16 A LITTLE LOVE GOES A LONG CLAY DIR: JULIET BUCKHOLDT / RIDGELAND, MS / 4MIN This video was made as a school project about stopping social media bullying. The video uses Claymation to tell the story of a teen who had a bad experience with cyber bullying and encourage the viewer to use social media for love rather than hate. READ DIR: ISABELLA ARTAZA / AUSTIN, TEXAS / 6MIN A high school student arrives at school to find that she’s had private photos shared through social media. How will she handle it? STARLIGHT DIR: LORRAINE SHALLER / ORANGE COUNTY, CA / 9MIN “Starlight” is the story of Julia, a young college student who has just failed a crucial midterm. After an uncomfortable conversation with her professor, Julia gets a call from her mother saying her grandfather has suddenly fallen ill and immediately sets out for home. CROSSED PATHS DIR: AARON RODRIGUEZ / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 7MIN Two teenagers go about their day separately until their paths cross. LE COUTEAU DIR: ZOË MILLER / COLUMBIA, SC / 4MIN A woman gets ready for work. MY DOG SITTER JUNE DIR: MADISON ROACH / 5MIN Based off of the hit TV shows Parks & Recreation and The Office. My Dog Sitter June is about a dog-sitter named June but theres just one problem, she hates dogs. This is the first episode and the intro to June and her crazy costumers. WARM DIR: ROBERTO GARCES / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 5MIN V/H/S meets Out of Africa with a heart. LOW FUEL DIR: RYAN DIEBNER / 4MIN Sometimes, you run out of gas. PENANCE VDIR: MATTHEW KNOWLTON / SAN ANTONIO, TX / 4MIN A man struggles with his inner demons after a horrible tragedy. ALVAREZ STUDIO 5PM
LONELY BOYS DIR: DANIEL SIMON / NEW YORK, NY / 1HR30MIN Following a recent breakup, struggling writer Jules crashes with his recently separated best friend, Saul, at his apartment in Brooklyn. While Saul wants to drink heavily and lament over his impending divorce, Jules just wants to escape into his latest script. After Saul is fired from his job as restaurant manager and Jules loses an off-Broadway production of his play, the two embark on a weekend bender through New York City and Connecticut in search of solace and sometimes more pain. When the sun finally rises, neither expects to see the light. ALVAREZ STUDIO 7PM
HELL OR HIGH WATER DIR: DAVID MACKENZIE / LOS ANGELES, CA / 1HR42MIN A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers, Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son, and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger, come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the cross-hairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for, except, family collide. ALVAREZ STUDIO
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE DIR: CAROLINE CUNY / WINSTON-SALEM, NC / 22MIN Looking for Trouble is the short documentary about humanitarian engineer Fred Cuny and his bold actions during the Bosnian War. Leading a team of American and Bosnian engineers, Fred developed a plan to build a mobile water treatment system and transport across siege lines into the city. Facing technical hur-dles, Serbian snipers and corrupt politicians, time is running out and the stakes couldn’t be higher. HER UNLIKELY KIN DIR: KENNETH J. RAIMONDI / SCHERTZ, TX / 15MIN Sarah Rassi is running out of options. She needs a bone marrow transplant and her only match on the registry is troubled war veteran, Peyton Sinclair. Can Peyton overcome his own battles with PTSD to step up and save Sarah’s life? Her Unlikely Kin tells the story of two strangers, who by rare genetic chance, can offer each other new life.
July 25 - 31, 2016