Three-year agreement between DFS and AFI ends

MUMBAI: The three-year agreement between The Dallas Film Society (DFS) and the American Film Institute (AFI) has come to an end.

The agreement came into force in 2006 to support the launch of city‘s international film festival and help establish it among the film industry‘s foremost events.

The 2009 AFI Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) was the concluding event under the agreement.

"AFI is proud to have played a role in launching the Dallas Film Society‘s annual film festival. Dallas is home to many of this nation‘s premier arts organisations and the AFI is honoured to have helped establish a proper place for films along with the other arts in this great city," said AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale.

"The relationship with the AFI has helped DIFF to take its place among the nation‘s top 20 film festivals with more than 100,000 attendees in our first three years," added Dallas Film Society Chair Ruth O‘Donnell Mutch.

The two entities are now discussing ways of working together on project basis.

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