"...Dear Editor, As a Cinematexas board member from 1996 through 2005 and the administrator of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at UT, I found it supremely ironic that the Chronicle finally ran its first and only cover story about Cinematexas – to report on its demise [“The Advance's Retreat,” Screens, Sept. 14]..."
"...The CinemaTexas International Short Film + Video + New Media Festival is one of the rare places where short-format cinema is truly celebrated. The festival, in its second year of exhibition, focuses on works of personal and artistic expression, works that aspire to poetic rather than novelistic structures and lengths...."
"...Below is the bulk of the Cinematexas 10 program, but it's nowhere near the whole story. The festival is divided into sections and sidebars UT and International Competitions; the politically charged and always excellent Parallax View (there will be a Resuscitate Resistance benefit for this arm on Saturday, Sept..."
"...Be awed, and act on it somehow. With great power comes great responsibility, and the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, the "nation's bravest festival," takes that responsibility quite seriously..."
"...Nestled in the back of Cinematexas' 2002 program book, the fest directors thank German filmmaker Werner Herzog (in attendance this year) for "joining our little uprising." In an interview with Chronicle writer Marc Savlov (below), Herzog calls himself a "soldier of cinema." Some of the programs that make up Cinematexas' nine days of nonstop short cinema boast names like "Discipline and Punish" and "He Who Hits First, Hits Twice." Mighty truculent bunch, this one...."
"...Single tickets for the following special events are available at www.cinematexas.org: Lessons of Darkness: Herzog Lecture and Screening, $20; Arditti Quartet/ Gerard Pape Concert, $15; Six Legs to Tango, $15; Miranda July/Forcefield, $10...."
"...Now in its fourth year, the Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival continues to grow and expand, taking on more screenings and sidebar presentations. The University of Texas student-run festival begins on Wednesday, September 22 and continues through Sunday, September 26 at numerous venues around town..."
"...Austin is known as a film-watching city, but that reputation doesn't come from nowhere. Its seeds were planted in CinemaTexas, the film programming unit of UT's Department of Radio-Television-Film..."
"...Near impossible to marshal into discrete categories, the corpus of the Cinematexas film festival seeks to inform and agitate; however, the Parallax View arm of Cinematexas shares with its mother festival a distrust of conventional filmmaking forms and procedures as it seeks to deconstruct "the political economy of images." Named after a Vietnam-weary, Watergate-informed thriller-politic from 1974, Parallax View mines a similar mood, sharing similar subjects: mainly, dispatches from America's imperialist folly in Vietnam, echoing chillingly our current situation in Iraq, along with documents of revolutionary Latin American action...."
"...A significant number of the small group that started The Austin Chronicle were film graduate students, most of whom had never had a journalism course (resist the obvious jokes). We had become friends working for CinemaTexas, a graduate-student-run film society that programmed films to complement the courses being offered by the Radio-Television-Film department during the semester (this before video was consumer accessible)..."
"...18, for $35 (cash, check, or money order). They can be purchased in the Cinematexas office at 2609 University Rd..."
"...With Artistic Director David Barker saying that "these films should be celebrated [as] films that arduously defend the beauty, integrity, and social role of the moving image," the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival awarded its Geckos at a closing ceremony at Club DeVille on Sunday, Sept. 21..."
"...For ticket information, see www.cinematexas.org. Friday, Sept. 19The Hideout, 617 Congress..."
"...Film passes for Cinematexas are $25 ($20 students) and available at I Luv Video, 33 Degrees, Waterloo Records, and the lobby in Communications Building A on the UT campus. Music passes are $25 at 33 Degrees Records (302-5233 to charge) and Waterloo Records (cash only)..."
"...The second annual CinemaTexas International Short Film + Video + New Media presented an impressive selection and number of short-form works during the event, held Sept. 24-28 on the University of Texas campus..."
"...For the audience, student films are the chance to see where we're coming from and where we're going; from what roots will grow the next Martin Scorsese or Gus Van Sant, and from what ethos and timely inspiration these artists draw. With the intention of taking this experience beyond the classroom, students at the University of Texas have organized a festival of student films dubbed CinemaTexas, which will run on campus from Thursday, September 26-Sunday, September 29..."
"...Rumors of Cinematexas' demise are not greatly exaggerated. After 11 years of programming everyone from Werner Herzog to Jim Jarmusch, the semivenerable UT-sponsored international avant-garde and short-film showcase, which would normally kick off Austin's insanely great film-festival season, is no more...."
"..."She is the single, lone woman who's participating in speaking in the gaming conference. Yeah, that's just the nature of game design," says Cinematexas' Games Without Borders organizer Erich Pelletier of Salen, whose Austin ties also include stints as a UT design professor and co-organizer of the Conduit Digital Festival..."
"...Directed by: Various. Cinematexas is a series of screenings, performances, and events at various venues around town beginning Tuesday (9/17) and continuing through Sunday (9/22)..."
"...As a cultural critic, I could either take up arms against the sea of information, like the Neal Postmans of the world, or hang 10 on the Third Wave. Since I'm lazy by nature, and a sucker for a thrill-ride, I chose the latter." Dery is coming to deliver the keynote address to Cinematexas' Games Without Borders program -- which, according to the press release, is an examination of digital gaming "from a perspective which emphasizes the ways in which the technologies inherent in this medium have allowed independent practitioners to create their own forms of expression." Myst as outsider art? We pursued these and other issues with Dery in an e-mail interview...."