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Friday, November 11 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
SHORT BLOCK: Texas Filmmakers presented by the Texas Film Commission

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SHORT BLOCK: Texas Filmmakers
presented by the Texas Film Commission

All Texas all day. This collection of short films originates from Texas filmmakers. Texas Forever! 

Why Pie?
 | Mark Birnbaum | 2 min

The Paris Coffee Shop is an iconic Fort Worth restaurant. Owner Mike Smith makes his famous pies every morning. (My Fort Worth Short Film Competition Winner, presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission)

Who Photographs the Photographers? | Joseph Anzaldua | 2 min

Photographers throughout our city capture milestone moments every day, but who tells their stories? (My Fort Worth Short Film Competition Runner-Up, presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission)

One for the Road
| USA | Drama | Mark Blitch | 7 min

A bickering brother and sister hit the road to reconnect after drifting apart over the years.

MotherBluesReunion2016 | USA | Documentary | Phil Mancillas | 14 min

The co-workers, musicians, and patrons of a Dallas nightclub from the 1970's reunite and reminisce.

Oracle | USA | Drama | Mayo Whaley | 13 min | World Premiere 

A massive collection of antique radios is the frequency through which a man revisits his past and faces the music.
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Hi, Karen | USA | Comedy | Jake H. Guy | 8 min

A fast talking young man's life comes to a head over four phone calls during a walk in the park. (Student Film)

Shelved | USA | Drama | Brooke Honcharik | 15 min

Jane and Peter have known each other since the 4th grade. Over the past 10 years, they have shared lunches and swapped spit but never exchanged feelings. When the pair decides to secretly spend the night in an antique shop, they determine the future of their relationship by being forced to face their past. (Student Film)
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Water from Stone | USA | Ben Masters | 8 min

David Bamberger has devoted the past 50 years of his life to restoring an overgrazed and abused Texas rangeland back to its native habitat. The result? Water from Stone.

The Resurrectionist | USA | Horror | Tim Stevens | 7 min

The year is 1868. Just four years after the Civil War, the South is in shambles. Texas, a wild and lawless place, has not been accepted back to the Union. The Klan terrorizes the swamps near the Louisiana Line. Tragedy strikes when a young voodoo priestess is killed by these evil men. Henri, her lover, goes to the Crossroads.
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Fair Games | USA | Comedy | Grant Moore | 10 min | North Texas Premiere

Harold attempts to save his failing relationship by dragging his girlfriend to the fair. The couple gets a lot more than they bargained for when they're mistaken for mob informants and kidnapped. The couple will have to use their wits to escape, if they ever realize they're in danger and not on a ride. (Student Film)

This is Home
| USA | Danny Clinch | 22 min

Two years ago Leon Bridges was working in a restaurant and as a regular on the open mic scene of his hometown Fort Worth, Texas. Since then his rise to fame has been meteoric, emerging as an acclaimed soul artist after captivating audiences around the world with his personal style and throwback sound. Now the singer of ‘Coming Home’ is doing just that, and he brings with him legendary rock photographer Danny Clinch. In THIS IS HOME, a short documentary created in partnership with Squarespace, we see Leon reflect on being away, hear how it’s changed him, and see him reconnect with the people and places that made him.

Q&A Following with Filmmakers in Attendance 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 200

*screening time & date subject to change 


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Chad Mathews

Executive Director, Lone Star Film Society
Filmmaker and founder of the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg, TX, Chad Mathews joined the LSFF team in 2015 as the organization's film society and festival director. Having worked as a screenwriter, actor and director, Chad spent 15 years in Los Angeles before moving... Read More →


Joseph Anzaldua

Joseph has been photographing weddings, portraits, and architecture since 2006, and in 2010, Ariel joined the team, making them a perfect match for the art of photography.Joseph and Ariel have been creating the best images for clients since they joined forces. Together, they provide... Read More →

Ariel Anzaldua

Joseph has been photographing weddings, portraits, and architecture since 2006, and in 2010, Ariel joined the team, making them a perfect match for the art of photography.Joseph and Ariel have been creating the best images for clients since they joined forces. Together, they provide... Read More →
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Mark Birnbaum

Producer/Director, Mark Birnbaum Productions
Mark Birnbaum’s films have probed, celebrated and exposed people to places and personalities from Nicaragua dancing with socialism to Tom DeLay dancing with the stars. His documentary, Stop the Presses: The American Newspaper in Peril, is “surprisingly inspiring, as it points... Read More →
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Jake Buchanan

Jake is Texas born and bred. He's been making films since he was 17 initially using the forward-facing camera on a MacBook Pro and his little brothers as actors. Now he has founded a production company called Collaborative Impulse which unifies filmmakers with video professionals... Read More →

Kelly Burns

Production Designer

Jake H. Guy


Andrew LoCoco

Andrew LoCoco is an actor and cinematographer, known for Shelved(2016), Worth (2015) and The Garden Sense (2016... Read More →

John Francis McCullagh

John Francis McCullagh was born in Merrick, New York, the youngest of four children. At only eight months old his family moved to Flower Mound, Texas and he has been there ever since. Growing up in an extremely creative family, full of music, art, and storytelling, John was inspired... Read More →

Chandler McGovern

Social Media Manager / Production Assistant at The Barber Shop Marketing
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Grant Moore

Writer / Director
Grant Moore is an award-winning filmmaker hailing from Dallas, Texas. Grant graduated with a B.S. in Film-Television-Digital Media from Texas Christian University and is currently earning his MFA in Directing at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Grant enjoys making people laugh and... Read More →

Tim Stevens

Tim Stevens first discovered his love for cinema at a young age watching classic gothic horror films like The Cabinet of Dr. Calegari and Nosferatu. It was a discovery that film could be art and take audiences to places they never imagined. Tim continued his love of film by attending... Read More →

Jason Walter Vaile

Jason Walter Vaile is a writer and producer, known for iShine KNECT(2009), New Year's Resolutions (2013) and Static (2012... Read More →
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Mayo Whaley

Writer/Director/Editor, Railyard Films
2019 AFF Semifinalist Script: EUCHARIST Director/Editor: Untitled Feature Length Documentary on Political Cartoonist, Pat Oliphant. (in production)Director/Editor: Untitled Feature Length Documentary on The Rise and Fall of Water Skiing. (in production)Writer/Director/Editor: ORACLE... Read More →

Danielle Wheeler

Danielle Wheeler is an actress and producer, known for Exit Speed (2008), Myself According to I (2015) and Aria Appleton (2016). She has been married to Brendon Wheeler since September 2, 2011... Read More →

Friday November 11, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102