Prison City Film Festival
February 22, 2023 to February 25, 2023
About the Event:
Some questions have been posed, as to why the name “Prison City?” Here’s the festival's best answer — and their official statement concerning the subject:
According to the website of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Huntsville, TX is home to seven prisons, and more than 13,000 inmates.
Additionally, it is the home of the Huntsville Unit, nicknamed the “Walls” Unit — former home of the once world-famous Texas Prison Rodeo. It is also the oldest Texas state prison, which opened in 1849, and is situated only two blocks from Huntsville’s own downtown square. As such, Huntsville, TX is quite literally known for, and has long been affectionally referred to by many as “Prison City.”
Additionally, when naming the film festival, there was an overriding consensus that the name ‘Prison City’ would make for a really cool sounding name for a great indie film festival. So, in the end, they built it, and they came. As such, they decided that their film festival would henceforth, and forever be known as the ‘Prison City Film Festival’ (PCFF).
In its simplest breakdown, Prison City Film Festival was built with one overall objective in mind — showcasing independent films and filmmakers, and that’s exactly what they do.Back to the event calendar