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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  

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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. 


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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.


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the 41st Annual WorldFest Special Jury Remi Awards

Following are the Special Jury Awards from the 2008 WorldFest-Houston, 41st edition. (There were more than 4,500 category entries in the 2008 Festival Remi awards Competition.)

10 QUESTIONS FOR THE DALAI LAMA - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Jenny Manocchio - monterey media inc. - Thousand Oaks CA

THE METROSEXUAL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Adam Kaufman - KINGS ROAD PRODUCTIONS, INC. - Los Angeles CA

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY    - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Ed Gass-Donnelly - 3 LEGGED DOG FILMS - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

THEY WAIT - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Ernie Barabarash - BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES, INC. - Burnaby British Columbia, CANADA

LABOU  - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Greg Aronowitz - DOG & ROOSTER PRODUCTIONS - Studio City, CA

BOHICA - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - DJ Paul - SIXTH WAY PRODUCTIONS - Los Angeles, CA

IMMENSITY OF JUSTICE - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Weislaw Saniewski - SACO FILMS - Warszawa, POLAND

THE STONE ANGEL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Kari Skogland - HANDMADE FILMS INTERNATIONAL – London, ENGLAND, UK

THE EMIGRE - EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Katalin Vajda - MAGYAR FILMUNIO – Budapest, HUNGARY

THE JOURNEY: THE GREEK AMERICAN DREAM - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Maria Iliou - PROTEUS – Athens, Attiki, GREECE

CHAMAME - MUSIC, PEOPLE, POETRY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Cosima Lange - CP MEDIEN AG – Ludwigsburg, GERMANY

GREETINGS FROM THE SHORE - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Greg Chwerchak - HUDSON MERMAID – NY, New York

WHITE ANGEL - BEST NEW DIRECTOR - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Mahsun Kirmizigul - BOYUT FILM – Istanbul, TURKEY

BEFORE THE RAINS - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Santosh Sivan, Director - Ashok Rao, Executive Producer - Beverly Hills,        CA

A WINTER'S TALE - BEST EDITING - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Michele Francis - KEDA SERENE FILMS - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

BEFORE THE RAINS - BEST MUSIC - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Mark Killian - Ashok Rao, Executive Producer - Beverly Hills, CA

MAGAZINE GAP ROAD - BEST ART DIRECTION - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Lok Man Leung - TAI TAI FILMS - Hong Kong, CHINA

FLIGHT FROM DEATH: THE QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Jessica Klement - OCTAPIXX WORLDWIDE – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

ON AIR: EARLY RADIO IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Dave Miller - HCTV HENRICO COUNTY TELEVISION – Richmond, VA

VIMY RIDGE: HEAVEN TO HELL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Debby Adams - YAP FILMS, INC. – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

AFTERMATH OF METH  - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Carol Dalrymple - KUED TV - Salt Lake City, UT

HUBBLE'S CANVAS (EPISODE 2 AND EPISODE 3) - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Craig Colby - HIGH FIDELITY HDTV - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

THE ART OF VICTORY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Sheldon Altfeld - ALTFELD PRODUCTIONS - Los Angeles, CA

BLOOD TIES - EPISODE 5:55 - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – David Winning - GROUNDSTAR MDW ENTERTAINMENT GROUP – Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

EDWARD HOPPER - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Meg Ferris - NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART – DEXP – Landover, MD

J.M.W. TURNER - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Meg Ferris - NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART – DEXP – Landover, MD

THE LADIES - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Christina Voros - MIGRANT TURTLE FILMS – Brooklyn, NY

STRENGTH OF THE NATION - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Bart Woodward - MAGUIRE-REEDER, LTD. – Alexandria,              VA

DO NOT GO GENTLY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Jo Mellen - NEWIST / CESA 7 - Green Bay, WI

VACCINE-NATION - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Gary Null - GARY NULL & ASSOCIATES - New York, NY

NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT: HOW WALL STREET WORKS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Jack Kahn - NBR ENTERPRISES / WPBT2 MIAMI – Miami, FL

MONSTER IN THE FAMILY: THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – John Kastner - JS KASTNER PRODUCTIONS – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

ASSASSINATION: IDAHO'S TRIAL OF THE CENTURY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Joan Cartan-Hansen - IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION – Boise, ID

COWPENS: A BATTLE REMEMBERED - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Chris Wheeler - GREAT DIVIDE PICTURES – Littleton, CO

THE LONG WALK: TEARS OF THE NAVAJO - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - John Howe - KUED/ PBS    - Salt Lake City, UT

THE RECKONING - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Abby Hines - VISION VIDEO / GATEWAY FILMS – Worcester, PA

PLAYING THE GAME 2 - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Dr. Robin Sawyer - HEALTHVISIONS MEDIA – Columbia, MD

TAKE THE LEAD - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Martin Andersen - MARTIN ANDERSEN PRODUCTIONS – Orem, UT

SANDFLOOR CATHEDRAL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Abby Hines - VISION VIDEO / GATEWAY FILMS - Worcester, PA

PRAYER IN AMERICA - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Patricia Ostermick - THE DUNCAN GROUP – Milwaukee, WI

OUTDOOR IDAHO: A MIDDLE FORK JOURNEY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Joan     Cartan-Hansen - IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION – Boise, ID

AFRICA'S ORPHANS-IN THEIR OWN WORDS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Scot McDonald - FULL FRAME PRODUCTIONS - West Vancouver, BC, CANADA

MY MOTHER - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Sarah Treadwell - MEDB FILMS - Ramsgate, Kent, ENGLAND UK

BEYOND FEAR - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Michael Perlman - WORLD2BE PRODUCTION - Weehawken, NJ

THE LONG WALK: TEARS OF THE NAVAJO - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - John Howe - KUED / PBS - Salt Lake City, UT

ROCK GARDEN: A LOVE STORY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Gloria Kim - GLOYOUS PRODUCTIONS – Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

INTERIOR. BEDSIT – DAY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Chanteue de Carvalho - FILM 38 LTD - Courtyard Studio 3- London, ENGLAND

THE RUG - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Polly Palomino - PALOMINO PRODUCTIONS – Bellaire, TX

ON GREAT WHITE WINGS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Joshua Colover - APERTURE FILMS, LTD. - Newport Beach,             CA

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Andre Singer - WEST PARK PICTURES – London, ENGLAND

THE ALPS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Nadine Ferdousi - MACGILLIVRAY FREEMAN FILMS - Laguna Beach, CA

BURGEON AND FADE - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Anita Wong - CFC DISTRIBUTION - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

HABLAME BAJITO - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Fernando Merinero - VENDAVAL PRODUCCIONES, SL / DREAMS BOULEVARD – Madrid, SPAIN

MIRANDA & GORDON - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Amanda Cameron - FESTIVAL CIRCUIT SERVICES - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA

SEXY THING - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Heather Oxenham - KARISMA PICTURES - Bondi Junction, NSW, Australia

SHOWTIME - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Theophilos Papastylianos - Glyfada, Athens, GREECE

MECHANICS OF LIFE SERIES - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Kathy Longsworth - PHOENIX LEARNING GROUP INC. - St. Louis, MO

HEARTBEATS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Vincent Coen – LUNAFILMS – Brussels, BELGIUM

THE SPIDER EXPERIMENT - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Scott & Paula Merrow – Albuquerque, NM

EL ESPEJO - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Adan Llorca – KATKALAS – Madrid, SPAIN

FIRST LANDING - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Michael Little - CBN - Virginia Beach,   VA

DOGBOY - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Caroline Coutts - PIGS CAN FLY FILM PRODUCTIONS – Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

PORTRAIT OF A WHITE WOMAN WITH A DAGGER - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Carlos Ruiz - CARLOS CEACERO RUIZ – Madrid, SPAIN

CRENSHAW NIGHTS - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Peter Gelles - Los Angeles, CA

IN THE NAME OF THE SON - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Harun Mehmedinovic AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CONSERVATORY - Los Angeles, CA

A DAY'S WORK  - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Rajeev Dassani - Los Angeles, CA

CUP OF TREE - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Jung Yoo – Elmhurst, NY

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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...
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