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We are now accepting entries.

Submissions accepted until May 15, 2007

Late entries accepted until May 31, 2007.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2008 season has been cancelled. We are currently reorganizing and hope to be back to full capacity for 2009.

Filmmakers who submitted films for the 2008 season will have the option of having their films held for the following season or entering one new film at no charge.

Thank you to everyone who has, and who continues to support us.

-Mike Garcia,




Location: The Aurora Theatre, 800 Aurora St., Houston TX 77009

The festival is open to all international filmmakers.

We welcome submissions in the following genres:
Action/Adventure, Animation/Anime/Claymation, Comedy/Parody/Spoof, Documentary/Mockumentary, Drama, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Horror, Noir/Crime/Detective, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, and Narrative.

No "Fan Films" nor any films that include Suicide or elements thereof will be accepted.

Languages other than English are welcome with English Subtitles.

There are NO ratings restrictions but we hope you use good judgment and not get too carried away. While we all enjoy a good raunchy flick, that's not the purpose of this festival. Be creative, and if it moves the story along then it's fine. All films, unless self-rated, will be considered officially "Unrated". Check faq for more info.

Entrants may submit up to 3 films (entry fee applies to each film). Judging copies must be submitted in either VHS, DVD, or DivX format only; DVD format is encouraged.

Films must be between 3 minutes to 60 minutes in length.
Entry fees are as follows:
Shorts: - 3:00 minutes up to 15 minutes - $15.00 (USD)
Standard: - 15:00 minutes up to 35 minutes - $25.00 (USD)
Longer Works: - 35:00 minutes up to 60 minutes - $35.00 (USD)


*Certificates of Award for Best in category and Honorable mention.

Willie's Spirit Award - An honorary award

*Awards ceremony, reception, and live entertainment to be arranged.

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In Memory of William Richard Dobson III
May 4, 1969 - November 8, 2002

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