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The Festival runs April 16-25, 2021 - Ten Great Days in April! @worldfest #Worldfest #FilmFestival #Festival #Houston #Texas  


You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming 54th  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 53rd WorldFest-Houston Announces the BEST Actress/Actor FINAL JURY RESULTS...!


As we begin to move beyond the shadows of the dreadful virus, and although the 53rd WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival has been postponed ... we have carried on with the essential business of the film festival and overseen the adjudication of the Remi Awards from a wonderful slate of amazing films, scripts and excellent performances...!

We "Salute and Congratulate" all of the contenders and we are
now delighted to Announce the Final Results results of this year's WorldFest 53rd International Jury Remi Awards for Best Actor/Actress; Best Supporting Actor/Actress as well as Best Rising Stars ~ Male and Female!



BestSupp.ActorNominee.SterlingHurst.jpg?1588369329BEST Supporting Actor ~ Sterling Hurst

"Dark Harbor" USA





Best.Sup.Actress.Nom.Cathy_Shim.jpg?1588369416Best Supporting Actress~ Cathy Shim "Raising Buchanan" USA







BEST Actor ~ Ahn Sung-Ki "Paper Flower"

South Korea





Sarah_Felberbaum....jpgBEST Actress 

Sarah Felberbaum

"None Like  Us"  

Nessuno Come Noi, Italy







Best Rising Star ~ Female

BestRisingFemaleNominee_francesca-giordano-.jpg?1588369771Francesca Giordano, "Well But Not Very Well" Bene Ma Non Benissimo, Italy







Best Rising Star ~ Male Lucas Jaye, "Driveways" USA









     ~  Best Art Direction ~

“Effigy - Poison & the City” Germany

Christina v. Ahlefeldt-Laurvig and Knut Splett-Henning


~ Best Cinematography ~

“Dark Harbor” USA

Edwin P. Stevens


~ Best Special Effects ~

“Tokyo Offerings Flower” Japan 

Ryoma Masumoto


~ Best Editing ~

“Raising Buchanan” USA 

Bruce Dellis, Editor, Writer, Director


~ Best Music Score ~

“Good Game: The Beginning” (Iyi Oyun) Turkey

Yasin Vural, Tolga Boyuk, Tufan Aydin, Ekin Eti

FFW Creative Istanbul


~ Best Make-up & Special Make-up Effects Design ~

“Tokyo Offerings Flower” Japan

 Mori Naito, Maki Watanabe, Yuko Minamiya




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WorldFest-Houston will be announcing the top Remi Awards

in the Ten Major categories coming up soon.

After that we will then post the completed 2020 Winners' List on our website as soon as it is fully updated. Thank you for your patience, your encouragements as well as your kind support. Our ongoing mission to focus on emerging cinematic excellence is quite dependent on all your amazing creative powers to keep producing visionary projects which merit recognition and respect.






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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...
Fun, Fun Fun! Great Films, Great wine, wonderful food, super people! 


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