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HGAG MUSIC VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL
A Call for Faith Based/Inspirational Film & Video Makers
In its second year running, the HGMC Video & Film Festival is a celebration of the robust, creative and emerging nexus of local and national faith based, independent film and music video producers to be held in Houston; the fourth largest city in the United States. It is also a showcasing of quality, Christ-centered entertaining, inspiring original works produced by creative, passionate independent film producers and visual storytellers.
The HGMC Video & Film Festival is the film division arm of the Houston Gospel Music Coalition, an affiliate organization of the Texas Gospel Music Coalition. President, Catherine Dorsey’s vision is to develop the HGMVFF as an expansion of what HGMC does as an organization to propel gospel music and independent artists, in conjunction with the network of media outlets and radio announcers and who play their music. It is our goal to make this festival an annual event.
Houston is a city that has a rich gospel music community. The Mayor of Houston and local officials are making major strides to make Houston a more appealing destination for filmmakers and include all categories of films. The goal of the HGMVFF is to create the same opportunities of exposure, resources, development and advancement in film and video in the various categories of Christian and Inspirational based music videos and film.
Dates & Deadlines
The HGMC Video & Film Festival is now accepting entries from faith-based, inspirational film and music video makers for our upcoming, debut film festival, beginning March 4, 2019.
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2019.
Late Submissions: October 22, 2019
Notification Date: November 4, 2019
Thursday, November 21 Official Opening Reception | Feature Screening
Friday, November 22 Workshops | Panels | Screenings
Saturday, November 23 Red Carpet | Awards Ceremony
Categories & Fees
Submissions are now open for original films and videos in the following categories:
1) Music Video
3) Shorts (total running time 15-40 minutes)
4) Features (total running time 90 minutes)
5) Student Filmmakers (music video, docu, shorts, features)
6) Women Filmmakers (music video, docu, shorts, features)
Entry Fees - $20
Late Fees - $25
Docu-Short | Short Film Less than 90 min:
Entry Fee - $30
Late Fee - $35
Docu-Feature | Feature Film (90 min)
Entry Fee - $40
Late Fee - $45
Student Entry – Students receive a $5
discount off the above prices
Late fees - Add $5
FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Day One – Friday, November 17. 2017
6:30 PM Doors Open/Registration
7:00 PM Reception
8:00 PM Screening - “The Secret She Kept”
Reshonda Tate Billingsley
9:45 PM Closing Remarks
Day Two – Saturday, November 18, 2017 — Michelle Harden, Facilitator
8:30 AM Registration
8:45AM Continental Breakfast
9:15 AM Keynote Speaker - Mathew Knowles
9:45 AM Film Industry Forum
12:30 PM Lunch on Your Own Food Vendors
1:00 PM Screenings
Features/Documentaries Room I
Music Videos/Short Films Room II
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