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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 54th announces Major Award Winners 

WorldFest-Houston Remi Awards

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WorldFest’s mission is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, validate brilliant abilities and promote future filmmaking in Texas as well as enhance cultural tourism for Houston.

There were more than 4,500 category entries in all film and video categories; only 12-15% of submitted entries placed for WorldFest Remi awards. The WorldFest Remi Award is named for the brilliant artist, Frederic Remington, who captured the Spirit of Texas and the West with his remarkable paintings and sculptures.

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BEST ACTRESS / Panorama Asia ~ NAO HASEGAWA

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"BEAUTIFUL LURE" ALSO WINS SPECIAL JURY AWARD ~ WRITER / RYUHO OKAWA AND BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, KOICHI KIMURA.
 
 
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LIFE AFTER YOU Director Sara T. Schwab, Producer Charlene Giannetti & Best Actress & co-Writer, Florencia Lozano
 
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DOWNEAST guests, Greg Finley, Dylan Silver and Director Joe Raffa at the Cinemark Memorial City
 

WorldFest 2021 Grand REMI Awards for other Major Categories:


● BEST THEATRICAL FILM PRODUCTION ●

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Luís Ismael, Director, Portugal

 

● BEST FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION ●

TECHNO FOSSIL (ANTHROPOCENE EP.2)

Pyeongsoon Choi, Director, South Korea

 

● BEST TELEVISION / CABLE / WEB PRODUCTION ●

SCIENCE OF COOKING

Hooyoung Jang, Director, South Korea

● BEST NEW MEDIA ●
BONEYARD BALLET

Steven Holleran, Director USA

 

● BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO ●
SINCE YESTERDAY

Alexander Bradley, Director, UK

 

● BEST SHORT SUBJECT ●
MONSTRUS CIRCUS

Jordan Inconstant, Director, France

 

● BEST STUDENT FILM ●

MATTER OF TIME

Yang Liu, USA/CHINA

 

● BEST COMMERCIAL ●

MATCH.COM “2020 LOVE STORY”

Ryan Reynolds, Director, USA

 

● BEST MUSIC VIDEO ●
BEYONCÉ “BROWN SKIN GIRL”

Beyoncé and Jenn Nkiru, Directors, USA/UK


● BEST SCREENPLAY ●
LAND OF RAINBOW

Mahmoud Salimi, USA

 

 

The Best International Feature, sponsored by the Russian-American Business Publication, went to BEAUTIFUL LURE (Japan) directed by Hiroshi Akabane 

 

The full detailed WorldFest Remi Awards Winners list is also available online at www.worldfest.org 

 
 

 

 

Dates for WorldFest 55 are April 22-25, 2022.

Entries officially open August 1, 2021.  Main deadline is December 15, 2021. Final Brick-Wall Entry Deadline with late fee penalties is January 15, 2022.

 

WorldFest History:

WorldFest, founded as an International Film Society in August 1961, became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.  WorldFest evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April 1968 and has a long list of “discovered” film greats such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Lynch, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Atom Egoyan, Randal Kleiser, Ang Lee, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen Brothers, John Lee Hancock, Randal Kleiser, Francis Ford Coppola and many others from their beginning efforts for film submissions early in their careers.  Multi award-winning producer/director, Hunter Todd, founded this film festival to honor all categories of film and video production continuing his long dedication of “Discovery,”

spotlighting emerging Independent filmmakers as “the Spielbergs & Ang Lees of tomorrow.”

 

 

 

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WorldFest-Houston will be sure to have our Signature Closing Day event The Houston Yacht Club / Consular Regatta & Texas Barbecue back for the 2022 edition. We will be delighted to Welcome y'all "Back on Board!"

 

 

 

 

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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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