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The Festival runs April 22-25, 2021 - 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 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. 


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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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Wonderful WorldFest Film Premiere Schedule!

          The 52nd WorldFest-Houston Premiere Schedule for Cinemark-Memorial City!   ...

William will open Worldfest Houston

  Check out the trailer for "William," a coming-of-age fantasy-drama that follows the life of a young Neanderthal man who was cloned from ancient DNA in a groundbreaking scientific experiment, yet raised in a loving home by two brilliant scientists.       Will Brittain (from "Everybody Wants Some" and "Kong: Skull Island") stars in this bittersweet life-affirming drama as the titular Neanderthal. Playing William's ...

52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston: 170 Films in 10 days

A few fantastic winners are expected to walk The Houston WorlFestred carpet and the Grand Gala Black Tie Ceremony! See you there in 2 weeks from now.   Dare to let your inner film buff roam free with 10 days of brand new Indie films, Seminars, Awards Ceremonies and more…much more! At the  52nd Annual WorldFest-Houston taking place at Cinemark 16 in Memorial City from Friday April 5th through Sunday, April 14th, 2019, Check our website for trailers, times and ticketing at http...

Advance Program of 52nd Worldfest Houston

Watch out for a comprehensive coverage of the festival: Bruno Chatelin attending to report5 APR 2019@ 8 PM Title   Type   Theater 52nd WorldFest-Houston Opening Night Festival Premiere   Feature   Cinemark   Buy Now 52nd WorldFest-Houston Opening Night Festival Premiere + Gala Party   Feature   Cinemark ...

Focus on the creative force behind WorldFest Houston, congrats to the entrepreneur Hunter Todd...and family

In this episode from BizBuzz America TV John Frazier spotlights Hunter Todd CEO & Director of WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.   ...

WorldFest EarlyBird Entry Deadline December 15, 2018

The 52nd WorldFest ~ Main Entry Deadline: December 15, 2018 We are excited to present our brilliant new graphic design from the creative team at Lopez Negrete Communication-Houston! This powerful design truly captures the very essence of our mission at WorldFest, the oldest Indie Film Festival in the whole, wide world!   We are always delighted to remember our wonderful "discoveries" over the past 52 years of  remarkable WorldFest Winners! WorldFest-Housto...

Thanksgiving Greetings from WorldFest-Houston Film Festival    

          All of us at Team WorldFest wish you...           A truly Bountiful Thanksgiving! We wish you wonderful moments with your family, friends and co-workers in this delightful holiday season of giving and warmth!   All of us a...

Houston Calling!

THE WORLDFEST REMI AWARDS ENTRY FORM  SUBMIT ON FILMFREEWAY 2019 WORLDFEST-HOUSTON April 5 - 14, 2019 Dates & Deadlines August 15, 2018  Opening Date November 15, 2018  Earlybird Entry Deadline December 15, 2018  Main Festival Entry Deadline January 15, 2019  Late Entry Deadline January 31, 2019  Final Brick Wall Deadline April 1, 2019  Notification Date April 5 – 14...

The 51st WorldFest Houston Winners

Grand Remi Winner NINE TO NIRVANA, Directed by Evan Lu, Starring Snow Li       Grand Remi Winner KAZANTZAKIS, Directed by Iannis Smaragdis.      WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 51st annual edition with a 23% increase in ove...

Video - Ambiance and Winners from WorldFest Houston

  Check the list of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum awards and Special Jury prizes. Hunter says the next Lucas, Spielbergor Coen brothers mightbe in this year's selection of fine winners.     WFH_winners_2018.pdf Attachment Size WFH_winners_2018.pdf   ...

And the new WorldFest winners are: Living Among Us and Living in the Future's Past plus a few more

Check the list of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum awards and Special Jury prizes. Hunter says the next Lucas, Spielbergor Coen brothers mightbe in this year's selection of fine winners. I had submitted more than 10 films which I represent as their festival agent. Two received top awards: Living in the Future's Past received Special Jury Award, Living among us received a platinum award. ...

Panels at Worldfest Houston april 27 and 28

    David Winning moderating the filmmakers panel   check the gallery for more pictures.                               ...

Keynotes ambiance april 27 in Houston Worldfest

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The greek party in Houston with Iannis Smaragadis for his world premiere of KAZANTZAKIS

Wordlfest Founder Hunter Todd with Greek ambassador and Iannis Smaragadis and wife at the party at Maggiano's. Meanwhile the fight goes on the ice next to the restaurant at The Memorial City Mall...   ...

Panels April 26 at Worldfest

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WorldFest Houston team at work

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Trump supports WorldFest Houston: "I applaud the artists, organizers and supporters of 51st WorldFest Houston"

..."you are making a lasting contribution to enhancing the quality of contemporary films" Donald Trump ...

The 51st WorldFest-Houston Best Actor Nominations!

51st WORLDFEST “ For Hardcore Fans” Our first few days have been action packed with Ethan Hawke receiving a career achievement award at the opening night screening of his new film, Blaze. Perry King, received an award for his direction of The Divide and we still have many more films and fun until April 29th, 2018! Mid-stride at WorldFest-Houston and continuing on until Sunday, April 29th, 2018! We are unspooling...

Houston WorldFest full Line Up

WorldFest was founded over 51 years ago as 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.   ...

The 51st WorldFest opened with Blaze

  Ethan Hawke - Director of BLAZE   USA                    Showing: Friday, 4/20 at 8:00pm, Saturday, 4/21 at 3pm BLAZE  -                                                                   &...

The 51st WorldFest-Houston Film Festival is moving to Cinemark Theatres!

Jury Selections for Short & Feature Films is nearing the final stage for the 51st WorldFest! Remi Winners will begin receiving Award notices over the next 10-14 days and beyond! The International Juries hope to complete all reviews by mid- March. Starting with its 51st continuous showing, a new home has been selected for the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Memorial City-Houston’s Cinemark Theatres!  The Cinemark Memorial City Theatre is a state-of-the-art c...

A new home for Houston WorldFest @ Memorial City Cinemark

  Starting with its 51st continuous showing, a new home has been selected for the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Memorial City’s Cinemark Theatre!  The Cinemark Memorial City Theatre is a state-of-the-art complex with 16 auditoriums featuring Luxury Lounger seating. Cinemark Luxury Loungers are electric-powered, plush, oversize lounge chairs with footrests and cup holders. All auditoriums have 4K digital projection powered by Bar...

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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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