Lone Star Film Society

Welcome to the Lone Star Film Society, the non-profit organization that annually presents the Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas, along with film education programs throughout the year.

Since its founding fifteen years ago by local film advocates and legendary actor and Fort Worth native Bill Paxton, the Lone Star Film Society has provided film education programs for hundreds of students interested in filmmaking in the Fort Worth area.

The Lone Star Film Festival has grown into a premier destination for filmmakers, producers, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts, with the honor of being ranked as a “Top 50 Film Festival” by MovieMaker Magazine. 


Each November, the finest in independent feature films narratives, documentaries, and shorts are screened in a festive environment that allows attendees to mix with a dynamic group of creatives while showcasing the city labeled "The Modern West."


Past attendees have included Billy Bob Thornton, Jeff Bridges, Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell, Martin Sheen, Willie Nelson, Jeff Nichols, Pat Green, Cybil Shephard, Tim Blake Nelson, Paul Schrader, and Clint Black to name a few.

2021 Lone Star Film Society Board of Directors

Red Sanders

Board Chair

Angelique De Luca


Joshua Mills



Gary V. Post


Kelly Cash


Michael De Luca

Tina Gorski


Leslie Hawke


Dr. Tricia Jenkins

Victoria Wise

Johnny Langdon Film Education Initiative


Provides film education programs for adults as well as high-school-age students interested in the art of cinema. 


Programs have included weekend workshops in screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, film theory, and various film camp experiences for students looking to pursue a career in film.

The Lone Star Film Society, INC. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Fort Worth, Texas.