VISIT HOUSTON

Texas Film
Festivals

 

January

Houston Festival of Films from Iran

iranfesthouston.eventive.org

(Festival: Jan.22 - Feb.7, 2021 in Houston, TX - Virtual)

Denton Black Film Festival

dentonbff.com

(Festival: January 25-29, 2023 in Denton, TX)

 

February

International Sports Film Festival Houston

isffh.org

(Festival: February 2-5, 2023 in Houston, TX)

Inspire Film Festival

inspirefilmfest.com

(Festival: February 13-17, 2020 in The Woodlands, TX)

Reelabilities Houston Film Festival 

reelabilitieshouston.org

(Festival: February 15-24, 2022 in Houston, TX) 

Indian Film Festival of Houston

iffhinc.org

(Festival: February 23-25, 2023 in Houston, TX)

Prison City Film Festival

prisoncityfilmfestival.com

(Festival: February 23-26, 2022 in Huntsville, TX)

ReelPoetry Houston Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/REELpoetry2023

(Festival: February 24-26, 2023 in Houston, TX - Virtual)

 

March

South by Southwest Film Festival

sxsw.com

(Festival: March 10-18, 2023 in Austin, TX)

Houston Latino Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/HoustonLatinoFilmFestival

(Festival: March 15-19, 2023 in Houston, TX)

Thin Line Fest

thinline.us

(Festival: March 23-27, 2022 in Denton, TX)

Houston Comedy Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/HoustonComedyFilmFestival

(Festival: March 25, 2023 in Houston, TX)

 

April

Houston Jewish Film Festival

houstonjewish.org

(Festival: April 6, 2022 in Houston, TX)

Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference

galvestonislandfilmfestivalandconference.com

(Festival: April 9, 2022 in Galveston, TX)

Best Little Horror Con in Texas

thebestlittlehorrorconintexas.com

(Festival: April 11-12, 2020 in Houston, TX)

Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America

mfah.org/calendar/series/latin-wave

(Festival: April 21-24, 2022 in Houston, TX)

WorldFest Houston 

filmfreeway.com/worldfest

(Festival: April 25-30, 2023 in Houston, TX)

Battle for The Arts Sealy 

filmfreeway.com/botasealy/

(Festival: April 27-30, 2023 in Sealy, TX) 

Houston Underwater Film Festival (HUFF)

filmfreeway.com/HoustonUnderwaterFilmFestival

(Festival: April 29-30, 2023 in Houston, TX)

 

May

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

bayoulandconservancy.org/wild-and-scenic-film-festival

(Festival: May 11-15, 2020 in Houston, TX) 

Houston Gospel Music Video & Film Festival

hgagfilmfest.com

(Festival: May 21-22, 2021 in Houston, TX - Virtual)

Boomtown Film and Music Festival

filmfreeway.com/BoomFest

(Festival: May 25-27, 2023 in Nedarland, TX)

 

June

ATX Television Festival 

atxfestival.com

(Festival: June 1-4, 2023 in Austin, TX)

Hill Country Film Festival

hillcountryff.com

(Festival: June 1-4, 2023 in Fredericksburg, TX)

Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival

ocahouston.org/haapifest

(Festival: June 3-13, 2021 in Houston, TX)

National Black Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/NationalBlackFilmFestival

(Festival: June 7-10, 2023 in Houston, TX) 

Oak Cliff Film Festival

2021.oakclifffilmfestival.com

(Festival: June 24-27, 2021 in Oak Cliff, TX)

 

July

CineFestival

guadalupeculturalarts.org/cine-festival

(Festival: July 6-10, 2022 in San Antonio, TX)  

Comicpalooza Film Festival

comicpalooza.com

(Festival: July 15-17, 2022 in Houston, TX)  

Brilliant Women In Film Film Festival

brilliantwomeninfilm.com

(Festival: July 17, 2021 in Humble, TX)

Plaza Classic Film Festival

plazaclassic.com

(Festival: July 20-30, 2023 in El Paso, TX)

Asian Film Festival of Dallas

asianfilmdallas.com

(Festival: July 21-24, 2022 in Dallas, TX)

Houston Palestine Film Festival

hpff.org

(Festival: July 22-23, 2022 in Houston, TX)   

 

August

San Antonio Film Festival

safilm.com

(Festival: August 2-7, 2022 in San Antonio, TX) 

Houston Horror Film Festival

HoustonHorrorFilmFest.com

(Festival: August 11-13, 2023 in Houston, TX)

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival - aGLIFF

agliff.org

(Festival: August 24-28, 2022 in Austin, TX)

 

September

South Texas International Film Festival

stxiff.com

(Festival: September 8-10, 2022 in Edinburg, TX)   

Señorita Cinema Film Festival 

senoritacinema.com

(Festival: September 9-11, 2022 in Houston, TX)

Festival De Cine Latino Americano SOUTH

filmfreeway.com/FestivalDeCineLatinoAmericanoTexas

(Festival: September 9-11, 2022 in Denton, TX)

Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival

filmfreeway.com/GulfCoastFilmFestival

(Festival: September 16-18, 2022 in Houston, TX)

Dallas VideoFest 

videofest.org

(Festival: September 22, 2022in Dallas, TX)

Fantastic Fest

fantasticfest.com

(Festival: September 22-29, 2022 in Austin, TX)

QFest

q-fest.com

(Festival: September 23-27, 2021 in Houston, TX) 

Fandemic Comic Convention Tour

fandemictour.com

(Festival: September 25-27, 2020 in Houston, TX)

Flatland Film Festival

lhuca.org/flatlandfilmfestival

(Festival: Sept. 29 - Oct.1, 2022 in Lubbock, TX)  

 

October

Bechdel Film Festival

bechdelfilms.com

(Festival: October 14-16, 2022 in Houston, TX)

Dallas International Film Festival

dallasfilm.org

(Festival: October 14-20, 2022 in Dallas, TX)

Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival 

txdisabilities.org

(Festival: October 15-16, 2021 in Austin, TX) 

Next International Film Festival

niffhouston.org

(Festival: October 20-22, 2021 in Houston, TX)

Topaz Film Festival

 wifdallas.org/TopazFilmFestival

(Festival: October 20-30, 2022 in Dallas, TX)

Literally Short Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/LiterallyShortFilmFestival

(Festival: October 21-23, 2022 in Houston, TX)

Nacogdoches Film Festival

nacogdochesfilmfestival.com

(Festival: October 23, 2021 in Nacogdoches, TX)

Austin Film Festival 

austinfilmfestival.com

(Festival: Oct.27 - Nov.3, 2022 in Austin, TX) 

Zeal Reel Micro Short Film Festival 

filmfreeway.com/ZealReelCompetition

(Festival: October 28, 2021 in Houston, TX) 

 

November

Sustainable Stories Film Fest (SSFF)

sustainable-stories.org/2022-film-fest

(Festival: November 9-11, 2022 in Houston, TX)

Lone Star Film Festival

lonestarfilmfestival.com

(Festival: November 10-12, 2022 in Ft. Worth, TX)

Rockport Film Festival

rockportfilmfestival.com

(Festival: November 10-13, 2022 in Rockport, TX) 

Houston Greek Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/HoustonGreekFilmFestival

(Festival: November 10-13, 2022 in Houston, TX) 

Houston Cinema Arts Festival

cinemahtx.org

(Festival: November 10-17, 2022 in Houston, TX) 

Cinesol Film Festival

cinesol.com

(Festival: November 20-21, 2021 in McAllen, TX)

South Texas Underground Film Festival (STUFF)

stuftx.org

(Festival: Nov.30 - Dec.4, 2022  in Corpus Christi, TX) 

 

December

Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival

otherworldsfilmfest.com

(Festival: December 1-4, 2022 in Austin, TX) 

La Vida Es Cortos (Life Is Shorts) Short Film Festival

filmfreeway.com/lavidaescortos

(Festival: December 2-4, 2022 in Houston, TX)  

Capital City Black Film Festival

capcitybff.com

(Festival: December 3-5, 2021 in Austin, TX)