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 Odessa Arts awarded to the West Texas Film Commission. The Education Day brings in over 100 high school students in the Permian Basin for workshops on acting, screenwriting, directing and producing. This is the third year of the festival.

The 2018 WTXFF wil feature the following showcases:

Tales of Texas (Nov 15th)
Educational Day (Nov 16th)
WorldView (November 17th)
Artpocalypse (November 17th)

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

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

Please so not email us about fee waivers. We are a small, grant funded festival that relies on submission fees.


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

Winners will receive a 5 gallon Cowboy Hat Award.

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 and submit a scanned copy of your student ID or a letter indicating the name of your school, college or university.

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

All films should be completed after January 1, 2017.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • 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
  • Taylor Likens

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

    November 2017
  • 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

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

    August 2017