The 3rd annual Houston Underwater Film Festival (HUFF) is April 29-30 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Performances are at 3:00 PM each day. This trailer is composed of a selection of clips taken from about 1/2 of the films that will be screened. The Saturday event has 3 categories: “Made in Texas”, “Art House Flicks” and “Protect and Respect the Oceans”. Sunday’s showing features “Shorts”, “Animation and Dance” and “Feature Length” films. Over the two days, we will show 61 films from more than 22 countries. Each day closes with a raffle to benefit the HUFF with some awesome prizes including dive travel, dive photographic equipment, works of art, books and more. Raffle tickets are 3/$5 — must be present to win! After the Saturday screening and raffle, we will adjourn to the Brass Tap across the street for an informal “meet the filmmakers” event. After the Sunday event, there is a reception in the Gallery of the MATCH where we honor the winners (selected by real-time anonymous audience vote) and hold the raffle. Entry to the reception is free, but there is a ticket required for the buffet. Being creatures of habit, some of us are likely to wander across the street again to the Brass Tap after the reception. Make plans to join us for this unique event that showcases all things relating to the underwater world from the beauty of the Oceans and coral reefs to fresh water to animation and underwater dance. Ticket information and more can be found at huff.hups.org The HUFF is a non-profit event and is run by volunteers from the dive community. It is supported by the Houston Underwater Photographic Society as well as dive clubs, individuals, the international dive community and businesses. Thanks to all for their tremendous efforts and support!
HUFF 2023 Winners
We are pleased to post the results from the Houston Underwater Film Festival (HUFF) 2023. There were 6 Categories of film presentations shown in the two performances, April 29-30, 2023.
Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to the winners!
1st Bouncing Back, Cindy Lipthay
2nd Wonders of the Coral Triangle – Diving in Raja Ampat and Komodo, Celine Monfort
3rd Monad Shoal, Thummayut Wattanawongwan
Animation and Dance
1st Explosive Love, Alba Rodríguez
2nd The White Whale, Weiwei Gao
3rd The Old Man and the Sea, Eylül Yarkın
1st FLUO GAMES – The Night of the Tentacles, Vanessa Cara-Kerr
- Hunters, Casiano Perez Diaz
- Whalou the Whale, Jerome Renaud-goud
3rd Similan. The World is Waiting, Thummayut Wattanawongwan
Protect and Respect the Oceans
1st Once Upon a Time, Alfred Schaschl
2nd Know Plastic, No Plastic, Arjun Bhagat
3rd The Sea and Me – Below, Dominic Joyce
Art House Flicks
1st Reminder, Akın Bağcılar
- 13 METRES, Matthieu Boivineau, Cédric Martin
- The Octo Connection: Life & Love. Oaki the Octopus, Cara Fucci
3rd An Ocean of Possibilities, David Sánchez Carretero
Made in Texas
1st Nudi Blues, Dennis Deavenport
2nd The Best Mucking Time Ever, Justin Wallace
3rd Expect the Unexpected, Jennifer Opiela-Miksch
The vote was held anonymously in real time after thsulte presentation of each category. Voters text the number of their favorite movie in the category and results are complied automatically by Swift Poll.