Festival Overview
The purpose of the West Texas Film Festival is to attract diverse films from both directors and producers that would not normally be featured in West Texas as well as regional media makers. We seek short films, documentaries, features, animation and student films as well as screenplays from all over the world that have the pioneer spirit of film making.

The festival was started by a grant in 2016 from the Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities awarded to the West Texas Film Commission. The West Texas Film Commission is a community organization that came together in the Fall of 2015 to promote film in the Permian Basin. This is the second year of the festival.

The 2017 WTXFF wil feature the following showcases:

Cinema of Cuisine (Nov 8th)
Tales of Texas (Nov 9th)
Educational Day (Nov 10th)
WorldView (November 11th)

If you have films about cuisine, Texas or international themes, please submit them.

In addition, films about any topic are acceptable for submission.


Best Feature Film | Best Short Film | Best Documentary Film | Best Student Film |Best Animated Film | Best Screenplay

Winners will receive a Cowboy Hat Award.

Best Screenplay receives a Final Draft gift certificate, a one year subscription to the HartChart and a free script consult and tutorial with award-winning screenwriter, Jim V. Hart.

Open to the public and the world. We will accept films from anyone that can create a good quality film.

All films must either be in English or have English subtitles. No exceptions.

No films less than 5 minutes in length will be accepted.

Students - only one film or screenplay - multiple submissions are not permitted - please choose your best work.

All films must have all music, image and video clearances completed by the filmmaker(s).

All films should be completed after January 1, 2016.

Overall Rating
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    Chris Hanna

    Excellent festival! Excited to see it grow in the near future. We are honored to have received a Category Award! Thank you very much! - CH

    November 2017
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    wayne gibson

    I am forever grateful for Wes Texas Film Festival for naming my Screen play the best of the festival.. They were extremely hospitable and their communications and correspondence left no confusion. I was sorry that I was unable to attend but am a big fan of this organization.

    November 2017
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    Taylor Likens

    I was unable to attend, but the organizers were highly responsive, respectful, and enthusiastic.

    November 2017
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    Scott Simpson

    I was unable to attend this festival. But the organizers were prompt in their communication. I wish them luck in the future. I can only rate their communication and value, and for each, five prairie dogs.

    November 2017
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    Great festival bringing quality films to West Texas. The communication from the festival director was exceptional. I highly recommend the festival!

    August 2017