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This year’s 8 films were selected from over 1200 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere.
Director/Screenwriter: Todd Sklar, Screenwriter: Alex Rennie
Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when their father dies and leaves them the lake home. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the house and rebuild their relationship.
Cast : Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey, Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman, Keeley Hazell
Director/Screenwriter: Carlos Puga
On the eve of an annual sibling reunion, a troubled young writer is sent reeling with the arrival of an unexpected guest.
Cast : Christopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann, Chris McCann, Dan Bittner, Emily Fleischer
Director/Screenwriter: Dayna Hanson
When their big gig falls through, a ragtag, avant-garde performance group with a political message struggles to find their audience—and the motivating force behind their work.
Cast : Magge Brown, Dave Proscia, Wade Madsen, Jessie Smith, Pol Rosenthal
Director/Screenwriter: Jonathan Singer-Vine, Screenwriter: Justin “Hongry” Robinson
The story of a young man, D, as he returns to his Oakland neighborhood after two years served in prison for a robbery gone wrong…
Cast : Stanley “Doe” Hunt, Koran Jenkins, Tatiana Monet, Devon Libran, Les “DJ Upgrade” Aderibigbe
Director/Screenwriter: Chris Eska
On the outskirts of the Civil War, a boy is sent north by a bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.
Cast : Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst, Jr., Christine Horn, Alfonso Freeman
Short Term 12
Director/Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton
The film follows Grace, a young supervisor at a foster-care facility, as she looks after the teens in her charge and reckons with her own troubled past. An unsparingly authentic film, full of both heart and surprising humor.
Cast : Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield
Swim Little Fish Swim (USA, France)
Director/Screenwriter: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis
Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, Swim Little Fish Swim is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood.
Cast : Dustin Guy Defa, Anne Consigny, Brooke Bloom, Lola Bessis, Olivia Durling Costello
This Is Where We Live
Directors: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca, Screenwriter: Marc Menchaca
A struggling family’s dynamics are challenged and a unique friendship is born when a small-town Texas handyman becomes caregiver to their son with cerebral palsy.
Cast : Ron Hayden, CK McFarland, Marc Menchaca, Tobias Segal, Frankie Shaw
This year’s 8 films were selected from over 900 submissions. Each film is a World Premiere.
12 O’Clock Boys
Director: Lotfy Nathan
Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a gang of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys.
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
Directors: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade
A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations of the 1960’s and 70’s to profoundly embrace life and ‘follow your own weird’.
Director: Douglas Tirola
The story of the bartender in the era of the craft cocktail.
Los Wild Ones
Director: Elise Salomon
Wild Records is an indie label reminiscent of the early days of Sun Records. The label is based in LA and run by Reb Kennedy aka Mr. Wild Records and is comprised of young Latin musicians who write and perform 50s Rock n Roll.
The Short Game
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Each year, the world’s best 7 year-old golfers descend on Pinehurst, North Carolina to compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. THE SHORT GAME follows eight of these very young athletes on their quest to become the sport’s next phenom.
Director: E. Chai Vasarhelyi
With unprecedented access and dynamic 16mm cinematography, Touba reveals a different face of Islam by chronicling Sufi Muslims’ annual pilgrimage to the city of Touba.
We Always Lie To Strangers
Directors: AJ Schnack, David Wilson
A story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, the remote Ozark Mountain town that is one of the biggest tourist destinations in America.
WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL
Director: Ben Nabors
William Kamkwamba builds a windmill from scrap to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and launching him onto the world stage. His success leads to new opportunities and complex choices, distancing him from the life he once knew.
Big names, big talent: Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with some major and rising names in cinema.
Director/Screenwriter: Zal Batmanglij, Screenwriter: Brit Marling
An operative for a private intelligence firm goes undercover to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective attacking major corporations. Bent on apprehending these fugitives, her loyalty is tested as her feelings grow for their charismatic leader.
Cast: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson
Director/Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriter: Rodo Sayagues
Five friends, holed up in a remote cabin, discover a Book of the Dead that unwittingly summons up dormant demons which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left to fight for survival.
Cast : Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore
Director: Stephen Finnigan
HAWKING is the extraordinary story of the planet’s most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking’s private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen’s world, both past and present. HAWKING – a remarkable man, a remarkable story.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Director: Don Scardino, Story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
As superstar Vegas magicians and former best friends Burt and Anton grow to secretly loathe each other, their long-time act implodes, allowing an ambitious rival street performer the big break he’s been waiting for.
Cast : Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, with Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and Jim Carrey
Director/Screenwriter: Harmony Korine
Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.
Cast : James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane
When Angels Sing
Director: Tim Mccanlies, Screenwriter: Lou Berney
A lyrical Christmas story about finding hope and joy after deep sorrow.
Cast : Harry Connick Jr., Connie Britton, Chandler Canterbury, Fionnula Flanagan, Lyle Lovett, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Eloise DeJoria, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
High profile narrative features receiving their World, North American or U.S. Premieres at SXSW.
Director: Bryan Poyser, Screenwriters: David Degrow Shotwell, Steven Walters, Bryan Poyser
An outrageous comedy about love and revenge in Austin, Texas.
Cast : Marshall Allman, Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Michael Stahl-David
Director/Screenwriter: Vincent Grashaw, Screenwriter: Mark Penney
A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, the counselors, and with the retired war colonel in charge.
Cast : PJ Boudousqué, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson, Nicholas Bateman
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
Weekend trips, office parties, late night conversations, drinking on the job, marriage pressure, biological clocks, holding eye contact a second too long… you know what makes the line between “friends” and “more than friends” really blurry? Beer.
Cast : Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
Go For Sisters
Director/Screenwriter: John Sayles
Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.
Cast : Edward James Olmos, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross
(North American Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Sean H. A. Gallagher
Leigh’s 29th birthday party takes a sudden turn when she announces that the evening maybe the last time her friends see her alive. A night of questions, coping and debauchery immediately follow.
Cast : Adriene Mishler, Jonny Mars, Alex Karpovsky, Chris Doubek, Todd Berger
Good Vibrations (UK, Ireland)
Directors: Lisa Barros D’sa, Glenn Leyburn, Screenwriters: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson
A chronicle of Terri Hooley’s life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene.
Cast : Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Michael Colgan, Karl Johnson, Liam Cunningham
(North American Premiere)
Grow Up, Tony Phillips
Director/Screenwriter: Emily Hagins
A comedy about a Halloween-obsessed high school senior who doesn’t think childhood passions should have an expiration date.
Cast : Tony Vespe, AJ Bowen, Devin Bonnée, Katie Folger, Byron Brown
Director/Screenwriter: Jessie McCormack
Lizzie, married and longing for a child, can’t conceive. Her best friend, Andie, single and adrift, gets pregnant from a one-night stand and offers to have the baby for Lizzie, sparking a journey full of funny and painful obstacles for all involved.
Cast : Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Jon Dore, Michael Weston, Mimi Kennedy
Holy Ghost People
Director: Mitchell Altieri, Screenwriters: Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores
On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Cast : Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, Cameron Richardson, Roger Aaron Brown
Director/Screenwriter: Eric Heisserer
Set mostly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hours is the story of a man who battles looters, the elements and exhaustion for two days in a hospital while his newborn daughter clings to life inside a ventilator powered only by a manual crank.
Cast : Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez
I Give It A Year (UK)
Director/Screenwriter: Dan Mazer
A brand new comedy from the writer of Borat and Bruno that lifts the veil on the realities of the first year of marriage.
Cast : Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Stephen Merchant
(North American Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Walter Strafford
Sick of his routine life, Doug sets out to climb Kilimanjaro.
Cast : Brian Geraghty, Alexia Rasmussen, Abigail Spencer, Chris Marquette, Bruce Altman
Loves Her Gun
Director/Screenwriter: Geoff Marslett, Screenwriter: Lauren Modery
This romantic tragedy follows a young woman’s transition from flight to fight after she is the victim of street violence, but will the weapons that make her feel safe again create problems worse than the ones she is escaping?
Cast : Trieste Kelly Dunn, Francisco Barreiro, Ashley Rae Spillers, Melissa Hideko Bisagni, John Merriman
Director/Screenwriter: Jacob Vaughan, Screenwriter: Benjamin Hayes
A man discovers that his chronic stomach problems are due to the fact that he has a demon baby living in his colon.
Cast : Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root, Mary Kay Place
Much Ado About Nothing
Director: Joss Whedon
Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon’s film, Much Ado About Nothing.
Cast : Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese
Director/Screenwriter: Adam Rifkin
A darkly comedic satire that follows TV producer Mickey Wagner and his amoral attempt to re-invent the reality genre. Mickey’s big idea is to pick a family and put them under all encompassing surveillance…without their knowledge.
Cast : Adam Rifkin, Scott Anderson, Kelly Menighan Hensley, Monika Tilling, Valerie Breiman
Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz, Screenwriter: Kyle Killen
Stranded on an isolated desert road, two life-long friends fight for survival as their already strained relationship spirals into knife-wielding madness.
Cast : Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler
Director: Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Screenwriter: Neil LaBute
On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels around the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for his wrongdoings.
Cast : Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Mía Maestro, Jennifer Morrison, Emily Watson
Directors: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, Screenwriter: Andrew Matthews
An obsessive fantasy nerd gradually becomes unhinged when a charismatic hipster joins his role-playing game.
Cast : Sam Eidson, Garrett Graham, Brock England, Anne Gee Byrd, Cyndi Williams, Brian Losoya, Vincent Prendergast, Katie Folger, John Gholson, Dakin Matthews
Shining a light on new documentary features receiving their World, North American or U.S. Premieres at SXSW.
An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story
Director: Al Reinert
Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered in front of their only child, and he was convicted of the crime. Twenty-five years later, he tells the story of his journey from despair to exoneration.
Before You Know It
Director: PJ Raval
Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.
Continental (USA, Canada)
Director: Malcolm Ingram
A stylish and thoughtful examination of the infamous Continental Baths NYC circa 1968-1976. Told by the people who were there.
Director: Alex Winter
A documentary that explores the rise and fall of Napster and the birth of the digital revolution. It’s about the teens that helped start this revolution, and the artists and industries who continue to be impacted by it.
Fall and Winter
Director: Matt Anderson
FALL AND WINTER is a voyage into the heart of our global crisis. Epic and stunningly photographed, the film draws on past wisdom and uncovers new, ingenious strategies for the future. It is a psycho-spiritual survival guide for the 21st century. Presented by SXSW Eco
Getting Back to Abnormal
Director: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler
A polarizing white politician becomes a lightning rod for racial strife in New Orleans.
Good Ol’ Freda
Director: Ryan White
The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years.
I Am Divine
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
The story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, and how he became John Waters’ cinematic muse and an international drag icon.
Directors: Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart
In America's basketball heartland, no team loses more often than the high school boys of rural Medora, Indiana. Four resilient players fight to avoid another winless season, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction.
Directors: Zak Knutson, Joey Figueroa
The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.
Director: Dan Hunt
Chronicles the extraordinary life of trans male porn pioneer and educator, Buck Angel. It’s a moving & provocative story of a man’s search for acceptance from his family and the world. An inspirational tale of an unlikely hero.
The Network (Australia, UK)
Director: Eva Orner
Set behind the scenes at the largest television network in one of the most dangerous places on earth. Afghanistan.
The Other Shore
Director: Timothy Wheeler
The film tracks legendary swimmer Diana Nyad’s lifetime vision and four harrowing attempts to swim non-stop from Cuba to Florida. An abusive past collides with an obsessive present over a dangerous 60-hour feat never before accomplished.
Director: Josh Johnson
Home video changed the world. The impact of the VHS tape was enormous. Rewind This! aims to trace the ripples of that impact.
Spark: A Burning Man Story
Directors: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter
What happens when you allow yourself to act on your dreams? Spark takes us behind the curtain with organizers and participants of Burning Man, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth.
TINY: A Story About Living Small
Directors: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller
One couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” smaller than the average parking space with no construction experience raises questions about sustainability and good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream. Presented by SXSW Eco
Director: Brian Spitz
After a failed marriage proposal because of his inadequate size, a young man adventures the world in search of answers so he will never come up short again.
We Cause Scenes
Director: Matt Adams
The extraordinary story of a group of twenty-somethings who seized the streets of New York, transforming the meaning of comedy, performance and art through forming “Improv Everywhere,” a prank collective ten years in the making.
Xmas Without China
Director: Alicia Dwyer
A documentary comedy about serious issues we have with our stuff, Xmas Without China follows Chinese immigrant Tom Xia as he challenges his American neighbors to survive the Christmas season without any Chinese products.
Audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape that demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking.
Director: Petra Costa
Elena moves to NY with the dream of becoming a movie actress. She leaves behind Petra, her 7-year-old sister. Years later, her sister Petra goes to NY to look for Elena.
(North American Premiere)
Director/Screenwriter: Danny Madden
Cast : Will Madden, Maria Decotis
Everyone’s Going to Die (UK)
A modern British story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of feeling you’re not alone. A story where porn hotlines rub shoulders with sexy beavers on rollerskates; where the past is laid to rest, two lives are changed and nobody, finally, is going to die.
Cast : Nora Tschirner, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley, Madeline Duggan
Fuck for Forest (Poland)
Director: Michał Marczak, Screenwriter: Michał Marczak, Łukasz Grudziński
Have sex. Save the world.
(North American Premiere)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Switzerland)
Director: Sophie Huber
An iconic actor and passionate musician in his intimate moments, with film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.
Kelly + Victor (UK)
Director/Screenwriter: Kieran Evans, Screenwriter: Adapted For Screen By Niall Griffiths
Adapted by Kieran Evans from the acclaimed novel by Niall Griffiths, and shot in Liverpool. Kelly + Victor is a raw compelling passionate love story set against the backdrop of a highly cinematic Liverpool, to a searing soundtrack.
Cast : Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Julian Morris, Stephen Walters, William Ruane, Claire Keelan
(North American Premiere)
Director: Simon Ennis
Director Simon Ennis introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters who all share one thing in common: an obsession with the Moon.
Director: Jillian Schlesinger
An intimate coming-of-age adventure set against the epic backdrop of the open sea, Maidentrip explores life through the eyes of 14-year-old Laura Dekker on her quest to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.
A comedic look at the life of a former actor turned writer struggling to cope with reality, his work and interpersonal relationships.
Cast : James Franco, Catherine Keener, Fallon Goodson, David Strathairn, Alan Cumming
(North American Premiere)
Director: Penny Lane
Recently discovered Super 8 home movies filmed by three of Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and fellow Watergate conspirators – offer an intimate and complex new glimpse into his presidency in this all-archival documentary.
(North American Premiere)
Sake-Bomb (USA, Japan)
Director: Junya Sakino, Screenwriter: Jeff Mizushima
A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.
Cast : Gaku Hamada, Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes, Josh Brodis, Samantha Quan
Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, Screenwriter: Victor Teran
A stylish psychological thriller set against the underground dubstep DJ scene that takes the audience on a dark and terrifying journey into the depths of the psychopathic mind as it threatens to explode into horrific violence.
Cast : Jake Hoffman, Nikki Reed, Thomas Dekker, Scott Bakula, Jason Priestley
These Birds Walk
Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq
The film documents the resilience of a 6-year-old Pakistani runaway as he tackles one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place?
Director/Screenwriter: M. Blash
An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected.
Cast : Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Josh Hamilton, Devon Gearhart
Director/Screenwriter: Zach Clark
After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne searches for the true meaning of Christmas during one sad, strange December in suburban Virginia.
Cast : Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Johnson, Joe Swanberg, Christopher Doubek
Director/Screenwriter: Nick Cassavetes, Screenwriter: Heather Wahlquist
A young substitute teacher escapes from her drudging everyday life by fantasizing bizarre parallel realities, in this wildly inventive and visually dazzling head-trip from director Nick Cassavetes.
Cast : Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith, Gena Rowlands, Ray Liotta
Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.
Big Ass Spider!
Director: Mike Mendez, Screenwriter: Gregory Gieras
When a giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages across the city of Los Angeles, it is up to one clever exterminator and his security guard sidekick to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
Cast: Greg Grunberg, Lombardo Boyar, Clare Kramer, Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Patrick Bauchau
Director: E.L. Katz, Screenwriters: Trent Haaga, David Chirchirillo
Recently fired and facing eviction, the married father of a newborn has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to financial security…but at a price.
Cast: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller
Director: Vincenzo Natali, Screenwriter: Brian King
Lisa Johnson is one day shy of her 16th birthday and will be forever. She and her family are doomed to repeat the fateful day before they were all killed in 1985.
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, David Hewlett
Kiss of the Damned
Director/Screenwriter: Xan Cassavetes
Beautiful vampire Djuna tries to resist the advances of human screenwriter Paolo, but eventually gives in to their passion. When her sister Mimi comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…
Cast: Joséphine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, Riley Keough, Ching Valdes-Aran
The Lords of Salem
Director/Screenwriter: Rob Zombie
From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood.
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn
Director: Dennis Iliadis, Screenwriter: Bill Gullo
When the party of the decade is disrupted by a supernatural phenomenon, the night soon descends in to chaos.
Cast: Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Hinshaw, Natalie Hall
Director/Screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder
After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.
Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne, James Cady, Scott Sharot
Directors: Adam Wingard, Gareth Evans, Screenwriters: Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Jason Eisener, John Davies
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his abandoned house and find another collection of mysterious VHS tapes. In viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be terrifying motives behind the student’s disappearance.
Cast: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine, L. C. Holt, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes
Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Simon Barrett
A fresh twist on home-invasion horror. A gang of masked murderers descend upon a family reunion, and the victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest proves to be the most talented killer of all.
Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg
Showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.
All the Labor
Director: Doug Hawes-Davis
Intimate performances and behind-the-scenes footage convey the life, labor and brotherhood of the distinctive purveyors of original American music, The Gourds, as they defy genres, expectations, and career clichés over two decades of musical joy.
Director: Bartholomew Cubbins
Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, Artifact gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle their label in a brutal lawsuit and record their album This Is War.
A Band Called Death
Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there was a band called Death.
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
Director: Lily Keber
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker explores the life, times and music of James Booker, the legendary New Orleans performer who Dr. John proclaimed "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.
Born in Chicago
Director: John Anderson
Passed down from musician to musician, the Chicago blues transcended the color lines of the 1960s as young, white Chicago musicians apprenticed themselves to legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
Director: Doug Hamilton
Punk Rock meets Broadway - WTF!?! Go behind the curtain with Green Day lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, as he ventures into the strange new world of Broadway. Will Billie Joe – or Broadway – ever be the same?
Director: Reuben Atlas
Eight brothers, extraordinary brass musicians from Chicago’s South Side, test their brotherhood and their father’s legacy against mounting mainstream success.
Director: Tim Wheeler
The film takes you inside the world of Green Day, chronicling the conceptualizing and recording of their current musical trilogy (Green Day ¡Uno! Green Day ¡Dos! Green Day ¡Tré!) and featuring intimate live performances that took place along the way.
Finding the Funk
Director/Screenwriter: Nelson George
A look at Funk’s past, present and enduring influence on contemporary music.
Gimme the Power
Director: Olallo Rubio
A rockumentary about the Mexican band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band was born and developed.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Director: Jeanie Finlay
Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. No one knew the pair were really Scottish, with fake American accents and made up identities.A film about truth, lies and the legacy of faking everything in the pursuit of fame.
In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks
Directors: Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
In 2010 Stevie Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, the two set up shop in her home studio to reveal their collaborative creative process.
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals became the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music inspiring and luring artists as diverse as Keith Richards and Alicia Keys.
Pete and Toshi get a Camera
Director: William Eigen
In 1963, blacklisted by the McCarthy hearings and under surveillance by the FBI, Pete Seeger buys a movie camera and takes his family on an adventure of a lifetime, filming gifted musicians in exotic locations around the world.
The Punk Singer
Director: Sini Anderson
What happened to Kathleen Hanna? The Punk Singer - a feature-length documentary about the musician (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) and feminist icon - tells the story of where she’s been, and where she is now.
Director: Andy Capper
The film follows Snoop Dogg on an intimate, spiritual journey, depicting the life and times of a conflicted modern icon striving for light in a world of darkness.
(North American Premiere)
This Ain’t No Mouse Music!
Directors: Chris Simon, Maureen Gosling
Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz (Arhoolie Records) takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, searching for the musical soul of America.
Twenty Feet from Stardom
Director: Morgan Neville
The untold story of the backup singer in popular music. It is a celebration of the voices from the edge, which brought shape and style to the soundtracks of our lives.
A diverse panorama of international filmmaking talent, including premieres, interactive documentaries and shorts.
And Who Taught You To Drive? (Germany)
Director: Andrea Thiele
An American in Tokyo, a Korean in Bavaria, and a German in Mumbai: Prepare for a real culture clash when you have to pass your driving test again in another country … A real life comedy.
(North American Premiere)
Diario a Tres Voces / Three Voices (Mexico)
Director: Otilia Portillo Padua
We are always told that love lasts forever like in children’s fairy tales, but the reality is that people change and relationships expire.
(North American Premiere)
Dog Flesh / Carne de Perro (Chile)
Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Guzzoni
The life of Alejandro, a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man, who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.
Cast : Alejandro Goic
(North American Premiere)
The Fifth Season (Belgium, Netherlands, France)
Directors/Screenwriters: Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
In a village, a mysterious calamity strikes: spring doesn’t come.
Cast : Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle
Museum Hours (Austria, USA)
Director/Screenwriter: Jem Cohen
When a Vienna museum guard befriends an adrift visitor from abroad, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
Cast : Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits
The Punk Syndrome (Finland)
Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi
Meet Finland’s most kick-ass punk rock band with a handicap: Toni, Sami, Pertti and Kari.
The film follows the band’s journey from rehearsals to success, showing the love and hate between the guys.
Sofia’s Last Ambulance (Bulgaria)
Director: Ilian Metev
Sofia, Bulgaria. In a city where only 13 ambulances struggle to serve several million people, three paramedics face Kafkaesque situations.
Director/Screenwriter: Halil Deniz Tortum, Screenwriter: Steeve Roso
A man falls into the Bosphorus on a snowy night. His son, Mete half-heartedly searches for him in wintered Istanbul.
Cast : Ulas Tuna Astepe, Sergulen Onan Dervisoglu, Zeynep Olcer, Burak Cevik, Selim Can Bilgin
(North American Premiere)
Acclaimed standouts and selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.
The Act of Killing (Denmark)
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide.
At Any Price
Director: Ramin Bahrani, Screenwriters: Hallie Elizabeth Newton, Ramin Bahrani
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious HENRY WHIPPLE (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son DEAN (Zac Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.
Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham, Clancy Brown, Chelcie Ross, Maika Monroe, Red West, Ben Marten, Dan Waller
Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Fidell
A popular high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
Cast : Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Julie Dell Phillips, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek
Director/Screenwriter: Richard Linklater, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.
Cast : Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior
Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski
An artificially intelligent comedy from the director of Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation.
Cast : Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, Myles Paige
The Crash Reel
Director: Lucy Walker
The dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. A comeback story with a difference.
Director/Screenwriter: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jon (Gordon-Levitt) loves his family, friends, church and porn. Spending hours online, Jon’s ideas of a perfect woman collide with Barbara’s (Johansson) ideas of a perfect man. They struggle to see past their wants and needs in this romantic comedy.
Cast : Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza
First Cousin Once Removed
Director: Alan Berliner
A heartfelt and intimate portrait of poet Edwin Honig’s final years with Alzheimer’s disease.
Imagine (Poland, Portugal, France)
Director/Screenwriter: Andrzej Jakimowski
Ian, a special instructor for the visually impaired, has been hired by a Lisbon school to help blind children and young adults. However, his unusual teaching methods are not only challenging, but also dangerous…
Cast : Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat
Director/Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.
Cast : Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon
Director/Screenwriter: Yen Tan, Screenwriter: David Lowery
Two men. A small town. A love that isn’t quite out of reach.
Cast : Bill Heck, Marcus DeAnda, Amy Seimetz, John Merriman, Richard C. Jones
Director/Screenwriter: David Gordon Green
Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Cast : Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer
Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?
The Spectacular Now
Director: James Ponsoldt, Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
A high school romance between an alcoholic, party boy and a more reserved, shy, girl.
Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler
Director/Screenwriter: Shane Carruth
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.
Cast : Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth
Expect the unexpected - Special Events can feature anything from exclusive TV pilots, web series, interactive films and special guest appearances.
Asleep at the Wheel Then and Now
Director: Dan Karlok
Ray Benson's whirlwind romp through the four-decade history of the post-modern kings of western swing.
Combining the SXSW Film Festival and Conference in one, attendees will get an exclusive first look at the pilot of Bates Motel, the thrilling new series from A&E. Following the screening, Executive Producer Carlton Cuse (Lost) will sit down with A&E Marketing EVP Guy Slattery for an inside look and Q&A on the process for bringing this contemporary prequel to life.
Cast : Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz
Director: Ken Marino, Screenwriter: Erica Oyama
Season 2 follows Damaged Darlin’ and Dental Hygenist, Julie Gristlewhite, as she searches for love amongst 16 eligible bachelors in the second installment of the popular web series that parodies reality dating shows.
Cast : June Diane Raphael, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Cera, Colin Hanks, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Adam Scott, Joe Lo Truglio
Director: Evan Jackson Leong
Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.
Mabon “Teenie” Hodges- A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original
Director: Susanna Vapnek
You may know such famous songs as “Take Me To The River” and “Love and Happiness”, but you probably do not know Mabon “Teenie” Hodges- The legendary Memphis guitarist who co-wrote these songs with Al Green.
No More Road Trips?
Director: Rick Prelinger
A dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, asks whether we’ve reached the end of the open road. The soundtrack for this fully participatory film is made fresh daily by audiences at each screening.
Director: Dave Grohl
Through interviews with musicians and producers who worked at recording studio, Sound City, and the writing and recording of new music, we observe the human element of making music and the art of analog recording.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)
Director: Simon Klose
The inside story of three hacktivists who became cult heroes for the internet generation and persecuted criminals to the media industry for running the worlds largest file sharing site.
(North American Premiere)
A Year in the Life of Wayne's Phone
Director: Wayne Coyne
Compiled from over 28 hours of personal videos shot by The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on his iPhone, A Year in the Life of Wayne's Phone, is the world's first vertical iPhone movie.
A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling. The winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short.
Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
A young woman auditions for the role of “Clipboard Woman”
Director: Kat Candler
After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, the actions of one fan creates a chain reaction for the lead singer of a black metal band.
Director: Frances Bodomo
An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child.
Director: Steven Schardt
An alcoholic father, recently served restrictive custody papers, kidnaps his son to go on a road trip.
Director: Santiago Gil
Around an isolated lake, the experience of a tragedy travels like a wave through space and time, from person to person, from memory to imagination.
Dotty (New Zealand)
Directors: Mick Andrews, Brett O’Gorman
A stubborn old lady struggles to send a text message to her daughter.
Ellen Is Leaving (New Zealand)
Director: Michelle Savill
On the eve of departing overseas, Ellen makes the fateful decision to gift her boyfriend a new girlfriend.
Directors: Simon Atkinson, Adam Townley
An eleven year old boy, unable to fly his kite alone, befriends a peculiar girl who can not leave her caravan.
It’s Not You, It’s Me
Director: Matt Spicer
A young woman’s relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend makes starts to annoy her.
Directors: Nathan Honnold, Alex Zhuravlov
Kelly, a female entrepreneur, gives personal advice and insight into business and beauty. She finds inspiration in her personal experiences and in her role model Mary Kay.
Directors: Nathan Honnold, Alex Zhuravlov
An elderly couple finds excitement in breaking and entering.
MOBILE HOMES (USA/France)
Director: Vladimir de Fontenay
MOBILE HOMES tells the story of a young woman, trapped in sex trafficking, and her son who explores an unlikely way out.
Director: John Hellberg
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town?
Director: Jeremy Hersh
Rachel, a young Manhattanite, is so in love with her girlfriend’s Native American roots that she begin to lose sight of their relationship.
Directors: Kyle Bogart, Cliff Bogart
A friendship is tested as two Black Metal bandmates lose hope that they will ever achieve their ultimate goal: To be the most evil band in the world.
Directors: Jillian Mayer, Lucas Leyva
/#PostModem is a comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It’s the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, told in a series of cinematic tweets.
Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Behind the scenes of a hit reality TV show, a jaded producer and a spurned beauty queen face off in mental mortal combat. One driven by cash rewards and ambition, the other clinging to her last shred of dignity. Only one can leave victorious.
Director: Jed Cowley
John, a stubborn shale pit owner, and his once dutiful wife, Sheila, have a grave confrontation after months of separation.
Si Nos Dejan
Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
If they let us, we will love each other all our lives.
Director: Jordana Spiro
A child taxidermist, an outsider in his small town, is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful. But just as their relationship begins to progress, he does something that drastically changes everything.
Director: Jason B. Kohl
A pig farmer tests his unemployed son’s resolve to join the family business.
Social Butterfly (France/USA)
Director: Lauren Wolkstein
A 30-year-old American woman enters a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.
Director: Aaron David DeFazio
When Ron, a high powered hedge fund manager, finds out that his biggest investor may be pulling out of the fund, his world begins to collapse on him, as he juggles fatherhood, his ex-wife, and one very big secret.
Directors: Dustin Bowser, Brie Larson
A relationship ends.
When We Lived in Miami
Director: Amy Seimetz
Filmed in Miami during Hurricane Isaac, When We Lived in Miami is a hypnotic short about the lengths one woman will go to keep her family from falling apart.
Unfiltered slices of life, from across the documentary spectrum.
Director: Lukasz Konopa
‘After’ is a film about contemporary life in Auschwitz. In an observation from dusk till dawn, it portrays the theatre of everyday life around the grim confines and captures the energies and activities of a world fascinated by this former concentration camp.
Contents of C______’s Box, in no particular order
Director: Ian Berry
An exploration of a failed relationship through a box of mementos.
Endless Day (Germany)
Director: Anna Frances Ewert
This film is about an insomniac’s inner journey through a sleepless night.
Director: Dara Bratt
Flutter is a short observational documentary about an ordinary man obsessed with the extraordinary.
Directors: David White, Paul Wedel
The kindest slaughter: a short documentary about one man’s bloody job.
Director: Chris Mars
In Hanford is artist Chris Mars’s fantastic exploration of real incidents in Hanford, Washington, where the local environment was poisoned as a result of cold war era nuclear arms manufacture.
Director: Roger Hayn
A character portrait of a debt-ridden man with a violent past in pursuit of a fresh start.
The Knife Maker
Director: Keith “keef” Ehrlich
Writer turned knife maker Joel Bukiewicz discusses the human element of craft–the potential for a skill to mature into an art. In sharing his story, he alights on the real meaning of handmade—a movement whose riches are measured in people, not cash.
KRS ONE: Brooklyn to the Bronx
Director: Brimstone, Joshua Moise
Hip Hop pioneer, KRS-One, takes us through his years as a homeless teenager in New York City. Traveling from Brooklyn to the Bronx, he begins to visualize his steps to becoming an MC.
Magnetic Reconnection (Canada)
Director: Kyle Armstrong
A short documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with the harsh landscapes and decaying manmade debris littered throughout the northern Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba.
The Other Dave
Director: Pasquale Greco
Life changes people; especially when it involves 1 billion volts of electricity. “Super Dave” Manning, was on his way to a pro golf career when lightning struck and permanently changed his perception of reality.
Director: Nathanael Carton
A community of tsunami survivors hold onto their existence through pictures recovered from the debris.
Directors: Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands
A black man with hip-hop and zydeco roots hard-grafts through the local, all-white rodeo circuits in the Deep South as he dreams of competing in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Director: Josh Izenberg
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
The Village (Brazil)
Director: Liliana Sulzbach
The daily life of the dwellers of a microtown in the the south of Brazil which is about to vanish.
Vladimir Putin is the most powerful man in the world
An assortment of stories told using a mix of traditional animation, computer-generated effects, stop-motion, and everything in-between. The winner of our Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short.
The Blue Umbrella
Director: Saschka Unseld
It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.
Director: Mauricio Baiocchi
Cicadas spend a long time planning…
The Event (USA/UK)
Director: Julia Pott
Love and a severed foot, at the end of the world.
The Gold Sparrow
Director: Daniel Stessen
In a black and white world artists must defend their color.
Kishi Bashi - ”I Am The Antichrist To You”
Director: Kishi Bashi
A surreal stop motion collaboration between avante-pop/violinist Kishi Bashi and acclaimed animator Anthony Scott (Coraline, Paranorman). An abandoned puppy awakes in a post-apocalyptic world with vivid memories of his love and all that he lost.
Marcel, King of Tervuren
Director: Tom Schroeder
Greek tragedy enacted by Belgian roosters.
Oh Willy…(Belgium/France/ Netherlands/Luxembourg)
Directors: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into noble savagery.
Director: Leah Shore
For more than 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate directly with the outside world. Until Now.
The Places Where We Lived
Director: Bernardo Britto
A man wakes up with a weird feeling. His parents are selling his childhood home.
Director: Joey Shanks
Surrender to the Cosmos
Shelved (New Zealand)
Director: James Cunningham
Two loser robots discover they are being replaced… by humans
Bite-sized bits for all of your sex, genre, and hilarity needs.
Director: Andrew Zuchero
Four uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea of how to spend their Saturday afternoon. The Apocalypse.
Director: Hugo Vargas-Zesati
A man disturbed by a dream awakens to realize his unconscious has called his self-awareness into question. When confronting himself, misfortune brings the temporal world into perspective.
Director: Michael Reich
A master groomer explains the sensual methods of dog grooming to his young and beautiful apprentice. Her mind begins to wander into a profane dream that melds the grossness of dog bathing with voyeuristic and domineering sexuality.
Child Eater (USA/Iceland)
Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen
A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas’ closet.
Dance Till You Drop
Directors: Eric M. Levy, Juan Cardarelli
She thought the house was safe, but under the right circumstances, anything can be dangerous. Even a dance montage.
Director: Owen Egerton
Follow is a dark thriller centered on a young couple’s dangerous bedroom games.
Director: Joe Nicolosi
Hell No is a new type of terror, a reality-based horror film that pits real smart people in terrifying horror situations…
Director: Brandon LaGanke
Harold’s crumbling family is bound only by his unconditional love for them.
Director: Caleb Johnson
A young woman has an affair that leaves a hideous mark. Her attempts to remove it only make it worse.
Two Fingers - ‘Vengeance Rhythm’ (UK)
Director: Chris Ullens
This is the story of a very angry teddy bear.
Under the Lion Crotch(Hong Kong)
Director: Wong Ping
Daily life living in Hong Kong.
A range of classic, innovative, and stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.
∆ (Alt-J) - ”Breezeblocks”
Director: Ellis Bahl
CHRISTEENE - “Big Shot”
Director: PJ Raval
Daniel Bedingfield - ”Secret Fear”
Director: Daniel Bedingfield
Flying Lotus - ”Until The Quiet Comes”
Director: Kahlil Joseph
Foster The People - ”Houdini”
HEALTH - ”Tears”
Directors: David Altobelli, Jeff Desom
Keaton Henson - ”Small Hands”
Director: Joseph Mann
Killer Mike - ”Reagan”
Directors: Daniel Garcia, Harry Teitelman
Lushlife - “Magnolia”
Directors: Jesse Lamar High, Nik Harper
Mikhael Paskalev - ”I Spy”
Director: André Chocron
Modeselektor - "Evil Twin"
Moones - ”Better Energy”
Director: Peter Sluszka
Righchus - ”Stroker’s Row’’
Director: Taylor Engel
Rudimental - ”Feel The Love”
Director: Bob Harlow
Slugabed - ”Sex”
Director: Chris Ullens
Sóley - "Bad Dream"
Directors: Ellen Ragnarsdóttir, Raam Reddy
Starcadian - ”HE^RT”
Directors: Rob O’Neill, Starcadian
The Shoes - ”Time To Dance”
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Vitalic - ”Stamina”
Director: Saman Keshavarz
Wax Tailor Feat Aloe Blacc - "Time To Go"
Directors: Darcy Prendergast, Seamus Spilsbury
Wild Belle - ”Keep You”
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Willow - ”Sweater”
Director: Filip Sterckx
Texas High School students offer a glimpse of a bright future for Texas filmmaking.
Adam Mosley - Who I Am
Director: Jake Wangner
Adam Mosley is an amateur Fort Worth skateboarder. He spends his days rolling across the pavement learning new tricks. Take a quick look into his daily life.
Director: Jade Basinski, Pearl Basinski
A sweet lullaby.
Director: Alina Vega
Everything’s coming apart at the seams.
Directors: Sophia Haid, Ivan Kumamoto
The can man can.
Directors: Kyle Matthew, Hirsh Elhence
What did you do to mom?
The Cigarette Burns Slowly
Director: Connor Clift
Two individuals who work the night shift together decide to take a cigarette break. Chemistry unfolds.
Don’t Be Afraid Ashley
Director: Makena Buchanan
Don’t be afraid Ashley, It’s just a dark empty theater, there’s no one here but your friends.
Director: Zenzele Ojore
“Drop” is an experimental narrative that tells the story of a young drowning victim, her journey through the “in-between” and the many memories of her past to reach her alternate peace.
Director: Conner Miller
A man on the run—but from what?
Director: Louis J. Zylka
One night, a robbery took place at a museum and someone got murdered. It’s up to Detective Bones to solve this crime.
Director: Andrew Haworth
Gas Giant is a stop motion animated short about a man who wakes up on his lawn and realizes he’s 50 feet tall.
Director: Atheena Frizzell
More than anything else in the world, Reese wants a gay best friend. She sets out to get one but her plan goes terribly awry.
The Magic Lasso
Director: Amy Harvie
The Magic Lasso is a thriller about a young girl who wakes up from a coma in a post-apocalyptic hospital and the abandoned characters she discovers there.
Director: Stephen Mendoza
Obsession is a thriller about a disturbed young woman who finally has the evening she has been dreaming of with the object of her affection.
Director: Maddison Lopez
What would the average high school student do to survive a zombie apocalpyse?
Directors: James Bradford, Max Montoya
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon.
Robert Cossman, Deceased
Director: Alexander Marking
The story around a mysterious briefcase
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
Directors: Callan Harrison, Aidan Anders
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight is a hand cut paper animation chronicling the adventures of Sir Gawain and his attempts to uphold the code of chivalry.
Skin To Bone
Directors: Taha Dawoodbhoy, Brandon Torio
Skin To Bone is a fan made music video to the song “Skin To Bone” by Linkin Park. The video delves into the dark meeting behind the song.
TRAPPED (A Slenderman Short Film)
Directors: Jonathan Munoz, Kyle Curtis
An adaptation to the Slenderman urban legend. Inspired by the hit PC game SLENDER
Director: Miles Andres
Based on a true story.
Director: Rachel Davis
A girl find a body and a zipper catches her attention….