2017 SXSW Film Festival Selections: Texas Shorts and Texas High School Shorts [Video]

In the spirit of celebrating and nurturing bold Texan creativity, our Texas Shorts and Texas High School Shorts Competition present the best new short form work from around the Lone Star State.

Don’t forget, the final deadline for Texas High School Short Film submissions for SXSW 2018 is fast approaching. The last day to submit your work is Friday, December 15, so get those films submitted!

In the meantime, check out the great work from some of last years Texas films!

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

Texas Shorts Competition

Robert Ellis - 'California' directed by Erica Alexandria Silverman and Cullen Kelly

The moment you fall in love and the moment it falls apart. Life is ephemeral, but we are lucky it happens at all.

Beach Day directed by Matt Stryker and Dalton Allen

On a slow day, Matt and Dalton decide to go to the beach.

Other Texas shorts that were part of the SXSW 2017 program, but are not yet available to watch on Vimeo include:

Chasing Grace directed by Julia Barnett
Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw) directed by Renee Zhan
Lucia, Before and After directed by Anu Valia
Makeup directed by Hannah Whisenant
The Rabbit Hunt directed by Patrick Bresnan
The Wait directed by Juan Pablo González

Texas High School Shorts Competition

After Thoughts directed by Xavier Hernandez

What goes through a teenager's mind after they have had intercourse? After Thoughts explores just that. Witness as a teenage woman and a teenage boy struggle to understand their feelings for each other.

Inge directed by Rachel Schlesinger

Inge Stanton vowed to never return to Germany after she fled her home there days before World War II began. This film follows Inge as she returns to her hometown to show her children and grandchildren the world she escaped from as a little girl.

Flightless directed by Sarah Fonville

An injured bird of prey must figure out a way to take flight and soar to survive.

Game Room directed by Siri Ketha

A young girl has family issues like no other. With intrusive parents and pressure to be perfect she is pushed over the edge. Like mother, like daughter, it's all just family matters.

Split Ends directed by Miranda Potter

A film portraying female body hair in a different, untraditional way.

Jawn Otis's Wall directed by Carmela Moreno and Daisy Cervantes

Jawn Otis's Wall is about an 8 year old boy named Jawn Otis, who is abused by his single mother. Jawn escapes his home and gives us a glimpse into his daily routine to show us the true meaning of innocence.

Red Line directed by Quinn O'Brien and Arfa Chowdhary

A little girl finds herself on a train to discover new places.

Roll for Initiative directed by Adam Weider and Cameron Potter

Four adventurers journey into an unforgiving thieves' den.

Other Texas high school shorts that were part of the SXSW 2017 program, but are not yet available to watch on Vimeo include:

All You Need directed by Taylor Butler and Raven Robinson
Be Anyone, Do Anything directed by Alyssa "Midori" Brown
Behind the Scenes directed by Jake Billard
Better Late Than Never directed by Atheena Frizzell
Boxed In directed by Andrew Fleming and Nate Grizzell
Breakfast directed by Rohun Vora
Chroma directed by Demar Gunter
Darcy's Quinceañera directed by Sam Cooper
Flightless directed by Sarah Fonville
La Mano directed by Grace Snyder
Limbo directed by Pierson Hawkins
Newcomers directed by Haley Bunn
One directed by Emily Ma and Grace Zhang
Stripped directed by Kendra Fogleman
The Silent Paracosm directed by Dylan Banfield

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By Claudette Godfrey