About Us

In 2022, Viva Texas FIlm Festival will hold it’s first inaugural festival September 16th-18th in Victoria, Texas. Inspired by Victoria’s unique culture, founders Karissa Winters & Claire Santellana launched Viva Texas Film Festival. This festival provides opportunities for the local community, visitors, filmmakers, and everyone in between to come together and celebrate the power of film and art in a unique setting. 


Viva Texas Film Festival incorporates our region’s unique heritage, hospitality, culinary delights, and artistic style. The city’s former festival, Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival, was an amazing event many people in the area looked forward to. We plan to bring an equally amazing event that celebrates film in a new way. 


 Frida Kahlo Award

Polly Platt Award


-Trey Ganem of A&E Trey the Texas Medium and SoulShine Industries

-Demi Cruz: TV Host & Actress

-Matt Maust: Bassist of Cold War Kids & Artist

-David Faskas, Victoria Fine Arts Association President

-Tony Vasquez, Victoria Fine Arts Association Vice President

-Zach Wendell, The Nave Museum Treasurer

-Woodrow Wilson, Theater Victoria President


Leo J. Welder Center of the Performing Arts

Hause Venue

120 S. Main St. Victoria, TX