Houston Cinema Arts Festival

The 13th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes place from November 11th through 22nd virtually and in person at venues across Houston. 

HCAF 2021 will feature over 40 documentary and narrative films, short film blocks, Q&A’s, dance performances, DJ sets, and workshops. This year’s theme, The Third Coast, a loving lens through which to celebrate and explore the Gulf Coast region and especially Houston where the term was coined, and its film, art, music, cultures, performance, food history, peoples, threats, and opportunities. HCAF 2021 will feature our annual CineSpace short film competition with NASA, our new Borders | No Borders regional short film competition, and a new imagining of our festival’s guiding programming conceit: “local meets global.”

Nov 11, 2021
07:00 PM HCAF13 Opening Night Party Mo' Better Brews View Details Get Tickets
09:00 PM Red Rocket Museum of Fine Arts Houston Opening Night View Details Get Tickets
Nov 12, 2021
07:00 PM Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy Museum of Fine Arts Houston Centerpiece Screening View Details Get Tickets
07:00 PM Luchadoras MECA Pay What You Can Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
07:30 PM North By Current Rice Cinema View Details Get Tickets
Nov 13, 2021
03:00 PM Again, Together - The Cumulative Impact of Environmental Racism in Houston Rice Cinema Pay What You Can View Details Get Tickets
07:00 PM C'mon C'mon Museum of Fine Arts Houston View Details Get Tickets
07:30 PM Coco Miller Outdoor Theater FREE Outdoor Screening View Details
07:30 PM The Third Coast Rice Cinema View Details Get Tickets
Nov 14, 2021
07:30 PM In Balanchine's Classroom Discovery Green FREE Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
01:00 PM Liborio Museum of Fine Arts Houston View Details Get Tickets
07:00 PM Memoria Museum of Fine Arts Houston View Details Get Tickets
11:00 AM Music of the South: Pam Francis Photos Curator Walkthrough POST HTX FREE View Details Get Tickets
03:30 PM Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché Museum of Fine Arts Houston View Details Get Tickets
01:00 PM Third Coast (and Other Shores): A Shorts Program Rice Cinema View Details Get Tickets
Nov 15, 2021
07:30 PM Acid Test Rice Cinema View Details Get Tickets
07:30 PM Borders No Borders Narrative Shorts 2021 MECA Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
07:00 PM Films of PJ Raval: A Conversation Aurora Picture Show FREE Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
05:00 PM Petite Maman Museum of Fine Arts Houston View Details Get Tickets
07:00 PM The Humans Museum of Fine Arts Houston Centerpiece Screening View Details Get Tickets
Nov 16, 2021
07:30 PM Borders No Borders Documentary Shorts 2021 The Orange Show Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
07:30 PM The Last Tree Buffalo Bayou Partnership Pay What You Can Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
07:30 PM Whether the Weather is Fine Asia Society Texas Center View Details Get Tickets
Nov 17, 2021
07:30 PM Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy (Encore) Rice Cinema View Details Get Tickets
07:30 PM CineSpace 2021 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Pay What You Can Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets
08:00 PM Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (50th Anniversary) Rooftop Cinema Club Outdoor Screening View Details Get Tickets