Film Festival'S ARCHIVE

  • The title ‘Open Season’ is taken from a Native activist’s quote ‘It’s like it’s open season on Native women,’ referring to the fact that Native women suffer from sexual violence at a higher rate than any other ethnicity in the United States. The reasons for this disturbing trend are varied and complicated, however, simply put, […]

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  • The Cipher is on a mission to unite Austin youth through music, poetry and activism. The Cipher began in 2007 and its’ creation was inspired by the film the Hip Hop Project. Through their love of music, these youth have become involved with and connected to many other nonprofits, the local music industry and each […]

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  •   Winner: Best Short 2011 Benefiting: Inside Books Project   A short film about Inside Books Project, a nonprofit organization in Austin, Texas, that provides free books to people in Texas prisons. The film features volunteers of the organization who explain how the organization works and why its purpose is so important. Filming locations: Austin, Texas Running […]

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  • Fight Like Hell is an Alpheus Media film which chronicles the experience of Brian, a professional baseball coach, through his diagnosis with stage 4 melanoma, as he undergoes treatment, navigates the health care system, and confronts challenges that all cancer survivors must face. In life as in baseball, you have to have a team to […]

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  • Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Buy Tickets This is an announcement schedule. The films will not necessarily show in this order, but they are scheduled to show on the stated nights. We will be adding production, non-profit and other information about the films in the next few days. Thursday, July 28th 7pm – 10pm […]

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  • The BP oil spill threatens to render the Gulf Coast fishing community extinct. This online short documents the reaction and fears of the fishermen of Shell Beach, Louisiana, just two weeks after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion caused the catastrophic leak that continues to dump hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

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  • “The Line” (2008) is a 47-second public service announcement (PSA) that explores the question ”where is the line between love and control?” Opening with a teenage boy on the phone with his girlfriend, the natural conversation goes sour when there is evidence of control and potential abuse. The PSA was created for The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline […]

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  •   16 BLADES OF GRASS follows the inspirational journey of Naina, Niru and their boarding school classmates in Gujarat, India. As these 16 tenth-grade girls prepare for the crucial board examinations that will largely determine their futures, they must battle with a myriad of feelings, including fear and doubt – for this is their one […]

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  • Year: 2010 Running Time: 8:01 Organization: The World Wide Workshop Foundation Genre: Education/Documentary Featurette Website: http://www.worldwideworkshop.org Mission of Work: These video vignettes document the thoughts of 6th grade students and the administrators at their school in East Austin on the impact of Globaloria, an innovative course where the students design and program their own educational […]

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  • In 2008, 15 year old high school student Luigi Breve’ Mazzoni volunteers as a translator and medical assistant for the humanitarian aid organization Cape CARES. He is a typical urban teenager who enjoys a comfortable life in the capital city of Tegucigalpa Honduras. Far away from the remote rural areas of his country, Luigi is […]

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