56th WorldFest-Houston poster
April 25-30, 2023
Cinemark Memorial City

The 57th Houston International Film Festival

For over 50 years, WorldFest-Houston has championed independent filmmakers. Our juries recognize the cutting edge of creative excellence in indie film and honor their excellence through our Remi Awards.
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The Posters

Our award-winning Art is here to promote WorldFest - just like every great film, we've captured this year's essence.

55th World Fest Recap

We extend our heartfelt gratitude and congratulations to all the participants, winners, and audience for making the 55th WorldFest-Houston a truly amazing experience.

About Us

The Oldest Independent Film Festival in the World
The Houston International Film Festival is North America's third oldest film festival, started in 1961, right after New York and San Francisco.

It is the oldest independent film festival in the world, and we are fiercely independent! We value a “Good Story, Well Told” and want to share what we find with Houston, Texas, and the world!

Our mission is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film, to validate brilliant abilities, to promote cultural tourism for Houston, to educate young people in the cinematic arts, to develop film production in the region, and to add to the rich cultural fabric of the city of Houston.

Join us for our five-day expanded mini-fest in April with 30 feature premieres and 60 international short film premieres as we explore the endless possibilities of cinematic excellence. We bring the world to the silver screen in the most diverse city in America. 

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