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Houston International Film Festival - WorldFest-Houston

Who We Are

The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, founded as an Intl Film Society in 1961 is the oldest Independent Film Festival in the world, and the oldest Indie International Film Festival in North America, after San Francisco and New York.

We have 10 major categories of competition, Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Business Films, Experimental, TV Production, Screenplays, New Media, Music Video, Student and TV Commercials.

Dates for 2017 are April 21-30, and we will premiere more than 150 new Shorts and Features from all over the world. All screenings are open to the general public and all shows are at the AMC Studio 30 on Dunvale, just 3 miles West of the Galleria. We Do Not need Day Volunteers during the actual ten-day event, as that is fully covered by our regular full-time interns as a special reward for all their good work!

For 2017 we will continue Panorama China, with more than 20 new films from Beijing, with their directors in person. It is the largest Spotlight on new films from China is the USA! Most of the films are introduced personally by their Directors! There is usually a Q&A session after the film premiere. Come and See!

What We Do

WorldFest-Houston discovered Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, John Lee Hancock, Brian de Palma, David Lynch, Atom Egoyan and hundreds more with their first honors and awards.

We are an International Film & Video Festival, but basically office and computer skills are needed. Lots to do and different almost every time.

Nice office setting in SW Houston, free parking, great working conditions. We need long-term volunteer staff Interns, and we can use full time, or the Adopt-A-Day program where you sign up for 1, 2 or more days a week. We do not need any volunteers for one or two days during the ten-day film festival, as that is covered by our regular staff volunteer Interns.

Every Friday Staff Festival Lunch treat for all the staff.