Film Festival Today“s Father/Daughter Film Report“s First Thursdays Film Festival ()


01 Jan 2018
Call for entries

17 Dec 2018
Festival closed

01 Jan 2019
Notification date

07 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019


3508 Trinity Meadows Drive,  79707, Midland, Texas, United States

Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
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Festival start: 07 February 2019      Festival end: 10 February 2019

The FIRST THURSDAYS FILM FESTIVAL is a MONTHLY festival hosted by The FATHER/DAUGHTER FILM REPORT (so your entry is good for a year, basically giving you 12 chances to get in).


Yes, we report on film festivals from around the world with the unique perspective from an old baby-boomer (Dad) and a young millennial (Amanda).

Now having our OWN film festival, our wish is to help film makers with EXPOSURE & NETWORKING in a unique way (besides receiving laurels and having your film shown to a packed house):

We get exposure globally for your film with a write up in FILM FESTIVAL TODAY magazine, which is seen world-wide....and seen by some pretty big names world-wide, too! (For example, at the 2015 China/USA film summit, David was granted an interview with Wei Zhang, president of Alibaba Pictures, the largest film company in China to find out what she is looking for).

If your film is a fan-favorite, or you have a unique story about your film - or youself - we usually do a feature story on THAT, too. No other film festival (unless you win the Academy Awards or maybe Sundance) can give you THAT kind of GLOBAL EXPOSURE.

The festival is held 20 minutes south-east of downtown Austin & 15 minutes from Bergstrom Airport, where we will come to pick you up if you are an official selection and decide to come in person, as well as take care of your room & board if you are staying the night.

Can't make it to central Texas? We understand. However we want you still to be able to experience the film festival NETWORK experience, so after we show your film we'll SKYPE you and/or your colleagues in...unless you're camera shy.

Of course you'll receive lovely laurels for your film or screenplay AND you will be FEATURED in FILM FESTIVAL TODAY.

Winning screenplays will receive a filmed TABLE-READ of actors performing your work.

- Showings are on the First Thursday of each month (hence the name)

- Entry received one month could be selected to be shown for another month (increasing your chances in case you submitted on a "loaded" month), in other words, rather than one chance a year, you get 12...

- All selections will be notified by email (we'll try to give you a month's notice so we can set up travel or SKYPE arrangements)

- All selections based on your ability to make two professional film festival reviewers (age 62 & 18, so the appeal will have to span over couple of generations) with thousands of hours of film experience say "WOW!!!" after viewing your film....



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