Houston is the fourth largest city in U.S.A. that was wrecked by Hurricane Harvey, right before our 2017 edition. However, Houstonians showed an incredible resilience and grit, as private citizens put on the cape of rescuers and took on the task to save lives. Neighbors turned into families and strangers became angels. As we reeled from the effects of Harvey, we realized, even though broken, Houston is beautiful and strong. Our 2017 festival was like no other. We showed films at venues like Alamo Drafthouse and the newly opened Match Theatre. We had record audience cheering for and supporting the independent spirit of artists. It only motivated us more.
The festival will be held on October 16 - 19, 2019 with its creative hub at Next Actor Studio, Houston. The opening night films will be screened at River Oaks Theatre, Houston.
Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled.
The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Houston is considered to be the most diverse city in Texas and the United States. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attracts more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.
Schedule of films will be available online with venues.
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