12:00 PM SHORTS VOTE! AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
(90mins) The best of local and national short films. Vote for your favorite film!
Contentious Objector Regional Premiere
Directed by JW Cortes
The film, inspired by the true events experienced while JW was deployed to the small southern town of Nasiriyah
Mnemosyne Rising Regional Premiere
Written and Directed by Miguel Alvarez
A deep-space transmitter pilot begins to experience unusual flashbacks when he learns he is beging sent back to earth.
Cookie Regional Premiere
Written and Directed by Franscisco Ordonez
Three boys meet a prostitute on a night that will change their friendship forever.
My Face World Premiere
By Rene Wong and Liza Rodriguez
A satire on the unpredictability of relationships on the role of social media.
Departure Regional Premiere
Written and directed by Mauricio Alexander
Alex’s breakup with live-in girlfriend Ana forces him to turn to music as a way to survive.
Crush Regional Premiere
Directed by Gloria la Morte
One teen finds the courage to face the crush of his dreams.
2:00 PM PANEL Web Series: The New Media
Luis Estrada, President of Studios 121, joins creators and stars of the web-series The Trainer. Mauro Flores and Michael Escamilla award-winning writers, actors and directors offer the ins and outs of making the next generation of media.
3:00 PM SCREENING Co-sponsored by Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
Feature MISS REPRESENTATION (90mins)
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective. 2011 Sundance Premiere and aired on Oprah Women’s Network.
7:00 PM SCREENING
Short (World Premiere)
IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE IN PRESIDIO (30mins)
Directed by Academy and Emmy Award winning director Nigel Noble
A Texas bordertown physics teacher takes her students make history in national science and rocketry competitions. Director in attendance.
Feature ALL SHE CAN
written by Daniel Meisel directed by Amy Wendel
Luz Garcia, a high school senior in a forgotten Texas town, wants something different than the options awaiting her after graduation. She’s earned a ticket out with admission to the University of Texas at Austin, but she can’t afford to go. Her one shot is a scholarship for winning the State Powerlifting Championship. It’s all or nothing for Luz . . . until nothing stares her in the face. The 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Nominee. Lead actress Corina Calderon in attendance. Special Q& A with director Amy Wendel LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN
930 PM AFTERPARTY at BAR LOUIE
2873 W 7th Street Fort Worth, TX 76107