Will be OPEN for competition August 15th, 2020!

Our International Juries have completed their work on all Categories. The 2020 Remi Awards Winners list is now posted. There were more than 4,750 entries this year in 10 major categories. Only about 10-15% actually won a Remi Award! WorldFest is the only film festival in the world that gives your entry a grade, a score - and the award level is based on that jury score!

Dates for the 54th WorldFest are: April 16-25, 2021.

Entries will open August 15th, 2020.

How to make award winning entries?

Competition Categories

WorldFest is really TEN festivals in one because we believe in the synergy of the many facets of filmmaking. WorldFest offers competition in Short Subjects, Theatrical Features, Film & Video Productions, TV Commercials, Television & Cable & Web Productions, Scripts, New Media, Music Videos and Experimental Productions.

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Our previous Remi Award winners speak for themselves about how valuable it is to personally experience and receive an award from the 50 year-old festival that discovered Speilberg, Lucas, Lynch, Kleiser, Ang Lee plus many other famous directors with their very first top awards. Click here to see a list of quotes.

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We love all our Sponsors because they help to make WorldFest possible. From the wonderful Memorial City Mall, with some of the finest restaurants in Texas! Cinemark Theatres, our exciting festival cinema partner, we believe that our Sponsors are simply the best! We love the new Westin, our wonderful new HQ host hotel which offers a great central location in near the Cinemark Theatres in Memorial City! Plus our new VIP HQ Hotel, The Hotel ZAZA in Memorial City. The premiere office company in Houston is Boxer Property! So much of the work done behind the scenes is produced by the brilliant creative team at Lopez Negrete Communications who inspire us with their amazing graphics design concepts and brilliant Web Design each year… Whenever possible, we encourage you to patronize their services to let them know they are appreciated for what they do in support of our cause. We are certainly proud of them and Thankful for their belief in our mission to ‘validate excellence’ in emerging and Independent cinema.


Boxer Property Cinemark Theatres City of Houston Lopez Negrete Communications Houston Yacht Club Action Limo Texas Commission on the Arts The Homestead 1776 Film Freeway National Endowment for the Arts Avis / Budget Memorial City Houston Arts Alliance InkTip Houston Baptist University Regent University Film School Universal Film & Festival Organisation Texas Film Commission The Westin - Memorial City