Texas Film Commission, Office of the Governor

Job Hotline - Calls for Entries

Updated: July 22, 2014

Chick Flicks Film Festival

The Chick Flicks Film Festival is accepting submissions of short films for their 2014 festival in Dallas, Texas on Thursday October 2. See the website for eligibility and criteria.

Regular Deadline: Aug 14, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 28, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.wifdallas.org/page-969702.


Red Wasp Film Festival

The Red Wasp Film Festival is accepting film entries and original screenplays for unproduced films for the 2014 festival, October 17 - 18 in Bryan, Texas.

Regular Deadline: Sep 01, 2014

For more information, visit https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=13108&festview=1.


Hill Country Film Festival

The Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF), a four day independent film event held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas, April 30 - May 3, 2015, and presented by the Hill Country Film Society. Independent filmmakers from around the world are welcome to submit shorts (less than 30 minutes), features (70-120 minutes), short screenplays (less than 10 pages), and feature screenplays (70-120 pages). Each year, HCFF plays host to an average of 60 feature and short films that are produced and directed by filmmakers worldwide.

Regular Deadline: Jan 09, 2015
Late Deadline: Feb 27, 2015

For more information, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HillCountryFilmFestival.


Other Worlds Austin Film Festival

The Other Worlds Austin Film Festival, a festival dedicated to science fiction filmmaking, is now accepting sci-fi feature and short submissions. Documentaries, animations and music videos are also accepted. The festival will be held on December 4 - 6, 2014 in Austin, TX.

Early Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
Regular Deadline: Sep 01, 2014
Late Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.otherworldsaustin.com/how-to-submit.


Austin Asian American Film Festival

The Austin Asian Film Festival is now accepting entries for narrative and documentary films created by Asian/Asian American Filmmakers or with subject matter concerning Asian or Asian American issues. The festival will be held on November 13 - 16, 2014 in Austin, TX.

Regular Deadline: Jun 01, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

For more information, visit http://aaafilmfest.com/call-for-submissions-is-now-open/.


San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project

Registration is open for the San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project which will be held from August 15 - 17, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Teams will have 48 hours to create a 4 - 7 minute short film with a designated genre, character, prop and line of dialogue. The Best Film winner will advance to complete with winning films from 123 other cities.

Teams will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. Visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/sanantonio/ for registration and information.


Rockport Film Festival

The Rockport Film Festival is accepting entries of fiction and documentary features or shorts, animated and experimental shorts and student films. The 2014 festival will be held November 6 - 8 in Rockport, Texas.

Regular Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
Late Deadline: Sep 01, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.rockportfilmfest.com/.


QCinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

The QCinema Film Festival is accepting entries for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations. The festival will be held October 9 - 12 in Forth Worth, TX.

Regular Deadline: Jul 31, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.qcinema.org/QCinema.org/Home.html.


Downtown Tyler Film Festival

The Downtown Tyler Film Festival is accepting short film entries (15 minutes or less). The festival will be held September 24 - 27, 2014 in Tyler, TX.

Early Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Regular Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Late Deadline: Jul 31, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.tylerfilmfest.com/.


Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival

Entries for the 2014 Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival are being accepted. The festival will be held October 2 - 5 in Houston.

Regular Deadline: Jun 13, 2014
Late Deadline: Jun 28, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.bciff.com.


48 Hour Zombie Film Competition

Team registration is open for Spread the Dead 48 Hour Zombie Film Competition. At the kick-off event, teams of filmmakers from the Dallas / Fort Worth area will have two days to write, film and edit a short zombie film. Completed films will be judged at a screening event September 18, 2014.

Early Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Regular Deadline: Aug 17, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 31, 2014

For more information, visit http://spreadthedead48hr.com/.


Austin Indie Flix Showcase

Entries for the 2014 Austin Indie Flix Showcase are being accepted. The festival will be held September 25 - 28 in Austin.

Early Deadline: Jun 01, 2014
Regular Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 23, 2014

For more information, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AustinIndieFlixShowcase.


My Love, Michelle Short Film Festival

The My Love, Michelle Short Film Festival is accepting entries of short films (between 6 and 30 minutes) on all genres that includes an individual with special needs in the project. The 2014 festival will be held October 3 - 4 in San Antonio, Texas.

Regular Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.mylovemichelleshortfilmfestival.com/.


Literally Short Film Awards

Literal Magazine is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary by holding its first short film competition Literally Short Film Awards. Literally Short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. Short film entries (10 minutes maximum) in all genres are being accepted.

On November 4, 2014, Literal Magazine will proudly present and screen the Literally Short first, second and third place winners at the Aurora Picture Show in Houston, Texas.

Early Deadline: Jul 25, 2014
Regular Deadline: Aug 29, 2014
Late Deadline: Sep 26, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.literalmagazine.com/literallyshortfilmawards/.


Capital City Black Film Festival

The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) welcomes features, shorts, documentary features and documentary/short films and music videos for its competitive program. CCBFF accepts film submissions from all filmmakers including student filmmakers; however, to be eligible for the festival's competitive program, one of the film's creative principles, i.e. the writer, director or producer must be Black or of African heritage. All other films will be considered for our invitational program.

Regular Deadline: Jun 15, 2014
Late Deadline: Jul 31, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.capcitybff.com/film-submissions.


24fps International Short Film Festival

24fps 2014 will be held November 7 - 8, 2014 at the historic Paramount Theatre in Abilene, Texas. Official Selected Films will be publicly screened in competition during the festival. There is no entry fee for submissions. The competition is open to film and video works produced after January 1, 2011 with a maximum running time of 20 minutes.

Regular Deadline: Sep 08, 2014
Late Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

For more information, visit http://24fpsfest.com/.


Texas 500 Film Fest

The Texas 500 Film Fest is accepting short and feature length sumbissions of independent films with budgets less than $500,000. The festival will be held October 19, 2014 in Waco, Texas.

Early Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Regular Deadline: Aug 15, 2014
Late Deadline: Sep 15, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.redc2.com/texas-500-entry/.


CineSol Film Festival

CineSol Film Festival is a showcase festival that makes its way across the Rio Grande Valley, celebrating achievement in the art of filmmaking. The festival is accepting entries for the 2014 festival, to be held November 15 - 16, 2014.

Regular Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Late Deadline: Jul 31, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.cinesol.com.


Lone Star Film Festival

The Lone Star Film Festival is accepting short and feature film submissions for the 2014 festival, November 6 - 9 in Fort Worth. The LSFF Feature Film Competition Program focuses on new works from emerging talents made with modest budgets. Feature films and filmmakers accepted into the program will receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the fields of distribution and marketing.

Early Deadline: Feb 28, 2014
Regular Deadline: Jun 14, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 16, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.lonestarfilmfestival.com/submit/.


24 Hour Video Race

Team registration is open for the 24 Hour Video Race in Dallas. The 2014 race will begin at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas at Mockingbird Station on Friday May 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. The race concludes 24 hours later with a sprint to the finish line back at the Angelika. All of the films that make it by the deadline will be screened at the Angelika and compete for awards and bragging rights. The winning videos will also be screened on KERA Channel 13's Frame of Mind, and on You+Media Dallas.Registration is open at http://register.24hourvideorace.com/ until 5 p.m. May 10.


Dallas Video Fest

Dallas VideoFest will be celebrating its 27th year in 2014! The Video Association of Dallas is launching its 2014 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works.

Early Deadline: Apr 02, 2014
Regular Deadline: Jun 01, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

For more information, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/DallasVideoFest.


Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival

The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival is accepting film and screenplay submissions for competition. The 2014 fetival will be held September 20 - 21 in Houston, Texas.

Regular Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 01, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com/.


Cinema Touching Disability

The Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival strives to challenge viewers to examine the portrayal of people with disabilities in film and challenge negative stereotypes and to champion realistic portrayals of people with disabilities as fully dignified human beings with the potential to live full and productive lives.

The short film competition is your opportunity to share your view of disability with the Cinema Touching Disability audience. We want interesting, imaginative, and creative representations of disability on film. All filmmakers, including professional independent filmmakers, amateur filmmakers, and secondary and university students of all ages are invited to submit their own representations of disability in a short film.

Regular Deadline: Aug 29, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.txdisabilities.org/news-events/film-festival/filmfestival-2014/competition3.


San Antonio Horrific Film Fest

The Horrific Film Fest was established in order to give more opportunities and exposure to independent filmmakers around the world. The festival is accepting short and feature length films.

Regular Deadline: Jul 15, 2014
Late Deadline: Aug 16, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.horrificfilmfest.com/submit.htm.