Submissions for the 2018 festival are OPEN!
The Hill Country Film Festival accepts shorts (recommended <30 minutes) and feature films (recommended between 90 – 120 minutes) and hosts a Short Screenplay (10 pages or less) and Feature Screenplay competition (70 – 125 pages).
The Hill Country Film Festival recognizes exceptional filmmaking in twelve categories.
Cinema Dulce – Best of Fest*
Audience Choice Award
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Texas Film*
Best Student Film
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
*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.
Award winners (over the age of 21 of course) will also receive a bottle of TX Bourbon by Firestone & Roberston Distilling. Cheers!
Check out the previous festival award winners here.