We will post our 2017 lineup in September. In the meantime, please peruse our 2016 schedule to get a feel for what programming 2017 has in store.
The box office opens at 6 p.m. every night, with free popcorn and drinks in the lobby for all ticket-holders (provided by sponsor Stella Artois). The show begins at 7 p.m. and runs for about 90 minutes. Filmmaker Q&As on Thursday and Friday nights.
Wednesday (9/21): WHERE IN THE WORLD
The Candy Girl clandestine business has been operating smoothly in school until the principal infiltrates an undercover spy in the group. Would the infiltrator betray them?
Directed by Joshua Costea / CA / 14m 10s
"Bolos" is set to an reorganization of Antonín Dvořák's 12th String Quartet, written in North America in 1893. The Czech's folk composition inspired countless songs and soundtracks of Western movies in the 20th century and on.
Directed by Peche Roberts / US / 6m 5s
Thursday (9/22): ELSEWHERE, TX
Upon moving to a unfamiliar town, Ellie is overwhelmed by her new situation. Her family thinks its nerves but Ellie knows something isn't right. Plus, she is 90 percent sure the doll house in her bedroom just ate her brother. How many more family members have to disappear before someone believes her?
Directed by Keli Wolfe / TX / 15m
Ball is Life is the story of a young female basketball star on the verge of earning a Division I scholarship under the intense coaching of her overbearing father. But when her hoop dreams are jeopardized by an unplanned pregnancy, she must decide which is more important, Ball or Life?
Directed by Terry Bluez / TX / 7m 40s
Simon is trying to gain the attention of his high school crush, but when he is rejected, the school Masquerade dance becomes a night of terror.
Directed by Christian Loffer & Brandon Speights / TX / 9m 3s
Pech River Boys: Tales from Afghanistan provides a raw and real look into Operation Enduring Freedom through interviews and archival footage. These are the accounts from the men of Bravo Company / 3rd Platoon / 1-327IN.
Directed by Shannon and Jenny Fontenot / US / 6m 43s
Filmed in Israel, by an 11 year old young American film maker , Talia Cohen-Vigder, "Holiday of Holidays" documents the annual holiday festival at the primary school located in the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam, Israel's only purposely integrated community of Arabs and Jews.
Directed by Talia Cohen-Vigder / ISR / 4m 21s
Friday (9/23): EAST TEXAS ORIGINALS
Penny is a teenager who is struggling to be understood. She dreams of becoming a superstar actress, and it seems that everything is getting in the way. When things finally reach a breaking point, she decides to take her dreams into her own hands.
Directed by Ariandé King & Klancy Baker / TX / 13m
A vignette that captures the experience of a city's annual celebration rich in heritage and full of color through a medium that emulates memory itself.
Directed by Joseph Mallari / TX / 1m 36s
Saturday (9/24): Best of the Fest
Check back after each weeknight to see which films moved on to our Best of the Fest!
Moving on from Wednesday...
The Candy Girl
The Door to the Sun
Moving on from Thursday...
Moving on from Friday...
The Last Hope