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WorldFest Houston

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55th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival: April  20-24th, 2022 - Four Great Days in April! @worldfest #Worldfest #FilmFestival #Festival #Houston #Texas  


You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming 55th  Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival! The oldest Independent Film Festival in the whole wide world! WorldFest gave first awards to giants of the film industry, including Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Ridely Scott, John Lee Hancock, Guillermo del Toro, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, David Lynch and literally hundreds more! We are happy to accept Online FilmFreeway Screeners! We have Big LG 110" Digital Screens for our juries! Not little laptops. Since we show our Remi Winners on big Cinemark Theatre screens, it seems right that we look at your production on a big flat screen! We do also accept DVD, BLURAY or USB FLASH/PEN/JUMP DRIVE for juding and for Theater Screening. Region Zero, please! (If you win a Remi, you may be screened on big Cinemark Theatre 60-foot screens to 600+ theater audience!! So we need a BluRay or Jump Drive for the DCP screening! Large juries view your entry on a big digital screen, not a little laptop! {Screenplay entries must be bound}! We will personally confirm your entry's arrival. We will personally let you know the jury results, and if you win a Remi Award, we will invite you to attend the 53rd WorldFest, and you will receive a complimentary $1,000 VIP Platinum Festival Pass! We do prefer Premieres! We discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers, Coppola and David Lynch, with their Premieres - those many new festivals did not! Therefore WorldFest requires a Premiere of some level, World, USA, South West! If your entry if it has been all over, we reserve those screening slots for true Premieres, but you could still win a Remi Award. 

Script Winners receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you. 
InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

WorldFest was founded over 54 years ago as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers. Hunter Todd has been honored with more than 115 international awards for creative excellence in film production, and he has been the producer, director, writer and/or cameraman on more than 300 motion picture and video productions. He has served as the member of the International Jury on more than 27 world-wide film festivals, from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Korea, Ireland and Bulgaria. The mission/vision statement of WorldFest is ~ To recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, to validate brilliant abilities and to promote cultural tourism for Houston, to develop film production in the region and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston. All members of the WorldFest staff are filmmakers.


41st WorldFest-Houston - April 11-20, 2008 - Entries are now OPEN - to JAN 15th!

Howdy from Houston ... If you have a film/video ready to enter now, competition categories are still open! All Screenplays are also still open, until January 15! Email us to check on your category and if the jury is still hard at work, they may accept your entry.
Simply contact us at - for a quick response.

We will start posting the titles of Shorts and Features that have been selected for screening at WorldFest in the next few weeks! We will post them here on FEST21 and on our website. We received more than 4,500 total international feature, short and documentary film/video entries and over 500 feature films for the 2008 competition. More than 2/3 of all the entries originated on a digital format! We will select around 60 new Feature Films and 100 Short Films for presentation at the 41st Annual WorldFest - April 11-20, 2008.

All WorldFest screenings are held at the AMC Studio 30 Dunvale Theater, the Flagship AMC Theater in Houston! See your film on a big theater screen with a large audience! Our largest theater seats more than 600 film buffs, and our smallest theater seats 250! There is nothing like seeing your film at WorldFest in a big beautful theater with a full house of festival film buffs! We project in 35mm and Digital. For Digital production we use an advanced state-of-the art Marantz All-Regions, All Systems DVD playback deck, with the BARCO R-20 DLP Digital Projector, which puts a very high definition picture up on a 50-foot theater screen with 20,000 lumens of brilliance! The projected image brings tears to some filmmakers eyes, as they have never seen their film looking so good on such a large theater screen!

WorldFest provides filmmakers a free shuttle bus to and from the HQ Hotel, The Renaissance Houston, to the AMC Studio 30 Theater. Our Festival Club is open every night for filmmakers and film buffs to meet and mingle, and at WorldFest, "you don't need no stinkin' badges" to enjoy the Festival Club! We also will offer our fine six professional production seminars that cover everything from Writing & Selling Screenplays to Distribution of the Indie Film! The WorldFest Remi Awards Gala Dinner and Champagne Reception is on Saturday, April 19th, and the next day, on Sunday the 20th we present the VIP Tour of NASA and Space Center Houston, the world's only Film Festival Sailing Regatta at the Houston Yacht Club and a genuine Texas BBQ with Shiner Bock Beer! All attending filmmakers are assigned a beautiful yacht, complete with your own Captain and Crew for the 3-leg olympic triangle race on Galveston Bay!

Be a part of one of the oldest, best and most enjoyable international film festivals in North America -- WorldFest-Houston, the first film festival in the South and the 3rd oldest in North America, founded in 1961! We discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Lynch, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez and Brian De Palma with their first awards, and you could be next! Info awaits you at www.worldfest.orgLink Text

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About WorldFest Houston

Haney Kathleen
(WorldFest-Houston Intl Film & Video Festival)

Kathleen Haney is the Artistic & Program Director of the  55th Annual WorldFest-Houston. She has been associated with WorldFest since 1983 and has been the Program Director since 1998. She was born in Mexico City, speaks Spanish, English and French and graduated from the Univ. of Houston in 1979 cum laudi.
She has served on several international juries and also directs the WorldFest Screenplay Competition.

Hunter Todd is the Chairman & Founding Director of WorldFest-Houston. A former filmmaker, he produced, directed and shot more than 300 films of all types - from features to TV Commercials, and was awarded 117 Intl Awards. He is a retired USCG/Merchant Marine Captain and still sails as much as possible, including the annual HYC Regatta at WorldFest. Married with a 21 going-on-29 daughter who is attending Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. He has served on the Intl juries of more than 25 festivals, most recently was President of the Intl Jury of the Concorto Intl Film Festival in Italy and The Golden Bell TV Festival in Seoul, Korea...
Fun, Fun Fun! Great Films, Great wine, wonderful food, super people! 


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