SUNDAY, OCT 23

Price Center, 222 W. San Antonio St

 

 

10 AM - LONE STAR SHOWCASE BLOC 1

 

PUT IT ON ME (SMTX, 3min)

Transported to the dance floor, where the boy across the room cannot take his eyes off of you; music video for Tiera Deniell.

 

HOUSE (ATX, 11min)

Liza’s home is falling apart, parallel to the crumbling of her mental state; how can it be repaired?

 

INCLUDING DEATH (Dallas, 11min)

A sick young man seeks relief from his cold only to get much more than he bargained for.

 

WHAT STAYS BEHIND (ATX, 5min)

Haunted by horrible memories, the protagonist struggles to keep living after his wife's tragic death & the grief which accompanies.

 

STRINGS (Work-in-Progress screening; RGV, 13min)

Penny is offered a deal with the devil to make her dreams of superior musicianship come true.

 

GAL MANNS SKRIK (Bosque County, 15min)

The Bosque Film Society crafts a skillful narrative mashup based on Edvard Munch’s artwork "The Scream” while re-imagining scenes from a host of classic horror films.

 

THE PERFECT FIT (ATX, 16min)

An insecure teen dreads shopping for clothes with her judgmental mom; nothing ever seems to fit, but when she discovers the perfect top, a decision must  be made as to what constitutes true beauty.

 

STUCK WITH CHUCK (Buda, 24min)

Ethan is down on his luck when he finds a puppet who magically comes to life. 

 

Total runtime: 1hr 48min

Followed by Q&A with filmmakers, including Director Hannah Martinez (HOUSE); Director Anya Swanson (THE PERFECT FIT); Writer/Director Rodrigo Moreno-Fernandez (STRINGS) Director Joseph Santa Cruz (STUCK WITH CHUCK)



 

12:30 PM - LUCKY DOUG (Austin, 1hr 22min)

Upon learning his partner is pregnant, a door-to-door catfood salesman opts to become a millionaire, only to find out it's not quite as easy as suspected.

 

preceded by FIRST IMPRESSIONS (ATX, 9min)

Randall wants to impress his girlfriend & her friends at their weekly game night, but things don't quite go as planned.

 

preceded by JIMMY ARCURIO PRESENTS: REBEL WITHOUT A BEER (ATX, 18min)

Jimmy & his underground cart-racing style meet their match in rival Emilio Gonzales, a league veteran, sponsored by Target, who is seemingly unstoppable on the track.

 

Total runtime: 1hr 49min

followed by Q&A with filmmakers, including Screenwriter/Producer Taylor Fredricks (JIMMY ARCURIO); Director Eric Rousseau & Co-writer/Actor Doug Heinz; Director Michael Charron (FIRST IMPRESSIONS)



 

3:30 PM - SUNNY (Dallas, 1hr 3min)

Samuel is 17 years old, living out of hi s car & involved in organized crime; with only the memory of his Abuela & childhood friend to guide him, he has to choose quickly what kind of life he wants to live.

 

LAST DAY (Garland, 12min)

Doug Harris, fired from his sales job, returns for an exit interview with the HR director. It doesn't go well.

SHACKLES (Colorado, 7min)

Three friends get lost & set up camp near a masked killer: Sam Shackles.

 

BREAK (Carrollton, 12min)

A college student navigates how to best help her roommate who's clearly going through rough times.

 

THE EXPANDING HORIZON (ATX, 10min)

A teenager asks his drug-dealing classmate an unusual request.

ALL POINTS BULLETIN (ATX, 8min)

A film noir take on the hurdles of policing in Tinseltown; please note, this film contains nudity in a romantic, sexual context.

EXISTENTIAL WORMS/GUSANOS EXISTENCIALES (TexMex, 10min)

A mysterious traveler, in search of the meaning of his existence, journeys through the subconscious to find unexpected situations & answers.

 

Total runtime: 2hr 11min

followed by Q&A with filmmakers, including Director William Fields (BREAK); Director Robert Cantu (ALL POINTS BULLETIN); Director Christian Meola (THE EXPANDING HORIZON); Director Nain Leon (EXISTENTIAL WORMS/GUSANOS EXISTENCIALES)