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Houston Underwater Film Festival April 6-7, 2024

HUFF 2024 Virtual Tickets On Sale!

HUFF 2024 Location: MATCH Theater, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

HUFF 2024 Winners

Raffle after each performance!

Grab bag drawing — free entry with ticket purchase! (one per buyer)

Tickets 3 for $5! Cash or card!

Different prizes each day!

New items coming!

Must be present to win.

Announcing a HUPS Workshop on Underwater Lighting Following the Houston Underwater Film Festival!!!

About HUFF

The 4th annual Houston Underwater Film Festival (HUFF) is April 6-7 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 the films that will be screened. The Saturday event has 3 categories: “Protect and Respect the Oceans”, “Shorts Videos” and “Art House Flicks”. Sunday’s showing features “Made in Texas”, “Dance and Free Diving”, “Animation” and “Feature Length” films. Over the two days, we will show 53 films from 24 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 Holman Draft Hall (820 Holman St.) 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 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 2024 Program

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!

Feature Length

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

Short Videos

1st FLUO GAMES – The Night of the Tentacles, Vanessa Cara-Kerr

2nd Tie

  • 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

2nd Tie

  • 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 the presentation of each category. Voters text the number of their favorite movie in the category and results are complied automatically by Swift Poll.