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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.