Save the Dates: May 21-22, 2021 *REBROADCAST*

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Houston, Texas 77004



A Call for Faith Based/Inspirational Film & Video Makers

In its second year running, the HG Music 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 HG Music 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:

Entries are now closed for the 2021 Virtual HG Music Video and Film Festival. Please check back for our 2022 opening season.

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Day One & Two Have Now Been Combined - January 23, 2021

9:00 AM


Opening Remarks

Catherine D. Dorsey, HGMC President/HGMVFF Director

Michael A. Jefferson, CEO, The Cam Agency, LLC/

Official Greetings

The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, U. S. Congress

The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor – City of Houston

Alfred Cervantes – Houston Film Commissioner

Dr. Marabeth E. Gentry, President - NCGCC

John Crews – Owner, Phil & Derek’s Restaurant

Attorney Ricky Anderson, Entertainment Law

Interview - George Nierenberg, Producer/Director (Sharon Baldwin)

  • Documentary Presentation – “Say Amen, Somebody”


Music Videos

  • Award Presentations – Music Videos – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners


Interview– Dr. Leonard Scott - Founder, Tyscot Records (Rev. Charles Hudson)

  • Documentary Presentation – “Music Majors – The Rance Allen Group”


Screenings– Official Selected Film Submissions (With Permissions)

Music Videos

Short Films





Musical Performance – Treva Jones

Short Films

Award PresentationsShort Films – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners

Musical Performance – Endurance

Documentary Films

Award PresentationsDocumentary Films – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners

Musical Performance – Tye Tribett

Feature Film

Award Presentation - Feature Film Winner

Closing Remarks – Film Festival Director & Executive Producer

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