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5th Annual Waco Family & Faith Film Festival: A Global Celebration of Cinema

The Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival has finalized its event programming and film slate, presenter GB Lindsey Family Charitable Fund announced. The 5th edition will screen 11 feature films and 21 short, student, or animated films from around the world at venues across Waco, Texas, including Art Center Waco, Bear Ridge Golf Club, Cambria Hotel, the Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, Hippodrome Theatre, Leo Lockwood Theater, Marie’s Wine Bar, and Waco Civic Center.

Curated by Festival Founder and Executive Director Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren and her team, films are programmed in thematic blocks: Opening Night, Family Day, Black History Month: The Beauty and Power of Great Friendships, The State of Unity & Coming Together For Good, and Film and Faith Soul Sessions. So far, seven filmmakers are attending the Festival in person to support their movies.

“The Festival team and I are so grateful to present this event in Waco for a fifth year,” Dr. Lindsey-Warren says. “Programming blocks offer our visitors a complementary selection of features, episodic programming, student work, and animation. We want our guests to have a satisfying and complete experience whether they are viewing one collection of films — or all of them.”

As one of the most popular family and faith film festivals in the country, the 2024 Waco Family & Faith International Film Festival will show 32 films from countries such as India, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, China, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, and the United States, to name a few. Feature film highlights include: Woody Harrelson’s baseball drama CHAMPIONS; Matthey Mishory’s Randy Schoenberg (grandson of Viennese composer Arnold) family history documentary FIORETTA; and Jillian Speece’s STATE OF THE UNITY, with a live performance by the band The Bergamot. Short film highlights include: HBCU FirstLOOK Film Festival Challenge winner SINCERELY, JONAH; HBCU FirstLOOK Film Festival Challenge finalist INTERCEPTION: JAYNE KENNEDY AMERICAN SPORTSCASTER; and animated MOSQUITO FISH, from 12-year-old Bryn Wright.

Bryn Wright “Mosquito Fish”