Texas Film Commission, Office of the Governor

Job Hotline - Calls for Entries

Updated: September 29, 2014

UIL Young Filmmakers Short Film Festival

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is now accepting entries for short films, documentaries and animated shorts. Entries advancing to state in each category will be screened and ranked first through third at the State Festival scheduled to be held February 18, 2014 in Austin, TX.

Regular Deadline: Jan 14, 2015

For more information, visit http://www.uiltexas.org/film.


The Attic Film Fest

The Attic Film Fest is accepting submissions for features, documentaries, shorts, animation and music videos. The faith-based festival will take place in Austin. TAFF is looking for quality films that examines redemptive themes of the Bible.

Regular Deadline: Feb 01, 2015

For more information, visit http://atticfilmfest.org/festival-central/taff-submissions.


Thin Line Film Festival

Thin Line Film Fest is seeking all types of documentaries regardless of length, format, topic, or language for the 2015 festival in Denton, Texas.

Early Deadline: Aug 31, 2014
Regular Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Late Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Online Extended Deadline: Nov 14, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.thinlinefilmfest.com/index.php/submit/submit-now.


San Antonio: City on the Rise Video Competition

The San Antonio Film Festival will host a competition for local filmmakers to show off thei rtalent and tell the story of San Antonio's untapped potential in its "City on the Rise" Video Competition. The winning filmmakers will be awarded $10,000 sponsored by 80/20 Foundation and will be announced at the 2015 San Antonio Film Festival.

Early Deadline: Nov 21, 2014
Regular Deadline: Jan 23, 2015
Late Deadline: Feb 20, 2015
Online Extended Deadline: Mar 27, 2015

For more information, visit http://safilm.com/city-on-the-rise/.


Women in Film Dallas - PSA Screen Craft Competition

Every year, WIFD produces a PSA for a North Texas non-profit. This year, WIFD has selected Dwell with Dignity, a group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating, soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.  

The screen craft contest is open to anyone who can tell a visually impactful story - WIFD members and non-members in Texas and beyond are encouraged to submit. The winning entry will be produced, aired on local media, and posted on WIFD's YouTube/social media.

Regular Deadline: Sep 28, 2014
Late Deadline: Oct 05, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.wifdallas.org/event-1723773.


Victoria TX Independent Film Festival

The Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival celebrates the art of independent filmmaking. The festival is accepting entries for the 2015 festival, to be held March 19 - 22 in Victoria, Texas.

Early Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Regular Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Late Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Online Extended Deadline: Dec 31, 2014

For more information, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/vtxiff.


South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference (SXSW)

SXSW Film Conference & Festival champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drives the entertainment and media landscape, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of "film" today, down to its very definition. Submissions are open for the 2015 festival, to be held March 13 - 21 in Austin, Texas.

Early Deadline: Oct 02, 2014
Regular Deadline: Oct 30, 2014
Late Deadline: Nov 13, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.sxsw.com/film/screenings/submit.


Dallas International Film Festival

One of MovieMaker magazine's "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," the 9th-annual Dallas International Film Festival will be held April 9 to April 19, 2015. Competition categories include narrative feature, documentary feature, Texas feature, shorts and animation.

Early Deadline: Oct 17, 2014
Regular Deadline: Dec 05, 2014
Late Deadline: Dec 12, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.dallasfilm.org/submit-your-film-for-diff-2015/.


Cinefestival En San Antonio

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents the CineFestival en San Antonio - the longest running Latino film festival in North America. CineFestival en San Antonio is an important regional forum for screening film and video works that showcase the breadth and diversity of the Chicano/Latino experience. Prizes awarded for Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, and a Special Jury award. The festival will take place February 25 - 28, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.

Early Deadline: Oct 03, 2014
Regular Deadline: Nov 03, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/call-for-entries-2014/.


Worldfest - Houston International Independent Film Festival

The 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival is now accepting entries for the 2015 festival, to be held April 10 - 19, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

Early Deadline: Nov 15, 2014
Regular Deadline: Dec 15, 2014
Late Deadline: Jan 31, 2015

For more information, visit https://worldfest.org/entry-form/.


Hill Country Film Festival

The Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF), a four day independent film event held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas, April 30 - May 3, 2015, and presented by the Hill Country Film Society. Independent filmmakers from around the world are welcome to submit shorts (less than 30 minutes), features (70-120 minutes), short screenplays (less than 10 pages), and feature screenplays (70-120 pages). Each year, HCFF plays host to an average of 60 feature and short films that are produced and directed by filmmakers worldwide.

Early Deadline: Nov 14, 2014
Regular Deadline: Jan 09, 2015
Late Deadline: Feb 06, 2015
Online Extended Deadline: Feb 27, 2015

For more information, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HillCountryFilmFestival.


Other Worlds Austin Film Festival

The Other Worlds Austin Film Festival, a festival dedicated to science fiction filmmaking, is now accepting sci-fi feature and short submissions. Documentaries, animations and music videos are also accepted. The festival will be held on December 4 - 6, 2014 in Austin, TX.

Early Deadline: Aug 01, 2014
Regular Deadline: Sep 01, 2014
Late Deadline: Oct 01, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.otherworldsaustin.com/how-to-submit.