WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival

WorldFest-Houston // Houston International Film Festival

52nd edition

Apr 05 - Apr 14, 2020
Estimated
Houston, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, 10 Major Categories, 200+ Sub-Categories, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description OPEN CALL:
Entries Opened September 15th. The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th and the Main Entry Deadline is December 15th. These are "Postmark By Deadlines". If you enter Online by the January 15th Late/Final Deadline and we receive the physical entry by January 31st, your entry will still be reviewed by our judges.

Oldest Indie Film Festival in the world, the only film/video festival with ten major categories, not just Shorts & Features. No Majors! Gave Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, Coen Brothers their first awards!

WorldFest was founded 50 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. 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. We also present Panorama Italia, a survey on new Italian films, and Panorama China, the largest dedicated presentation of new Chinese Cinema in North America, with more than 100 Chinese Filmmakers attending!
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Festival website www.worldfest.org

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Rating Summary

Overall

4.05
Atmosphere / Experience
4.3
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Industry Connectivity
4.3
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Quality of films
4.0
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Quality of screening
4.3
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Value for money
4.0
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Service/Guest Relations
4.3
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Special Activities
4.0
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worldfesthoustoninternationalfilmfestival attended as a guest in 2016

5.0
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More than 1,000 filmmakers attending, a great festival club for networking, a VIP tour of NASA, Texas BBQ and the only festival sailing regatta in the world! Fun! Hunter Around 3 years ago

lyonchev attended with Padashta zvezda in 2016

4.0
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No additional comment Lyubo Around 4 years ago

angelsandurchins attended with Lady Luck in 2015

5.0
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We screened here this year with Lady Luck - we loved it! jo Around 4 years ago

Luca attended with Niemand Liebt Dich So Wie Ich in 2007

2.0
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I have to admit that even though we won a platin award here, I didn't attend WorldFest personally. I can't help having the feeling that this event is strange. There are litterally hundreds of categories to apply for. How to stand out? Anyone able to share experience about the event? The guest relations team is very friendly though and the statuette looks great. Luca Around 8 years ago