Texas Filmmaker's Showcase



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QWhat is the Showcase?

AThe Texas Filmmaker's Showcase is a special screening event consisting of the best of Texas short films and videos under 40 minutes in length, presented to studio executives, agents and producers in the Hollywood film community.

The filmmakers whose projects are selected to participate will be flown from Texas to Los Angeles and provided with one evenings accommodation and transportation to and from the screening.

The screening is accompanied by a reception where filmmakers and industry professionals can visit with each other to discuss filmmaking , financing, distribution and other aspects of the movie business.

QWhen and Where is it?

AThe premiere screening of the 2014 Texas Filmmaker's Showcase will be held in Los Angeles in June 2014. The screening is invitation only for members industry. Additional public screenings of the Showcase will be held around Texas throughout the rest of the year. The Deadline for Entry will be April 1, 2014.

Who are the filmmakers?

aThe submitted projects must have been produced in Texas or by a current Texas resident; The project must be under 40 minutes in length; the project must have been completed within three years before the entry deadline of April 1, 2014; the project cannot have been submitted in a previous year; three projects per filmmaker, per year can be submitted; No Entry Fee!


Who are the judges?

aThe selection committee is a cross section of film industry professionals from outside the state of Texas.


Why do we do this?

aBy presenting this showcase, the Houston Film Commission continues the commitment to the local and state film industry, while giving talented and enthusiastic Texas filmmakers the opportunity of a lifetime.


How do we do this?

aThe Showcase is presented by the Houston Film Commission with the generous support of additional sponsors. All of our sponsors are supportors of burgeoning independent filmmaking in Texas.


What films were in past Showcases?

aPlease visit our online archive for information about films from previous years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors:

  • Texas Film Commission
    The Texas Film Commission (TFC) was created in 1971 by Texas Governor Preston Smith to "encourage the orderly development of the film, television, and multi-media production industry in Texas in order to utilize the state's vast array of natural, human, and economic resources which are uniquely suitable for that industry." Since then, the TFC has expanded to included the film, television, commercial, video game, and animation industries.

  • XL Multimedia
    We pride ourselves on delivering XL impact. We are a full service company and can handle aspects of your multimedia project to ensure that no stone goes unturned. From content creation to product fulfillment, we make sure that every aspect of your project is handled with care. So make the most of your multimedia project and give it the XL treatment! 713-863-7778
  • We Get Music
    Weget Music it’s what we do. We’ve been doing it for years for Major Motion Pictures, Hit TV Shows & Huge Advertising Campaigns. Now we’re doing it for Personal Videos and Internal Business Use.
    • Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
      America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. Later on, grab a bite in one of dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There's always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city. Come explore YOUR Houston!

    For additional information about the Texas Filmmaker's Showcase call 713-437-5249.
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