Our mission is to provide emerging filmmakers with a platform to launch impactful sports stories using the medium of film to inspire, educate, and bring people together.

Join us February 3-6, 2022!

Support this powerful programming by making a donation to HISFF today!

After an incredible first year, the Houston International Sports Film Festival returns to Houston Feb. 3-6, 2022! HISFF 2022 will continue to build on the momentum from last year with our educational programming and elevate Houston’s presence in the sports and entertainment industries. We strongly believe film is the most powerful way to educate people on important issues.

This year, our featured causes will be Mental Health, Equality, and Women in Sports. We will help students create short films on the 1936 Olympics, which will allow them to explore the relationship between Black and Jewish athletes and the impact sports has had in fighting racism and anti-semitism. We will have similar initiatives for all of our main causes this year including a contest asking college students to create a short film on the first Black athlete from a sport at their school.

Film submissions are currently open, so please submit your film via our FilmFreeway Portal today! You can support this powerful programming by making a donation to HISFF!

2021 Festival Highlights:

KHOU Interview
Check out KHOU's interview with Festival Founder Josh Merwin!
Mayor's Invitation
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner invites you to HISFF!
8th Wonder
Holocaust Museum Houston, Feb 3rd, 6 PM
More Venues Soon
More venues coming soon!
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HISFF is giving all 2021 Fall National College Media Convention students free access to A Gift For Life film during the convention. Students please visit https://t.co/qZHIIxhcf4 for access! #collegemedia21 https://t.co/5bfF0CLt5P HISFF_org photo
Welcome to the 1st Annual Houston International Sports Film Festival! Please join us for one all of our events!
Our first vents is a Charity Golf Tournament at the Golf Club of Houston on June 2nd at 8am. Sign up here: https://t.co/L920D3q0UP https://t.co/g9aZOjy3XN
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You don’t applaud a fish for swimming and you don’t applaud the justice system for providing justice.

But thankfully, today, we can breathe a sigh of relief.
Jackie Robinson's achievements laid the foundation for so many people that followed him in breaking down barriers. On Jackie Robinson Day all MLB players will wear the number 42. Over 100 MLB players are donating their salary to the Players Alliance.
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Join us on our Youtube channel as we celebrate National Donate Life month with a new reading series for kids, Story time with Newton! You can catch the premier today at 10:30am on our Youtube page, https://t.co/TVSmqqs7Zl

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HISFF is excited to celebrate Women's History Month! Stay tuned for our interview series that will be focused on female athletes for March! Check out this kids book on Althea Gibson. Althea set a great example for generations that followed her footsteps. https://t.co/ips6oUU1Bw https://t.co/c1p5cHo5mM HISFF_org photo

Need to connect with us?

Festival Founder:

Josh Merwin – josh@hisff.org

Festival PR Contact:

Bianca Bucaram – bianca@bucaramprg.com | bucaramprg.com