WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) — The first annual Deep in the Heart Film Festival (DitHFF), a two day, independent film event held at the Waco Hippodrome in the heart of the Central Texas area, has announced its call for entries in all short film categories which include Comedy, Drama, Fantasy/Sci-fi, Family, Horror/Thriller, and Documentary.
The premiere Deep in the Heart Film Festival runs February 17-18, 2007. Independent filmmakers from around the world are welcome to submit their short films (less than 50 minutes) via the DitHFF web site at
“Short films are fantastic for transporting an audience into powerful stories. The Deep in the Heart Film Festival is searching for fresh voices with fresh insights to share with a new audience. We are finding the diamonds in the rough, and we are bringing them to Waco,” said Samuel Thomas, Co-Festival Director. “We’re a first year festival that puts filmmakers first.”
In addition to short films, DitHFF will also curate at least 4 feature film blocks. All-access festival badges, day passes, and individual screening tickets will be made available in January 2017 via the festival’s website at
Additional festival news will be found on these social media platforms: Facebook:
About Deep in the Heart Film Festival
Set in Waco, Texas, the Deep in the Heart Film Festival (DitHFF) seeks to showcase the best in independent short films and features from Texas, the US and the world. We want to inspire audiences, foster beneficial networking for filmmakers, and show all of our guests some authentic Texas hospitality. For more information please visit
About the Waco Hippodrome
The Waco Hippodrome Theatre is a 100 year old theatre in the heart of downtown Waco. The theatre has survived many trials and tribulations including a fire and the devastating tornado of 1953. In 2012 the hippodrome was bought and renovated after sitting vacant and dilapidated for several years. It reopened its doors in 2014 as a dine in movie theatre, bar, restaurant and entertainment venue featuring live music. The Hippodrome looks forward to serving its community for another 100 years! See what we have going on each day at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @wacohippodrometheatre.