June 20, 2024

With over 100 film festivals all across Texas, there’s never a bad time to submit your latest projects for inclusion. Here are just a few accepting entries right now:

  • Austin Film Festival: Known as the “Writers Festival” since its inception 31 years ago, Austin Film Festival recognizes the importance of narrative at the core of filmmaking. By celebrating the work of storytellers – those committed to crafting intricate worlds, fully-formed characters, and diverse perspectives – AFF bolsters its reputation as a champion for the creator. The Late Deadline to submit is June 21, with an Extended Deadline of July 6.
  • Lone Star Film FestivalThe 18th annual Lone Star Film Festival is the premier film festival held in the 12th largest city in the nation, Fort Worth. The Regular Deadline to submit is July 29, with a Late Deadline of August 26.
  • REEL East Texas Film FestivalReel East Texas Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent filmmakers. A festival hosted by filmmakers for filmmakers, RETFF loves great films, and bringing together audience, filmmaker and film industry representatives in celebration of artistic and independent spirit. The Extended Deadline to submit is June 9, with a Late Deadline of July 14.
  • Rockport Film Festival: The Rockport Film Festival (RFF) celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films, RFF is a welcoming four-day event that highlights talent from Texas and all over the country and world. The Earlybird Deadline to submit is July 14, with a Regular Deadline of August 7.
  • Plaza Classic Film FestivalThe Plaza Classic Film Festival, the world’s largest classic film festival, celebrates its 16th year July 18-28, 2024 in and around the historic Plaza Theatre in El Paso, TX. Though it is a classic film festival, it also includes a showcase for local and locally connected films, called Local Flavor, and this year ‘s third annual Plaza Classic Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, which has no local requirements. The Earlybird Deadline to submit is June 13, with a Regular Deadline of July 3.

Looking for more festivals to submit to? Click the button below and dive into our list of Texas-based film festivals on the Texas Production Directory