The box office opens at 6 p.m. every night, with free drinks in the lobby for all ticket-holders (provided by sponsor Stella Artois). The show begins at 7 p.m. and runs for about 80 minutes.
Thursday (10/11): The young
A documentary about a man who is learning to live again after becoming blind and paralyzed due to the effects of neurosarcoidosis.
Directed by Rhett Goldman / United States / 7m 0s
With the aim of obtaining a valuable guitar, the thief hypnotizes the mafia boss, who possesses the instrument.
Directed by Maxim Frumkin / Russia / 10m 0s
Dime is a short film about Detective Marshall Bolton as he investigates the murder of his brother and possible ties to the Sicilian mafia. Marshall soon uncovers a dark twist about his family.
Directed by Hunter Hudson / United States / 11m 54s
Dissolution follows the difficult decisions a young woman must make after witnessing her mother's act of infidelity. Should she be honest, rid herself of guilt, and destroy her family? Or protect her happiness, family unit, and her father's world at all costs?
Directed by Sydney Holt / United States / 3m 43s
Perry, a High School student, must overcome the haunting of the mysterious figure known as Mr. Anxious.
Directed by Zane Hill / United States / 7m 0s
Being the new kid can be tough. From making new friends to finding your way around the school Alex finds out this is nothing compared to the chimerical world of bus 44. From the popular crowd to the just plain weird what goes on behind those tinted windows will help her find out who she is and what friendship really means. The wheels on the bus go round and round!
Directed by Olivia Carter / United States / 7m 13s
After being given a second chance at life Collin Roberts strives to do better but life doesn't go easy. He is struggling with debt along with other issues and is given a choice that is life changing.
Directed by Adam Palacios / United States / 13m 38s
Friday (11/12): Where in the world
In an post-apocalyptic landscape, a loner trying to live by a moral code faces his ultimate challenge when he finds a woman working alone in a garden.
Directed by C.W. Johnson Jr / United States / 14m 16s
A dental assistant is afraid that a patient might bite off her finger.
Directed by Samantha McDanel / United States / 6m 37s
On the morning he leaves his fiancé, a man is visited by a representation of guilt in the form of those he's previously left behind.
Directed by Carson Bailie / United States / 10m 0s
Despite of what we are, what species we belong to, and where we live, the depletion of habitat depletes us too. Complex forms "obey to" the circumstances, "adapt” and "exist.”
Directed by Dante Rustav & Hristina Belousova / Uzbekistan / 6m 5s
Driven, is the story a young racer's determination to make it to the top. The world of Autosports is incredibly competitive, and costly. The road to success is long, and winding, but Bryce Cornet and his family know that there is no substitute for dedication, and drive.
Directed by Trevor Rogers / United States / 12m 20s
Free Art Friday is a worldwide phenomenon that has had great positive impact in the lives of those who participate in it. Atlanta, Georgia happens to have one the largest active communities in the world. Local artists regularly drop pieces of their art around the city of Atlanta for anyone and everyone to find.
Directed by Sean Osorio / United States / 10m 2s
A woman was living in a village with her two small kids. The thieves want to rob her cattle but she finds it out.
Directed by Mirabbas Khosravinezhad / Iran / 12m 0s
A yuppie investor scouts real estate opportunities in an "up and coming" part of town, where he encounters a series of begrudging locals.
Directed by Michael Charron / United States / 9m 39s
Ferdig dreams of catching a mermaid and making her his wife. But this is no ordinary mermaid...
Directed by Nick Flügge / England / 7m 20s
A young man with a passion for pleasant aromas is lured into the underground world of book sniffing.
Directed by Kyle Lavore / United States / 11m 29s
Everyone has got a ticket for this ship but it sails... always at different times.
Directed by Hristina Belousova / Uzbekistan / 1m 23s
The indecisive story of a girl who ran from her past.
Directed by Azadeh Ghochagh / Iran / 5m 0s
Saturday (11/13): TEXAS ORIGINALS - Community Partner: Texas Film Commission
Molly's hesitations about having children are troubling her life and her dreams. Her husband, Danny, is ready for kids, and Molly doesn't want to ruin his excitement. At a barbecue with friends and family, Molly must navigate the gauntlet of pressures from her loved ones, who all have children of their own. She must find the courage to tell Danny how she feels before her fears damage her relationship with her husband beyond repair.
Directed by Isaa Currie / Frisco / 11m 6s
Based on a true story of high-school student Taylor Pace who has a hobby unbelievable to most.
Directed by Dawn Burgess / Tyler / 9m 55s
Hal and Nan, married for what seems like forever, say 'goodnight' for the very last time.
Directed by Mark Davidson / Houston / 14m 8s
During a routine night of trick-or-treating, a young couple’s fear of the unexpected becomes a reality.
Directed by Shaheer Naqvi / Euless / 9m 24s
There were over 27 trans murders in the United States alone in 2017, with very little mainstream press. This film stars trans actress Krystal Summers as Karen, a trans woman on her last day alive.
Directed by Cinna Monroe / Dallas / 7m 32s
Heartbroken and high from huffing gasoline, a psychotic fuel tanker driver plots revenge on the girl that broke his heart, her whole family, and their dog.
Directed by Allen Phillips & Trampas Smith / De Kalb / 12m 39s
A young girl and her boyfriend mysteriously go missing on a drive form Dallas to Amarillo.
Directed by Brett Bentman / Dallas / 9m 48s
When the Rodriguez family is left with uncertainty of their loved one, they must discover how to hold on to their faith.
Directed by Brett Bentman / Fort Worth / 15m 0s
This is a documentary that follows a nine year old boy as he finds out what it takes to become a professional athlete.
Directed by Derrick Alexander / Conroe / 12m 0s
When Randall Lipshitz is finally cast in a small production, his one and only dream is crushed when he experiences a bad case of stage fright.
Directed by Dawn Burgess / Tyler / 11m 50s
A man and child brave the woods in search of sanctuary after an unknown tragedy. As their journey forces them deeper in, they discover a greater evil in the woods.
Directed by Gabe Villarreal / Tyler / 5m 38s
In a film industry in which actors of Arab or Muslim origin are routinely cast as terrorists, one man stands a chance to wrong the rights, er, um, right the wrongs.
Directed by Bentley Brown & Nathan Danskey / Texas / 6m 20s
La Llorona (The Crying Woman) Is a legendary ghost prominent in folklore Spanish America. This myth has a tendency to take aspects of an urban legend and is present throughout Mexican culture. According to the tradition, La Llorona is the ghost of woman who lost her children and now cries while looking for them in the river, often causing misfortune to those who are near or hear her.
Directed by Isaac Rodriguez / Texas / 2m 16s
Join us for the Wrap Up Party at ETX Brewing Company right after for some good music, food, drinks, and mingling with the filmmakers and other film enthusiasts. Everyone receives a 10% discount on food and a 20% discount on beer and wine.
Sunday (11/14): Best of the Fest
Audience Favorite -
CBS19 Promising East Texas Young Filmmaker -
Art of Peace Award -
Young Filmmakers -
Texas Original -
Best of the Fest -