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The film festival is March 28-31, 2019 in Waco, Texas


The Deep in the Heart Film Festival specializes in films that move, films that thrill, and films that make you feel! You'll see stories that'll make you laugh, cry, or even scream. Comedy, drama, horror, thriller, documentary, animation -- it's all coming to Waco.

If you'd like to learn more about attending the fest, click here.

Submissions for 2019 are now closed. Please check back in April for the 2020 edition of the festival


An amazingly run festival. Louis and Samuel are passionate about what they do and that's reflected across the festival, from the films programmed to the various filmmaker events and networking opportunities. Also clear investment from the community as well. A joy to attend and I hope to be back again.

- Miguel Duran, Filmmaker

We are proud to be one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals!

We are proud to be one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals!



That's a wrap!

Check out the Waco Trib's review of the fest: Stories come first

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