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Thin Line Fest

Thin Line Film is a documentary film festival. We love documentaries because real life is more interesting than fiction! Generally, we believe that documentaries should communicate the Truth.

Thin Line Music is the soundtrack of the festival. It’s the perfect mix of styles from national and regional acts on small, intimate stages. A diverse mix awaits festival attendees, ensuring the party doesn’t stop until the the early morning.

Thin Line Photo is a competitive, international photography festival. Explore curated photography exhibits and enjoy immersive photography workshops.

Thin Line is a one-of-a-kind festival. We’ve combined the best of modern media to create an engaging, multi-layered experience that appeals to all. Come experience it for yourself.

This year, film screenings will take place at 2 different locations in Denton:

Alamo Drafthouse | 3220 Town Center Tr

Campus Theatre | 214 W Hickory St


2019 Feature Films

 

Wednesday, April 10th

Thursday, April 11th

Friday, April 12th

Saturday, April 13th

Sunday, April 14th


2019 Short Films

 

Thursday, April 11th

Friday, April 12th

Saturday, April 13th

Sunday, April 14th

Thin Line Music is the soundtrack of the festival. It’s the perfect mix of styles from national and regional acts on small, intimate stages. A diverse mix awaits festival attendees, ensuring the party doesn’t stop until the the early morning.

Music Venues:

Dan’s Silver Leaf | 103 Industrial St  •  Harvest House | 331 E Hickory St  •  Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios | 411 E Sycamore St  •  J&J’s Ol’ Dirty Basement | 118 W Oak St  •  Andy’s Bar | 112 N Locust St  •  Mulberry St Cantina | 110 W Mulberry St  •  Sweetwater Grill & Tavern | 115 S Elm St

Wednesday, April 10th

Thursday, April 11th

Friday, April 12th

Saturday, April 13th

Sunday, April 14th

 

Many of the specific performance times and locations are still being determined, stay posted on Thin Line’s music page to stay in the loop.

Experience the 2019 photography at one of these festival galleries.

Armadillo Ale Works • 400 E. Hickory

Hickory St Office • 207 W. Hickory

Golden Triangle Mall • 2201 W. I-35E

General Admission to Thin Line Fest is free; and with very limited exception, festival programming is open to anyone with a General Admission wristband. To obtain a wristband, you must first register. You can register now and start getting festival updates, or you can register at the festival.

This year we are offering three Premium RegistrationsSupporter, Streaming, and VIP. These packages provide additional benefits beyond General Admission such as Priority Access to festival venues. For more information about these click register in the main menu.

Once you have your wristband or badge simply show that at the door at any festival venue! It’s that easy!

Transit

Our friends at DCTA are once again offering free shuttles to Thin Line Fest to help with parking and transit woes!

To take advantage of DCTA’s free ride promotion during the Thin Line Festival, event goers must tell DCTA bus drivers and rail operators the event code word “ThinLineFest19” to ride free. The only services that qualify for DCTA’s free ride promotion are the A-train and Connect Bus system in Denton and Lewisville. The promotion is not valid for other DCTA services including Campus Shuttles, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Collin County Transit, Highland Village and UNT Lyft programs, Denton Enterprise Airport and Lewisville Lakeway On-Demand, Frisco Demand-Response, Access and vanpool.

If you live in Denton County, ride DCTA’s A-train and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 or 8 to get to the festival at no additional cost when you say the code “ThinLineFest19” to agency bus and rail operators. As a reminder, don’t forget to check the last A-train and Connect Bus times when planning your festival trip. Event goers can also use DCTA’s Transit Tracker system to find and track their ride via the mobile app, online, text or call the agency’s customer service team at 940.2443.0077.

If you live outside of Denton County and are taking the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to transfer to DCTA, you will need to purchase a DART local day pass ($6) for that portion of your trip. When you transfer to DCTA, you can ride the rest of the way to the festival free using DCTA’s A-train and Denton Connect Bus Routes 7 or 8 when you say the code “ThinLineFest19” to DCTA bus and rail operators. When planning your trip, make sure to utilize DCTA’s Transit Tracker system and keep in mind the transfer times between DCTA and DART to ensure you make it back to your desired destination.

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Blogs

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Published on: Thu, Apr 11, 2019

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Published on: Tue, Apr 2, 2019

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Published on: Fri, Mar 22, 2019

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Published on: Wed, Mar 20, 2019

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Published on: Sun, Mar 17, 2019

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Published on: Fri, Mar 15, 2019

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Published on: Tue, Apr 24, 2018

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Published on: Mon, Feb 11, 2013

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Published on: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

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Published on: Sat, Feb 9, 2013

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