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56th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival: April 25-30, 2023 -  @worldfest #Worldfest #FilmFestival #Festival #Houston #Texas  


You are cordially invited to be part of the upcoming 56th  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 56th 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 56 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 56th WorldFest Call for Entries for 2023...


This could be your film at the 56th WorldFest-Houston!


The 56th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival is now officially open for entries! WorldFest offers competition for Shorts, Documentaries, Feature Films, Music Videos, Experimental & Student Films on the Silver Screens of the wonderful Memorial City Cinemark Theatres, with over 1,000 international filmmakers attending the  International Film Festival! EarlyBird Deadline is Nov 15th!


Enter the festival that gave first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Randal Kleiser, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, David Lynch, John Sayles, Robert Townsend, Deepa Mehta, Agnieszka Holland, John Frankenheimer, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, Jonathan Demme, John Boorman, Martin Brest, Lesli Linka Glatter, Hal Hartley, Will Vinton, Hugh Wilson, Michael Cimino, Gavin Hood, David Winning and John Lee Hancock! The Remi Winners of today will be on this list next!

This is America’s Discovery Film Festival – We’re Fiercely Independent!

Competition in 10 major categories with 200 sub-categories to ensure you are judged with your peers for the chance to win a coveted Remi Award!

Six great days in April, at the beautiful Memorial City Cinemark Theatres. Here’s a taste of what WorldFest-Houston has waiting for you: see your film on a big theatre screen; network with filmmakers from more than 75 countries; enjoy the Festival Club every night at our VIP headquarters hotel, the Memorial City Westin/Marriott, parties at the VIP Hotel Zaza, walk the Red Carpet; attend more than 100 new film Premieres; relax at the VIP Police Escort Tour of NASA & Rocket Park; enjoy the Houston Yacht Club/Consular Regatta with Texas BBQ, Beer & Wine! 


See the largest survey in North America of New Asian independent & major studio films from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Nepal - with over 200 Asian Filmmakers attending our remarkable 8th Annual Panorama Asia, the largest Major Spotlight on Asian & Chinese Cinema in the film festival world!


Enjoy great new films from Italy in our 19th Annual Panorama Italia, with the Italian Directors in person to intro the film and meet the audience! 


All at the 56th WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival, April 25-30, 2023.


Enter Here Today.





The 56th Call For Entries!

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival offers international competition in Ten Major Competition Categories! Features, Shorts, Docs/Business Films, Student, Experimental, Screenplays, New Media, TV Production, TV Commercials, & Music Videos! More than 200 sub-categories for fair competition. Only at WorldFest-Houston are you selected as a Remi Award Winner on the basis of your numerical score from the juries, which greatly increases your chance to win a Remi, unlike other festivals that only give out just one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze! Only 12%-17% of entries actually win the coveted Remi Award!


Please enter Online via - we now accept entries via Vimeo & YouTube, in addition to DVD/BR Entries, & USB/ Jump Drives. Screenplay entries must be bound. We will confirm when we receive your entry and we provide personal Jury Results, and festival details when you are selected for screening at the 56th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival!


All Remi Winners receive a complimentary $1,000 VIP Platinum All Festival Pass, deep discounts at the HQ Westin Hotel, plus very special VIP discounts for all your guests. 

To enter, simply visit us at -


Quick & Easy. Be part of the only film festival that discovered the Coen Brothers (Blood Simple), Francis Ford Coppola (Producer THX1138), John Lee Hancock (Screenplay, Short & Feature), Randal Kleiser (Peege, Flight of the Navigator, Grease), Ang Lee (Pushing Hands), George Lucas (Director-THX1138), David Lynch (The Grandmother), Robert Rodriguez (Bedhead), Lesli Linka Glatter (Tales of Meeting and Parting), Gavin Hood (A Reasonable Man, The Storekeeper), Michael Cimino (Yesterdays TVC for Kodak), Ridley Scott (1984 Apple TVC), Steven Spielberg (Amblin'), David Winning (Won over 35 Remi Awards since 1985 & the Grand Remi in our 51st!), Oliver Stone (Salvador), and more than a hundred other top directors! Join these amazing and wonderful WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Alumni!


We welcome your entry and look forward to seeing you at the 56th WorldFest-Houston International Film/Video Festival. "Quite Possibly the best organized Film Festival in the World!" According to the Arizona Times film reviewer!


(Special Note to other festivals- We would be happy to cooperate in any way, and send you information on our Remi Winners). The 56th WorldFest-Houston is the oldest, longest running Independent Film Festival in the world! Cannes, Venice & Berlin are older but they premiere Major Studio Films!





















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


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