World Class Film Festival Coming to Hico Texas First Weekend in November


Welcome New Sponsors

Community Celebration Sponsor

Bluebonnet Countyr club will host the opening free Community Film to kick off the 2019 Billy the Kid

The Bluebonnet Country Club will host the FREE Community Film to kick of the 2019 BTKFF.

Closing Ceremony Sponsor

Flacas Fitness & Brews will host the Closing Festivities and Awards.

Flacas fitness & Brews will host the Closing Festivities and Awards Ceremony to close out the 2019 BTKFF.

Man in Black Tequila is BTKFF Official Tequila

Man in Black Tequila is BTKFF Official Tequila


Blue Star Trading Company as Sustaining Partner

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Filmmakers are able to submit their films for consideration.  The fee  is $25, $10 for Student Films.

The Billy the Kid Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

The Billy the Kid Film Festival challenges creative filmmakers to take the trail less traveled — to explore the lives of the disenfranchised, the broken, and the outcast. Think of the stories that need to be told. 

The Billy the Kid Film Festival accepts full length and short films (35 minutes maximum), and takes place the first weekend in November in historic Hico, Texas. It is our mission to Hico, Texas, celebrate film makers from all over the world, while giving our local film makers and residents a place to come together and appreciate the art of making movies. Our Executive Committee is made up of movie critics, film makers, local business owners and educators. 

Awards & Prizes

We award trophies in multiple categories.

Rules & Terms

We accept both narrative and documentary films. We also have categories which include Drama, Western and Comedy Film category. We have separate awards for Student filmmakers (and 2019 graduates). We also have a category specifically for local filmmakers (living within a 150-mile radius of Hico Texas.

Our Film Festival


The Billy the Kid Film Festival is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting film, filmmakers and film education through our annual event.  In November, 2019, we will bring back a full film festival to Hico, the Hometown of "Brushy Bill" Robert, alias "Billy the Kid".


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Billy the Kid Film Festival

701 Magnolia St., Hico, TX 76457, US

(254) 796-4600

24 Hours

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