- AFI DALLAS Film Festival Kicks Off [Variety] "In a world that already claims more than 4,000 film festivals worldwide, the AFI DALLAS International Film Festival may have created something new: First, the sponsors. Then, the films."
- Hope, and Photo Ops [Dallas Morning News] " The red carpet in front of the Majestic Theatre rolled on for almost 100 feet Thursday night, though the packed-in press jockeying along the rope could have stretched for another city block. If the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sees a similar demand for seats at its 90 features as it did opening night, the inaugural event will go down as an unqualified success."
- Photo Gallery: AFI DALLAS Opening Night [Pegasus News] "It was great to see a big turnout for the first night of the fest, and it got even greater when the celebrities started arriving and commenced looking just as much like celebrities as we'd hoped they would."
- Video: AFI Brings Hollywood to Dallas [CBS 11] "Organizers of the festival say it's a first step to putting Dallas on the film map."
- Film festival comes to Dallas [SMU Daily Campus]
- AFI Film Festival Brings Hollywood Feel To Dallas [NBC5i]
- AFI DALLAS Kicks Off [QuickDFW]
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