Watch 2016 SXSW Selections: Texas High School Shorts

The final deadline for Texas High School Short Film submissions at SXSW 2017 is fast approaching! The final day to submit is Friday, December 16 – that means you still have a few days to submit your work for consideration.

We’re always proud to support budding filmmakers from our home state, and last year’s slate of films did not disappoint! These shorts were originally screened as part of SXSW 2016 Texas High School Shorts Competition. Now, some of them are available for you to watch below!

Check out more great short films from past editions of the event on our SXSW Film Festival Vimeo Channel.

2016 SXSW Texas High School Short Film Selections

THE AMBITION SONG
Director: Ian Chapoy
An animated interpretation of “The Ambition Song.”

THE ARCHER HADLEY STORY
Director: Ben Root, Alex Treviño
The Archer Hadley Story follows Archer Hadley, a senior student who has cerebral palsy as he hosts the Wheelchair Challenge fundraiser in hopes of buying his school automatic doors.

COFFEE
Director: Zoe Allen
You might think you are enjoying your coffee, but what if someone is enjoying you?

DEJECTION
Director: Francisco Alvarez, Linda Robledo
A young man contemplates suicide while drinking heavily, never leaving his room, due to his survivor’s guilt over a previous incident that inadvertently killed his loved one.

GOOD NIGHT LIZZIE
Director: Kriti Narayanan
A group of women have sinister plans for an abusive father and his daughter.

ICARIAN
Director: Jonah Goldberg
A girl is put through a series of trials in order to join a group of survivors in the post apocalypse.

KATHAROS
Director: Evan O’Brien
Haunted by his past, a tortured boy turns to KATHAROS, a dream therapist to help him overcome his trauma.

LADY OF PAINT CREEK
Director: Alexia Salingaros
A woman, trapped in a society of mindless ritual and minimal emotion, must find it in herself to escape—and face the consequences.

MISCHIEF & MAYHEM
Director: Isabelle Hodge
A mischievous fairy intercedes between a girl and her crush.

OF GODS AND BELLS
Director: Alexia Salingaros
A unique exploration of the hidden, magical world of classical Indian dance in a seemingly modern and suburban environment.

OUT OF REACH
Director: Max Wilson
An animator on a tight deadline just wants take a sip of his hot chocolate and continue working. Unfortunately his computer and his methods of reaching the coveted hot chocolate conspire against him.

SMASHED
Director: Adam Weider
They 1v1 irl.

THROUGH THE EYES OF AUTISM
Director: Jared DeDonato
Do You See What We See?

TROLLEY
Directors: Cole Forson, Cameron Bossalini, Dirk Czarnecki, Jason Davis, Arhum Khan, Garrett Stoler
Hey, you ever heard of one of them thought experiments?


Other Texas high school shorts that were part of the SXSW 2016 program, but are not yet available to watch online include:

ALWAYS WITH YOU Directed by Jonathan Schuette
ART Directed by August Graue, Devan Prabhakar
BADI’ AL ZAMAN Directed by Arhum Khan
DISTRACTIONS Directed by Devan Prabhakar, Matthew Theilman
DOUBLEDVE – “ENDEAVOR” Directed by Gilbert Giles-Sosa
GOIN’ NUTS Directed by Delaney Alexander
HELLO Directed by Autumn Grounds, Andrew Fleming
LUCID Directed by Remy Dunagan
MEMORIES UPON MEMORIES Directed by Geoffrey S. Glenn
THE THIRD FLOOR Directed by Jesse Scholz

Trolley teaser photo courtesy of filmmaker

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