2019 submission is closed

we received a great variety of films for the 2019 festival. Thank you to all your submissions, and we will see you soon!

If you missed this years’ deadline - don’t fret - we will be back!



Filmmakers are able to submit their films for consideration. The fee is $25, $10 for Student Films. The Billy the Kid Film Festival accepts full length and short films (35 minutes maximum), and takes place the first weekend in November in historic Hico, Texas. Entries are submitted through FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

Rules & Terms:
We accept both narrative and documentary films. We also have categories which include Drama, Western and Comedy Film category. We have separate awards for Student filmmakers (and 2019 graduates). We also have a category specifically for local filmmakers (living within a 150-mile radius of Hico Texas.



We award trophies in multiple categories.