Thank you for supporting HCAF2020!

Over 2,000 people participated in the Houston Cinema Arts Festival this year, and we want to thank every single one of you for supporting us through this challenging year.

We cannot thank our sponsors enough, so here’s another round of applause for National Endowment of the Arts, HEB, Houston Arts Alliance, Franci Neely Foundation, Brown Foundation, Kinder Foundation, Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Six Foot, Houston Media Source, Amegy Bank, Houston First, Houston Film Commission, Foundation for Independent Media Arts, Texas Film Commission, Goethe Pop-up, Aurora Picture Show, Gregory School, Station Museum, and Houston Ballet.

Special thanks to all our co-presenting partners NASA, Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Nigerian Multicultural Council, CAMH, MFAH Films, HAAPI Film Festival, Asia Society Texas Center, Buffalo Bayou Park, Urban Souls, Rice Cinema, ShowBoat Drive-in, MoonStruck Drive-in, Houston Museum of African American Culture, DeLuxe Theatre, PSA, Women in Film and Television, Montrose Center, Alley Theatre, Houston Public Library, City Orchard, Houston Latino Film Festival, Magpies & Peacocks, House of Enid, and Screwed Up Records.

And thank you again to all our volunteers, interns, and of course huge thanks to the filmmakers and artists who made HCAF2020 amazing!

Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Save the date – November 12 – 22, 2020

The 12th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes place from November 12th through 22nd virtually and at drive-ins across Houston. The Festival will feature over 20 films, Q&A’s, performances, and workshops. We will be expanding this year into the virtual space with virtual screenings and a virtual film pass.



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.


Get Involved


We are happy to offer annual memberships that include discounts to festival passes, exclusive access at special events, and more!

more info


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.

more info


Want to join the HCAS team? We are always looking for volunteers both for our annual festival as well as our year-round programming.

more info


Youtube Feed

Load More