Thin Line is the annual Denton festival that features documentary films, live music, and photography. Heck, it is the only festival in Texas to offer all of those things in one neat package. This year marks the event's tenth anniversary and with it come a few changes. For one, this year's festival will take place over five days during the month of April (April 19th - 23rd, to be exact). The music lineup for this year's festival has already been announced and looks to be amazing. 2017 is sure to be the biggest for the festival yet, oh and did we mention that it is free? Yup, all you have to do is register. One thing that has us particularly excited is the recent news that the photography component of Thin Line is expanding in 2017. Read on to find out why we are super pumped about the photography component of this year's Thin Line Fest.
While the fest initially started out exclusively showcasing documentary films, over the years it has gone on to include things such as live music, photography, workshops and more. Thin Line's growth has been easy to chart year-over-year and they show no sign of slowing down now.
“We are excited to see an increase in photography submissions from extremely talented photographers," Ed Steele, photography director, said. "As our name suggests, we are always pushing that thin line a little further and this year we've narrowed our photography submission categories down to just one, "Show Us Your Best Work”. Photographers were asked to submit the one image (or series of images) that clearly defined their style, scope and passion."
Thin Line Fest's Photography Experience galleries will have over 100 printed images at different venues. Galleries will also include a Young Artist Series, presented by DATCU Credit Union, featuring work from students at Ryan High School, Koan School, DISD's Advanced Technology Complex, and more. A special gallery at the Golden Triangle Mall at Loop 288 will showcase photos from a few of this year's featured films.
You can find more information about this year's Thin Line Fest at their website. We suggest registering to attend ASAP so you can attend the free festival. If you're looking for a special experience (and don't mind burning a little cash), you can also register as a VIP.