The West Texas Film Commission

Empowering Emergent Filmmakers

The West Texas Film Commission

Delivering Diverse Film to West Texas

The West Texas Film Commission

Promoting West Texas Film Production

The West Texas Film Commission

The West Texas Film Commission

The West Texas Film Commission unifies business/industry, government organizations, educational institutions and artists with the intention of stimulating the film industry in West Texas.  By bringing stake holders from each of these sectors together we are able to help promote job opportunities in the Permian Basin and surrounding areas.  Over time it is our desire to become a clearinghouse for film makers and the related businesses that support them.  We also serve communities in our area by procuring and administering grants for festivals and educational programs designed to serve film makers.  Our headquarters are located at 415 Grant Ave. Ste. 40LL in Odessa TX.  At present the Film Commission is run as a not for profit sole proprietorship.  Over time, the mission is to evolve it into a larger community organization.   Proceeds generated from the projects go directly into other events we sponsor.  Should these events ever become profitable it is our desire to create a scholarship fund for students pursuing Mass Communication degrees in the communities we serve.

The West Texas Film Festival

The West Texas Film Festival is an outreach of the West Texas Film commission and the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities.  The purpose of the annual festival is to bring diverse films to the Permian Basin and surrounding areas that would not otherwise have been seen.   The event is currently sponsored by the West Texas Film Commission which serves as the grant administrator for a generous grant that has been received by the Odessa Arts and Humanities Council.  At present, the festival is not a stand alone organization. It is an event that is produced by the Commission and its local community partners.

The West Texas Film Academy

The West Texas Film Academy is an outreach of the Mass Communication Department at Odessa College.  The Academy seeks to provide training for local film makers who are interested in either exploring or perfecting their craft.   The Film Academy reaches out to the community through intensive workshops, continuing education, lectures, screenings and other special events.  During the West Texas Film Festival the Academy hosts a day long series of workshops for students filmmakers in both the artistic and production aspects of indepent film making.   For more information about the Film Academy please contact the Communication Department Chair at Odessa College:  Jennifer Ramsey jramsey@odessa.edu.