31 FILMS, LIVE PERFORMANCES, CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT, NYC-STYLE
FASHION SHOW, A PITCHFEST WITH A+E FACTUAL STUDIOS, AND
HONORS/AWARDS PROGRAM PACK FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 1-4, 2023
Waco, Texas – January 24, 2023 -The Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival has finalized its event programming and slate of films for its 4th Annual outing, presenter the GB Lindsey Family
Charitable Fund has announced. The 2023 Waco festival presents 31 feature, short, student and animated projects from around the world and right here in Texas at theaters across Waco, including the Hippodrome Theatre, Regal Cinemas- Hollywood Theaters and other local venues. Curated by Festival Founder and Executive Director Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren and her programming team, the films are grouped thematically and programmed in 2-3-hour blocks of three to six films each: “Opening Night,” “Family Day,” “The Power of Faith,” “Black History Month,” “Love Conquers All,” and “Closing Night (2 blocks).” So far, seven of the filmmakers are appearing in person to support their films. “We’ve intentionally programmed the Festival in blocks to give our visitors a complementary selection of features, episodic programming, student work, and animation,” Dr. Lindsey-Warren says. “We want our visitors and guests to have a satisfying, complete experience whether they are viewing one collection of films—or ALL of them.”
"The Festival team and I are so grateful to emerge from the pandemic and present this event in Waco for a fourth year” Lindsey-Warren continues. “Storytelling and imagery in movies truly matter in our society. Now more than ever, we need the power of positive storytelling to open hearts and minds."
As one of the most popular family and faith film festivals in the country, Lindsey-Warren and her
programming team had hundreds of submissions to evaluate. Back in 2019, the Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival received 1,688 film entries from 109 countries and across five continents. This year’s edition presents 31 films from such countries as Italy, France, India, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Argentina, and China, as well as Iran, The Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Montenegro, to name a few.
The final roster of films and this entire press release is in the pdf below!