The Price Center (indoor) - 222 W. San Anto St, San Marcos, TX

$5/film bloc; $10/venue day pass; $20 four-day venue badge


10 AM:  PERSIAN SHOWCASE: compilation of new Iranian short films

BORDERLESS (13 min); INHALE (20 min); THE PAIN OF THE SEA (9 min); WAR & PEACE (8 min);  VIOLET (15 min); EVEN AN HOUR LATER (7 MIN)

Sponsored by San Marcos Arts Commission & Mano Amiga

72 min, total


12:30 PM:  VIVE LE CINÉMA BLOC: new films, several animated, from France

RAGNARÖK (6 min); LAUNDROMATEARS (5 min); ASMAHAN THE DIVA (6 min); THE LAST CIGARETTE (6 min); ALL I KNEW (4 min); EOS (3 min); THE STORM (6 min); APOCALYPSE NOTES: MUSIC IS IN DANGER! (9 min); TWO OPTIONS (10 min); AFTER THE NIGHT (4 min); OASIS (7 min); JO & KESSY (17 min)

Sponsored by San Marcos Arts Commission & Mano Amiga

87 min, total


3 PM:   ALASKA BLOC: a short & feature pairing that only bear the 49th State in common


82 min, total -  followed by Q&A w/ Director/Writer/Producer Kyle Murphy 


Sponsored by San Marcos Arts Commission

ALASKA LONG HUNTERS follows a young pilot who flew into Alaska’s frontier arctic, but landed between a figurative rock and a hard place. Featuring front-seat thrills of bush planes & helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on earth, airborne among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers that only Alaska has to offer, this tale documents true-life accidents, comradeship, humor & heartbreak.













Cradled in a retro groove, titular VAMPIRE FOXES… FROM SPACE! descend upon Earthlings to replenish a dwindling blood supply on their home planet.


Lawn of Martindale River Cafe (outdoor) - 415 Main St, Martindale, TX













6:30 PM: Opening Night Screening (free to the public!):  A PERFECT WORLD (2hr 18 min)

Kevin Costner & Clint Eastwood square off in this 1993 manhunt drama, a Ranger scrambling after a convict & his child hostage across Texas backroads, with an extended action scene shot on the very site of our screening: magical downtown Martindale! 

Sponsored by Texas Film Commission & San Marcos Arts Commission


Historic auditorium of Martindale Social Hall (outdoor: walled but no roof, three blocks away) - 101 Lockhart St, Martindale, TX






9PM:   Mask Up! Buns Out! Western-Style Burlesque

presented by Dark Matter Productions

Featuring performances by: Fifi Switchblade, Annie Envy, Something Blue, Zenyth Gale & posse leader Frankie Blackheart; hosted by Kelly Stone

Sponsored by Center for the Study of the Southwest at TXST

Concert by Rollfast Ramblers, with free craft beer courtesy of AquaBrew, around 9 PM; burlesque afterward