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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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WorldFest-Houston 54 Day Three Features

 Highlights for Day Three!

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Day three of WorldFest-Houston with friends flying in from all over! We have a wonderful selection of incredible indie films from such far away lands as Bulgaria (SHIBIL), Canada (BONE CAGE), Columbia/Mexico/USA  (OKLAHOMA  MON AMOUR), Germany (IT's GONNA  BE FINE), Japan (PEGASUS),  Macao (PATIO OF ILLUSION) and Mexico (LUCINDA URRUSTI. PAINTER). Join us for a marvelous slate of award-winning films tonight and all day tomorrow!

 

SPECIAL POP UP SCREENING of Special Jury Remi Award Winning film I'VE GOT YOUR 6 by Director Bill Foster at 5pm today in theater 12!  Don't miss this beautiful story with cast and crew! 

 

 

We'll see you at the movies!  

-TEAM WORLDFEST


 

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GET BACK UP

Showing: Saturday, 4/23 at 4:45 pm

Encore: Sunday, 4/25 at 4:45 pm

 

 

"The riveting, emotionally charged story of one man's journey from rock stardom to rock bottom, rescued by his faith, the love of a woman, his family and his band mates; it is a story of despair and of hope for all.

 

DIRECTOR NORRY NIVEN IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

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OKLAHOMA MON AMOUR      

Showing: Saturday, 4/24 at 4:50 pm

 

In the mid-nineties while living in Mexico, activists Leam and Fiona Gaertner had two sons: Nico and Sebastián. Political threats prompted the couple's relocation to Oklahoma, where they had a house in the small town of Ava. There, a tragedy ruptured the family, triggering the film's present-day events. In 2016, Nico, now 24, is living in Mexico. The restlessness that consumes him is justified because his brother -who was left behind in Oklahoma with their bitter father, is on his way to Mexico by road, determined to put all the pieces together. The film portrays a ruptured family, the journey of two brothers needing to find their true identity and to unveil buried secrets, all of this tinted by the puzzling closeness between Mexico and the U.S. Filmed in black and white, with a non-traditional structure, the film interacts with current world tensions, also showing a cosmopolitan Mexico City seldom seen in cinema.

 

DIRECTOR CAROLINA RUEDA IN ATTENDANCE 

 

 

 

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SAVING PARADISE 

Showing: Saturday, 4/24 at 7:15 pm

 

SAVING PARADISE is a drama based on a true story about a ruthless corporate raider who is forced to return to his small town roots when he suddenly inherits his father’s nearly bankrupt pencil factory, which is the heart and soul of the depressed community. With the foreclosure deadline looming, he must decide to either let it close or join the community's fight to save it.

 

 

DIRECTOR JAY SILVERMAN AND WRITER VAN BILLET IN ATTENDANCE 

 

 

 

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VECINOS: LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Showing: Saturday, April 24 at 9:35 pm

 

A grouchy widower's life turns upside down when a sweet-natured widow moves down the hall in this heart-warming romantic comedy.

 

 

DIRECTOR ALEX AVILA, PRODUCER NELDA PEREZ, AND WRITER RUPERT REYES IN ATTENDANCE

 

 

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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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