The World Drive-In Movie Festival will be held the opening night of Joe Bob's Drive-In Jamboree on Oct. 6, 2023, and is a celebration of low-budget exploitation films made outside the financial support systems of Los Angeles, New York, and London.
The World-Drive In Movie Festival salutes and highlights films by guerrilla filmmakers with no marketing budget.
Two winning feature films and eight shorts will all be screened at The World Drive-In Movie Festival on the evening of Oct. 6, 2023. Joe Bob Briggs will host and present the awards — the coveted Hubbie, an engraved Chevy hubcap.
The eight winning short films will receive 2 tickets to the drive-in for the night their films screen. The two winning selections in the Features category will receive 2 tickets to the drive-in, two nights' board plus domestic airfare within the U.S. or Canada for two people to the event.
• ANY FILM, winning or not, THAT WAS ENTERED IN EITHER the 2021 Mutant Fest or 2022 World Drive-In Movie Festival MAY NOT BE ENTERED IN THIS YEAR'S FILM FEST. Films that were entered in prior years will be disqualified.
• Any type of exploitation genre or subgenre film is welcome, however, they must have been financed outside of the traditional studio systems of Los Angeles, New York, and London.
• A feature film that is widely available for viewing on a major streaming service (TubiTV, Shudder, Amazon, Screambox, etc.) at the time of its submission will be disqualified from competition.
• There are no restrictions on region, though non-native films should be subtitled.
• Winners must be able to send in their film to be played at the drive-in in digital format; we are unable to accept films sent in on DVDs or Blu-rays. Winners should be prepared to provide a short biography and an interesting note or two about their movie's production that could be mentioned during the Hubbie awards ceremony.
• If the winning filmmaker has already purchased tickets on their own, they may assign their 2 tickets to someone who worked on the film or a family member. The film fest is not able to provide more than 2 tickets for each winning film, nor are we able to provide passes for the whole weekend. If you're not able to attend, please give us advance notice and we'll make sure you get your award!