ElderHall Texas Independent Film Festival is open to all genres of film from around the globe. However, since we are in the great state of Texas separate categories are available for films made in Texas and for shorts and features within the Western genre. Our live screenings and award ceremony will be held at the amazing Pine Moore Old West Studio in the historic town of Blanco, Texas. Walk the same streets that the cowboys of the old west walked and see your film shown at Pine Moore Old West Studios, home to many westerns and the largest collection of horse drawn carriages this side of the Mississippi!!

THE 2020 ELDERHALL FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ONLINE THIS YEAR DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19

Filmmakers whose films are chosen for the live screenings and finals will have the option of attending two days of screenings culminating in our awards ceremony which includes a Texas style BBQ. Winners will receive a certificate and medallion as well as our official laurel for their win. Our festival will be a great place for filmmakers to collaborate with other Independent filmmakers as well as experienced veterans who have made Pine Moore Old West Studio their home. Awards ceremony will include a best of festival as well as Best of the West for our Western genre filmmakers with very special prizes! Arrangements will be made for discounted boarding in Blanco, Texas for all filmmakers attending. For those flying in Blanco is just under an hour drive from either Austin or San Antonio airports.
Places to stay near Festival :
Best Western Blanco ( closest, within walking distance)
2218 Highway 281 N Blanco, Texas 78606
(830) 833-5697
Hampton Inn Bulverde ( 23 mile drive to festival)
499 Singing Oaks, Spring Branch, TX 78070
(830) 438-5007

THE 2020 ELDERHALL FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ONLINE THIS YEAR DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19

All films must be submitted through FilmFreeway to be eligible. Films can be shown in other festivals and on social media but cannot have been monetized prior to festival. Submitters must have full rights to submit their film. ElderHall retains the rights to use all or part of your film to advertise the festival on social media as well as in local media venues. Once notifications are sent to finalists, tickets will be available for purchase to the awards ceremony and BBQ.

Added perk for western genre filmmakers!! The Dennis and Kelly Moore Best Western of Festival will receive one free day of filming at Pine Moore Old West Studio!!! Also, the first episode of the upcoming western TV series Death & Compromise will premier at the festival!!

THE 2020 ELDERHALL FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ONLINE THIS YEAR DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19

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  • Alex Verlage

    Great Film festival! I am honored to have won an award for my short film 'La Gringa' even though I unfortunately could not attend the festival, they took time and effort to send me my prize which was extremely appreciated as it is both beautiful and very professional.

    December 2019
  • Jason Kuchar

    Wasn't able to attend personally, but communication was great and submission fees were very reasonable. My film "A Fusilli Western" won an award, and they sent me a trophy and certificate and I didn't even have to pay for shipping! Maybe that seems expected or par for the course when you can't attend; but I did win another award from another festival and had to pay to get that one shipped. So props to you ElderHall for not cheaping out on that :P If I make another western themed film I'll certainly submit it here again!

    October 2019
  • Samuel Estrada Jr

    Although I was unable to make it to the festival, I want to say Thank You to the EHTIFF for showing my film “Roses are Read”. Great communication and I will always submit to this great festival.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words and great film

  • Wonderful festival and great communication! I would be happy to present my work in future here again! Thanks again for organising a great event!

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for submitting!!

  • I was unable to go, but they made it feel like old friends inviting you over for beers.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Exactly how we plan to keep it