The Western Film Festival is the first ever film festival brought to the small town of Coleman, TX. We will have prizes, food, and great films in the unique atmosphere of the Coleman Museum and Art Gallery and Heritage Hall, that use to be a Presbyterian Church and is over 100 years old. Taking place that same weekend will be the first ever Fading Yellow Art Show!

So, come to Coleman the weekend of April 21-22, 2023 and enjoy good food, excellent movies, history, and small town charm!

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Documentary
Best International Film
Fan Favorite

Rules & Terms - SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

By submitting your film to TWFF, you acknowledge that you have read the rules and agree with them. If you have questions, please contact us.

If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the The Western Film Festival: You also must be prepared to supply at least three electronic images (publicity stills) either in jpeg or PDF format, 300dpi, for publication purposes. Press kits would be helpful, but not required.

All film finalists are required to provide two high resolution MOV files.

If your film is selected and it's a large file, it may have to be mailed to us on a thumbdrive. If you have short films under 30 min, we can download them. Your copies will not be returned unless a prepaid SASE is sent to us.

Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print and at live Festival events. All entries must be in English, contain English subtitles or be dubbed in English.

Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e.,without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the festival committee will accept the version submitted. Completed work or replacement copies MUST be uploaded or in our hands no later than March 21, 2022.

The Western Film Festival and The Coleman Museum and Gallery at Heritage Hall is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry information is incorrect or illegible.

All entry fees are nonrefundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received and notification of results. These fees must be paid during the entry process.

By entering The Western Film Festival competition, all entrants agree to hold harmless The Western Film Festival, Fading Yellow Studios, The Coleman Museum and Gallery at Heritage Hall, owners, employees, associated Boards of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers from all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the festival.

You must execute a release agreement wherein you accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at The Western Film Festival, warrant you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film; and indemnify and hold harmless The Western Film Festival, its parent company Fading Yellow Studios, affiliates, subsidiaries and any of the respective officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising from exhibition of your film at the The Western Film Festival.

Effective as of April 12, 2022: The Western Film Festival will not sign any NDA's, waivers, or letters of guarantee to receive digital copies of selected films. If submitter requires any of the sort before sending the required digital copy their film will be removed from showing.

SUBMITTERS, IF YOUR FILM(S) ARE SELECTED, YOU'LL RECEIVE TWO (2) FREE VIP FILM SCREENING PASSES FOR THE WEEKEND SCREENINGS AND AWARD SHOW ON SATURDAY!

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  • Philip Guitar

    Hats off to the Western Film Festival!! Authentic, super organized, dedicated staff.
    Thanks for choosing our film CRUDE MASSACRE to be part of your amazing festival !!

    April 2022
  • Great communication, well organized, thank you for selecting my short film, happy to be part of it.

    April 2022
  • David Butterfield

    I want to thank them for selecting my film Smoking Gun. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to the festival, but it was an honor to be part of it.

    May 2022
  • Could not make it. But was treated like I knew them for years.

    April 2022