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WorldFest Houston


 

The Festival runs april 5 - 14, 2019

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You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming 52nd  Annual WorldFest-Houston! The oldest Indie 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, 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 AMC Theater 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 AMC 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 50th WorldFest. 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 52 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 25 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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Houston Calling!

THE WORLDFEST REMI AWARDS ENTRY FORM  SUBMIT ON FILMFREEWAY 2019 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 5 - 14, 2019 Dates & Deadlines August 15, 2018  Opening Date November 15, 2018  Earlybird Entry Deadline December 15, 2018  Main Festival Entry Deadline January 15, 2019  Late Entry Deadline January 31, 2019  Final Brick Wall Deadline April 1, 2019  Notification Date April 5 – 14...

The 51st WorldFest Houston Winners

Grand Remi Winner NINE TO NIRVANA, Directed by Evan Lu, Starring Snow Li       Grand Remi Winner KAZANTZAKIS, Directed by Iannis Smaragdis.      WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 51st annual edition with a 23% increase in ove...

Video - Ambiance and Winners from WorldFest Houston

  Check the list of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum awards and Special Jury prizes. Hunter says the next Lucas, Spielbergor Coen brothers mightbe in this year's selection of fine winners.     WFH_winners_2018.pdf Attachment Size WFH_winners_2018.pdf   ...

And the new WorldFest winners are: Living Among Us and Living in the Future's Past plus a few more

Check the list of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum awards and Special Jury prizes. Hunter says the next Lucas, Spielbergor Coen brothers mightbe in this year's selection of fine winners. I had submitted more than 10 films which I represent as their festival agent. Two received top awards: Living in the Future's Past received Special Jury Award, Living among us received a platinum award. ...

Panels at Worldfest Houston april 27 and 28

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Keynotes ambiance april 27 in Houston Worldfest

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The greek party in Houston with Iannis Smaragadis for his world premiere of KAZANTZAKIS

Wordlfest Founder Hunter Todd with Greek ambassador and Iannis Smaragadis and wife at the party at Maggiano's. Meanwhile the fight goes on the ice next to the restaurant at The Memorial City Mall...   ...

Panels April 26 at Worldfest

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WorldFest Houston team at work

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Trump supports WorldFest Houston: "I applaud the artists, organizers and supporters of 51st WorldFest Houston"

..."you are making a lasting contribution to enhancing the quality of contemporary films" Donald Trump ...

The 51st WorldFest-Houston Best Actor Nominations!

51st WORLDFEST “ For Hardcore Fans” Our first few days have been action packed with Ethan Hawke receiving a career achievement award at the opening night screening of his new film, Blaze. Perry King, received an award for his direction of The Divide and we still have many more films and fun until April 29th, 2018! Mid-stride at WorldFest-Houston and continuing on until Sunday, April 29th, 2018! We are unspooling...

Houston WorldFest full Line Up

WorldFest was founded over 51 years ago as 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.   ...

The 51st WorldFest opened with Blaze

  Ethan Hawke - Director of BLAZE   USA                    Showing: Friday, 4/20 at 8:00pm, Saturday, 4/21 at 3pm BLAZE  -                                                                   &...

The 51st WorldFest-Houston Film Festival is moving to Cinemark Theatres!

Jury Selections for Short & Feature Films is nearing the final stage for the 51st WorldFest! Remi Winners will begin receiving Award notices over the next 10-14 days and beyond! The International Juries hope to complete all reviews by mid- March. Starting with its 51st continuous showing, a new home has been selected for the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Memorial City-Houston’s Cinemark Theatres!  The Cinemark Memorial City Theatre is a state-of-the-art c...

A new home for Houston WorldFest @ Memorial City Cinemark

  Starting with its 51st continuous showing, a new home has been selected for the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Memorial City’s Cinemark Theatre!  The Cinemark Memorial City Theatre is a state-of-the-art complex with 16 auditoriums featuring Luxury Lounger seating. Cinemark Luxury Loungers are electric-powered, plush, oversize lounge chairs with footrests and cup holders. All auditoriums have 4K digital projection powered by Bar...

2018 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 20 - 29, 2018 calling for entries

PARTNER FESTIVAL WITH FILMFESTIVALS.COM The EarlyBird Deadline is November 15th                 51st WORLDFEST-HOUSTON “CALL FOR ENTRIES!”   “FORGET SUNDANCE! …WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!” ~ Craig Outhier, film critic, Phoenix press; Tempe Times.   The 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival continues its totally d...

Worldfest has plenty of different categories to select to fit your ambitions and skills

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WorldFest is really TEN festivals in one because we believe in the synergy of the many facets of filmmaking. WorldFest offers competition in Short Subjects, Theatrical Features, Film & Video Productions, TV Commercials, Television & Cable & Web Productions, Scripts, New Media, Music Videos and Experimental Productions. The Categories COMPETITION CATEGORIES Competition Categories for the 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston. Entries Officially Open as of Tuesday, August 15th, 2017...

WorldFest Houston Wishing you a Bountiful Thanksgiving!

  All of us at Team WorldFest wish you... A truly Bountiful Thanksgiving! We wish you wonderful moments with your family, friends and co-workers in this delightful holiday season of giving and warmth! All of us at Team WorldFest - Hunter, Kathleen, Kelly, Adrienn, Chandni, Elease, Ray, Dan, Tom, George, Paul, Wayne and Katy Lea hope that your Thanksgiving 2017 is the very best. We will be roasting our traditional Capon with Virginia Honey-Nut Dressing, Artichokes, Sweet Potato Souff...

51st WorldFest EarlyBird Entry Deadline ends Nov 15

    The 51st WorldFest ~ EarlyBird Deadline! Entered Online or Postmarked by Wednesday, November 15th! We are always delighted to remember our wonderful "discoveries" over the past 50 years of  remarkable WorldFest Winners! WorldFest-Houston is an International celebration of new Premiere Feature and Short Films with their Directors attending!    WorldFest discovered with their very first award ~ Stephen Spielberg (Amblin'), George Lucas (...

50th WorldFest Winners

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2017 GRAND REMI WINNERS WorldFest-Houston is the only film festival in the world with ten major competition categories, not just Shorts and Features like most festivals. In addition, we have more than 200 sub-categories, so a small Indie documentary does not have to compete with a National Geographic Special. Each year, we receive more than 4,500 category entries, and only about 15% of total entries actually win a Remi Award. WorldFest is the only film festival in the world that a...


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About WorldFest Houston

Haney Kathleen
(The 45th Annual WorldFest-Houston Intl Film & Video Festival)

Kathleen Haney is the Artistic & Program Director of the upcoming 45th 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 the 45th Annual 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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