Texas Filmmaker's Showcase
THANK YOU to all the Texas filmmakers who entered the 2016 Texas Filmmaker's Showcase! We're compiling the record number of entries for the judging period of April 20th - May 25th with the selected films to be announced by Friday May 27th. The premiere of the 2016 Texas Filmmaker's Showcase is scheduled for Sunday, June 26th in Los Angeles at the DGA Theatre!
Houston Film Commission'sTexas Filmmaker's Showcase 2015
•Carne Seca (11:11min.) - Jazmin Diaz, Austin TX
Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
•Leaves On Trees (16:27min.) - Nathan S. Duncan, Austin TX
A 9-year-old, Ira Harris, navigates a new neighborhood, new peers, and his first set of prescription glasses.
•Life After Manson (25:23min.) - Olivia Klaus, Austin TX
Life After Manson is an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most infamous crimes and notorious killers. At 21-years-old, Patricia Krenwinkel murdered at the command of Charles Manson. Now 68-years-old, she continues to be demonized by the public and haunted by the suffering she caused over four decades ago.
•Make It Rain (12:45min.) - Chris Spisak, Houston TX
A young boy's efforts to help his family overcome the effects of a devastating drought result in a magical night he won't soon forget.
•Melville (15:37min.) - James M. Johnston, Fort Worth TX
Marcus is dealing with some shit. He wonders through his day distracted and quiet, acting out at strangers, withdrawn from his wife, and unable to sleep. Whatever it is, he just can't talk about it. Then he runs into an old friend who reminds him of the days when he never had a problem expressing anything.
•One Hitta Quitta (8:12min.) - Ya'Ke Smith, Arlington TX
A teenage boy's addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.
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What is the Showcase?
When and Where is it?
. Additional public screenings of the Showcase will be held around Texas throughout the rest of the year.
Who are the filmmakers?
Who are the judges?
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What films were in past Showcases?Please visit our online archive for information about films from previous years: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:
- Texas Film Commission
The Texas Film Commission (TFC) was created in 1971 by Texas Governor Preston Smith to "encourage the orderly development of the film, television, and multi-media production industry in Texas in order to utilize the state's vast array of natural, human, and economic resources which are uniquely suitable for that industry." Since then, the TFC has expanded to included the film, television, commercial, video game, and animation industries.
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- Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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For additional information about the Texas Filmmaker's Showcase call 713-437-5249.