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Waco Indie Film Festival 2024

From July 18th to the 21stWaco Independent Film Festival will be bringing an abundance of world class cinema to Downtown Waco. But it's more than just a collection of top tier films that will be showcased.

The festival invites you to engage with the creative forces behind the work courtesy of Q&A sessions. Plus, with a number of parties, events, and gatherings happening, it's a great opportunity to make new friends from the fellow cinephiles and casual movie lovers in our community.

You can browse the film guide here, plan viewings via the schedule, before purchasing your tickets and passes.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The BEST way to join the fun, get involved, help share meaningful stories, and be a part of something very special is to volunteer.

Are you able to share some of that warm Texas hospitality? Then, become an integral part of Waco Independent Film Festival by scanning tickets, setting up parties, and welcoming guests.

As a festival volunteer you’ll get access to the films, parties and masterclasses. OR if you are a huge film buff, you can volunteer to screen films for the program!

Love making movies?  Love watching movies?  Love helping your cultural community?

Here's how YOU can get can involved.

Here at KWBU we've had the pleasure of previewing some of the films being showcased at this years festival. So we thought to give you a sneak peak we'd share some of our favorite shorts from this years fantastic lineup.

LORETTA HOWARD
I've chosen 'Eating 38 Cheeseburgers' as my favorite because it’s an odd, yet wildly hilarious, take on how the AI influence is spreading throughout the world of social media.

BRODIE BASHAW
The amount of laughing I did during this short was that good gut laughter. It may be because I can really relate to this one. Audition is my staff pick!

MALCOLM FOSTER
[Subtext] manages to fit an impressive mix of intelligence, humor, and poignancy into it’s ten minute run time. This pointed short starts off as a witty, relatable snapshot of online dating but quickly takes an unexpected turn. Intrusive thoughts of self doubt, externalized as one sided conversations, create a sense of anxious relatability but soon evolve into something more meaningful and creates a space for important discussions to bloom. A definite must see.

JOE RILEY
My staff pick is The Coyote Sisters.
A corpse, two hare-brained sisters, and what their daddy doesn’t know. Fiendishly funny!

RACHEL VELASCO
Suck It Up is the love story you never knew you needed: an anthropomorphic vacuum cleaner with googly eyes that proves the power of acts of service as a love language. Will I ever find my own Mucky Sucky? I pine.

Want to keep the good vibes going beyond the festival? Wan't to immerse yourself deeper into a community of like minded film lovers?

Then this brand new initiative from Waco Independent Film Festival and KWBU is the ticket you need.

This month we're proud to kick off the Waco Movie Club. Think book club...but for movies.

No memberships, no dues, just a great time.
The third Thursday of the month.

The inaugural pick for the Waco Movie Club is TEXAS MOVIE REVOLUTION - a documentary about a music festival navigating the 2020 pandemic and celebrating great country music.

It's showing at the Waco Indie Film Festival on July 20th at 8pm. We'll watch together and then discuss the film at Brotherwell Brewing.