ISFF Houston will be held April 1 & 2, 2023. We will center our programming around celebrating the Phi Slama Jama team from the 80’s. We will celebrate Houston’s influence on collegiate basketball and take a look back 40 years later on the ripple effects of the game against NC State. How a missed play ushered in one of the biggest sports charities in history, the V Foundation and one of the most impactful speeches ever made, by Jim Valvano at the ESPY Awards.


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Phi Slama Jama Kids Book

ISFF is partnering with Artist Donkee Boy and his “Young Art Pros” students to create an animated kids book that tells the story of the 1980’s UH basketball team, known as Phi Slama Jama. You can support our educational programming and these students by making a donation today!

Phi Slama Jama

 Join us at Levy Park on Sunday, April 2, 2023 for sports activities, art activities and a screening of Phi Slama Jama. This event is free and open to the public. We will have a soccer activation with Sphere soccer for kids and adults and coloring page activities starting at 6pm. Craft Creamery will provide free ice cream for kids at 6:40pm before our storytelling class. We will screen our animated kids book and the film Phi Slama Jama at 7:45pm. 

DonkeeBoy’s “Young Art Pros”

Sports Film Fest has been working with DonkeeBoy’s Young Art Pros students to create art that celebrates the Phi Slama Jama team from the 1980’s. These students have created an animated kids book with each page downloadable as a coloring page for kids across the country! These have also created unique Art Backboards that will be revealed this weekend. Please support our educational programming by making a donation today!

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum hosts ISFF Pop-up June 26 & 27th.

ISFF and the USOPM are partnering to present a film festival during the Hall of Fame Induction weekend. We will use film to explore the history of the Olympics and athletes achievements on and off the field.

ISFF X ASPEN January 2024

ISFF is hosting a pop-up film festival in Aspen January 2024. More details to come, join the party now! You can purchase tax-deductible tickets below. All proceeds will benefit ISFF’s nonprofit Through the Lens.

ISFF Aspen VIP Party

ISFF is hosting a VIP Fundraising with special guests. Proceeds from the event will go to ISFF’s nonprofit Through the Lens You can purchase tickets and make tax-deductible donations via the button below.

ISFF Aspen Presents: Dear Rider

ISFF x ASPEN presented Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story in Aspen on January 26, 2023. Celebrating the life and vision of snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter, this documentary details his story and how he propelled the sport into a global phenomenon. This included a discussion panel with Director Fern Villena and Producer Abby Young. Stay tuned for our 2024 programming!


ISFF is working on an animated kids book that tells the powerful story of Jake Burton.

Title IX 50th Anniversary

ISFF will hold virtual and in-person screenings in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.

A League of Their Own- Gender Equality

ISFF is partnering with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to present A League of Their Own on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release and as part of our celebration of women in sports for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. The screening was August 13, 2022 in the Brown Auditorium.


Our mission is to provide filmmakers with a platform to share impactful sports stories that will inspire and educate audiences.

Sports and Travel experiences

ISFF will be creating custom sports and travel experiences for our supporters. Stay tuned for more info!

Drive with ISFF

ISFF will be creating driving experiences with our partners. Stay tuned for more info!

Miracle Experience

ISFF will be hosting a cocktail reception at the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum prior to the screening. The film will be screened next to the actual scoreboard from the game!

Miracle is the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history — the 1980 United States ice hockey team’s triumphant Olympic victory against the Soviet Union.


We are telling a story through the films we select, taking our audience on a series of journeys through the human condition in sports.

Celebrity Sports Events

ISFF will partner with a local team or athlete to create a Celebrity sports event as a joint fundraiser for the athlete/team’s Foundation and ISFF’s charity, Through the Lens. Proceeds will be split 50/50. We will use the power of film to highlight these causes.

Access & Philanthropy

ISFF will partner with Athletes, Team & Foundations to screen short films & host sports activities that create greater access to sports in underprivileged communities.

We will partner to give philanthropic athletes a platform to raise awareness and revenue for their charitable causes.

Athlete Ambassadors

We will partner with athletes to create an Athlete Ambassador program. This will consist of levels of fundraising paired with creating content of their life and story. From kids books to a documentary film, the content we create will be powerful and impactful, sharing their story with their fans.

Filmmaking Workshop

ISFF is partnering with film students from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to create short films on the drivers and cars competing at the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.