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 film festival will be film festival showings during November 3-5 2022

The Billy the Kid Outlaw Film Festival accepts full length and short films and takes place in 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 and some other awards will be given out too.

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

Only films completed after Jan.1 2019 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 Sept 30,2022.

Submitting your film you agree that we may select it for screening and award considerations the 2020 Billy the Kid Film Festival Nov 4-6 2022 and clips from any film selected may be sampled to help promote the festival.

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  • David Butterfield

    First off, I want to thank the Billy The Kid Film Festival for selecting our film "Smoking Gun" for the best student film. We were very happy and surprised by this.

    We were able to attend this festival live and we had a great time. The town of Hico Texas is a really cool town to visit and there is a lot of history to see. There was live music playing outside on the street, there were good restaurants to eat at and the people were very friendly. The movies were shown upstairs in a very large room with plenty of seating for all. There were some really good movies shown at the festival. It's not a pure western festival, it's an outlaw festival which opened it up to non-westerns which was enjoyable. We love westerns and there were still plenty of westerns to fill our appetite.

    The after party was a lot of fun. They had a 16 gallon keg on ice, food and live music. All for no charge. It was held in an old jail house from the 1800's which was really cool. We met a lot of people at the party and everyone had a great time.

    The only advice I would give for next year would be do try and darken the windows a bit better and look into getting a better projector. This is not a huge deal but it would help.

    I would highly recommend submitting and attending this festival. Good times were had by all.

    November 2021
  • George Meyers

    Wow.... what a fun, entertaining weekend in Hico, Texas! I attended The Billy The Kid Film Festival in 2019 and had a good time, but the festival this year was one to remember! First of all, the venue where the films were being shown was the entire top floor of one of the old, historic buildings there and appeared to be the size of a large theater. The films that were shown were also top notch, and in between films there was nothing better than to walk around the historic town of Hico, Texas and grab a bite to eat in one of several restaurants. Last but not least was the networking and Saturday night After Party and Award Presentations. It was SO good seeing old friends and making new ones, and I urge everyone to submit to this festival and spend the day in a genuine Texas Old West Historic town! I am already looking forward to The Billy The Kid Film Festival 2022!

    November 2021
  • Jason Angco-Barrera

    Great festival, good people and their virtual Q&A was informative and fun.

    November 2020
  • wiebe bonnema

    Great festival and communication! Thanks to the Zoom Q&A I was as an European actually able to briefly meet the other filmmakers and organizers. That would otherwise not have happened. It made my day (or night to be exact)! Would love to actually visit a next time if I am able.

    November 2020

  • pleasantly surprised with this festival !! Looking forward to returning!! thanks

    November 2020