The 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, founded as Cinema Arts in 1961 is the oldest Independent Film Festival in the world, and the oldest 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. Most of the films are introduced personally by their Directors!
There is usually a Q&A session after the film premiere. Our 3rd Annual Panorama China is the largest survey of new Chinese Cinema in North America!
More than 700 Intl Filmmakers attend, including over 100 fromChina.
Come and See!