West Texas Film Festival Venues

Combining History and Innovation

West Texas Film Festival Venues

Combining History and Innovation

West Texas Film Festival Venues

Combining History and Innovation

West Texas Film Festival Venues

Combining History and Innovation

History and innovation are hallmarks of life in West Texas.   From the blazing speed of our railways to the ever changing energy industry, the stength of the poineering spirit has transformed a desert wasteland into one of the strongest economies in the world.   The 2016 West Texas Film Festival celebrates the innovation and emergence of film in the Permain Basin.   Our venues have been carefully selected for their connection to our host city’s history and it’s future.  We look forward to welcoming you  to our special venues October 13-16th, 2016 where we will enjoy the pioneering spirit of independent film.

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415 N. Grant, Odessa TX

The beautiful Rose Building is the oldest standing building that has not been gutted or renovated signifantly in Odessa, TX.    Not only will the Rose Building serve as our event headquarters for the run of the West Texas Film Festival but it will also host many of our film screenings.  Originally built as the First National Bank in Odessa TX, the building as several hidden features that make it a treasure to experience.   The venue will allow us to add a special selection of films that will be paired with cuisine for both VIP and general admission ticket holders.   Events that are being discussed so far include “Wine Paired Shorts”,  “Speghetti Western” and “Sushi” Dine-In Features.    And, there just may be some hidden features in the rare basement underneath the building that have shall we say a more horrific nature than what will be shown at other venues.

The Rose Building is a co-sponsor of the West Texas Film Festival and we are really excited about our partnership with this unique venue.   If you are interested in hosting an event here or finding a really special location for your office give Nelda Rose a call at 432-332-4718.  For more information about The Rose Building check out their Website and their Facebook Page.   More detailed information about the historic preservation efforts and the history of this building can be found in this article by the Odessa American.

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First Christian Church 

601 N. Lee Ave, Odessa Tx

First Christian Church of Odessa, TX was founded in 1906.   A small plot of land on Lee Street in Odessa served as little more than a meeting space. However, in 1941 a brick building was erected and continues to serve the community to this day.  First Christian Church frequently hosts plays and other fine arts events.   We are excited about partnering with First Christian Church as they will host our Faith Reel…a set of films specifically exploring faith and questions about faith.   For more information about this church check out their website,  facebook page or their pastor, Dawn Weak’s blog.

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The Mass Communication Department at Odessa College is a proud sponsor of the West Texas Film Academy and the West Texas Film Festival.

The college will be offering free workshops to high school and college students on the Friday of the Film festival.  Additionally, the college will hold larger screenings and a coffee house short block.   With a screening room, several theatres, the classic Hathaway Cottage, and Williams Hall available to the Film Academy, Odessa College offers ample opportunities for paneled discussions and film related events of various sizes.  Some of the events held on site will be open to the community.