Submissions for the 2017 festival are closed

Submissions for the 9th annual festival will open August 2017. 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).


Festival Awards

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 Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

Check out the previous festival award winners here.

2017 Deadlines

Extra Early – September 8, 2016
Shorts $20 | Student Shorts $20 | Features $30
Short Screenplay $20 | Feature Screenplay $25

Early-bird – November 3, 2016
Shorts $25 | Student Shorts $25 | Features $35
Short Screenplay $25 | Feature Screenplay $30

Regular – December 29, 2016
Shorts $30 | Student Shorts $25 | Features $40
Short Screenplay $30 | Feature Screenplay $35

Late – February 2, 2017
Shorts $35 | Student Shorts $25 | Features $55
Short Screenplay $35 | Feature Screenplay $40

Extended – February 16, 2017
Shorts $50 | Student Shorts $40 | Features $70
Short Screenplay $50 | Feature Screenplay $60