Submissions for the 2019 festival are closed.
Submissions for the 2020 festival will open in September.
The Hill Country Film Festival recognizes exceptional filmmaking in ten categories.
Cinema Dulce – Best of Fest*
Audience Choice Award
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Texas Film*
Best Student Film
Check out the previous festival award winners here.
*Cash prizes will be given to winners of the festival’s Cinema Dulce – Best of Fest ($1,500) and Best Texas Film ($1,000) awards sponsored by Texas’ premier boutique winery Pedernales Cellars.
Pedernales Cellars has a long-standing commitment of supporting the development of regional arts organizations, especially those with a strong educational mission. Through these awards, Pedernales Cellars looks to extend its support to include excellence in independent filmmaking for the benefit of the Texas Hill country community and beyond.