Frame x Frame Film Fest aims to bring dance filmmaking to Houston audiences while providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to share their work with the world, inspiring creativity and innovation.

Screenings are presented throughout the year.

Frame x Frame Film Fest is presented in partnership with Houston Ballet.

Laurels for selected films

Frame x Frame is open to films that explore the relationship of the moving body and the camera. Films will be selected based on the quality of the image, sound, and the choreography of the body as well as the camera. We have a particular interest in innovative use of space and the choreography's relationship to music.

We have a robust student portion of the festival, in partnership with the Houston Independent School District. We accept work from filmmakers as young as middle school, through college students. Graduate students, please submit under the professional category.

Overall Rating
  • It has been truly empowering how Lydia valued our film. Also it's been a pleasure to talk with her in the IG interview. Listening to other interviews, I can say that she was very open to the background stories of the films and insights of the filmmakers.
    Unfortunately I could not attend the festival personally, therefore also didn't see other films, but felt like a lighthearted team, with good communication and accessibility.

    November 2023
  • Mark Freeman

    The festival cares and respects filmmakers. I appreciated the opportunity to take part in an interview and share my film's backstory. A great festival experience.

    November 2023
  • Ilana Goldman

    I unfortunately could not attend the festival, but there was great communication, interviews on Instagram Live with all the filmmakers, and lots of promotion of the event. Overall great festival!

    November 2023
  • laida aldaz

    This is Zinetika Festival from Spain!
    We are so thankful for selecting our film The Room.
    We´re so honored to be included in your festival, everything went very well!

    May 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you laida! We enjoyed screening your film very much. Thanks for being a part of Frame x Frame!

  • Have attended the festival in person and had films presented in the festival. I appreciate how well organized and effectively run the festival is and how supportive of artists Frame x Frame Film Fest is.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Jordan. It has been a pleasure to share your work in Houston!