Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY (9/21): WHERE IN THE WORLD

THE CANDY GIRL

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

 

4242

'4242' is the story of a young female immigrant, a story of a teenager's anguish who is trying to redefine her identity after being forced to leave home.

Directed by Sara Eustáquio / PT / 11m 12s

 

THE DOOR TO THE SUN

The night inflects in growth and the days clean your face.
You step through a door to the sunlight.

Directed by Julie Annlie / DK / 10m

 

BOLOS

"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

 

ELLIE

Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.

Directed by Morgana McKenzie / TX / 7m 15s

 

OF GODS AND BELLS

A unique exploration of the hidden, magical world of classical Indian dance in a seemingly modern and suburban environment.

Directed by Alexia Salingaros / US / 5m

 

WHEN YOU FADE

A woman dying of Alzheimer's struggles to grasp onto her memories as her husband guides her on a mental journey through her subconscious.

Directed by Andres Rovira / US / 14m

 

THE HOOK

A washed up fighter gives young Ed a boxing lesson that changes both their lives forever.

Directed by Nick Flügge / UK / 10m 20s

 

CUL-DE-SAC

A private detective has his stake-out ruined by his sister intent on staging an intervention into his life.

Directed by Nick Flügge / UK / 12m

 

THURSDAY (9/22): ELSEWHERE, TX

THE DOLLHOUSE

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

 

ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

Two teenagers try to bury a body hours before prom, all while quoting Bob Dylan's 'All Along the Watchtower'.

Directed by Adam Karlson / TX / 7m

 

AFTER TONES

A young man remembers a moment in his past as he struggles to find a place in his future.

Directed by Raymond Zrike / TX / 10m 53s

 

BALL IS LIFE

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

 

TAKE THAT!

A boys normal day is interrupted when presented the task to protect an agent from an unfriendly follower.

Directed by Christopher Greening / TX / 4m 34s

 

KATHAROS

Haunted by his past, a tortured boy turns to KATHAROS, a dream therapist to overcome his trauma.

Directed by Evan Obrien / TX / 4m 59s

 

MASQUERADE

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

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

 

SHARKHEAD MAN: THE REBOOTING OF ALE

A story of sweet liberation:
Full of brainwashed bots, fake blood and bad beer.

Directed by Patrick Perkins & Dylan Voisard / US / 5m

 

RECOMMENDED READING

When you’re tongue-tied over a pretty girl, it helps to have timeless authors spell it out for her.

Directed by Justin Reese & Kenny Rigsby / TX / 7m

 

HOLIDAY OF HOLIDAYS

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

THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF

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

 

BATTLE OF THE FLOWERS

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

 

NO LOOKING BACK

Two Ex-lovers have a chance meeting at a coffee shop and reflect on their past while with other loved ones.

Directed by Robert Shumaker / TX / 8m 37s

 

THE FALL

After awaking from a strange dream, a man struggles with doubt to propose to his longtime girlfriend before an opera recital.

Directed by Taylor Cullinane / TX / 10m 30s

 

ROUND ONE

Round One is an intimate observational documentary about an amateur boxer's first professional fight, and his life in and out of the ring.

Directed by Kenny Rigsby / TX / 14m 37s

 

DON'T RUN AWAY

A boy runs away from his father and reaches a point in the road where he has to make a choice. Will he cross the fence? Or will he return home?

Directed by Grayson Lackey / TX / 6m 32s

 

THE LAST HOPE

These woods may be bleak and cold, but are they without hope?

Directed by Grayson Lackey / TX / 15m 51s

 

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

Ellie

Cul-de-sac

Moving on from Thursday...

The Dollhouse

Moving on from Friday...

Round One

The Last Hope