Sponsored by the Wimberley Library and the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce, our festival is for short films (7 minutes and under) by independents. Our participants include children and families, so subject matter should respect those interests. We are based in Texas' Hill Country, and the festival entries will be accepted only from Texas. The festival itself is on January 18, 2020, in Wimberley, about an hour southwest of Austin.

We offer trophies for first-place entries in a variety of excellence in film categories.

Movies must be no longer than 7 minutes in length, including credits. They must be by independent movie-makers and must be original and directed by Texas filmmakers. We have two categories for entries: 18 years of age and older, and 17 years of age and under. As this is a family friendly event, any films with profane language will not be considered.
We retain no rights to the movies and simply want to show them once at the festival. Entries must be received or posted no later than midnight December 15, 2019, for the January festival.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • This is a great little local festival (screening night really). It's a family affair, hosted by the local community at the library. We love attending!

    August 2018
  • Phenomenal film festival. Not too big but that is okay! The people there are extremely nice and have great taste in selection of films to showcase. I will definitely be submitting any future short films to Wimberley Film Festival.

    January 2018