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

TSU Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland

School of Public Affairs

3100 Cleburne St.

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 - Friday, May 21, 2021




7:00 PM                Opening Greeting                                                          

                               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

                                Category:  Music Videos

                                                “Dear America”  

                                                “Let Your Spirit Flow”  

                                                “Help Me Praise Me”  

Award Recognitions for the Music Videos Category

Interview - George T. Nierenberg (Sharon Baldwin)

                                Documentary Feature – “Say Amen Somebody”


1:00 PM               Video/Film Screening of Film Submissions

                                                Music Videos (Screenings on all other music video submissions)

                                                Short Films



                             Musical Performance – Treva Jones

                                Category:  Short Film

“Praise the Maker”                                               


“Amazing Grace”


 Award Recognitions for the Short Film Category

                                Musical Performance – Endurance

                                Category:  Documentary Films

“I Am a Caregiver”

“Warriors to Lourdes”

Award Recognition for the Documentary Films Category

Musical Performance – Tye Tribett

Category:  Feature Films

                “Be The Light”

Award Recognition for the Feature Film Category                                                                            

Closing Remarks – Film Festival Director & Executive Producer

 Day Two - Saturday, May 22, 2021

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