Over the past decade the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas. Over 5 days we screen a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos, and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by outdoor classics screenings in a starlit desert, with special happenings and spaces.

Our program celebrates innovation and excellence in film through meticulous curation and fostering a relaxed social space where up-and-coming filmmakers and adventurous cinephiles mix with film veterans and living legends in a captivatingly scenic, culturally rich environment. We show films one-at-a-time, so attendees can enjoy relaxing and socialize in that unhurried “sun-drenched desert town at the end of the world” Marfa kind of way.

Filmmakers, flims, and musical talents featured at MFF have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. Our program features works of promising newcomers, exceptional talents, and celebrated masters, including world premieres and overlooked classics.

We are very excited about our 2017 festival and hope you will join us for magic in the desert this summer.

Awards & Prizes

Selecting a film for the Marfa Film Festival program is the only formal award we bestow, we don't choose 'best-of' or organize selected films into competitive hierarchies. We've noticed eschewing competitiveness seems to foster a refreshingly unguarded social atmosphere where creative people with a diversity of experiences and reputations can meet to discover new friendships and collaborations naturally. We treat visiting filmmakers with friendly hospitality including a luxuriant filmmakers only dinner and other special happenings.

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    Niav Conty

    Was so happy to be in this festival as I've heard AMAZING things about it. Communication with the festival was among the best I've ever seen. Fast, simple and super welcoming.
    Sadly I couldn't attend and experience the Marfa vibe for myself. Perhaps next time.
    Thank you Marfa FF!

    August 2017
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    Rob Neilson

    Marfa Film Festival is truly wonderful. The programming is extremely high quality, and we felt honored to be included in such a collection of admirable filmmakers.
    The festival planned tons of events for filmmakers, and really made it worth attending.
    Going into some festivals I'm worried about the quality of projection. No complaints here, the venue the festival screened all of the (in-door) programming was excellent. Nice picture, sound, and seating.

    You should submit...and if you're accepted, you should attend! I cannot wait to make it back to this oasis of film in West Texas.

    August 2017
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    Jay Hollinsworth

    Great festival located in one of the most extraordinary corners of Texas. The selection of films was impressive and screenings were well attended by both locals and attending filmmakers. As the parties and events incorporated many of the venues and qualities that make Marfa unique, the festival feels intrinsically part of the town. I felt appreciated and respected as a filmmaker and will definitely submit again.

    July 2017
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    Francesco Siro

    Love the style...I think it's a unique location and experience!😎

    July 2017
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    Winnie Cheung

    The best festival I've been to so far. I'm inspired to make more film to submit again in the many years to come!

    November 2016