Documentary and experimental film festival set in the heart of the Texas hill country!


-Wimberley Film Festival is a documentary and experimental film festival. If your film is not a documentary or an experimental film please do not submit.
-Shorts are under 20 minutes, including credits.
-Films should either be in English or include English subtitles.
-With few exceptions, WFF requires that films have not screened or been broadcast in Texas prior to the festival. We take other previous screenings, broadcast and online availability into consideration when making official selections.
-For the 2024 festival, we are seeking films making their premieres after May, 2023.
-We will consider films that have had an online presence, though our preference is to highlight work that has not already reached a large audience.

Submission Guidelines: PLEASE READ!

-Only COMPLETE applications will be considered. This includes full contact information, listing of all directors and producers, film synopsis and specs, hi-res production stills, a trailer (features only), a Vimeo screener link and director headshot and bio.
-Please submit the most recent/updated version of your film. We do not accept rough cuts.
-We prefer Vimeo links over FilmFreeway's video uploads as it helps us in our screener process.
-Your screener link must remain active until April 20th, 2024.
-Entry fees are non-refundable.

Due to the number of submissions received, we unfortunately cannot provide feedback on entries.

Overall Rating
  • Roger Palomino

    Our production team’s first visit to this charming place called Wimberley was positive. One of the organizers, Darcy Bryan-Wilson was very hospitable along with her family all dressed in early 1920’s-1930’s attire for the occasion. We got to see our film along with many others screened inside the historic Opera House. We were impressed with the natural charm of the venue and location, we most definitely will be back next year for the festival. I highly recommend this one!

    January 2020
  • Gabriel Chavez

    Very Nice Festival. Friendly people, great venue, good selection of films. I definitely come back again.

    January 2020
  • Barry Underhill

    A gem of a festival in a charming Texas town. There were filmmakers present from Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. There was also a great turnout of locals -- warm, generous and supportive. It was a magical moment, a true celebration of the spirit of Texas film.

    January 2019
  • What a great film festival! We drove all the way from El Paso and managed to take home first place in the silent film category. Everyone there was communicative and very sweet to us. We were so happy to be a part of it. We can't wait til next year!

    January 2019
  • George Wada

    Texas filmmakers if you want to showcase a family friendly short film this film festival is a must enter. I was honored to have my short film “Talkin’ that Mumbo Jumbo” by Texas blues rocker Steve Hill as a selection and winner of best music video.

    Communication going into festival, excellent! Hospitality, excellent! Qaulity and scope, Huge!!! You have to have been there to experience it.

    January 2019