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Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase

Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase

Lone Star Cinema @ 2:00 p.m.

The Houston Film Commission presents the best of Texas-made short films from their annual showcase. Curated by Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Director of Houston Film Commission.

Alternative Math
David Maddox, 2017, USA, 9 min

A well-meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.

An Uncertain Future
Iliana Sosa and Chelsea Hernandez, 2017, USA, 11 min

In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers—one undocumented and one US citizen—must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump. Winner of CineFestival’s 2018 Premio Mesquite for Best Short Documentary.

The Backup Plan
Daniel Earney, 2017, USA, 27 min

When a down-on-his-luck single father faces eviction, he begins stealing catalytic converters to save his home.

Calling
Artemis Anastasiadou, 2017, USA, 16 min


Valeria, a Mexican American seamstress and mother of an intellectually challenged man is sexually assaulted one night by her employer. The film explores the next few hours after the event, the struggles of Valeria to take care of her son till she makes the final call.

Caroline
Celine Held and Logan George, 2018, USA, 12 min

When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.

The Heights
Ryan Booth and Henry Proegler, 2017, USA, 22 min

A promising musical duo tries to avoid a meltdown before the biggest show of their career.

Liquid Soul
Allen Phillips, 2018, USA, 13 min

Heartbroken and high on huffing gasoline, a psychotic fuel tanker driver plots revenge on the girl that broke his heart, her whole family, and their dog.

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