The AFI Dallas International Film Festival will bestow two new awards at its upcoming event, which runs from Mar 27-Apr 6.

The Best Texas Film and Best Environmental Film will be sponsored by MPS Studios and Current Energy, respectively, in addition to the existing $25,000 Target Filmmaker Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary and the $10,000 HDNet Award.

The MPS Studios Texas Filmmaker Award will award $8,000 in cash and $12,000 in goods and services this year to the winner of the Texas Competition, which encourages and promotes Texas filmmaking by showing both short and feature films shot in Texas.

Current Energy's Eco-friendly Award will provide $10,000 in cash to the winner of the Environmental Visions Competition. The new category was introduced this year to highlight films and film-makers that best communicate the importance of environmental conservation through the art of film.