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WorldFest Houston


The Festival runs April 17-26, 2020 - Ten Great Days in April! @worldfest #Worldfest #FilmFestival #Festival #Houston #Texas  

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You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming 53rd  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 53 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.


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the 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston (April 8-17, 2011) Extends the Entry Deadline to JAN 15, 2011 - all Late Fees are Waived!

We are delighted to say that we have a Christmas / Winter Holiday Gift for everyone! We are happy to EXTEND the Entry Deadline for all entrants in all categories!

The 44th Annual WorldFest-Houston (April 8-17, 2011) Extends the Entry Deadline to JAN 15, 2011 - all Late Fees are Waived! This a a "Be Here By" Deadline. Your entry must reach WorldFest by JAN 15, 2011.

WorldFest is unique in all the festival world! Not only is it the oldest Indie Film Festival in the world, but it is the only major film & video festival with ten competition categories. Most International Festivals have but two major categories, Shorts and Features... but WorldFest also offers competition and Remi Awards in Documentary, Student, Experimental, New Media (Including Websites), TV Production, TV Commercials, Screenplays, Film & Video Production and Music Videos. In Addition, WorldFest has more than 200 sub-categories, which gives the entrant an excellent chance for a Remi Win! Apples competing with Apples, not with Kumquats! It makes a huge difference and results in an exceptional film & video festival where filmmakers of all sorts are brought together with amazing and wonderful results! Films are screened in huge commercial AMC Theaters, seating up to 700 people! We screen in both digital (with Christie and Barco Digital Projection) and 35mm. There are six Master Classes, a Festival Club, a Remi Awards Gala Dinner, and the only film festival sailing regatta in the world! Held on the last day of the festival at the beautiful Houston Yacht Club on Galveston Bay! There is also a VIP Tour of NASA and Space Center Houston for all Remi Award Winning Filmmakers and their guests!

Goto http://www.worldfest.org - click on Enter, then on - Enter Film Festival - at the top gray bar, then on FAQ, CATEGORIES and ENTRY FORMS. Download the form, fill it out and send it in with your DVD entry. We will send you a personal confirming email when your entry is received and processed. We will also inform you in advance as to the results of the jury.  We do not accept entries via download, as the juries prefer to view them on our big 72" digital flat screens. Please do read our FAQ carefully as it does answer a lot of your questions! Welcome to WorldFest, the festival that discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, John Lee Hancock, Randal Kleiser and David Lynch with their very first awards!

"Before there was Sundance or SXSW, before there was Toronto or Tribeca, there was WorldFest! The oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the whole wide world! 44 Years!

Simple and easy to enter ... http://www.worldfest.org/indexb.html - We hope to see you in Texas!

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About WorldFest Houston

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

Kathleen Haney is the Artistic & Program Director of the  52th 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...
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