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Wednesday, November 9
 

10:00am

Welcome Table / Badge Pick-up
THIS IS YOUR FILM FESTIVAL CHECK-IN SPOT.

Located in the lobby of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, this is your first stop before beginning your Lone Star Film Festival experience.  

At this desk, you will be able to pick-up your All-Access Badge(s), purchase walk-up All-Access Badge(s), grab a LSFF program and check out LSFF merchandise.   

* if you are planning to attend an individual screening and are looking to purchase a single ticket, please proceed directly to the venue for your program.  Individual tickets are sold at-the-door of each screening location. Single ticket $10.

Welcome Desk / All-Access Badge Pick-up Hours:
Wednesday, November 9 - 10am - 7pm
Thursday, November 10 - 10am - 7pm
Friday, November 11, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, November 12, 10am-7pm
Sunday, November 13, 10am-12noon
 
Haven't purchased your All-Access Badge yet?  What are you waiting for?  Badges are available online now.

Wednesday November 9, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Lobby - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Thursday, November 10
 

10:00am

Welcome Table / Badge Pick-up
THIS IS YOUR FILM FESTIVAL CHECK-IN SPOT.

Located in the lobby of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, this is your first stop before beginning your Lone Star Film Festival experience.  

At this desk, you will be able to pick-up your All-Access Badge(s), purchase walk-up All-Access Badge(s), grab a LSFF program and check out LSFF merchandise.   

* if you are planning to attend an individual screening and are looking to purchase a single ticket, please proceed directly to the venue for your program.  Individual tickets are sold at-the-door of each screening location. Single ticket $10.

Welcome Desk / All-Access Badge Pick-up Hours:
Wednesday, November 9 - 10am - 7pm
Thursday, November 10 - 10am - 7pm
Friday, November 11, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, November 12, 10am-7pm
Sunday, November 13, 10am-12noon
 
Haven't purchased your All-Access Badge yet?  What are you waiting for?  Badges are available online now.

Thursday November 10, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Lobby - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

A Brilliant Genocide

A Brilliant Genocide | Australia | Documentary | Ebony Butler | 75 min

A Brilliant Genocide is the untold story of how an African dictator has been able to commit mass murder and still get a regular audience at The White House and 10 Downing Street. It comes at a critical time in Uganda's history when Gen. Museveni, in power for 30 years, has just been re-elected in another sham election, while his main opposition, and key character in the film, was arrested and put in jail.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50
 
*screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director


Thursday November 10, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

SHORT BLOCK: Veritable Smorgasbord
SHORT BLOCK: Veritable Smorgasbord

Enjoy a collection of shorts that our programmers picked out but couldn't quite find a place for. You'll see some film noir, war drama, and humorous shorts in this unique block. 

Easy Life | USA | Drama | Boris Diaw | 11 min | Texas Premiere

The story of a father attempting to make his rebellious son understand how easy his life is compared to other kids in the world. To get his message across, he tells a vivid story of a little boy in Africa being turned into a child soldier.
IMDb

Barney Strong | USA | Comedy | Ben Kujawski | 28 min | World Premiere

Barney Strong is a promising young salesman on the road with seasoned veterans Harley and Merle. A life of slinging frivolous appliances, living in sleazy motels, and preying on defenseless suburbanites has made Barney question his purpose. When Barney attempts to pursue a customer's daughter, his mentors begin to play tug of war over his destiny.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Blue Borsalino | UK | Thriller | Mark Lobatto | 16 min | North Texas Premiere

When his first and only client wakes from a coma, a retired private investigator reveals a secret that has cast a shadow over his life for close to fifty years.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Well Aware World | USA | Documentary | Brad Feeser | 23 min

Austin, Texas-based non-profit, Well Aware, proves that to make an impact, it takes a village. Follow local documentarian and filmmaker, Brad Feeser, along with a group of like-minded passionate souls, as they travel to Kenya, Africa to deliver sustainable water solutions to those in need.
Trailer | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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: 83
 
*screening time & date subject to change  

 


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.

Speakers
PC

Perla Calvo

Producer
Director Buddy Calvo and Producer Perla Rivera started Machina Cinema in 2006. They began working on two short films written by Calvo earning them official selections in the San Antonio Film Festival and the 2007 SA48HR Audience Award. Calvo also worked as dailies editor and music supervisor. Rivera served as an associate producer on My Dog the Champion and since then Machina Cinema has worked closely with the Nations.
TC

Trevor Clifford

Born in Long Island, New York I began to make films in 2006. I attended New York’s School of Visual Arts, graduating in 2012. While attending SVA, I filmed a short segment for the “Keep Manhasset Beautiful Campaign”. Following my graduation I formed the production company “Famous Oldie” alongside my collaborators Trevor Clifford and Matt Newby. In 2013 we won the Rising Star Award from Vancouver’s Canada... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Cast, Well Aware
Sarah Evans is the founder and Executive Director of Well Aware and the founder and CEO of Aurora Global. Evans began her professional life as a securities lawyer but launched her career in international development working with communities in emerging nations to establish safe and sustainable water infrastructure as a foundation for growth and prosperity. Through this work, her team-building and her dedication to realistic solutions, she has... Read More →
avatar for Brad Feeser

Brad Feeser

Independent Producer, Hearty Films
Independent video producer interested in Artists, Athletics, Education, Food and Travel.
MN

Matt Newby

Actor
Matt Newby is an actor and writer, known for Woods Baseball (2013), Bear Binko's Binko's Bear Mace (2014) and Barney Strong (2016).



Thursday November 10, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

SHORT BLOCK: The Heavy Sh*t
SHORT BLOCK: The Heavy Sh*t

Sometimes we have to be a little more serious. These shorts take on heavy issues and bring them to light in a variety of ways. You will be amazed at what these dark films have to offer. 


Blackface | USA | Drama | Shanrica Evans | 11 min | Texas Premiere

Blackface/minstrel actor Henry Roberts becomes the victim of a hate crime in his small Southern town due to a tragic case of mistaken identity. (Student Film)
IMDb | Facebook


[solitary] | USA | Drama | Derek J. Pastuszek | 17 min | Texas Premiere

Locked away in an American prison's solitary confinement unit, an inmate fights to stay human while forced to endure the compounding psychological effects of long-term isolation. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


The Captain: A Bond of Brotherhood Forged in War
| USA | Documentary | Spencer Millsap | 24 min

If someone saved your life during war, would you go back into a danger zone many years later to help that man? The Captain, an Iraqi army officer who fought in the Iraq War alongside American forces, is now in refugee limbo. He fled his home country out of concern for his family's safety amid the spread of ISIS, but he's unable to get U.N. refugee status. U.S. Iraq War veteran Chase Millsap, who credits this man for saving his life during the war, heads to the Captain's current home in a dangerous part of Turkey. Both call each other "brother."
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


The Lot | USA | Drama | Russell Blanchard | 15 min | Texas Premiere

When a lonely cafe owner struggles to help an outcast boy build a fort on a blighted lot, their project and budding friendship is threatened by a city ordinance.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


The Land of Exodus | USA | Crime | Skinner Myers | 11 min

Obed, a Mexican street kid with hopes of making it to America, leads a recently kidnapped American teenager to the Mexico/United States border
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook


Los Niños Sicarios | USA | Crime | Rob Lambert | 10 min | Texas Premiere

Los Niños Sicarios, refers to the child hitmen working for Mexican drug cartels. Along the Southwestern border states, the most desired recruits are Mexican-American teenage boys. After 9 months of military training, the boys are released back into U.S. communities and are 'on call' for specific targets.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Q&A Follwing 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: 69

*screening time & date subject to change  
 

Moderators
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Programmer, Lone Star Film Festival
I am a second year programmer for the Lone Star Film Festival as well as a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Additionally, I serve as film critic for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and write reviews online at cinematicconsiderations.com.

Speakers
CM

Chase Millsap

Chase Millsap is a producer and actor, known for The Captain: A Bond of Brotherhood Forged in War (2016) and Call of Duty Players Try Military Combat Gear (2015).
SM

Spencer Millsap

Director/Producer
My name is Spencer and I am a photographer and filmmaker. My primary focus is on editorial work, be it environmental/cultural issues, or adventure travel. My education and experiences have taken me from barren west Texas to the eastern shore of Tanzania and back again.  I was a participant in the XXII Eddie Adams Workshop, photo intern for World Picture Network & the Obama Administration’s White House Photo... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

SHORT BLOCK: Kids #1
SHORT BLOCK: Kids #1

This block of shorts is fun for the entire family. Bring your kids and enjoy some fun shorts!


Heard | USA | Animation | David Howard | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Heard is an animated short film following a frustrated artist’s journey through his own artistic development as he struggles to find his voice in a world built on silence.  The film showcases the digital 2D animation process beginning with rough visuals building to full-color animation. This process evolves to greater illustrate the character's growth and progression of his journey. (Student Film)
Trailer | Website


Marty: A Wild West Neverland | USA | Western | Vu Hoang |16 min | Texas Premiere

Marty: A Wild West Neverland is an adventure-fantasy set in a world inhabited by only kids. Marty and Dee cross paths with the ruthless One-Eyed Johnny and the Krimson Kids where they experience the harsh realities of tyranny and violence in the West.

Trailer | IMDb | Website  | Twitter


Asteroid | Canada | Sci-Fi |Kristina Mileska | 11 min | Texas Premiere

A young girl's fantasy adventure with her grandfather allows her to come to terms with his illness. (Student Film)
IMDb


Dust Buddies | USA | Animation | Beth Tomashek & Sam Wade | 4 min

Dust Buddies is a story about the friendship between two dust bunnies, Fuzz and Lint, who live peacefully under a couch. When an evil maid comes to clean the house and sucks Fuzz into her vacuum, Lint must overcome his fears and set out to rescue his friend. (Student Film)
Trailer | Facebook 

Frankenstein's Light | USA | Fantasy | Saad Nawab | 14 min | Texas Premiere

When a distraught girl discovers Frankenstein's Monster has escaped from the movies, she has to save him or risk losing her grandfather. (Student Film)
IMDb | Website | Facebook 

The Beginning of the End | USA | Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth | 3 minutes

Two friends check on a sick buddy, only to find something not right with him or the house he lives in. 

Q&A following with Filmmakers in attendance

Individual ticket: This screening is FREE.  All ages are welcome.
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change   


Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Speakers
avatar for David Howard

David Howard

Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator
I work as a freelance story artist and animator in New York by way of Atlanta where I earned an MFA in Animation from SCAD. With a focus on storytelling, I am constantly searching for new and interesting ways of exploring the written and visual narrative. Feel free to bend my ear on story, filmmaking, animation, storyboarding, or how much you'd like to give me comically large sacks of money.



Thursday November 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:15pm

Godspeed - The Race Across America

Godspeed - The Race Across America | USA | Documentary | Martin Butler | 119 min

TEXAS PREMIERE 

Humble sportscaster/plane crash survivor joins forces with ultra-competitive CEO in the world's most grueling endurance race. Driven by their shared convictions, they cycle 3,000+ miles nonstop, battling opponents, extreme terrain/weather, inner demons and occasionally each other.  Godspeed is a documentary about the world's most difficult bicycle race. Every summer the world’s top cyclists, both Amateur and Professional, gather in San Diego for The Race Across America. The ultimate test of human endurance. Racers compete 24 hours a day for 7 days covering 3000 miles of deserts, mountains and plains. Discover what it takes to overcome physical exhaustion, mental delusion and sleep deprivation as the film goes behind the scenes with the first time race team of Brad Cooper and Jerry Schemmel. Cooper, an IronMan triathlete will team up with ultra-cyclist and sportscaster Jerry Schemmel of the Colorado Rockies to compete in the two-person over 50 division. With alternating shifts or pulls, they will attempt to pedal 168 hours non-stop to the finish line in Annapolis MD to raise money for the orphans of Haiti.
Trailer | Website | Facebook

Director Martin Butler and Director of Photography Davis Butler will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83

*screening time & date subject to change


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.

Speakers
DB

Davis Butler

Director of Photography



Thursday November 10, 2016 5:15pm - 7:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

Lone Star Film Festival BALL
The Biggest Film Event of the Year

The 10th annual Lone Star Film Festival BALL takes place at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel.  This fundraising event benefits the Lone Star Film Society which is a 501(c)3 non-profit film society dedicated to film programs and film education in Fort Worth.

The Ball is a special ticketed event.  Table and seat options are available online for a limited time.


Thursday November 10, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ball Room - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00pm

Filmmakers Lounge WELCOME RECEPTION
Filmmakers' Lounge WELCOME RECEPTION*
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission

It's your first night in Fort Worth and you're looking to meet some friendly filmmakers before going over to the LSFF Ball - AFTER PARTY (just down the hall of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel).  Well, this is the spot for you.  The only hitch, you have to have an All-Access Badge to gain access to the lounge, so register for one today.  

All-Access Badge holders have priority access to screenings, the Film Awards and Cocktail Reception and the Fort Worth Film Commission Filmmakers' Lounge.

*All-Access Badge is required




Thursday November 10, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:30pm

Homestate

Homestate | USA | Drama | David Hickey | 85 min
presented by Orchard Theater of Texas (OTX)

NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE

'Homestate' depicts a week in the life of a seemingly run-of-the-mill family. Harvey struggles to keep his new business afloat, at any cost, amidst the uncertain economy. Crystal is a full-time mom who keeps Pearl, their 10 year old daughter, on schedule and manages the household responsibilities. When Josh, Crystal’s troubled brother, shows up with no place to go, the balance of their routine is thrown into disarray. This unexpected addition to the family sets off a series of events that exposes underlying issues, inadequacies and suspicions which threaten the foundation of their family ties.
TrailerIMDb | Facebook | Twitter  

Filmmakers David Hickey and Blaise Miller will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BEFORE THE SHOW:
“Spirit of the Trail: An Exclusive Sneak Preview” – The newly formed Orchard Theatre of Texas (OTX), under the Artistic Direction of Executive Producer Jim Covault (formerly of Stage West) presents a spirited “trailer” of its inaugural production.  Spirit of the Trail, a musical celebration of the heart and soul of the Chisholm Trail on its 150th anniversary, will premiere in Fort Worth April 6, 2017 and run through April 23.  Come get a live – and lively! – sneak preview of the big event at the Lone Star Film Festival.

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  

Moderators
RA

Richard Allen

Richard J. Allen is Professor in Film-Television-Digital Media. He won Emmy Awards in 2001 and 2002 as Associate Writer for CBS’s daytime drama, As the World Turns. Formerly he was Head Writer at NBC’s Days of Our Lives and has also written for ABC’s General Hospital, One Life to Live and NBC’s Another World. In addition to his Emmy Awards, Richard also received an Emmy nomination in 1987 for Days of Our Lives. Richard... Read More →

Speakers
DH

David Hickey

Director
David Hickey was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. He wrote and performed numerous one-man shows and directed theatre in New York City and Texas before turning his attention to filmmaking. He has served on the faculty of Southwest Texas State University Theatre Program. David is a member of the Directors Guild of America. Hickey's film "Baghdad Texas" won Outstanding International Feature... Read More →
BM

Blaise Miller

Writer/Producer
A military brat, Blaise bounced around the country with his family before they put down roots in Virginia. After receiving his B.A in Theater, Blaise packed up his things and moved to the Windy City. While in Chicago he gained extensive stage time at Second City and IO. In 2005, after 4 years of writing and acting in shows, he decided that it was time to make the move to Los Angeles. Blaise has established himself as a working actor, carving a... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00pm

The Wedding Invitation

The Wedding Invitation | USA | Comedy | Rainy Kerwin | 90 min

TEXAS PREMIERE

The Wedding Invitation is the story of three best friends and their plight to find dates to the wedding of a lifetime. They have one week to track down their crushes and turn them into plus-ones. Their mission, splattered with drunken-dry-heaving, walk-of-shame moments will require them to break all of the Dating 101 rules to make it happen. Why this week? Because it’s the week that they stop waiting for men to choose them. This is the week they take back their control. This week they make their own fate! It's awkward and embarrassing and cringeworthy, but with a dose of courage, the support of their girlfriends, and a few shots of tequila anything is possible!

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Filmmaker Rainy Kerwin will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83
 
*screening time & date subject to change  

Moderators
CS

Claire Summers

Wes Anderson's secret love child.

Speakers
avatar for Rainy Kerwin

Rainy Kerwin

Writer-Director-Producer, Its Raining Films
I'm the writer, director, producer and lead actress in the feature film The Wedding Invitation. I'm also an advocate for female writers & directors in Hollywood & the founder of BuyWomen.com - A site dedicated to driving audiences to films by women.



Thursday November 10, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:30pm

Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America

Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America | USA | Documentary | Al Reinert

His passion for birds carried him across a continental wilderness to observe them in their natural habitat, and his skills as an artist and observer immortalized them and their environment to remind and inspire us two centuries later. A singular visionary in frontier America, Audubon was the godfather of today’s conservation movement.

Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America is the story of a rare man and the wild creatures he loved. His obsession cost him and his family dearly, but his work influenced every generation of nature lover that came after him, from Thoreau to Teddy Roosevelt, and has helped to preserve a small portion of the wild lands he explored and documented. 

The legacy of Audubon is as timeless and vital as his art, and this film is an effort to appreciate him as he deserves.
Trailer | Website 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50 


Moderators
AW

Andrew Walker

Walker, 46, currently serves as the assistant director for curatorial affairs and curator of American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, a position he has held for six years. He is responsible for collection development; acquisition, exhibitions and program management; and fundraising and donor development. Overseeing eight curatorial departments, he has organized five special exhibitions in his tenure at the museum, including major... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30pm

Shortwave

Shortwave | USA | Sci-Fi | Ryan Gregory Phillips | 96 min

NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE

After suffering the loss of their only child, Josh and Isabel Harris relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken relationship. After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing hallucinations and visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel’s health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister into their new home.

Trailer | IMDb | Facebook 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

*screening time & date subject to change   


Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director


Thursday November 10, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00pm

Lone Star Film Festival - AFTER PARTY

Following the conclusion of the Lone Star Film Festival Ball, the Worthington Renaissance Hotel Ballroom will open up to include film fans interested in mingling with filmmakers, celebrities and Fort Worth’s most influential cultural supporters.

Tickets to the AFTER PARTY include drinks (open bar) and dessert, music and dancing.

  • Purchasing a ticket to the AFTER PARTY does not include access to the Lone Star Film Festival Ball.
  • AFTER PARTY starts at 10pm following the conclusion of the LSFF Ball.
  • LSFF Ball tickets include access to the AFTER PARTY.  No additional ticket is needed to be purchased if you are attending the Ball. 

CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket to the LSFF Ball - AFTER PARTY
(limited amount available)


Thursday November 10, 2016 10:00pm - Friday November 11, 2016 12:30am
Grand Ball Room - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:30pm

Concealed

Concealed | Australia | Crime | Shane T. Hall | 86 min

TEXAS PREMIERE

Max, a struggling actor living in South Africa, has flown into Sydney, Australia for the audition of his life. As soon as he lands things start to go horribly wrong when his girlfriend Sallie disappears. Frustrated with the police’s lack of progress in finding her, Max embarks on a desperate search with the help of childhood friend Richard. The pair’s search pushes them to both external and internal extremities in their desperate plight to find Sallie.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

Q&A with Director Shane T. Hall after the screening.

*screening time & date subject to change
 
 

Moderators
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Programmer, Lone Star Film Festival
I am a second year programmer for the Lone Star Film Festival as well as a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Additionally, I serve as film critic for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and write reviews online at cinematicconsiderations.com.

Speakers
ST

Shane T. Hall

Director & Writer of "Concealed."



Thursday November 10, 2016 10:30pm - Friday November 11, 2016 12:00am
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:45pm

Lost Solace

Lost Solace | Canada | Thriller | Chris Scheuerman | 106 min

TEXAS PREMIERE

After taking a new form of ecstasy, a psychopath goes through a mind-bending trip causing him to feel and question his morality for the first time.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
WF

William F. Reed

William F. Reed was born on September 23, 1979 in Carmichael, California, USA as William F. Reed IV. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Man in the Booth (2013) and Captive(2012)


Thursday November 10, 2016 10:45pm - Friday November 11, 2016 11:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Friday, November 11
 

9:00am

Filmmakers Lounge OPEN
LSFF Filmmakers' Lounge
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission

Throughout the run of the Lone Star Film Festival, all-access badge holders have access to the lounge during hours of operation where they can network with filmmakers and moviegoers, enjoy happy hours and live music and participate in film industry panel discussions.

*All-Access Badge is required


 

Friday November 11, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

PANEL: Friday's Meet the Filmmakers

MEET THE FILMMAKERS - stories from the filmmakers themselves
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission

Every November Fort Worth welcomes filmmakers from around the world.  Take a moment to hear from the filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s Lone Star Film Festival. 

Pinnacle Bank is a proud supporter of the Fort Worth Film Commission's Filmmakers' Lounge at the Lone Star Film Festival.

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 


Moderators
TP

Tom Provost

Tom Provost wrote the screenplay for Under Suspicion, a thriller starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, adapted from the French film, Garde A Vu. The screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote, directed and produced the independent feature The Presence, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West and Justin Kirk. The movie won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Director, CB Films
Filmmaker
avatar for Grey Cusack

Grey Cusack

Grey Cusack is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Earlier this year, she completed her thesis film Kate & Lily (2016) and her MFA in Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She also was a finalist for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Last year, the USC Faculty awarded her the James Bridges Scholarship for Excellence in Directing. She loves dogs but does not own one.
avatar for Laura Lockwood

Laura Lockwood

Actress
Laura Lockwood, originally from Michigan, is an actress in New York City. She is in the short film, Heavy Feathers, screening at the Lone Star Film Festival 2016. Heavy Feathers has been accepted into the Berlin Short Film Festival, European Short Film Festival, Mzansi Women's Film Festival in South Africa (named "#1 Short Film"), Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, Orlando Film Festival, HollyShorts Monthly Screening Competition and the... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

Welcome Table / Badge Pick-up
THIS IS YOUR FILM FESTIVAL CHECK-IN SPOT.

Located in the lobby of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, this is your first stop before beginning your Lone Star Film Festival experience.  

At this desk, you will be able to pick-up your All-Access Badge(s), purchase walk-up All-Access Badge(s), grab a LSFF program and check out LSFF merchandise.   

* if you are planning to attend an individual screening and are looking to purchase a single ticket, please proceed directly to the venue for your program.  Individual tickets are sold at-the-door of each screening location. Single ticket $10.

Welcome Desk / All-Access Badge Pick-up Hours:
Wednesday, November 9 - 10am - 7pm
Thursday, November 10 - 10am - 7pm
Friday, November 11, 10am - 7pm
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Friday November 11, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Lobby - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

PANEL: A Conversation with Clint Black
A special conversation with Clint Black*
presented by Rettsyndrome.org 

Panel Discussion: A Conversation with Clint Black has been moved to Friday, November 11th and will take place at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

With a career that has spanned over three decades, Clint Black has made a name for himself as a musician, an actor and a philanthropist.  Meet this Texas native as he discusses his career, his work process and his passion for raising awareness for Rett Syndrome.

This intimate conversation will be held on the prestigious stage of the beautiful Bass Performance Hall.  It will begin at 11am and will last for approximately 45 minutes.

Due to the venue change, this panel is reserved for Lone Star Film Festival All-Access Badge holders only.  Seating is limited to 50, so please arrive early.

Seating capacity: 50




Friday November 11, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Power of the River

Power of the River: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan | USA | Documentary | Greg I. Hamilton | 74 min

TEXAS PREMIERE 

An adventure documentary from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. This little Buddhist nation, home to the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, faces urgent pressure to dam every last river. A man named "Good Karma" guides an expedition into the unknown to keep his country’s mightiest river wild and free. His trek features a first-ever fishing descent onto virtually unexplored whitewater, including Class IV+ rapids. Along the way, the team makes deep connections and explores stark contrasts with the people of Bhutan and those of neighboring India (whose thirst for electricity is driving a dam frenzy).  "A cinematic adventure into the heart of wilderness, Power of the River captures the connection between people and the rivers that are our lifeblood." -Robert Redford

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Writer/Director Greg I. Hamilton, Director of Photography Matthew Whalen, Dasho Paljor Dorji, and Tshewang Wangchuk be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. 

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  
 

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Bruce W. Bunting

Dr. Bruce W. Bunting

Dr. Bruce W. Bunting is President of the Bhutan Foundation. Dr. Bunting was | formerly a Managing Director and Vice President of World Wildlife Fund. He | first visited Bhutan in 1986 and has been a long time advisor to the Bhutanese | government on a variety of issues including the establishment of Bhutan’s | national park system, the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, | the world’s first such trust fund, and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dasho Paljor Dorji

Dasho Paljor Dorji

Dasho Paljor Dorji (Dasho Benji) has served the government of Bhutan since | 1966. He was appointed Chief Justice of Bhutan in 1985 to 1987 and then Deputy | Minister of the Ministry of Social Services. In 1991 he was sent to Geneva as | Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and was also accredited to Austria, | Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, EU (Brussels), IFAD (Rome), | and FAO (Rome). From 1994 to 1998, Benji served as... Read More →
avatar for Greg I. Hamilton

Greg I. Hamilton

Filmmaker, All Get Out Productions, LLC
It was at Sundance 2012 where Greg realized his lifelong fondness for words and stories had always followed a decidedly cinematic path. For him, on the big screen, stories can move. He’s a voracious viewer of movies and an eager strategist and collaborator for other filmmakers. Twenty years after his first day working at Warren Miller Films— the world’s longest-running film series— and now 11 years deep into his freelance career, he... Read More →
avatar for Tshewang Wangchuk

Tshewang Wangchuk

Tshewang Wangchuk is Executive Director of the Bhutan Foundation. He worked for theBhutan Government’s Nature Conservation Division and was actively involved in itsextensive protected area management system as one of the first park directors. Hecoordinated WWF International’s Tiger Program covering many tiger-range states in Asiafrom 2003-2005. He had studied the elusive snow leopard for his doctoral dissertation inwildlife biology... Read More →
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Matthew Whalen

Director of Photography
Matt’s career has evolved from outdoor sport films at Warren Miller Entertainment to documentary features, commercials, and television shows for ESPN, NBC Universal Sports, and the Outdoor Channel. From ice fields in the Arctic to diving expeditions off British Columbia and remote mountain villages of Nepal, his films have focused on climate change, sustainable education, and grassroots conservation.



Friday November 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

SHORT BLOCK: All Things Artistic
SHORT BLOCK: All Things Artistic 

From musicals, to painting, to creating the world's largest surf board, this block has a little something for everyone. Bring your most artsy-fartsy friend for a unique block of everything artistic. 


The Writer | Italy | Thriller | Emanuele Mengotti | 5 min

A story of love and sin, passion and revenge; join together in a surreal frame narrated by a damned writer.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


The Biggest Board: Surf City USA's Epic Ride  | USA | Documentary | Nick Bowser | 16 min | Texas Premiere

On International Surfing Day, June 20, 2015, at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, 66 surfers, including former US Open of Surfing champions, Surfing Walk of Famers, celebrities, and local Huntington Beach heroes rode a custom-built, 42-foot-long surfboard to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for 'Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once' on the World's Largest Surfboard. This is the story of how one epic idea came to life.
Trailer | IMDb | Website


Riptide Rhapsody | USA | Fantasy | Kenton Brett & David Jarred | 7 min | Texas Premiere

Five furry and fluffy friends are swept out to sea and into an amazing adventure. They encounter sea monsters, robots, and mutants in this stylistically inventive and hand-made animation.
Trailer

 

Nocturnes: The Paintings of Eric Merrell | USA | Documentary | Alec Ernest | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Los Angeles artist Eric Merrell is best known for "Nocturnes", a series of abstract desert works that he has painted all over Southern California, each solely by the light of the moon. In our latest documentary short from director Alec Ernest, we take an overnight trip with the artist to Joshua Tree National Park, where night falls and the desert takes on a surreal and mysterious beauty, where edges blur and shapes transform, and solitude takes on a whole new meaning.


Oak | USA | Drama | Aubrey Keith | 13 min | Texas Premiere

Two kids use music to overcome their predetermined paths. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


Spanish FLY | USA | Documentary | Jahmal Holland | 23 min | Texas Premiere

In 1990 a group called Spanish FLY captured lightning in a bottle with their hit song "Soy 18 With a Bullet", selling over 250,000 copies and making them an instant classic in Chicano culture. Before they could capitalize on their newfound success, things started to fall apart. This short is about the rise of Chicano rap and the fall of the group that started it all.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Film School Musical | USA | Comedy | Maan B. & Talha B. | 19 min

Directing his own film is a dream come true for the soon to be film school graduate Tommy, until equipment failure, difficult actors and set drama threaten to make it a nightmare. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb 

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: 83

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Speakers
JH

Jahmal Holland

Jahmal Holland attributes his diversity and versatility to growing up in San Francisco, California, one of the most socially and ethnically diverse cities in the world. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in African American Studies. He considers his social science degrees to be pivotal to his writing. He has written and recorded songs in multiple genres including... Read More →
DP

David Paul

Producer



Friday November 11, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:30am

Requiem for a Running Back

Requiem for a Running Back | USA | Documentary | Rebecca Carpenter | 89 min

Rebecca Carpenter, the daughter of world champion Green Bay running back Lew Carpenter, fights to learn the truth about CTE, a degenerative brain disorder that can cause episodes of violence, after her father receives a  posthumous diagnosis. Her journey brings her into the homes of other NFL players both past and present who are showing the signs of CTE due to repeated blunt force trauma caused by the game they love.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.


Friday November 11, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:45am

Capsule

Capsule | United Kingdom | Sci-Fi | Andrew Martin | 92 min

1959: Guy Taylor is an experienced British fighter pilot who is in command of Britain's first manned mission to space. He has trained for this for three years at the height of the Cold War and now he is alone in space, suffering hypoxia, with a malfunctioning capsule. He has limited contact with the UK, some unusual communication with the US and some unorthodox communication with Soviet Russia. Can he get home? Who will help him? Will he make the right choice?

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 
 
Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change   


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.


Friday November 11, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

PANEL: The Future of Film in Texas

THE FUTURE OF FILM IN TEXAS 
presented by the Texas Film Commission

 According to the MPAA, Texas ranks third in the nation with film crew personnel earning $1.77 billion in wages.  But will this trend continue?  Experience the viewpoints of filmmakers and stakeholders as they discuss the future of film in the Lone Star State.

Pinnacle Bank is a proud supporter of the Fort Worth Film Commission's Filmmakers' Lounge at the Lone Star Film Festival. 

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 


Moderators
RS

Red Sanders

Filmmaker and founder of Red Productions.

Speakers
JM

James M. Johnston

 is an award-winning filmmaker from Fort Worth, TX.  He is part of the filmmaking collective known as Sailor Bear where he produced the films AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PIONEER, and LISTEN UP PHILIP.  He was a 2011 Creative Producing Fellow at the Sundance Institute, named to Variety’s 10 Producer’s To Watch in 2012, and won and Indie Spirit Award for producing in 2013.  Johnston is... Read More →
HP

Heather Page

Page is an accomplished motion picture camerawoman, having worked on major feature films and television shows such as Revenge, Friday Night Lights, Armageddon and The Green Mile. She is a former workforce training administrator for the Texas Film Commission, where she helped implement the Workforce Training Program created in 2007 by the Texas Legislature. She is a board member of the Society of Camera Operators, chair of the International... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

Location Scouting Fort Worth

Location Scouting Fort Worth
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission

Thinking about shooting your next film in Fort Worth?  Wanting to see what the city has to offer?  Take this fun location tour and scope out some of the best locations in North Texas.

Your tour guides will be James M. Johnston and Red Sanders

Of course, our Texas hospitality will include local beer and snacks but space is limited.  The bus only has the capacity to hold 32 people, so register ASAP and don't miss out on the fun.

Meet at the Filmmakers Lounge.  Bus departs the Worthington Renaissance Hotel for a 2-hour tour of the city's most attractive film locations. 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP


Moderators
JM

James M. Johnston

 is an award-winning filmmaker from Fort Worth, TX.  He is part of the filmmaking collective known as Sailor Bear where he produced the films AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PIONEER, and LISTEN UP PHILIP.  He was a 2011 Creative Producing Fellow at the Sundance Institute, named to Variety’s 10 Producer’s To Watch in 2012, and won and Indie Spirit Award for producing in 2013.  Johnston is... Read More →
RS

Red Sanders

Filmmaker and founder of Red Productions.


Friday November 11, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

SHORT BLOCK: Texas Filmmakers presented by the Texas Film Commission
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.
IMDb


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.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


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)
IMDb | Facebook


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.
Trailer


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.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


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 

  

Moderators
avatar for Chad Mathews

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 back to Texas to pursue a career in the film festival world. 

Speakers
AA

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 the best client service satisfaction and imaging in the industry.
JA

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 the best client service satisfaction and imaging in the industry.
avatar for Mark Birnbaum

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 to the inevitable reinvention of an industry in need of new life,” according to the Dallas Observer. His documentary, The Big Buy, about Tom DeLay’s rise and fall... Read More →
avatar for Jake Buchanan

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 in DFW to create high quality films together.
KB

Kelly Burns

Production Designer
JH

Jake H. Guy

Director
AL

Andrew LoCoco

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

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 to become an artist himself. At the age of four he chose the medium of film as his art of choice, incidentally combining all the art styles that he grew up around... Read More →
CM

Chandler McGovern

Writer/Producer
Social Media Manager / Production Assistant at The Barber Shop Marketing
avatar for Grant Moore

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 making his mother second guess her parenting skills through his art.
TS

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 film school at the University of North Texas. Having graduated, Tim currently writes, directs, and produces short films that express his love of horror, fantasy, and... Read More →
JW

Jason Walter Vaile

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

Mayo Whaley

Writer/Director
Mayo Whaley hails from Austin, TX and Oracle is his directorial debut. Mayo received a Radio-TV-Film degree from Texas Christian University. After graduation and a short stint in radio, he found himself selling television advertising in a small Southeast Texas town. Soon after getting married, he and his new wife packed up and moved to Santa Fe, NM for a fresh start and new perspective. It was there that the idea for Oracle was born. Mayo met... Read More →
DW

Danielle Wheeler

Producer
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.



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

1:30pm

SHORT BLOCK: Wonder Women of the Future

SHORT BLOCK: Wonder Women of the Future

The future is bright with strong women like the characters in these shorts.


Samantha Moonley's Greatest Feeling
 | USA | Sci-Fi | Garrett Kennell & David Light | 15 min

A life devoid of feeling and emotion forces Samantha Moonley to embark on a journey to prove that she is not an android. (Student Short)
IMDb


Cradle | New Zealand | Sci-Fi | Damon Duncan | 15 min

Eade is a 14 year old girl returning to Earth on the spaceship Cradle. An explosion cripples the spacecraft and injures her father. The ship’s computer takes control and refuses to perform the operation needed to save his life. While trying to outwit the computer Eade discovers the shattering truth of her origin.
IMDb | Website

Eden | USA | Sci-Fi | Brodin Plett | 18 min

After a cataclysmic event makes Earth uninhabitable, clones are sent to space to preserve humanity. Once Earth is ready for life again, a clone girl lands on the planet's evolved surface alone. She quickly adapts to the forest wilderness she lives in, but yearns for real human connection in her life. (Student Short)
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook


Collider | Canada | Sci-Fi | Jamie Alain | 10 min

Collider is a psychological sci-fi love story. Dawn, a brilliant scientist, is devastated after the death of her partner Ann. Dawn has been working in a classified wing of the Large Hadron Collider and has discovered the means to shift between the membranes that separate our realities, and into parallel universes. Dawn realizes that there must be a dimension where Ann is still alive and so injects herself with the nanotechnology to slip through dimensions. But in doing so, Dawn finds herself face to face with various versions of herself, each dealing with their grief in different ways. The extra-dimensional race is on for Dawn to find Ann before her reality is torn apart.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook | Twitter


The Lotus Gun | USA | Sci-Fi | Amanda Milius | 25 min

The year is 2077. In a post-civilization world, where there are no laws or weapons, Nora and her best friend and lover, Daph, live an idyllic life in a rugged landscape. When a stranger arrives and Daph disappears, Nora has to go to extreme measures to get back what is her’s. (Student Film)
IMDb | Website | Facebook

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: 83
 
 *screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
TJ

Tricia Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins’ latest research focuses on the ways the Central Intelligence Agency works with Hollywood in order to boost its public image. Her book, The CIA and Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, was released by the University of Texas Press in March 2012. Dr. Jenkins has also researched the ways that spy television series have worked to construct shifting messages about U.S. nationalism and gender, as well as the ways... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Milius

Amanda Milius

Amanda Milius was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director/screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Jeremiah Johnson, Dirty Harry, Big Wednesday) and actress Celia Kaye. She was exposed to a lot of B-films, Westerns, classics and art films both from her parents and from her first job working at a local arthouse video store in Los Angeles. She is forging a style influenced by these films but with her own take on themes of... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:00pm

The Other Kids

The Other Kids | USA | Drama | Chris Brown | 95 min
TEXAS PREMIERE

A raw, intimate look into the struggles of six small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation, THE OTHER KIDS is a bold and original hybrid of fiction & non-fiction in which real teenagers collaborated with director Chris Brown to tell their own gripping, personal stories.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Director Chris Brown and special guest Ryan Marshall will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

*screening time & date subject to change


Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Director, CB Films
Filmmaker
RM

Ryan Marshall

Special Guest



Friday November 11, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:15pm

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World | USA | Documentary | Nicholas Edwards | 90 min

TEXAS PREMIERE

The vessel is Infinity, a 120 foot hand-built gypsy boat, crewed by a band of self-described miscreants. The journey, an 8,000 mile Pacific crossing, from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica. Unlike the other boats heading to Antarctica, Infinity is no well-financed, ice-reinforced super yacht, crewed by well-paid professional sailors with carefully thought out agendas. Infinity lives in the moment and sails on a whim, without permission or insurance of any kind. What can to be found in abundance onboard, is blood, sweat, enthusiasm, disdain for authority, and an ample supply of alcohol. It’s a mad voyage of reckless adventure just for the thrill of it. Along the way the crew will battle a hurricane of ice in the Ross Sea, assist the radical environmental group Sea Shepherd in their fight with Japanese whalers, and tear every sail they have aboard. Underlying this dramatic sailing adventure is a quest for the sense of wonder only provided by the power of the natural world. This story touches on environmental activism, the diminishing ecosystem, and the freedom of exploration, which is no longer reserved for the elite.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook 


Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.


Friday November 11, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

PANEL: The Business of Filmmaking

THE BUSINESS OF FILMMAKING - the work before and after you make a movie
presented by Sundance Institute
 

Yes, filmmakers love the creative side of making a movie but the business side can make or break a film.  This discussion will navigate the business considerations of indie filmmaking from financing through distribution.

Pinnacle Bank is a proud supporter of the Fort Worth Film Commission's Filmmakers' Lounge at the Lone Star Film Festival.

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion
 


Moderators
LM

Liz Manashil

Liz earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER, was called “an absolute must-watch... Read More →

Speakers
RE

Rebecca Eskreis

REBECCA ESKREIS is a New York native, with roots in the Los Angeles and Austin filmmaking communities. She is Associate Producer of Jonathan Demme’s concert film JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS (Toronto International FF, 2016); Producer of the forthcoming INFINITY BABY (2017), starring Kieran Culkin, Martin Starr and Kevin Corrigan; Writer/Director of the short NOODLING (Deadcenter FF, 2012); and Producer of INTO THE UNKNOWN (Palm... Read More →
DL

David Lowery

Panelist
writer/director AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PIONEER, writer PIT STOP
avatar for Christian Sosa

Christian Sosa

Producer
Christian Sosa – resides in Austin, TX and graduated from Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Finance. Early industry experience began in post-production/production accounting, foreign sales agreements, line producing/production management, and royalty accounting. In 2008, Sosa produced 2 features (The Eves, Buck Wild) in Goliad, Texas for 39 oil/gas investors, handling everything from... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

PANEL: Careers in Film & Television

Jane Seymour and family speak about their careers in film and Television.


*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 
 

 


Moderators
TP

Tom Provost

Tom Provost wrote the screenplay for Under Suspicion, a thriller starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, adapted from the French film, Garde A Vu. The screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote, directed and produced the independent feature The Presence, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West and Justin Kirk. The movie won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards on... Read More →

Speakers
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Jane Seymour

A multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, as well as a recipient of the Officer of the British Empire, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media — the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils and as a designer.    Seymour’s past films include the... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Killing Poe

Killing Poe | USA | Comedy | Nathan Andrew Jacobs | 92 min

TEXAS PREMIERE

It's not paranoia if he's out to get you.  

Killing Poe is a hilarious comedy with a macabre twist. Five college students find themselves in the most infuriating class ever on Edgar Allan Poe. After weeks of abuse from their professor and a 'shroom-fueled trip with a beat-boxing groundskeeper and a TV horror host the group plots their revenge. But their "simple" plan spirals out of control and the five must navigate growing suspicions, paranoia, and guilt. Yet, a series of shocking revelations, and a mysterious stranger, cause the hapless conspirators to question everything they thought they knew. The film is truly a modern Breakfast Club with a unique John-Hughes-meets-Wes-Anderson flavor, perfect for fans of high school and college ensemble comedies.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 


Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.


Friday November 11, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

Jackson

Jackson | USA | Documentary | Maisie Crow | 90 min

What does life look like in a place where the anti-abortion movement has made access to legal abortion nearly impossible? Since the passing of Roe v. Wade over four decades ago, the self-labeled “pro-life” movement has won significant legal, cultural and political battles. Now, the stigma of abortion is prolific in the American South and women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. These women find it difficult to access reproductive health care, especially in places like Mississippi where the anti-abortion faction is strongest. Shannon Brewer is the director of Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in the state. Barbara Beavers runs the Center for Pregnancy Choices and is a leader of the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi. April Jackson is a young mother of four children faced with another unplanned pregnancy. This film is an intimate, first-of-its-kind look at the issues surrounding abortion through the eyes of three women who stand on opposing sides of the debate and live during a turning point for reproductive health in America.

Trailer | IMDb | Facebook      


Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
MB

Maddy Bilder

Basically the good version of Kylie Jenner


Friday November 11, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:45pm

We're Still Together

We're Still Together | Canada | Drama | Jesse Klein | 82 min

NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE


A bullied, overweight teen is rescued by a manic single dad and together they set off into the city at night. At house parties, dive bars and backyard pools, with teenage crushes, estranged wives and daughters, Chris and Bobby come to know each other, and try not to lose themselves.
Trailer | IMDb | Website 


Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Programmer, Lone Star Film Festival
I am a second year programmer for the Lone Star Film Festival as well as a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Additionally, I serve as film critic for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and write reviews online at cinematicconsiderations.com.


Friday November 11, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Happy Hour
HAPPY HOUR
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission 

*All-Access Badge is required 

Friday November 11, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:00pm

As Far As the Eye Can See

As Far As The Eye Can See | USA | Drama | David Franklin | 88 min

TEXAS PREMIERE

Forty year old Jack Ridge is stuck living on a North Texas farm he has let go to seed. In the land of Van Cliburn, where classical piano holds pride of place, Jack is a former prodigy who has withdrawn to his family's land. His wife has left him, and the week of the annual county piano competition he puts his fist through a wall, threatening to derail his performance and burn his last remaining bridge to the town he grew up in. When the local corporate farm ratchets up the pressure on him to sell his land, his only allies are Phillip, the cantankerous, elderly owner of the local Mexican restaurant and Alyssa, a teenage spitfire with dreams of being a farmer. Jack Ridge is living in the past, but the future is coming for him.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 


Director David Franklin will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

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   


Moderators
RS

Red Sanders

Filmmaker and founder of Red Productions.

Speakers
PF

Paden Fallis

Screenwriter
Paden Fallis is an actor and writer, known for As Far as the Eye Can See (2016), In Vivo: Through the Looking Glass (2009) and The Bologna Warrior (2014).
DF

David Franklin

David Franklin graduated with an MFA in film production from the University of Texas at Austin. His short films have shown at festivals around the world from Seattle to Melbourne to Zanzibar. He's worked as a college professor, music video director, film and television editor and recently won a 2015 News and Documentary Emmy Award for producing an episode of 48 Hours for CBS. "As Far As The Eye Can See" is his first feature film.



Friday November 11, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00pm

Bereave
Bereave | USA | Drama | Evangelos Giovanis & George Giovanis

Fatally ill, Garvey thinks he has figured out how to die alone. But when his beloved wife Evelyn goes missing on their anniversary, he must live to save her.

Executive producer and lead actress, Jane Seymour will be in attendance for a Q&A before the screening.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

Moderators
TP

Tom Provost

Tom Provost wrote the screenplay for Under Suspicion, a thriller starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, adapted from the French film, Garde A Vu. The screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote, directed and produced the independent feature The Presence, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West and Justin Kirk. The movie won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

A multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, as well as a recipient of the Officer of the British Empire, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media — the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils and as a designer.    Seymour’s past films include the... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:15pm

SHORT BLOCK: It Only Gets Worse From Here (Coming of Age)

SHORT BLOCK: It Only Gets Worse From Here (Coming of Age)

Growing up isn't easy. These shorts remind you just how awkward and insecure we all were as we hit he milestones of adolescence. 


One Too Many | UK | Comedy | Sinead Stoddart | 2 min

When a drunken night out gets the better of him, Joe’s inner self steps in to set him on the road to recovery where a killer hangover awaits.
Trailer


Guidance | USA | Drama | Josh Wolff | 17 min | Texas Premiere

A Catholic high school psychologist with a secret struggles to keep his professional and personal lives separate and intact. (Student Short)
Trailer | IMDb | Website

A Lone Wolf | USA | Comedy | Zach Kaplan | 12 min

Shaken from a devastatingly abrupt break-up at his childhood park, Max crosses paths with Jason, a young boy running away from home after the news of his parents' divorce. Both connect over these recent tragedies and help each other realize that their lives may not be over just yet. (Student Short)
Trailer


Brief Lull | France | Drama | Gaëtan Arrondeau & Jonathan Cozzo | 12 min | World Premiere

After a week of intense revising, Alex and his friends just want to relax. However, the overcrowding and the end of their student lives approaching make things turn sour: Alex’s girlfriend dumps him and friendships among the rest of the group are pushed to the limit.
Website | Facebook | Twitter


Ecce Viri | USA | Joshua Hamilton | 10 min | World Premiere

Ecce Viri means "behold the men" in Latin; this cinéma vérité film explores what it means to become a man through the experiences of college boys in Michigan and the wisdom of an old man from Texas.
Trailer | Website | Facebook | Twitter


Brookesville | USA | Drama | Jun Kuang | 21 min | Texas Premiere

A 15 year-old smart, rebellious boy struggles to escape from a boarding school when his life changing event, the Math Olympiads Competition, is approaching in two weeks. (Student Film)
 IMDb | Website

Graceface | USA | Comedy | Jonathan Pickett | 6 min | Texas Premiere

Phil is just a college freshman trying to make it through his first semester. But life won't let it happen that easily. (Student Film)
Trailer


That Party That One Night | USA | Drama | Mylissa Fitzsimmons | 15 min | Texas Premiere

It's the last week of high school and socially and sexually awkward Melissa has just been ditched by her friends at a party and finds herself alone with her crush.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook

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: 69
 
*screening time & date subject to change 


Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Speakers
JG

James Going

Visual Effects Supervisor
James Going has worked in feature film visual effects at major Hollywood studios in the US and Canada. Some of his work can be seen in the recently released Godzilla, and Goosebumps.
BH

Benjamin Hamilton

Special Guest
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Joshua Hamilton

Writer-Director, Agathos Pictures
A man from Lubbock, Texas who dropped out of a Midwest liberal arts college to make films.
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L. Elizabeth Powers

Orphaned Dingbat Productions
L. Elizabeth Powers is an award winning writer, filmmaker and artist.  | | She has a M.A. (playwriting) and M.F.A. (screenwriting) from Wilkes University, and a B.A. from Howard Payne University in Modern European History with a minor in Music. Additionally, she obtained a certificate from Vancouver Film School in Animation and Visual Effects has has been working in the film industry since the turn of the millennium... Read More →
JW

Josh Wolff

Josh Wolff is a Chicago-based filmmaker with an MFA in Cinema with a directing concentration from DePaul University. He spent over 10 years working and acting in theatre, including an artistic apprenticeship at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Since then, he has written, produced, and directed award-winning short films that have played in festivals across the country, including the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, the Illinois... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 7:15pm - 9:15pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:30pm

Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke

Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke | USA | Documentary | Sam Wainwright Douglas & Brenda Greene Mitchell | 75 min

George Strait, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, George Jones and Roy Acuff have all been regulars on stage at the world famous honky-tonk, The Broken Spoke. With fifty years under its belt buckle “the last of the true Texas dance halls” has endured rapid urban growth and skyrocketing rents due to the passion and hard work of its charismatic, tenacious owners. More than just a history lesson of this landmark venue, the film reveals a universal story about what it takes to maintain a family business in our increasingly corporate-driven society. Interviews include Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dale Watson, James Hand, Jesse Dayton, the Waco Brothers and Alvin Crow.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 


Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83

*screening time & date subject to change   


Moderators
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Programmer, Lone Star Film Festival
I am a second year programmer for the Lone Star Film Festival as well as a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Additionally, I serve as film critic for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and write reviews online at cinematicconsiderations.com.

Speakers
BG

Brenda Greene Mitchell

Brenda is a small town native Texan who grew up in central Texas dance halls, which became an integral part of her social upbringing. She was an executive producer on the indie hit Somebody Up There Likes Me, which premiered at SXSW in 2012 and Icebraker, currently in post-production. Her deep desire to preserve the story of the legendary Broken Spoke dance hall inspired her to document it through film. Honky Tonk Heaven is her directorial debut... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:15pm

Bear With Us

Bear With Us | USA | Comedy | William J. Stribling | 95 min

Bear with Us is a modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his meticulous plan starts to fall apart when a ravenous bear stumbles upon their charming cabin in the woods. It's a total comedy of errors that takes a close look at just how far we'll go to preserve our relationships.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter   

Screenwriter Russ Nickel will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.
 
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   


Moderators
TJ

Tricia Jenkins

Dr. Jenkins’ latest research focuses on the ways the Central Intelligence Agency works with Hollywood in order to boost its public image. Her book, The CIA and Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, was released by the University of Texas Press in March 2012. Dr. Jenkins has also researched the ways that spy television series have worked to construct shifting messages about U.S. nationalism and gender, as well as the ways... Read More →

Speakers


Friday November 11, 2016 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:30pm

SHORT BLOCK: Let's Talk About Sex, Baby
SHORT BLOCK: Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Sex-Ed class. First dates. Losing your virginity. Sex life in a nursing home. This block of shorts will make you laugh from the bottom of your...stomach! 


The Importance of Sex Education | USA | Comedy | L. Elizabeth Powers | 15 min | Texas Premiere

In 1976, a 12-year-old girl tries to unravel the mysteries of sex ed.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


I Am Virgin | USA | Comedy | Cody Mathieson Packer | 13 min | Texas Premiere

Two awkward teenagers, set up by their parents to lose their virginity, come together and connect on their own terms. (Student Film)
IMDb


I Want You Inside Me | USA | Drama | Alice Shindelar | 13 min | North Texas Premiere

An introverted teenage girl searches for her boyfriend when he mysteriously disappears after she convinces him to take her virginity. (Student Film)
IMDb | Website


Complimentary Breakfast | USA | Comedy | Conner Keesling | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Two people sit down to have a lovely breakfast together the morning after their one-night stand. (Student Film)


Jinxed | Australia | Comedy | Sam Eather | 13 min | Texas Premiere

Jason is jinxed when it comes to dating. Attending a party, he quickly discovers just how disastrously hilarious his jinx can be.
 IMDb | Facebook


The Holy Cave | Spain | Comedy | Aleix Massot | 15 min | Texas Premiere

Carlos is just another regular teenager in high school with one friend: Juan, the classic nerdy guy. Carlos is in love with Sofia; the girl of his dreams. When Angel, the hottest guy in school, starts to date her, Carlos has to work out a plan that will change his life forever. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


Beat Around the Bush | Canada | Comedy | Brianne Nord-Stewart | 12 min | Texas Premiere

Beat Around the Bush is a short adventure comedy that follows Una, a 75 year old widow recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, who struggles to stay optimistic as she tries her hand at achieving her very first orgasm ever. Fortunately, her two best friends, Goldie and Beatrice, are there to cheer her on.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

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: 69

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
avatar for Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.


Friday November 11, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:45pm

Trivia Night
Trivia Night | USA | Comedy | Robert Gregson | 87 min

TEXAS PREMIERE


An underground trivia legend in NYC lives in the shadows. He faces a mysterious unbeaten game show from his past when he battles his rival to reclaim the greatness he once had.

Trailer | IMDb | Website

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50
 
*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
WF

William F. Reed

William F. Reed was born on September 23, 1979 in Carmichael, California, USA as William F. Reed IV. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Man in the Booth (2013) and Captive(2012)


Friday November 11, 2016 9:45pm - 11:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00pm

SHORT BLOCK: Seth Rogan & Wes Anderson Had a Baby (Quirky Shorts)
SHORT BLOCK: Seth Rogan & Wes Anderson Had a Baby (Quirky Shorts)

The title says it all. If Wes Anderson and Seth Rogan had a baby, that child would direct these shorts. They are quirky, funny,  and in some cases creepy, but are sure to brighten even the worst of days. 


First Like | Sweden | Horror | Alexander Rönnberg | 3 min | Texas Premiere

The first to like is the first to die. Do you dare to be the first to press like…?

Trailer | IMDb


Twinsburg | USA | Comedy | Joe Garrity | 16 min | Texas Premiere

Jerry, sentimental about his fading twin identity, reunites with his reluctant brother Paul for a weekend of revelry at the world’s largest congregation of twins.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


Valet | USA | Comedy | Kurtis Tautscher | 9 min | World Premiere

Allen, a rich hotel owner, gives his selfish and arrogant son, Frank, an ultimatum: work valet for the hotel or get cut off. Angry with his father, Frank decides to make a statement. His plan? Steal two of his father’s prized cars. (Student Film)


Moo | Australia | Comedy | Samuel Hunter Galloway | 11 min | Texas Premiere

A painter is confronted with the decision between what makes her happy and the acceptance of her peers.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


Arcade | Australia | Comedy | Megan Chambers | 11 min | North Texas Premiere

Maggie is stuck in a dead-end job, supervising a run-down arcade. She's an avid reader of how-to books, but struggles to put theory into action. On a fateful bus trip she meets Ferdinand, a free-spirited and eccentric retiree, who teaches her that there's no how-to book for life. (Student Film)
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Switch | Canada | Drama | Max Machado | 1 min | Texas Premiere

It’s late and Nick is reading in bed. His night lamp flickers in a strange way. He turns the lamp off, only to turn it back on and find himself in another room. That's just the start of a long and weird night.
IMDb | Facebook


HBD Mom | USA | Comedy | Michael DeMinico | 6 min | Texas Premiere

Based on a true story, HBD MOM is the story of Shane-O, a thirty-five year old Hungarian Puli owner who is about to pick-up his mother for her birthday. Comedy and tragedy ensue as he accidentally doses himself with LSD during the preparation.


The Lipinski | USA | Comedy | Nate Townsend | 13 min | Texas Premiere

For one night only, the insufferably wealthy George Walnut has the Lipinski Stradivarius on lease from the St. Louis Art Museum. In celebration, he has opened his doors to an exclusive gathering of the social elite. However, unbeknownst to George, three nefarious guests with their eyes on the violin have been preparing for years, waiting for this opportunity
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


Twisted | Australia | Comedy | Stuart Bowen | 6 min | Texas Premiere

School reunions are strange for anyone, but especially our socially awkward hero. When the girl of his Middle School dreams makes her appearance known, he will stop at nothing to win her over...even if it means going into a unique and totally bonkers balloon battle with his old bully and school nemesis one last time.
Trailer | Facebook


Hummingbird & Crane | USA | Comedy | Veronica Rodriguez | 13 min | Texas Premiere

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first event of the 54th World Series of Youth Birding, Bird Call Replication, takes place. Underdog Dorrie Davis plans to dethrone reigning champion Heidi Hammerstein. Humiliated in the first round, Davis considers quitting but is reignited by her teammate and best friend, Olivia, to get back in there and prove all the naysayers wrong. 
IMDb | Website | Facebook 

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: 83
  
*screening time & date subject to change  

Moderators
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Programmer, Lone Star Film Festival
I am a second year programmer for the Lone Star Film Festival as well as a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Additionally, I serve as film critic for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and write reviews online at cinematicconsiderations.com.

Speakers
PC

Pam Covington

Producer/Co-Writer, Kestrel Pictures
Pam Covington was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She appeared in her first professional stage production at age 11 as Scout in The Dallas Children's Theater production of To Kill a Mockingbird. While attending the Hockaday School, she starred in 8 other productions at DCT including The Secret Garden, And Then They Came for Me and The Miracle Worker. She was named 'Best Young Actress' by the Dallas... Read More →
MD

Michael DeMinico

Michael DeMinico is a filmmaker, editor, producer, musician and educator based in Brooklyn, NY.  For Michael's latest project, he has spent the last five years documenting Rolf Schulz, the eccentric owner and creator of the Mundo King Castle in Sosua, Dominican Republic. Rolf is a seventy-five year old artist who over the last twenty years has built a castle in the DR dedicated to his love of art, life and his connection to the universe... Read More →
JM

Jillian Mock

Jillian Mock is known for her work on Hummingbird & Crane (2016)



Friday November 11, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00pm

Friday Night After Party
Relax a day of LSFF movies by joining us at the Flying Saucer.

*open to the public 

Friday November 11, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday November 12, 2016 12:00am
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 111 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:45pm

Found Footage 3D

Found Footage 3D | USA | Horror | Steven DeGennaro | 96 min

NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE

A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.  

Producer David Fried will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. 

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

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   


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.

Speakers
avatar for David Kassin Fried

David Kassin Fried

David Kassin Fried is a writer, actor, producer, and director who's been working with Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition department for more than a decade. He co-produced Found Footage 3D, which has picked up 13 awards on the festival circuit to date, and is playing at the Lone Star Film Festival. 



Friday November 11, 2016 10:45pm - Saturday November 12, 2016 11:30pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Saturday, November 12
 

9:00am

Filmmakers Lounge OPEN
LSFF Filmmakers' Lounge
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission

Throughout the run of the Lone Star Film Festival, all-access badge holders have access to the lounge during hours of operation where they can network with filmmakers and moviegoers, enjoy happy hours and live music and participate in film industry panel discussions.

*All-Access Badge is required


Saturday November 12, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

PANEL: Saturday's Meet the Filmmakers

MEET THE FILMMAKERS - stories from the filmmakers themselves
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission

Every November Fort Worth welcomes filmmakers from around the world.  Take a moment to hear from the filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s Lone Star Film Festival. 

Pinnacle Bank is a proud supporter of the Fort Worth Film Commission's Filmmakers' Lounge at the Lone Star Film Festival. 

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 

 


Moderators
LM

Liz Manashil

Liz earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Post graduation, Liz spent several years as a film critic for the PBS/Hulu series JUST SEEN IT (which she also helped produce and direct). Overlapping this, Liz worked with distribution guru Peter Broderick. Her debut feature, BREAD AND BUTTER, was called “an absolute must-watch... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emanuele Mengotti

Emanuele Mengotti

Director/Writer: Emanuele Mengotti was born in 1986 in Venice, Italy. He studied acting and he discovered his vocation for directing in 2009, when I wrote and directed his first short film. After that experience, he quit acting and he focused solely on directing. In 2015 he direct his short film “The writer” Selected at Lone Star Film Festival, The Venice Film week and San Antonio Film Festival. In January 2016 he worked on... Read More →
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Amanda Milius

Amanda Milius was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director/screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Jeremiah Johnson, Dirty Harry, Big Wednesday) and actress Celia Kaye. She was exposed to a lot of B-films, Westerns, classics and art films both from her parents and from her first job working at a local arthouse video store in Los Angeles. She is forging a style influenced by these films but with her own take on themes of... Read More →
JW

Josh Wolff

Josh Wolff is a Chicago-based filmmaker with an MFA in Cinema with a directing concentration from DePaul University. He spent over 10 years working and acting in theatre, including an artistic apprenticeship at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Since then, he has written, produced, and directed award-winning short films that have played in festivals across the country, including the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, the Illinois... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

SHORT BLOCK: It's Never Easy
Romance is never predictable. One day you might be on a bad Tinder date, a random encounter, trying to get your old lover out of your apartment, or in the "honeymoon" stage of a relationship. Whatever it may be this short block has all of the ups and downs of being in a relationship. 

Amy | UK | Comedy | Oliver Kember | 2 min | Texas Premiere

“In Middle America, in a time gone by, one man finally meets the girl of his dreams. His romance skills, however, aren't quite up to snuff…”
IMDb


Swipe Right | USA | Comedy | Kendall Goldberg | 9 min | North Texas Premiere

After Katie is stood up, she resorts to an impromptu bar hookup, which goes horribly wrong very quickly. (Student Film)
IMDb


Lifeline | USA | Romance | Amitabh Klemm | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Two strangers discover how every person is connected throughout all time.


Somebody Else
| China | Drama | Laurent King | 15 min

A car valet pretends to be a golden boy to charm a beautiful socialite. They wander through Shanghai at night, their budding attraction threatened by his lies… and her secret.
IMDb


Helicopter | USA | Drama | Kit Zauhar | 15 min | 

Two streams of consciousness come together in a college library.
IMDb


Crazy | USA | Comedy | Nathan Deming | 14 min | Texas Premiere

Sunday morning, 6:30 AM. Sarah comes home to find her ex- drunk and asleep on the balcony. Furious, she lets him inside to recover, and a battle of wills begins.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


Towed | USA | Drama | Grant Janes | 14 min | Texas Premiere

Liza’s life is in a downward spiral. A recent break-up leaves her stuck and living out of her car in a rough part of Los Angeles - with no money, no gas, and seemingly no way forward. Parked in a tow zone and stalked by a persistent tow truck driver for hours-on-end, Liza eventually has no choice but to leave her vehicle to seek out food, water and facilities. Upon her return she receives a life-altering surprise.
IMDb | Website


At Ease | USA | Romance | Jacob Kirby | 14 min | Texas Premiere

Following an absence of three years, an on-leave Marine returns home to make amends with his ex-girlfriend on her wedding day. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

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: 83

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
MB

Maddy Bilder

Basically the good version of Kylie Jenner

Speakers
KF

Kelly Frye

Actress
Kelly Frye was born on December 6, 1984 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for The Flash (2014), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016) and Anger Management (2012).
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Amitabh Klemm

Black Square Pictures
I create one-hour television dramas for cable that feature strong female leads working in complex situations.



Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

Welcome Table / Badge Pick-up
THIS IS YOUR FILM FESTIVAL CHECK-IN SPOT.

Located in the lobby of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, this is your first stop before beginning your Lone Star Film Festival experience.  

At this desk, you will be able to pick-up your All-Access Badge(s), purchase walk-up All-Access Badge(s), grab a LSFF program and check out LSFF merchandise.   

* if you are planning to attend an individual screening and are looking to purchase a single ticket, please proceed directly to the venue for your program.  Individual tickets are sold at-the-door of each screening location. Single ticket $10.

Welcome Desk / All-Access Badge Pick-up Hours:
Wednesday, November 9 - 10am - 7pm
Thursday, November 10 - 10am - 7pm
Friday, November 11, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, November 12, 10am-7pm
Sunday, November 13, 10am-12noon
 
Haven't purchased your All-Access Badge yet?  What are you waiting for?  Badges are available online now.

Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Lobby - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:15am

SHORT BLOCK: Yikes, Mom! (Bad Parents)
Every parent makes mistakes, but these parents might want to watch out! Some moms share too much and some not enough, but they'll make you laugh, make you cry, or in the least make you leave the theater wanting to call home.


Baby Teeth | USA | Drama | Stephanie Ellis | 14 min | Texas Premiere

A new mother, suffering from postpartum depression, makes a desperate call to her friend. She has lost her baby and needs her help. Together, they embark on a disturbing search.
IMDb | Website


Heavy Feathers | Netherlands | Drama | Joosje Duk | 15 min | North Texas Premiere

Inspired by pop-art imagery, Heavy Feathers is a colorful short drama about 18-year old Myna, who starts looking for her past in a household where her mother and sister only want to look forward. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook


Broke Dick Dog | USA | Drama | G. B. Shannon | 12 min | Texas Premiere

Three newly acquainted brothers track down and confront their absent and unapologetic father.
IMDb | Facebook


Cherokee | Australia | Comedy | Jem Rankin | 11 min | Texas Premiere

Fascinated by Native Americans, a young girl inadvertently takes on her mother's anger, which lands them in a sticky situation. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook | Twitter


A Monster Called Charles | UK | Fantasy | Richard Paris Wilson | 15 min | North American Premiere

The story of a Boy who lives in a caravan park with his Mother, and a Monster who lives in a nearby woods...
Trailer | Website | Facebook | Twitter


Hopscotch | Australia | Drama | Kate Halpin | 20 min | Texas Premiere

Chloe is happiest when she lives in the safety of her ‘bubble world’ with her glamorous and charismatic mother; Gigi, whom she intensely idolises. However when Gigi finds a new man, Chloe is once again quickly discarded, which pushes her into a progressively deeper state of loneliness, resentment and desperation. Chloe must find a way to win back her mother's affections, or else find the courage to escape their destructive co-dependency. (Student Film)

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: 69
  
*screening time & date subject to change   

Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Speakers
JD

Joosje Duk

Joosje Duk is a Dutch filmmaker and recent graduate of New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she concentrated in Acting, Filmmaking and Journalism. Last fall, Joosje played a supporting role in the Dutch feature film Public Works (Publieke Werken), which is currently on NETFLIX worldwide. Joosje wrote, directed and acted in her first short film Heavy Feathers, which was accepted to the Cannes Film Festival Short... Read More →
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Laura Lockwood

Actress
Laura Lockwood, originally from Michigan, is an actress in New York City. She is in the short film, Heavy Feathers, screening at the Lone Star Film Festival 2016. Heavy Feathers has been accepted into the Berlin Short Film Festival, European Short Film Festival, Mzansi Women's Film Festival in South Africa (named "#1 Short Film"), Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, Orlando Film Festival, HollyShorts Monthly Screening Competition and the... Read More →
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Ben Rednour

I've noticed a direct correlation to my drinking & the number of times I've been tasered in the workplace.
GS

GB Shannon

GB Shannon is a writer/director who makes his home in Memphis, TN. Aside from his films, Fresh Skweezed(2012) and  | Pretty Monsters(2013), he is also a member of the music  | video directors’ collective known as Electron. (teamelectron.com)



Saturday November 12, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:30am

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith | USA | Documentary | Jesse Nesser | 100 min
NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE

Walk With Me: The Trials of Judge Damon J. Keith tells the story of ten extraordinary years, four groundbreaking cases, and one unconventional federal judge, whose rulings forever changed the face of civil rights in the United States. Judge Damon J. Keith presided over some of the most controversial landmark cases of the last 50 years, including a decision that lead to him, a federal judge, being sued by a sitting President.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Director Jesse Nesser and Producer Sally Davis will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.

Speakers
SD

Sally Davis

Production Assistant
Sally is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan with a double major in film and French as well as a minor in Russian. During her college years, Sally made numerous short films ranging from documentaries and dramas to comedies and experimental films. She grew up in New York City, and lived in the Catskill region of New York, and Austin, TX before attending school in Ann Arbor. Sally has a passion for travel and foreign cultures and... Read More →
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Jesse Nesser

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith is Jesse’s third feature length documentary. His film work has taken him to the Big Sky Country of Montana, the poverty of Haiti, the iconic South of France, the villages of Tanzania,and into the streets and Federal Courthouse of Detroit. His movies are diverse in story and locale, but all explore, in different ways, a very common human experience: the way in which decisions often made with the... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

PANEL: The Art of Creativity

THE ART OF CREATIVITY - maximizing and enhancing our creative energy 
presented by TCU Bob Schieffer College of Communication
 

Where do original ideas come from and how do we harness them?  This discussion will focus on the discipline of creativity and will include filmmaking, acting, writing, art, photography and design.

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 





Moderators
CT

Colin Tait

Dr. R. Colin Tait is the co-author of The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies and Digital Videotape, published by Columbia University Press in 2013. His current project, ”Robert De Niro’s Method: Acting, Authorship and Agency in the New Hollywood (1967-1980)” is the first academic study to use the newly acquired archival resource – the Robert De Niro Papers – to reassess De Niro’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Greg Davis

Photographer/Producer/Director, National Geographic Creative
Greg is a National Geographic Creative Photographer, a Founding Member of the Austin Center for Photography and a member of the Texas Photographic Society. He is a regular contributor to the Annual Fundraiser at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum and an Ambassador and Advisor to the Austin non-profit, Well Aware that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Well Aware World, the film... Read More →
OG

Olaf Growald

Photographer
Olaf Growald owns and operates Growald Photography, a Fort Worth/Dallas-based photography business specializing in documentary portraiture, editorial and serving the entire North Texas area. The New York City native is a award-winning, self-taught photographer who developed an interest in photography at a young age and has pursued it in some form throughout his personal and professional life. | | Growald honed his craft at a well-respected local... Read More →
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David Howard

Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator
I work as a freelance story artist and animator in New York by way of Atlanta where I earned an MFA in Animation from SCAD. With a focus on storytelling, I am constantly searching for new and interesting ways of exploring the written and visual narrative. Feel free to bend my ear on story, filmmaking, animation, storyboarding, or how much you'd like to give me comically large sacks of money.
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Amanda Milius

Amanda Milius was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director/screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Jeremiah Johnson, Dirty Harry, Big Wednesday) and actress Celia Kaye. She was exposed to a lot of B-films, Westerns, classics and art films both from her parents and from her first job working at a local arthouse video store in Los Angeles. She is forging a style influenced by these films but with her own take on themes of... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Sundance Square Pavilion 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Aria Appleton
Aria Appleton | USA | Family Comedy | Nathan D. Myers | 93 min

Aria Appleton is a talented 11 year old girl who will will do anything to achieve stardom - even conspire to cheat her best friend out of the lead role in the school musical. When Aria's oblivious mother leaves on a two week "business cruise", Aria is forced to stay with her babysitter's quirky, but genuine family. Through the family's positive influence, Aria begins to have second thoughts about her schemes, but might not be able to stop the events she's set in motion. Through everything, Aria escapes into her imagination to make sense of it all - her imagination, of course, being a variety of fantastic sequences, animation and musical numbers.

Director Nathan D. Myers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

 IMDb | Website | Facebook

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  

Moderators
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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 back to Texas to pursue a career in the film festival world. 

Speakers
ND

Nathan D. Myers

Nathan D. Myers is an actor and production designer, known for Aria Appleton (2016), Stalker's Dating Guide (2008) and Prodigal (2008).


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:15pm

June Falling Down

June Falling Down | USA | Drama | Rebecca Weaver | 115 min

NORTH TEXAS PREMIERE

After wandering aimlessly for the year after her father's death, June Larson is returning home for Harley's wedding - her best friend, the love that could have been.  Now, lost in grief over her father's cancer, she's not quite ready to let Harley go so easily.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83

*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.

Speakers
CI

Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin is an actor and musician known for the short films Winter Guest (2014), Cam Companion (2015) and the feature film June Falling Down (2016). His CD "Find My Keys" was released in 2005. Theatre credits include "Chaps" at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater (2005), "Guys On Ice" (original production) at the American Folklore Theatre (1998), and "Ring Of Fire" (also musical director) at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre (2012... Read More →
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Rebecca Weaver

Rebecca Weaver is an actress and writer, known for June Falling Down (2016), Winter Guest (2014) and Cam Companion (2015).



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:15pm - 2:15pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:30pm

SHORT BLOCK: LGBT Stories presented by QCinema
SHORT BLOCK: LGBT Stories
presented by QCinema

Stories of empowerment, love, and heartbreak.

Out in Alabama | USA | Documentary | Bonnie Blue Edwards | 13 min | Texas Premiere

A captivating journey into the lives of LGBT members in Birmingham, Alabama--and a celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


My Big Fat Lesbian Bat Mitzvah | USA | Drama | Elyssa Gershman | 18 min | World Premiere

Fifty-eight year old Judy is having a bat mitzvah at her LGBT Jewish temple as a way to come out to her orthodox Jewish father, Joshua. Her anxious, self-centered ex-husband Milton and kind yet also self-centered daughter Ariel are on their way to support Judy, but obstacles keep arising not allowing them to get there. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


BOOTWMN | USA | Documentary | Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams | 11 min | North Texas Premiere

Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, hand-crafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Franciscan tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas. BOOTWMN is a heart-warming, intimate and at times funny portrait of the queering of a traditional art form.
IMDb


This is a Mistake | USA | Drama | Joshua LaBure & Zachary Gutierrez | 17 min | World Premiere

Elizabeth and Tipper are supposed to be broken up, but for Elizabeth it's hard to just be friends with the person that she loves.
Website | Facebook | Twitter


Besides That, Life is Grand | UK | Drama | Astrid Carlen-Helmer | 22 min

Zoé and Léo are best friends, French twenty-somethings living in London. They work together, they party together, they do everything together. They both like men. Except that the man Zoé likes is Léo. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Balcony | UK | Drama | Toby Fell-Holden | 17 min | Texas Premiere

In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent arrival.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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: 69

*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
KO

Kathryn Omarkhail

Kathryn is a clinical social worker employed by Tarrant County Mental Health Diversion Court Program Manager and as an Assessment Clinician at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. She also moonlights in private work conducting adoption social studies and adoption placements. Kathryn has served her community the past three years as president and the three previous years as vice president of her neighborhood association, board member of Fairness... Read More →

Speakers
AC

Astrid Carlen-Helmer

I am a filmmaker from Lyon, France, where I studied both film theory and literature.  | | After studying for a year at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where I made the experimental short "Marlboros, Camels and Parliaments", I moved to the UK and enrolled at the London Film School.  | | There, I got the chance to work as an editor and cinematographer on numerous projects. I wrote and directed "Besides That, Life is... Read More →
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Joshua LaBure

Writer/Director, Weekend Films
filmmaker // coffee drinker // the left is right // married to whoawren



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:00pm

SHORT BLOCK: Kids #2

In this block of short's it's all for the family all the time. Bring your kids and enjoy some fun shorts for all. 

The Bookworm
| USA | Animation | Richard Wiley | 2 min | North Texas Premiere

The Bookworm is a story about an anal, short-tempered, but unsuspecting librarian who discovers a bookworm has infested his library! As he tries to kill the worm, the librarian discovers that it is more than what it first seems… (Student Film)


Boy Soldier | USA | Drama | Jack Swiker | 6 min | Texas Premiere

A boy with an active imagination battles through a war zone in his own home taking on a mission to stop his parent's divorce before it's too late.
IMDb


Currency Affairs | USA | Animation | Zehao Xue | 4 min | Texas Premiere

A lifelong love story between two pieces of paper currency. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook


Sputnik | Spain | Sci-Fi | Vicente Bonet | 23 min | Texas Premiere

Nikolay is a cosmonaut converted in the first human sent out to space, a technical failure will make his return alive impossible. Meanwhile he´s orbiting the earth in his capsule, waiting for his tragical end but a casual encounter will changes his life.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook


Volcano!  | USA | Animation | Marie Cheng | 5 min | Texas Premiere

A little girl can't seem to figure out why her volcano science project won't explode. Little does she know that her experiment has taken on a life of its own.
IMDb


Notorious Corn | France | Comedy | Mallory Grolleau | 1 min

It's the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory.
He's going to succeed ... Unfortunately ...


Klaazor | USA | Sci-Fi | Julio García Escames | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Tommy, a 5 years old kid, and his grandfather have to team up to face an alien invasion in their home. (Student Film)
IMDb | Facebook


Scraps | New Zealand | Animation | Marnus Nagel | 3 min | Texas Premiere

A starving rat who lives in a scrapyard builds a rocket ship that he hopes will fly him to the moon, which he thinks is made out of cheese.  “Scraps” is an animated short film developed at Media Design School by a small group of third year 3D Animation and Visual Effects Bachelor’s Degree students. The twelve-week project was completely student driven.(Student Film)
Trailer

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change 


Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director


Saturday November 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

PANEL: Advancement in Screenwriting

ADVANCEMENT IN SCREENWRITING - Can screenplay competitions start a career?
presented by the Austin Film Festival

Navigating the growing world of screenplay competitions can be tricky.  This discussion will explore the career-starting potential that submitting a screenplay to the right competition may have for a writer looking to produce and work in Hollywood.

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 


Moderators
avatar for Matt Dy

Matt Dy

Screenplay Competition Director, Austin Film Festival

Speakers
avatar for David Kassin Fried

David Kassin Fried

David Kassin Fried is a writer, actor, producer, and director who's been working with Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition department for more than a decade. He co-produced Found Footage 3D, which has picked up 13 awards on the festival circuit to date, and is playing at the Lone Star Film Festival. 
YS

Ya'Ke Smith

Widely regarded as one of this generation's next film directors to watch, Ya'Ke has made a name for himself as a filmmaker with a veracious style of storytelling that takes an unflinching look at issues facing today's society. | | Ya'Ke made his first film at the age of 15, while a student at Sam Houston High School in his native San Antonio, Texas and has yet to look back. His films have received world-wide acclaim, screening at The Cannes... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Sundance Square Pavilion 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Voyagers Without Trace

Voyagers Without Trace | USA | Documentary | Ian McCluskey | 80 min

In 1938, three young Parisians arrived in the American West with kayaks, cameras, and beer. They had a bold, even foolhardy plan: be the first to take kayaks down the wild Green and Colorado rivers. They recorded their journey, creating the first adventure film shot in vivid color. But the reels go unseen for 75 years, until director Ian McCluskey spots a photo of the trio on a roadside marker. His curiosity sends him on a historical treasure hunt, learning to paddle the same waters and searching for clues. What led an explorer, his new bride, and his best friend halfway around the world on the eve of World War II? What secrets do flooded canyons and a weathered journal still hold? Ian traces the trio's wake back to Europe, uncovering unexpected connections to the French Resistance, the advent of the French Riviera, and the possibilities that free-spirited risk-taking offers to all.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

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  


Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.


Saturday November 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:45pm

SHORT BLOCK: We're The Ladies
This block of shorts will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you want to go give your best friend a huge hug. All of these shorts either star or were made by ladies. 

Quetzal | UK | Drama | Irene Marco | 24 min | North Texas Premiere

Quetzal is a coming of age film about a young boy who is sent into the jungle to catch the bird that represents the essence of his tribe and step into adulthood. Fearfully, he sets himself into a journey of self-discovery, understanding and forgiveness when he accidentally shoots a birdwatcher. (Student Film)
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


Wasted Beauty | USA | Drama | Martin Paves | 17 min | North Texas Premiere

At what point do you lose all hope? A beautiful young girl has lost everything and she has nothing except a dream. Through her eyes we see just how dangerous a day of dreaming on the streets of Hollywood can be. She is wasted beauty.
IMDb


Ellie | Canada | Thriller | Morgana McKenzie | 7 min

Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage.(Student Film)
IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


Jogging Leads to Ice Cream | USA | Comedy | Joshua Staman | 6 min | Texas Premiere

Jogging Leads to Ice Cream is a comedy about two girls who are very serious about going jogging...except every time they try to do it, they just end up getting ice cream.
Trailer | IMDb | Facebook


C.I.T. | USA | Drama | Cara Consilvio | 19 min | Texas Premiere

Sarah and Lizzie are best friends. They live for their summers at Blackhawk Farm, times filled with hard work, friendship and horses. After ten years as campers, this summer, 18-year-old Lizzie will be a counselor, while 17-year-old Sarah is a C.I.T. (Counselor in Training). Sarah would love to be a counselor, but her late summer birthday seals her fate as a C.I.T. Everything changes when Sarah is told a secret that will change Lizzie's life forever.
Trailer  | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter


The Last Stupid Thing | Australia | Comedy | Thomas Hudson | 8 min | North Texas Premiere

On a beautiful cliff by the sea, Ruth and Ellen play a childish game in an attempt to settle and argument about responsibility. Pretty soon they’re having so much fun that their argument is almost completely forgotten. That is until something completely unexpected happens, bringing old wounds to a head and causing Ellen to seriously question her relationship with Ruth
 IMDb | Website | Facebook


Kate & Lily | USA | Comedy | Grey Cusack | 15 min | Texas Premiere

Kate seems cursed to make a fool of herself every time she bumps into Lily, an old friend from college. But little does Kate know, not everything is what it seems! (Student Film)
IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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: 83
 
*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.

Speakers
avatar for Grey Cusack

Grey Cusack

Grey Cusack is a filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Earlier this year, she completed her thesis film Kate & Lily (2016) and her MFA in Film & Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She also was a finalist for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Last year, the USC Faculty awarded her the James Bridges Scholarship for Excellence in Directing. She loves dogs but does not own one.
JW

Jon Worley

Jon Worley is a writer and producer, known for Justified (2010), Terriers (2010) and The Chicago Code (2011).



Saturday November 12, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

PANEL: A Conversation with David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks

A Conversation with David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks
 
Pinnacle Bank is a proud supporter of the Fort Worth Film Commission's Filmmakers' Lounge at the Lone Star Film Festival. 

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion 

 


Moderators
TP

Tom Provost

Tom Provost wrote the screenplay for Under Suspicion, a thriller starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, adapted from the French film, Garde A Vu. The screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote, directed and produced the independent feature The Presence, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West and Justin Kirk. The movie won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards on... Read More →

Speakers
TH

Toby Halbrooks

Toby Halbrooks is a producer and actor, known for Pete's Dragon (2016), Upstream Color(2013) and Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013).
DL

David Lowery

Panelist
writer/director AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PIONEER, writer PIT STOP


Saturday November 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:00pm

Road to the Well

Road to the Well | USA | Thriller | Jon Cvack | 108 min
TEXAS PREMIERE

Three old friends are reunited after two of them become involved in a seemingly random murder and journey up to the Northern California Sierra in order to bury the body.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Writer/Director Jon Cvack and Cinematographer Tim Davis will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

*screening time & date subject to change


Moderators
RA

Richard Allen

Richard J. Allen is Professor in Film-Television-Digital Media. He won Emmy Awards in 2001 and 2002 as Associate Writer for CBS’s daytime drama, As the World Turns. Formerly he was Head Writer at NBC’s Days of Our Lives and has also written for ABC’s General Hospital, One Life to Live and NBC’s Another World. In addition to his Emmy Awards, Richard also received an Emmy nomination in 1987 for Days of Our Lives. Richard... Read More →

Speakers
JC

Jon Cvack

Jon was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in Orland Park, Illinois. Graduating from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 with degrees in Philosophy and Film & Media Studies, Jon moved to Los Angeles the following fall and began working at the new media startup Maker Studios, moving up from PA to Production Coordinator to Production Manager. He eventually scaled back his hours to dedicate more time to developing his first... Read More →
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Tim Davis

Cinematographer/Producer
Tim Davis was also born in Orland Park, Illinois. From the earliest age, he had an affinity for the camera. His dad was a tech-fiend and Tim always made sure that he could operate at family parties. Tim met Jon in junior high after Jon orchestrated a fight between a mutual friend who had heard that rumor that Tim was fooling around his girlfriend. The two became close during sophomore year and became involved in various photography and video... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

3:15pm

Lotte

Lotte | Germany | Drama | Julius Schultheiß | 66 min
TEXAS PREMIERE

Lotte is impulsive, rough around the edges, and leads a colourful life on the streets of Berlin, stumbling from man to man and flat to flat. One night in her local bar she bumps into Marcel, an almost forgotten acquaintance. Lotte takes flight after being recognized and finds refuge with her friend Sabine. The following day, the events of the previous evening still grate on Lotte and she cannot seem to shake them off, even during her work at the hospital. A young girl, Greta, is brought in. Lotte takes care of her and a gentle affection develops between them. But this happiness is short-lived when Lotte witnesses an encounter between Greta and Marcel. The three catch sight of each other and Lotte realises she will not be able to run away this time.

Trailer | IMDb | Facebook

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director


Saturday November 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

PANEL: The Marriage Between Creative and Business

The Marriage Between Creative and Business

Contracts, insurance policies, funding - these are not the things that attract someone to become a filmmaker.  They are, however, extremely important.  If a creative is unable to navigate in this world, he or she needs a partner to help them along the way.  Join this panel of business and creatives as they talk shop about working relationships and the business of film.

*All-Access Badge is required to attend this panel discussion  


Moderators
avatar for Chad Mathews

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 back to Texas to pursue a career in the film festival world. 

Speakers
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Ashley Hunter

Principal, HM Risk Group
I started my career in insurance after receiving my undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Centenary College of Louisiana, and my graduate degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. So, I am certain that you can see the connection!  I was like many college graduates who started in the business – it was the only industry willing to pay liberal arts majors an outrageous salary for a non-desk position. I... Read More →
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Christian Sosa

Producer
Christian Sosa – resides in Austin, TX and graduated from Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Finance. Early industry experience began in post-production/production accounting, foreign sales agreements, line producing/production management, and royalty accounting. In 2008, Sosa produced 2 features (The Eves, Buck Wild) in Goliad, Texas for 39 oil/gas investors, handling everything from... Read More →
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Joel Timmer

Dr. Timmer has worked for the Federal Communications Commission and for a consulting firm that provided business and regulatory advice to major entertainment companies. Other professional experiences include stints as a business writer, a commercial credit analyst, and a salesperson of TV advertisements. Dr. Timmer specializes in government regulation of the media business. His published work in Communication Law and Policy has dealt with... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Sundance Square Pavilion 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Camino

Camino | USA | Comedy | Justin Herring | 75 min
WORLD PREMIERE 

CAMINO is a dark comedy film about two underage slackers named Mark (who just found out he might be a father soon) and Jack (Mark's arrogant best friend). Mark and Jack decide to steal a cooler in hopes of finding alcohol and drinking their problems away, but end up finding two human kidneys inside. The film follows Mark and Jack, the two hardened criminals trying to track down their stolen cooler of kidneys as well as a group of law enforcement officers following the bizarre trail of violent crimes left in the wake of the criminal's search.

Trailer | IMDb | Facebook | Twitter

Director Justin Herring and Screenwriter John Patrick Hughes will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

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


Moderators
WF

William F. Reed

William F. Reed was born on September 23, 1979 in Carmichael, California, USA as William F. Reed IV. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Man in the Booth (2013) and Captive(2012)

Speakers
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Justin Herring

I'm a filmmaker originally from Granbury, TX. I received my MFA in Filmmaking in May of 2016. I co-wrote and directed the film, Camino, which was my thesis film for grad school. I love movies, movie-making and soccer. Feel free to talk to me about any of those things.



Saturday November 12, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Nothing Serious

Nothing Serious | USA | Drama | John Appleton | 90 min
TEXAS PREMIERE

Nothing Serious is the story of Kailey Childs, an ambitious seventeen year old who leaves her life in the suburbs behind to pursue a career in modern dance in New York City. Upon arriving in the big city she struggles with money and must decide whether to accept the help of a dancer who offers her a survivor job in a coffee shop or an older man who makes her a proposition too good to be true. As she explores her options and deepens her relationships Kailey comes to question the intentions of the people supporting her, and must ultimately come to accept the buried truth behind not only their reasons but her own.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook 

Director John Appleton and Collaborator Sadie Dame will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 83

*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
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Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.

Speakers
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John Appleton

John Appleton ignited his pursuit of filmmaking with the experimental film "Effects of Gravity", winner of Best Experimental Film at the 2010 Accolade Film Festival. He went on to edit Tyler Ludowitz's art house documentary "Quiet Place in the Universe", a brutal journey spanning the globe shot entirely in super 8. Most recently he completed the post production on writer/director Kylie Garcelon's short film "Moral Compass" as well as... Read More →
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Sadie Dame

Collaborator



Saturday November 12, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 2 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Happy Hour
HAPPY HOUR
presented by the Fort Worth Film Commission 

*All-Access Badge is required 

Saturday November 12, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:15pm

Kelly's Hollywood

Kelly’s Hollywood | USA | Documentary | Brian Donovan | 74 min
TEXAS PREMIERE

Honest and raw, Kelly’s Hollywood tells the intimate story of a brother’s quest to fulfill his disabled sister’s dream of becoming a Hollywood diva, but takes an unexpected turn when it starts to threaten his engagement. When Kelly becomes increasingly jealous of Brian’s fiancée and her health begins to fail, Brian is forced to confront his sibling’s co-dependency issues, and struggles to find balance between fulfilling Kelly’s last wish of performing and his own dream of getting married.  "You would be hard-pressed to find a more touching and ultimately life-affirming documentary…" Buck Quigley, ARTVOICE.

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change  


Moderators
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Programmer, Lone Star Film Festival
I am a second year programmer for the Lone Star Film Festival as well as a programmer for the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Additionally, I serve as film critic for the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and write reviews online at cinematicconsiderations.com.


Saturday November 12, 2016 5:15pm - 7:15pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:30pm

SHORT BLOCK: Foreign Films (presented by Fort Worth Sister Cities International)

SHORT BLOCK: Foreign Films
presented by Fort Worth Sister Cities International

Travel the world with us in these international shorts films. 


The Sound of London
| UK | Drama | Daniel Marc Janes | 11 min | World Premiere

What sound does London make? Sound recordist Jason Emerick (Christopher Tester) has 48 hours to find one sound that encapsulates the city. The Sound of London is both a gripping psychological thriller, a loving tribute to London and a celebration of the role of sound in film.
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The Perfect Day | Spain | Comedy | Ignacio Redondo | 12 min | Texas Premiere

It's the most important day in David's life. He has a $10.000.000 deal with a Japanese Holding and it's all or nothing today.  Everything seems to turn out perfectly well, until…
Trailer | Website

The House in 8/A | Israel | Documentary | Doron Levene | 11 min | World Premiere

The house in 8/A appears to be a regular house. It has regular rooms, windows and doors. But one door remained locked in the Levene family for years.

Lawrence, the father of the family, is the films' main character. Lawrence is a charming, colorful man with somewhat lyrical language. He's also good with his hands, which comes to show since he constantly finds things to fix in the house. For more than 30 years Lawrence has been, almost obsessively, working on the house. As we see him working, we come to know the other Levene family members as they talk about the wound that time, nor Lawrence, cannot fix. An intimate look at a house, a family and the memories that constantly shape our lives.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Gorilla | France | Comedy | Tibo Pinsard | 14 min | North Texas Premiere

Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle. But scaring the woman he desires is going to be particularly tricky for the gorilla man.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook

Rabbit Blood | Turkey | Animation | Yagmur Altan | 5 min | Texas Premiere

Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.
IMDb | Website

Bloom of Youth | China | Romance | Hanching Howard Zheng | 17 min | Texas Premiere

A young man returns home after graduating from college to propose to his sweetheart and open a school to better their small Chinese village. However, a mother’s dreams and senseless violence create obstacles that love must overcome.
Trailer

Wifey Redux | Ireland | Comedy | Robert McKeon | 23 min | Texas Premiere

A man becomes maniacally obsessed with driving off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend in this dark comedy about coping and denial, based on a short story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry.
Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69
 
*screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
TP

Tom Provost

Tom Provost wrote the screenplay for Under Suspicion, a thriller starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, adapted from the French film, Garde A Vu. The screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote, directed and produced the independent feature The Presence, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West and Justin Kirk. The movie won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards on... Read More →

Speakers
IR

IGNACIO REDONDO

Ignacio Redondo has produced and directed several projects on the internet, like The Unexpected Late Show and now he is making his way as a filmmaker.  | Will he make it to the top?  | We don't think so!



Saturday November 12, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:30pm

Film Awards & Cocktail Reception
Saturday November 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sundance Square Pavilion 420 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

6:30pm

Lion
Lion | Australia | Drama | Garth Davis | 120 minutes

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family.


Trailer | IMDB | Facebook | Twitter

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 202

*screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director


Saturday November 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:00pm

The Rendezvous
The Rendezvous | USA | Action/Adventure | Amin Matalqa | 92 min

Rachel, a Jewish-American doctor and Jake, an Arab-American government bureaucrat, are trying to solve the mysterious death of Rachel's treasure hunting brother. Racing around the world, they find themselves being hunted by a doomsday group called the Armageddonites who believe Rachel and Jake possess an ancient script discovered by Rachel's brother that could bring about the end of days. Caught in the middle of a plot to hasten the end of mankind, Rachel and Jake need to solve a murder, save the world, and discover for themselves that treasure is where you find it.

Trailer | IMDb 

Director Amin Matalqa will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 69

*screening time & date subject to change   

Moderators
TP

Tom Provost

Tom Provost wrote the screenplay for Under Suspicion, a thriller starring Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman, adapted from the French film, Garde A Vu. The screenplay was nominated for an Edgar Award. He wrote, directed and produced the independent feature The Presence, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West and Justin Kirk. The movie won numerous Best Picture and Best Director awards on... Read More →

Speakers
AM

Amin Matalqa

Director
Jordanian-American writer/director Amin Matalqa has made a career combining drama and comedy to bridge the cultural gaps between East and West through film. His first feature "Captain Abu Raed" won the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award in 2008 along with 27 international festival prizes, and became Jordan's first Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. His second feature, Disney's inspirational soccer drama, "The United... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

8:30pm

Nerdland
Nerdland | USA | Animation | Chris Prynoski | 85 min

NERDLAND is the story of two best friends, aspiring screenwriter Elliot and aspiring actor John, whose dreams of superstardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous (or infamous) than ever before. So why not become famous today? NERDLAND is that day. Making up for what they lack in brains and talent with abundant, witless enthusiasm, John and Elliot troll Los Angeles on a fame-grab journey, encountering and abusing friends both new and old. Navigating their hyper-stimulating landscape of consumerism gone wild, our two consumers want desperately to be consumed -- and they will have their fame no matter what the cost.


Trailer | IMDb | Facebook

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 133

*screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
WF

William F. Reed

William F. Reed was born on September 23, 1979 in Carmichael, California, USA as William F. Reed IV. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Man in the Booth (2013) and Captive(2012)


Saturday November 12, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
AMC Palace 9 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

9:00pm

Who is Clinn Rippy?
Who is Clinn Rippy? | USA | Documentary | Shance Ryan Brentham | 95 min

When filmmaker/musician, Shance Ryan Brentham sets out to unearth the truth of the mysterious, yet respected, musical genius, Clinn “Rippy,” he discovers a gem of a person who has been misinterpreted and misunderstood.  

Clinn “Rippy,” noted for his eccentric understanding of the world around him, the man who created such musical techniques as, “Two is better than one,” * and the avant garde, industry-breakthrough album, Cymbalic -- innovating art Nouveau—and who shocked the world with his 2001 disappearance from society has always been a whimsical mystery.  

As we come face to face with celebrities, artists and friends who have some understanding of who he is, we… Through the director’s six year journey, in a piece that spans the globe, address questions about our own identity through the discovery of this beautiful, yet misunderstood, phenomenal human being in the film, "Who is Clinn 'Rippy'?".

The film, at times, is difficult and awkward, yet does not cease to pluck the chords of the proverbial strings of our hearts.

Featuring interviews with Henry Rollins, Ben Folds, Mike Portnoy, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, Janis Ian, Anika Noni Rose, James Monroe Iglehart, Cady Huffman, Pam Tillis, and Sinbad among many more. 

Writer/Director Shance Ryan Brentham will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Trailer | WebsiteIMDb

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 

Moderators
ND

Nathan D. Myers

Nathan D. Myers is an actor and production designer, known for Aria Appleton (2016), Stalker's Dating Guide (2008) and Prodigal (2008).

Speakers


Saturday November 12, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00pm

Saturday Night After Party
Relax a day of LSFF movies by joining us at the Flying Saucer.

*open to the public 

Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday November 13, 2016 12:00am
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 111 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Sunday, November 13
 

10:00am

Welcome Table / Badge Pick-up
THIS IS YOUR FILM FESTIVAL CHECK-IN SPOT.

Located in the lobby of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, this is your first stop before beginning your Lone Star Film Festival experience.  

At this desk, you will be able to pick-up your All-Access Badge(s), purchase walk-up All-Access Badge(s), grab a LSFF program and check out LSFF merchandise.   

* if you are planning to attend an individual screening and are looking to purchase a single ticket, please proceed directly to the venue for your program.  Individual tickets are sold at-the-door of each screening location. Single ticket $10.

Welcome Desk / All-Access Badge Pick-up Hours:
Wednesday, November 9 - 10am - 7pm
Thursday, November 10 - 10am - 7pm
Friday, November 11, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, November 12, 10am-7pm
Sunday, November 13, 10am-12noon
 


Sunday November 13, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby - Worthington Renaissance Hotel 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:00am

Award Winners Meet & Greet
Sunday November 13, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 200 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

10:45am

Best Documentary Feature Film Winner: Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 50

*screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Sunday November 13, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 4 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

11:00am

Audience Award Winning Film: Camino
Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.

Sunday November 13, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

12:00pm

Best Feature Film Winner: June Falling Down
Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 151

*screening time & date subject to change 

Moderators
WF

William F. Reed

William F. Reed was born on September 23, 1979 in Carmichael, California, USA as William F. Reed IV. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Man in the Booth (2013) and Captive(2012)

Sunday November 13, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AMC Palace 9 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

1:30pm

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast | USA | Animation | Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise

A classic retro screening of the 1991 Disney hit, Beauty and the Beast.

An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara) enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

Director Gary Trousdale will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Trailer | IMDb | Facebook 

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   
 

Moderators
CT

Colin Tait

Dr. R. Colin Tait is the co-author of The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies and Digital Videotape, published by Columbia University Press in 2013. His current project, ”Robert De Niro’s Method: Acting, Authorship and Agency in the New Hollywood (1967-1980)” is the first academic study to use the newly acquired archival resource – the Robert De Niro Papers – to reassess De Niro’s... Read More →

Speakers
GT

Gary Trousdale

Gary Trousdale was born in La Crescenta, California. His fascination with animation was fostered as a child, where he drew cartoons from an elementary school age. He planned to become an architect, but decided instead to study animation at CalArts, where he studied for three years. He was hired in 1982 to design storyboards and do other animation. He then went to work designing restaurant menus and t-shirts. He was hired in 1985 by Disney to work... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

2:30pm

RE-SCREENING: Programmer's Favorite Shorts
Our programmer's favorite shorts are from multiple shorts blocks spanning the entire festival. They include both our Best Student Film & Best Short film.

The Lotus Gun
Hummingbird & Crane
The Importance of Sex Education
Cherokee
Hopscotch
Balcony
Currency Affairs 

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Burgess

Rachel Burgess

Lead Film Programmer, Lone Star Film Society
She's basically Regina George.

Sunday November 13, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
AMC Palace 9 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:00pm

Re-Screening - Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America

His passion for birds carried him across a continental wilderness to observe them in their natural habitat, and his skills as an artist and observer immortalized them and their environment to remind and inspire us two centuries later. A singular visionary in frontier America, Audubon was the godfather of today’s conservation movement.

Rara Avis: John James Audubon and the Birds of America is the story of a rare man and the wild creatures he loved. His obsession cost him and his family dearly, but his work influenced every generation of nature lover that came after him, from Thoreau to Teddy Roosevelt, and has helped to preserve a small portion of the wild lands he explored and documented. 

The legacy of Audubon is as timeless and vital as his art, and this film is an effort to appreciate him as he deserves.

 Trailer | Website 


Sunday November 13, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
AMC Palace 9 - Theater 5 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

4:30pm

TITLETOWN, TX presented by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Special Screening Presentation: TITLETOWN, TX
presented by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Titletown, TX is the story of the 2016 Aledo Bearcats and their quest for a sixth state title in eight years. Produced by Star-Telegram video journalists Jared Christopher and Jessica Koscielniak, the web series (currently online) showcases the glory, the pressure and the passion of big-time high school football in Texas.  Presented in a condensed 90 minute version, this special screening will take place on Sunday, November 13th and will feature a Q&A with the filmmakers, coaches and student-athletes. 
All Access-Badges are welcome to join this special screening. 

Moderators
avatar for Chad Mathews

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 back to Texas to pursue a career in the film festival world. 


Sunday November 13, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

5:00pm

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise | USA | Documentary | Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack | 114 minutes

The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, and activist Maya Angelou. 

Trailer | IMDb | Website | Facebook 

Individual ticket: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 202

*screening time & date subject to change 
 

Moderators
CR

Charles Rice

Showcase Film Program Director

Sunday November 13, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
AMC Palace 9 220 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

7:00pm

Best of Fest Winner: Nothing Serious
Moderators
avatar for Will Forsythe

Will Forsythe

Lone Star Film Festival
Memphis native. TCU grad. Film junkie. Party at the moon tower.

Sunday November 13, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102