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2019 West Texas Film Festival

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Harlan D. Whatley

Harlan D. Whatley is the Festival Director and President of the West Texas Film Festival. He holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an  MA in English from the University of Texas Permian Basin.  Whatley has directed and produced several award-winning documentaries. He enjoys French New Wave cinema and Spaghetti Westerns and has traveled to over 25 foreign countries. Whatley is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Odessa College in Odessa, TX and resides in Midland, TX.