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Sounds (Super-Resolution Technology) wins big at Houston

Super-Resolution Technology Makes History at Prestigious International Film FestivalSounds, the first-ever movie produced with Super-Resolution Technology, came home with multiple awards in several categories at the recently completed WorldFest International Film Festival, including the highest score in the New Technology category. Competing against more than 500 other full-length feature independent films submitted to the 41st annual WorldFest, Sounds won a total of three of the prestigious Rem...

the 41st Annual WorldFest Special Jury Remi Awards

Following are the Special Jury Awards from the 2008 WorldFest-Houston, 41st edition. (There were more than 4,500 category entries in the 2008 Festival Remi awards Competition.)10 QUESTIONS FOR THE DALAI LAMA - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Jenny Manocchio - monterey media inc. - Thousand Oaks CATHE METROSEXUAL - SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Adam Kaufman - KINGS ROAD PRODUCTIONS, INC. - Los Angeles CATHIS BEAUTIFUL CITY    - SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Ed Gass-Donnelly - 3 LEGGED DOG FILMS - Toronto, Ontario...

NEWSLETTER N° 361: April 23, 2008

user and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canadian Pavilion — an event that will be b...

NEWSLETTER N° 337: October 31, 2007

FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Coverage from on London Rome ...

41st Annual WorldFest-Houston announces Remi Awards - More than 550 International Filmmakers attend from 33 nations!

WorldFest-Houston Wraps its 41st on Angelic note!(The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival) WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19th and Closing Day Festivities on April 20th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with a double bill of Claude Le...

WorldFest-Houston Remi Award Winners Announced

WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19th and Closing Day Festivities on April 20th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with a double bill of Claude Lelouch's Roman de Gare and Turkey's singing sensation Mahsun Kirmizigul's debut film, White Angel. All WorldFest ev...

I'm Through With White Girls wins at AABFF

Director Jennifer Sharp's "I'm Through With White Girls" Wins Blockbuster Audience Award for Best U.S. Feature at 11th Annual American Black Film FestivalHelmed by first time feature director Jennifer Sharp, "I'm Through With White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks)," has won eight awards in the last six months."Don't let the title put you off…Director Jennifer Sharp's zippy romantic comedy 'I'm Through With White Girls'… is more clever and less mean than the title might imply," sa...

ITN introduces Worldfest multi award winner Chill at AFM

"CHILL" ( ) -- In this classic retro horror thriller, Sam ( Thomas Calabro, Melrose Place ), an aspiring writer, takes a job as a clerk in an L.A. inner city grocery owned by the sinister Dr. Munoz, who claims to have a rare skin condition that forces him to live in sub-freezing temperatures. Meanwhile, Sam befriends an attractive neighborhood boutique owner Maria ( Ashley Laurence, Hellraiser ), and is unwittingly entwined in a threatening love triangle when she reve...

WorldFest Wraps its Big 40th with Davi's Dukes!

Final Jury Decisions on all ten major Competition Categories. WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 40th annual independent film showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 28th and Closing Day Festivities on April 29th with a VIP NASA and Space Center Houston tour and Texas BBQ sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club and wrapped it up with Robert Davi's award winning directorial debut, The Dukes. (Chazz Palminteri,...

Ray Bradbury receives WorldFest-Houston Lifetime Achievement Award!

Ray Bradbury receives the WorldFest-Houston Intl Film Festival Lifetime Acievement Award!Pictured at the AMC Theater after the premiere of his film The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit, Kathlen Haney (Program & Artistic Director), Ray Bradbury (on the way for a great Texas Marguerita) and WorldFest Founding Director Hunter Todd.

Cliff Robertson on hand at WorldFest to accept his Remi Career Achievement Award

The 41st Annual WorldFest-Houston, April 11-28, 2008 will begin announcing both Feature and Short Film & Video selections for the upcoming ten-day International Film Festival by March 1st, 2008. WorldFest will select 55-60 International Indie Feature films and between 88 and 96 short film & video productions. Additional Remi Award winners will be announced by March 15th in all 10 competition categories. The

Jack Palance receives the Remi Lifetime Achievement Award at his last vist to WorldFest!

During his last visit to WorldFest, Jack Palance spoke to filmmakers and VIP guests at the Remi Grand Awards Gala. He even performed his famous one-hand push-up. A legendary actor and one of the last truly great stars of the Silver Screen... Each year, WorldFest honors someone that has contributed significantly to the Art of Film. In the past, WorldFest has honored Jimmy Stewart, Frank Capra, Josh Logan, Gregory Peck

41st WorldFest-Houston - April 11-20, 2008 - Entries are now OPEN - to JAN 15th!

Howdy from Houston ... If you have a film/video ready to enter now, competition categories are still open! All Screenplays are also still open, until January 15! Email us to check on your category and if the jury is still hard at work, they may accept your entry. Simply contact us at - for a quick response. We will start posting the titles of Shorts and Features that have been selected for screening at WorldFest in the next few weeks! We will post them here on FEST21 and on ...


Today, January 31st is the Final Entry Deadline for the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston, but as a very special benefit to members/viewers of FEST21 only, we are allowing a special FEST21 Deadline of Friday, February 9th! Your entry must be in our office by that day. To qualify - simply print FEST21 in the upper right-hand corner of the Entry Form! Extra Special benefits for FEST21 members: * Exclusive FEST21 Entry Deadline of FEB 9! * The Late fee is waived!. * One extra Competition Category at N...

Tony Lo BIanco and pals at WorldFest!

Tony LoBianco and pals at the WorldFest-Houston Remi Awards Gala, where he received the WorldFest Career Achievement Award!


We have just EXTENDED the Final Deadline to Tuesday, January 15th, 2008! We are making the Final Deadline Extension - to Arrive By January 31st. Your entry must be in our office by that day. Special benefits for FEST21 members ONLY: * The Late fee is waived!. * One extra competition category at No Charge! ... so you get two total categories. * So easy to enter, goto, click on Enter Film Festival on the upper left grey bar, then click on FAQ, CATEGORIES and ENTRY FORMS, ...

Filmmakers on board during the WorldFest/Houston Yacht Club Annual Regatta

On board the Yacht Excaliber during the most recent HYC/WorldFest Regatta. More than 45 Sailboats filled with filmmakers, all having a grand time with a lovely day and fair winds. Upon returning, a fine Texas BBQ, Shiner Bock Beer and Texas Becker Vineyards wine awaits them. WorldFest-Houston is the only film festival in the world with a sailing regatta and more than 200 international filmmakers attend each year! The


Our Special New Years Bonus for all Fest 21 Members/Readers ONLY... * The Entry Deadline is Extended to January 15th, 2007 * The Late Fee is tossed! * You may pick One Additional Competition Category at NO CHARGE, a $30 Savings Bonus for Fest21 folks! * Simply write FEST21 on the top of the Entry Form to Qualify! Simple and Easy. * All entries must reach our offices by January 31st, 2007 WorldFest offers competition and Awards for Features, Shorts, Student Films, Scripts, TV Production, TV Com...

WorldFest-Houston AMC Studio 30 Festival Theater Lobby

In 2006 WorldFest Premiered more than 55 new International Features, 100 new Intl Short Films & Videos, hosted more than 550 international filmmakers from 37 Nations. The AMC Flagship Studio 30 Theater is the host/Sponsor of WorldFest Premieres. Over 30,000 film-buffs attended the 10-day WorldFest-Houston.

Howdy from Houston!

We are delighted to be part of Fest21 as we celebrate the 40th Annual WorldFest-Houston, the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America... As a special gift/bonus to Fest21 readers - we are happy to offer an Extended Final Deadline to JAN 15 with the Late Fee Waived to all and Fest21 readers. To qualify, simply put FEST21 on to top right of your entry form and it is done! To compete in the 40th Annual WorldFest - simply goto Then click on...

WorldFest a partner of WorldFest

JOIN US THIS SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2006 10AM – 6:30PMAT WOODLEY PARK, 6350 Woodley Ave. Encino, CA. AS WE CELEBRATE THE 6TH ANNUAL WORLDFEST!WorldFest is southern California's largest Earth Day event attracting over thousands of people each year. They have bands, performances, vendors, foods, arts & crafts, guest speakers from around the country, and more!This year we're co-sponsoring the "Artivist Film House & Eco Forum" at WorldFest. We're screening environmental films and holding a Community...

Artivist sponsors this year's WorldFest

A R T I V I S T : "Merging Art & Activism For Global Consciousness"SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2006. 10AM – 6:30PM AT WOODLEY PARK, ENCINO. CA. ARTIVIST will celebrate the 60th annual Worldfest. Artivist is Sponsoring the “ARTIVIST FILM HOUSE” at WorldFest this year. We are screening Films throughout the day focusing on environmental preservation and the interdependence between the environment, animals, and humans. Artivist is also having an Earth Day Community Forum with invited Guests Speaker...

Hola! from Houston! The Fest director is inviting you

We have now assembled a wonderful program of 55 new Indie Feature Films and 100 International Short Films. More than 450 international filmmakers are attending from all over the world! WorldFest is the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America, founded in 1961 - We discovered Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers and David Lynch with their first awards! Come and See the Spielberg's of Tomorrow!This year WorldFest is streaming Short Film winners, and trailers of...

Houston award winners

WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 38th annual independent film showcase with the Grand Awards Gala on April 30th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and a Texas Barbecue on May 1st sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club. Both events were open to the public. WorldFest was founded as an International Film Society in August 1961. It became the third competitive international film festival in Nor...

Worldfest visiting filmmakers

38th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON BRINGS FILMMAKERS TO TOWN! "One of this year's visiting filmmakers may be next year's Hollywood success story." Kathleen Haney, WorldFest Artistic and Program Director," FORGET SUNDANCE! WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" Craig Outhier, film critic, Phoenix press; Tempe Times. Upon Accepting his Remi Award in 1984, Ridley Scott said "WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence!" The 38th Annual WorldFest-Houston Internatio...


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