2021 Houston Cinema Arts Festival
HCAF 2021 will feature over 40 films, shorts programs, DJ sets, live performances, and more. This year’s theme, The Third Coast, will provide a lens through which to celebrate and explore the Gulf Coast region. A term coined in Houston, the Third Coast represents the city’s dynamic culture, film, music, performance, the arts, and much more. HCAF 2021 will also see the return of both CineSpace, our annual short film competition with NASA, and the return of our new Borders | No Borders regional short film competition. Come see the festival that MovieMaker Magazine called “One of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festival in the World.”
Passes to the 2021 Houston Cinema Arts Festival are now on sale! The hybrid festival will have virtual and in-person programs November 11th through 22nd, 2021. The lineup will be announced mid-October so stay tuned for more information.
Houston Cinema Arts Festival
November 11 – 22, 2021
The 13th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival will take place from November 11th through 22nd virtually and in person across Houston. The Festival will feature over 30 films, Q&A’s, performances, and workshops.
CineSpace, the Houston-based short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their work inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery. All finalists are screened at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November, where the winners will be announced.
2021 Sundance Film Festival
Curated Selections from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival
Thank you to everyone who came out or our #Sundance Satellite screenings, virtually and in-person! Screenings were presented by Houston Cinema Arts Society and the Sundance Institute with Acura, SundanceTV, Chase Sapphire, and Adobe
With the support of HAA, NEA, TX Commission for the Arts, Brown Foundation, Kinder Foundation, MoonStruck, DeLuxe Theater, Black Public Media, and Independent Media Arts Foundation.
Houston Cinema Arts Society is always eager to form new partnerships and work with organizations that share interest in the arts community. We offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities for both for-profit and non-profits.
Houston Cinema Arts Society Receives Major Support From: