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Thursday, October 20
 

12:00pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: Hot Air
(USA, 86 min)
Writers: Jeremy M. Goldstein and Derek Sieg
Director: Derek Sieg
Cast: Jere Burns, Matthew Gray Gubler, Schuyler Fisk, Gary Cole, Christa Miller, Jackson Hurst
A young man attends the funeral of his biological father, a man he never knew, only to meet a mysterious, quirky stranger who claims to have been best friends with his dad. The two set out on a comic adventure, helping one pursue the love of his life while the other leaves a trail of broken hearts and bank accounts in his wake.


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:46pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

2:45pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: Santoalla
(USA/SPAIN, 82 min)
Directors: Andrew Becker, Daniel Mehrer
Progressive Dutch couple Martin and Margo had only one dream: to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance. As this once forgotten landscape is thrust into the center of controversy, Margo finds herself searching not only for answers, but for the strength to persevere.


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:28pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

5:30pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: Boys in the Trees
(AUSTRALIA, 112 min)
US Premiere
Writer/Director: Nicholas Verso
Cast: Toby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlmann
It’s Halloween 1997 - the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and the rest of their skater gang. When Corey encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend now victimized by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him and agrees to walk him home for old time’s sake. What starts off as a normal walk through empty suburban streets descends into something darker and magical. On the night of the grave’s delight, even the most buried truths will surface.


Thursday October 20, 2016 5:30pm - 7:42pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint

6:30pm CDT

JURY AWARD WINNING SHORTS
The Art of Not Apperaing
Narrative Student Short Winner
(NORWAY, 14 min)
Writer/Director: Pernille Rivedal Hellevik
After years of solitude and obsession, two ghosts cross paths and are forced to question their reasons for haunting.

Hugo Bumfeldt
Animated Short Winner
(HUNGARY, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Eva Katinka Bognar
Hugo, an alien boy on a tiny far-away planet, finally gets his first pet: a scuba diver. Swept away by his childlike excitement, Hugo doesn't recognize his plaything is an actual human being.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Documentary Short Winner
(USA, 40 min)
Director: Frank Stiefel
Previously trapped in a life of darkness and isolation, Mindy Alper’s psychologically powerful and emotionally honest art pieces have allowed her to emerge into a brighter life.

Guest Appearances: Episodes 1-2
Scripted Digital Series Winner
(USA, 28 min)
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Guest
Too many boyfriends, too many friends, too many parents, too many anxiety-riddled self-conscious moments - Lydia has choices to make but no decisions yet.

Lucy In My Eyes
Narrative Short Winner
(CANADA, 12 min)
Writer/Director: Megan Park
On the eve of her wedding, Lucy has a conversation with her six year old self.

Thursday October 20, 2016 6:30pm - 8:15pm CDT
Texas Spirit Theater

8:30pm CDT

JURY AWARD ENCORE SCREENING: The Cliff
(SPAIN, 96 min)
Writers: Natxo Lopez, Andres Martorell, Helena Taberna
Director: Helena Taberna
Cast: Daniel Grao, Juana Acosta, Goya Toledo Gabriel is a promising attorney whose life is turned upside down when he receives a phone call from the police. A sect has committed mass suicide in the Canary Islands and his sister Cordelia was one of the followers. Her cadaver has yet to be found. Having not seen her for years, Gabriel sets out to the Canary Islands in search of her, longing to know the truth of her fate.


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30pm - 10:17pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Village presented by Sprint