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.
Awards & Prizes
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.
Rules & Terms
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.