Since 2007 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas. Over 5 days we screen a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos, and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by drive-in style outdoor forgotten classics screenings under the stars, with special happenings and spaces throughout.

Our program celebrates innovation and excellence in film through highly selective curation and fostering a relaxed social space where up-and-coming filmmakers and adventurous cinephiles can mix with film veterans and living legends in a captivatingly scenic, culturally rich environment. We show films one-at-a-time, so attendees can enjoy the entire program with spare hours to relax and socialize in that unhurried “sun-drenched desert town at the end of the world” Marfa kind of way.

The next Marfa Film Festival will happen July 2 – 6, 2014

The remote landscape surrounding Marfa has witnessed a fascinating history of art and film which continues to unfold in 2014. Festival attendees enjoy an intimate get-away immersed in the unique culture, spectacular scenery, and clear air of the Marfa plateau.

We hope you will join us


“The best little fest I’ve ever attended”

- Randall Roberts, LA Weekly


We accept Narratives, Documentaries, Animated Films, Music Videos, and Experimental Works of any genre, addressing any topic. Films must screen within defined runtimes, detailed in our submission guidelines. Marfa Film Festival places no restriction on an entry’s production date or premier status. We also welcome abandoned classics from decades past and never before seen indies.


Traveling to the Marfa Film Festival is an adventure in itself. Located in one of the most remote corners of the United States, you can arrive here by automobile, train, and private airplane. For specific information about how to make your way to Marfa click here

2014 Passes Available Now 

Both passes get you into all screenings all 5 days of the Marfa Film Festival, plus a commemorative wooden badge, festival tote and program guidebook.

B.I.G. Passes also include complimentary Patron tequila at all screenings and lounges, deluxe festival takeaways, and other extras.


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