With its creative hub at #NextActorStudio - the premiere Film Acting Studio in Houston - Niff 2016 is looking forward to five days of cinematic excellence through independent films, world cinema, documentaries, shorts and great company.  The opening night gala will be held at River Oaks Theatre on Oct 12 with two films, whose names will be announced in September. Awards night will take place on Saturday, Oct 15 with live band and a celebrity Emcee. We love filmmakers and we cannot wait to have you with us, presenting your labor of love.


Actor Brionne Davis Reaches the Oscars

Actor Brionne Davis of the 2015 NiFF's Opening Night film Narcissist from director Eric Casaccio, makes it to the #Oscars with his starring role in the 2016 Academy Awards Nominated Picture Embrace of the Serpent (EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE) from director Ciro Guerra.


Houston Mayor's Press Secretary at 2015 Niff

Director San Banarje of 2015 Opening Night Feature The Shadow Behind You and Darian Ward, Press Secretary of Houston Mayor Annise Parker are caught on camera at the kick off at River Oaks Theatre.Houston Mayor's Press Secretary visits 2015 Niff Opening Night


NiFF Houston 2016 Dates Scheduled

Niff 2016 will kick off on Wednesday, Oct 12 with two films and opening night gala. Awards night is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 15. Official selections will be announced, starting August 2016. Submission will open on March 13, 2016. If you are interested to sponsor the festival in any capacity, please email us at


2015 Winners

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