39th Annual WorldFest-HoustonHouston, Texas, USAApril 21 - 30, 2006Deadline: December 15, 2005
Founded in August 1961, WorldFest is the third oldest competitive International film festival in North America. It gave first honors and awards to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Randall Kleiser, Ridley Scott, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers, Robert Rodriguez and many more. It screens 50-60 new features and around 100 new shorts, in 35mm and digital video DLP projection in a large commercial theater complex. The event provides great networking as more than 450 international filmmakers attend, and the general audience exceeds 25,000 at the 10-day event. There is an awards gala, parties, Texas BBQ, regatta on the bay, VIP tour of NASA, Festival Club (no stinkin' badges required) and six professional production seminars. The early bird discount deadline is Nov. 15, 2005. The main entry deadline is Dec. 15, 2005. For more information, visit www.worldfest.org.