April 25, 2018 | Dallas, Texas

The 2018 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) included more than 20 features and shorts with Texas ties. The Texas Film Commission was proud to be a Community Partner for the Texas-made feature film The Iron Orchard, which made its world premiere at the festival.

Congratulations to the Texas films honored at this year's fest, including 1985 (Texas Competition Grand Jury Prize), The Iron Orchard (Texas Competition Special Mention), Tejano (Audience Award), & An Uncertain Future (Texas Short Special Mention).

View a list of films with Texas ties below. Congratulations to all of the Texas-based filmmakers and Texas-made projects premiering at #DIFF2018!


  • 1985 (Director/Screenwriter: Yen Tan) • Filmed in Dallas.
  • Also Staring Austin (Director: Mike Blizzard) • Filmed in Austin.
  • An American In Texas (Director: Anthony Pedone) • Filmed in Canyon, Corpus Christi & Victoria.
  • The Iron Orchard (Director: Ty Roberts) • Filmed in Austin, Big Spring, Coahoma, Colorado City, Elgin, Forsan, Gail, Midland, Odessa & Snyder.
  • Sick For Toys (Director: David Del Rio) • Filmed in Nocona.
  • Eleven Hundred to Lubbock (Director: Sara Radle)
  • Edge of the World (Director: Randy Redroad) • Filmed in Amarillo.
  • Loud Krazy Love (Directors: Scott Mayo, Trey Hill)
  • Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Directors: Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund) • Filmed in Dallas.
  • Tejano (Director: David Garcia) • Filmed in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Progreso, South Padre Island & Willamar.
  • The Blessing (Directors: Hunter Robert Baker, Jordan Fein)
  • Home + Away (Director: Matthew Ogens) • Filmed in El Paso.


  • An Uncertain Future (Directors: Iliana Sosa, Chelsea Hernandez) • Filmed in Austin.
  • Casa De Mi Madre (Director: Frank Mosley)
  • Caroline (Directors: Logan George, Celine Held) • Filmed in Houston.
  • Don’t Be a Hero (Director/Screenwriter: Pete Lee)
  • Heavy Chemistry (Director/Screenwriter: Blair Rowan)
  • June (Director: Huay‐Bing Law) • Filmed in Austin.
  • Krista (Director: Danny Madden)
  • The Mangina Exit (Director: Byron Brown)
  • Maude (Director/Screenwriter: Anna Margaret Hollyman) • Filmed in Austin.
  • Roadside Attraction (Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas)
View the complete DIFF 2018 lineup!