The South Texas International Film Festival is open for submissions for the 5th annual South Texas International Film Festival will be held on September 4th – 8th, 2019.

Every fall, the City of Edinburg becomes an artistic gathering place for independent and original visual storytellers. Their program includes feature and short films, documentaries and animated screenings. They also host industry workshops, panel discussions and create networking opportunities for established professionals and aspiring artists.


The 2019 Submission Deadlines are as follows:

November 10, 2018 - Early Bird Submission


November 17, 2018 - Official Submission


March 18, 2019 - Late Entry Submissions


April 14, 2019 - Final Submission Deadline



STXIFF is a creative platform for artistic individuals and encourages all filmmakers to participate. All films must be completed before the final submission deadline for consideration. Filmmakers can submit via Filmfreeway. Official selections to the 2019 STXIFF will be confirmed in May 2019. Please review the guidelines and requirements available at before submitting your film. If you have any questions about the festival or submitting your film, please contact Magdiel Castle at 956-383-6246 or

The South Texas International Film Festival was established by the City of Edinburg to celebrate and support the cinema arts. Each year, hundreds of titles are submitted and compete for the coveted Eddie. Last year, over 50 films representing 12 countries were screened. Filmmakers from around the world shared their knowledge and experiences with festival goers. The festival also celebrated its 2nd annual screenwriting competition The Pitch where the winner received a cash prize for production support.