SUBMIT YOUR FILM

The Hill Country Film Festival accepts shorts (recommended <30 minutes) and feature films (recommended between 90 – 120 minutes). Submit films in the following categories: narrative (feature and short), documentary (feature and short) and student short films. 

2023 SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 1, 2022.

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2023 SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Early-bird – November 1, 2022

Regular – February1, 2023


Late – March 1, 2023

Extended – March 20, 2023

Announcement Date – April 20 , 2023

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FESTIVAL AWARDS

The Hill Country Film Festival recognizes exceptional filmmaking in ten categories.

 

 

 

 


 

*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.

Best Documentary

Best Student Short Film

Best Director

Best Actor

Best Actress

Cinema Dulce – Best of Fest*
Audience Choice Award
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Texas Film*