WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, and the oldest independent film festival in the world, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 49th annual independent film showcase with a nine percent increase in box office.
WorldFest opened this year’s edition with record turnouts for Last Man Club directed by Festival Alumn, Bo Brinkman. Barry Corbin was in attendance to receive his WorldFest Lifetime Achievement Award. Closing night honors went to Charles Irving and Lakisha Lemons for their faith-based narrative entitled Hope.
WorldFest celebrated its Eleventh Annual Panorama Italia in collaboration with Valeria Rumori, Director of The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, and the Italian Consul Elena Sgarbi in Houston featuring six compelling new Italian Independently produced films, two of which are World Premieres. Magic World (Mondo Magico) by Raffaele Schettino and The Invisible Player directed by Stefano Alpini.
WorldFest-Houston also presented The Second Annual Panorama China, a very special initiative in collaboration with the Cultural services of the Consular office of the People’s Republic of China and Dream River Studios in Houston.
Dates for the fiftieth WorldFest-Houston are April 21-30th, 2017. Entries officially open September 15th. Main deadline is December 15.
For more information: https://worldfest.org