WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
is an annual film festival
, dedicated to various types of independent films, held in Houston
WorldFest-Houston is one of the three original international film festivals
in North America, after San Francisco and New York. It was founded in 1961 as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society. WorldFest/Cinema Arts became a competitive International Film Festival in 1967 and presented its first edition in April 1968. It is the only international film festival in North America to be dedicated completely to independent films, as it does not accept films from the major studios. The festival was founded by producer/director Hunter Todd to present a film festival for independent filmmakers
. WorldFest-Houston is the oldest film festival in the South of the USA and its Founding Director Hunter Todd is one of the longest running festival directors in the world, having started the festival in 1961.
The festival presents around 55 new Indie feature films and 100 new Indie Short films during the ten-day film festival each April. Aside from the film viewing, the festival offers six Master Classes, professional seminars, and workshops. Both the films and classes are open to the public. In addition, a Festival Club exists that is open every evening during the festival, a Remi Awards Gala Dinner and a unique Sailing Regatta and Texas BBQ held annually at The Houston Yacht Club on the final day of... Read More