The Billy Kid Film Festival is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization dedicated to film festival in Hico, Tx the hometown of "Brushy Bill", alias "Billy the Kid". Each entry is entertaining, thought-provoking, inspiring, educational, enjoyable or just flat out fun, based on your passionate tell us a story.

The Billy the Kid Outlaw Film Festival challenges creative filmmakers to take the trail less traveled — to explore the lives of the disenfranchised, the broken, and the outcast. When you think of the outlaw, think of the stories that need to be told. The Billy the Kid Outlaw Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit completed films that answer the question: What does it mean to be an outlaw? And we’re not just talking about a stand-off in the wild west — tell us stories of any character who goes against the grain. Outlaw films explore the theme of being just outside the boundaries; facing challenges and not just the bad guys. We want the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Billy the Kid Outlaw Film Festival accepts full length and short films (35 minutes maximum), music videos & television commercials and takes place each November in historic Hico, Texas. It is our mission to Hico, Texas, celebrate film makers from all over the world, while giving our local film makers and residents a place to come together and appreciate the art of making movies. Our Executive Committee is made up of movie critics, film makers, local business owners and educators. Our mission

It is our mission to Hico, Texas, to celebrate film makers from all over the world, while giving our local film makers and residents a place to come together and appreciate the art of making movies. Our Executive Committee is made up of movie critics, film makers, local business owners and educators.

We hope to invite Well Known Honoree Actor or Actress as well as Film industry people conduct Q&A sessions and Writing and Film Workshops will also be held that weekend for additional fee.

The Billy the Kid Film Festival will award top winners with $$$ and some with a one of a kind ballistic sculpture by a renowned Artist
Awards. Given .. Best Narrative Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Film, Best Narrative or Comedy Short Film, Best Performance, Viewers Choice Award, Best Local Entry(150 miles) Film, Best Animation,Best Student Short Film, Best Outlaw,Best Animation, Best Bendito Cine.

The Films will be reviewed by industry people who have experience and clout in the movie business.

Only films completed after Jan.1 2018 will be eligible for awards.

Films must be submitted through Filmfreeway.com all length films are considered, just as long as they are the best you've got. Selected films will be notified by Oct 6, 2020.

Submitting your film you agree that we may select it for screening and award considerations the 2020 Billy the Kid Film Festival ( Nov 6/7 2020 and clips from any film selected may be sampled to help promote the festival.

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  • Lumos Pictures

    I didn't get to make it out myself sadly, but our friend and actor Tom Partain was able to go and accept our award for Best Short Film. He had nothing but great things to say about the festival and the people. I can't wait until next year to get to be there in person.

    January 2020
  • J William Boothman II

    For a small festival, BTK was terrific! The small town enthusiastically supported the festival! There was a terrific opening night mixer at the local winery with great wine & cheeses (Hot tea if you don’t drink wine), the local craft popcorn vendor supplied popcorn, the local taco shop had a special for the filmmakers, the awards were made by a local artist, and the townspeople themselves came out in full support. It was wonderful! What could be improved were the screening venues. One venue was the back ballroom of a restaurant which played live music and unfortunately made the films hard to hear. The other was indeed very quiet, but the projector had aspect issues cutting off films, apparent in the titles. This is the festival’s first year, so hitches do happen. Back to the positives, there was a tremendous 11 Lb gift bag and the film selections themselves were well-made, entertaining and stupendous! All around very enjoyable.

    November 2019
  • George Meyers

    A really fun, well organized event! Not only was I honored and surprised to win the Audience Choice Award for my short film, but the networking with fellow filmmakers and hanging out in the historic town of Hico, Texas made it an absolutely fantastic weekend. I am already looking forward to The Billy The Kid Film Festival 2020!

    November 2019