What is this? How do I go to a film festival?

Film festivals are a great cultural event that's not only entertaining, but artistic.   Let us tell you more in Festival 101.

Why does Waco need a film festival?  Why should I go?

There's long been an interest in filmmaking and great films in central Texas. We want to show Waco the great stories out there and the wide and fantastic world of filmmaking.

Waco is also a seedbed of artistic talent and a home for working artists, including media professionals and filmmakers. Many of today's industry leaders came from the Waco area and Baylor's Film and Digital Media Program. 


"Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein

What kind of films do you show?

We love and accept all film genres: comedy, drama, horror, thriller, documentary, animation. We want a story that grabs hold of us and won’t let go.

This year we will accept feature, short and student film submissions. Our audiences will see great independent feature and short films from Texas and around the world. Look our for the schedule in February 2019. 

How do I submit?

Submission info is here.  This includes our rules as well as links to our FilmFreeway and Withoutabox portals. 

Where are you located?

The Deep in the Heart Film Festival is proudly located in Waco, Texas.  Our films screen at the Waco Hippodrome: 724 Austin Ave, Waco TX 76701.

Do you have any hotel discounts?

There are several great hotels in the downtown Waco and surrounding areas. If you are traveling from out of town, please email us and we may be able to provide you a discounted rate at our festival hotel. 

How can I purchase tickets?

You can buy tickets and check out the schedule in February of 2019.

Can I volunteer?

YES! This is an event in our community and for our community. We would love to have your talents and time. Read more about the type of things we might be looking for and how to sign up in our volunteer section. Bonus: get free stuff!

Can I get a press pass?

We welcome writers, journalists, and new media! We have press passes available to qualified media. Email us at media[at]deepintheheartff[dot]com for more information.

I have a question that I don't see listed here.

We thought you might come up with some good questions. Read the full festival rules here, and if you don't see the answer there, reach out...

How can I contact you?

Send us an email! info@deepintheheartff.com.