Marc Furi and Monie Hen, founders of Our Image Film & Arts Organization, are at it again. With a passion for arts, community development and creating honest, cutting-edge and thought-provoking depictions of ethnic communities through the lens of independent curators, both founders are excited to announce the 4th annual Our Image Film & Arts Festival kick off on October 25th at Rice Media Center. This two day event brings a host of independent filmmakers, artists and curators under one roof.

Driven by a  spirit to innovate, their vision for promoting culture and diversity in arts, while building a forum for open dialogue for local thespians and lovers of the independent arts movement has led to a growing foundation that, in its fourth year, is now a part of Houston’s Arts Alliance Pre-Incubator Program.  This pilot program develops organizations from concept to start-up by strengthening critical infrastructure, primarily in areas of management, governance, financial resources and administration.

Fueled by volunteers and community interest, the organization initially began hosting small independent film screenings and live independent music acts in the Third Ward community of Houston. The growth and interest of the festival grew into monthly events, and has now expanded to include film, music, visual arts, and artists Q&A/discussions.

For over ten years, Marc has worked on and produced independent film projects. He also produced and directed a documentary funded in part by the Houston Arts Alliance. Marc was named a finalist in the Chase Legacy Film Challenge sponsored by HBO, and his short comedy about the effects of gentrification on an African American neighborhood was screened in New York at HBO studios. Marc also enjoyed a well-received two year festival run with a short romantic comedy that he wrote, directed, and edited.

Monie has worked for over 10 years in several facets of production; in front of and behind the camera and curtains on various independent film and theatre projects in Texas and in New York City. She has also worked on numerous film projects, and has served as a select staff member for several festivals.

Monie believes in the power of the arts to bring communities together in fellowship. Through exposure and opportunity, the arts can educate people, opening them up to experiences and information they will not be found in traditional school curriculums, or in the media.

“Our roots are  what brings cultures together and reminds us that our basic human struggles, needs, and desires are what binds all mankind.”



The 4th Annual Our Image Film and Arts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, 2013 at Rice Media Center (located at the corner of University Blvd and Stockton, entrance #8 on the Rice University Campus).
The 2 Day All Inclusive Pass is your best value as programming hours are extended this year!

This year’s impressive line up opens on Friday night at 7pm with Saul Williams starring in the multi-award winning film TEY (Today)Saul Williams will be in attendance  (most will recall his 1998 film Slam).

An audience Q&A/Discussion with Mr. Williams follows the screening.


On Saturday, October 26th the festival opens at 11am with a fantastic short film series, as well as Houston films selected by submission, a panel discussion, and highly acclaimed feature length films.

FOOD TRUCKS!  Yes, there will also be food trucks on site at Rice Media Center on Saturday, so that attendees can grab a bite to eat in between activities.

ALSO, enjoy opening and closing receptions including appetizers, live music, dancing, and artwork.


Featured performers at the receptions include H.I.S.D., Amira3,  and Houston’s own DJ “Flash” Gordon Parks of Peace Uv Mine.

TICKETS: $30.00 for an All Inclusive 2 Day Pass (price goes up to $40.00 on Monday, October 14, 2013) http://oifa4.eventbrite.com/

$25.00 with Student I.D.


The Annual Our Image Film and Arts Festival has been showcasing some of the best and most diverse independent films from around the globe as well as some of the best local live music found in Houston since 2010. Each year the festival grows and we receive more film submissions, more musician inquiries, and an even larger audience attends.


Contact: info@ourimagefest.com 

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