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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.


The 49th WORLDFEST ~ “ Best Actor Nominations”

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Offering another tantalizing cornucopia of true Indie films, WorldFest 49 continues 4 more days until Sunday, April 17th with a number of World Premieres from 78 Indie features and a large contingent of award winning shorts (106). An amazing Second Annual Panorama China has blossomed into an offering of 20+ Indie films from China with most directors and producers in attendance. Another special showcase is The Eleventh Annual Italian Panorama featuring 2 World Premieres  and their directors attending. An enticing array of USA Indie dramas & quirky comedies, an exciting Croatian documentary, a Tanzania wedding planner film, an Armenian buddy film plus a wide array of USA Indie flicks from comedies to crime thrillers provide festival audiences a wide variety of cinematic treats. All screenings will be at The AMC Studio 30 on Dunvale, our long term festival cinema partner. (2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77046).  Check website for trailers, times and ticketing…

HOPE, the Official Closing Night film is an inspirational faith-based story produced by Irving Films, the father & daughter film team, Charles Irving and Lakisha Lemons, based in Houston, TX who are now working on a fourth feature.

With the WorldFest- Houston juries just finalizing their Best Actor/Actress nominations, the festival is proud to announce the Nominees for the 2016 Remi Awards, honoring the best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress and this year continuing the exciting new category; Rising Stars. The WorldFest Remi Awards will be presented to the attending winners at our Awards Ceremony, April 16, 2016 at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (#6 East Greenway Plaza).

BEST ACTRESS nominees are: Rebecca Calder (Love/Me/Do) UK; Montse Germán (Sonata for Cello) Spain; Kate French (Last Man Club) USA; Abigail Spencer (a beautiful now) USA; Jasmin Schwiers, (Morpheus) Germany.

BEST ACTOR nominees are: Nick Matteo (Clandestine) USA; Quantae Love (Popolo) USA; Pyotr Fyhodorov, (The Dawns Here are Quiet) Ukraine; Estes Tarver (Changeover) USA; Mu-Yeol KIM, (Northern Limit Line) S. Korea.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anna Schudt, The Good Goring, Germany; Aiko Melendez, Deliver Us, Philippines; Anastasiya Mikulchina, The Dawns Here are Quiet, Ukraine, Mariana Ximenes, (A Matter of Courage) Brazil; Brittany Allen, (Look Again) Canada.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, JM de Guzman, (Tandem) Philippines; David La Rosa, (Clandestine) USA; Antonio Ibáñez (Paranoid Girls) Spain; Lee Hyun-Woo, (Norhern Limit Line) S. Korea; Nico Antonio (Tandem) Philippines.

In the WorldFest Rising Stars category, WorldFest jury members have made their considered deliberations for final nominees in Best Female Stars: Stefania LaVie Owen (Coming through the Rye) USA; Cristiana Capotondi (Elementary Loves) Italy; Madalyn Horcher (Riding 79) Puerto Rico. For Best Male Stars the nominees are: Julian Feder (Po) USA; Ronwaldo Martin (My Life with a King) Philippines; Blaze Tucker  (Last Man Club) USA.

WorldFest will continue with its annual Short Film Showcase, a special review of 106 new short and student films from the festival that gave first top honors to Spielberg, Lucas, The Coen Brothers, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Randal Kleiser, Spike Lee, Gavin Hood, John Lee Hancock, Michael Cimino, Steven Poster, Oliver Stone, Ang Lee, Atom Egoyan and David Lynch, among many others! Few other festivals have such a “discovery”  track record!

WorldFest began in August 1961, as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society,   screening Independent, Foreign & Art films. In April 1968 seven years later, it became an officially competitive International Film Festival, and has been in continuous operation ever since. It is one of the original three film festivals in North America, with San Francisco and New York as the first two. Following WorldFest was Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, and Seattle. Then Telluride, Sundance, Toronto, SXSW and more recently, Tribeca.  

The 49th Annual WorldFest offers International Competition in Features, Shorts, TV production, TV commercials, unproduced Screenplays & Teleplays, Experimental, Student, Documentary, Business & Industry, New Media, and Music Videos. WorldFest is the largest film & video competition in the world, in sheer number of actual category entries, with more than 4,300 category entries received in 2016. There are over 200 sub-categories for competition, allowing each film to compete in its own genre.
WorldFest-Houston is sponsored by Arcodoro, Boxer Properties, The Houston Yacht Club, The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Lopez Negrete Communications, HBU, and the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA).  
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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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