Houston Cinema Arts Festival
The 2021 Houston Cinema Arts Festival will feature over 40 documentary and narrative films, short film blocks, Q&As, dance performances, DJ sets, and workshops. This year’s theme, The Third Coast, is a loving lens through which to celebrate and explore the Gulf Coast region and especially Houston where the term was coined, and its film, art, music, cultures, performance, food history, peoples, threats, and opportunities.
Notable films to be screened include opening night film Red Rocket, C'mon, C'mon, The Humans, and a 50th anniversary screening of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
The festival will also feature the annual CineSpace short film competition with NASA, the new Borders | No Borders regional short film competition, and a new imagining of the festival’s guiding programming conceit: “local meets global.”
The festival will take place at multiple locations, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Rice Cinema. There will also be virtual options for some films.