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13th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival Around Houston

Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021

Embark on Houston Cinema Arts Society’s 13th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival at iconic locations around Houston

Houston Cinema Arts Festival will showcase 40+ documentary and narrative films, short film blocks, Q&As, dance performances, DJ sets, and workshops around the 2021 theme “The Third Coast”.

Celebrating the Gulf Coast region, especially Houston where the term was coined, the festival focuses on the coast’s film, art, music, cultures, performance, food history, peoples, threats, and opportunities.

HCAF 2021 will also feature the annual CineSpace short film competition presented with NASA, the new Borders | No Borders regional short film competition, and a new imagining of the festival’s “local meets global” guideline.

In-person events are offered from Thursday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 17, 2021, but virtual streaming is available through Monday, November 22, 2021.

Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2021: Virtual Schedule

The virtual streaming schedule, which lasts through Sunday, November 21, 2021, includes films not being screened at in-person events. View the virtual film lineup and schedule.

Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2021: In-Person Schedule

Individual ticket and screening prices are listed below.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Some individual events are free, while prices vary on others. Scroll up for pricing on individual live screenings. Order passes and tickets or learn more.

An all access festival pass starts at $179; hybrid limited in-person and virtual access pass starts at $99; virtual only pass is $50. Order now or learn more.

View the virtual film lineup and schedule.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
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