Save the Date: November 21-23, 2019

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 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


Event Dates:   

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                                                                                          

2) Documentaries

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)



Submission Fees:


Music Videos

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 Fees:

Student Entry – Students receive a $5

discount off the above prices

Late fees - Add $5



 Day One – Friday, November 17. 2017 

6:30 PM Doors Open/Registration 

Red Carpet 

7:00 PM Reception 

Opening Ceremony 

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 

                Award Presentations 

Closing Remarks 

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