filmmaker – Jaime Reborn

Student Film: Easy Money – Filmmaker – Jackson Little

Thomas N. King Award: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Filmmaker – Chris McDaniel

Thank you Anthony Michael Hall for a wonderful “Opening Night”!

Farr Best Theater, Mansfield Texas

David Cerda Jr., Malcolm Stokes, Vivian Fullerlove, Anthony Michael Hall, Monica King, Christopher Bryant



The Mansfield International Film Festival

The First Annual Mansfield International Film Festival (MIFF) and Competition is a four-day film collaboration designed to showcase international, national, and local filmmakers and storytellers. Over the course of the festival, MIFF will discover those who are gifted in the creative ability to capture the attention and imagination of an audience through visual storytelling.


MIFF’s mission is to constantly strive to discover better and more creative ways to celebrate, honor and showcase independent storytellers while promoting the City of Mansfield and its passion and commitment to bringing awareness to the importance and educational value of the Arts.


The First Annual MIFF and Competition will be held in the Spring of 2019, and present Documentary, Narrative Feature, Short, Documentary Short, Experimental, Student, and (introducing) ‘The Big Mans’ film competition categories.

A collaboration of film makers, industry professionals, independent storytellers, students, and local talent will converge upon Mansfield’s creative scene for a Texas-sized cinematic explosion. This will be an opportunity for local Mansfielders and out of town guests to experience fascinating short films, intriguing panel guests, celebrity appearances, and exciting award celebrations all in red carpet styled fashion.

Visiting filmmakers, out of town guests, and local Mansfielders will be thrilled to enjoy the multitude of Food and Beverage options attractions within walking distance of the historical Farr Best Theater.

The MIFF is designed and destined to be an event that will help shape the classy yet entertaining reputation of the Great City of Mansfield.



MIFF welcomes films that highlight the importance of community, equality, education and determination (meaning positive awareness, overcoming adversities, underdog triumphs, struggle, heroes, and an overall commitment to improving the quality of living in our society). Films presented in the festival will demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, creative ingenuity, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. MIFF will also celebrate the Great State of Texas by introducing ‘The Big Man’s’ film category which will focus on films about and made in Texas.
MIFF exists to showcase the determined filmmaker- the storyteller who’s not afraid to step out into deep water and make waves.

About Us:

The Desert Love Community Development (DLCD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering and supporting theater, art, film, filmmakers, and film education through annual events, the Mansfield International Film Festival (MIFF) through membership events and screenings.


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