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International Short Film and Video Festival Schedule

Now in its fifth 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 18 and continues through Sunday, September 22 at numerous venues around town. Mainstays of the festival are the UT undergraduate and graduate student film competitions, as well as the international competition. These programs are broken into several finalist, semifinalist, and midnight showcases.

Some of the festival's highlights include a retrospective of experimental director Kurt Kren's work, an overview of short films by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, and three films by Craig Baldwin, including Spectres of the Spectrum, which also screened at this year's SXSW. One returning highlight is the Cinematexas "Big Directors/Small Films" series. In past years, the sidebar presented works by Hal Hartley and Robert Altman. This year the honoree is Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Mystery Train), who will be showing 90 minutes of his favorite short films, including "Towers Open Fire" by William Burroughs and Brian Gyson, "Film" written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Alan Schneider, the Ol' Dirty Bastard video "Got Your Money," and Buster Keaton's "The High Sign." The Austin Eye and Ear Film and Music Series returns for its second year. The program features musicians whose work has inspired or instigated the process of experimental and improvisational filmmaking. Performance artist Miranda July, the creative inspiration behind the novel women's film distribution project Big Miss Moviola, comes for a return engagement, and the festival features a rare U.S. performance by extreme Japanoize terrorists Merzbow. The festival also premieres its festival for children -- films "By Kids" and "For Kids."

Keep in mind, however, that in a festival such as this with so much going on, that the real delight lies in the discovery of the unknown. This roundup presents a mere taste of the overflowing items included in this multimedia buffet. For more info see www.cinematexas.org or call 471-6497.


Ticket and Pass Information

Passes can be purchased at I Love Video (4631 Airport & 2915 Guadalupe), Vulcan Video (609 W. 29th), Ruta Maya (218 W. 4th), Waterloo Records (600 N. Lamar), Thirty Three Degrees (4017 Guadalupe), and Gaby & Mo's Coffee House (1809 Manor Rd) or during the festival at the CinemaTexas headquarters at Metro Espresso Bar (2222 Guadalupe). Individual tickets can be purchased at each venue.

Student pass (includes all events except Eye & Ear), $20; public pass (includes all events except Eye & Ear), $30; student ticket for an individual event (except Jarmusch & Eye/Ear), $4; public ticket for an individual event (except Jarmusch & Eye/Ear), $6. Student ticket to Jarmusch special screening $15; public ticket to Jarmusch special screening $20. Eye & Ear ticket w/ festival pass (either student or public), $5. Eye & Ear ticket w/o festival pass, $10

For more information, check out www.cinematexas.com, e-mail cinematexas@cinematexas.org, or call the CinemaTexas main office, 471-6497.


Wed, Oct 18

3:30-5pm, UT Competition, Texas Union Theater

5:30-7pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Texas Union Theater

7-10pm, Cinemaker Kick-Off, Laguna Gloria Art Museum (afterparty to follow)


Thu, Oct 19

2:45-4:30pm, International Competition Program 6, Alamo Drafthouse

3-5pm, UT Competition Program 5, Texas Union Theater

4-6pm, Sponsor's Reception, location TBA

5-7pm, The Trouble With Asians, Alamo Drafthouse

5:30-7:15pm, International Program 2, Texas Union Theater

7:30-9pm, Kiarostami Program 1, Alamo Drafthouse

8-9:45pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Texas Union Theater

9pm-2am, The Trouble With Asians Reception, location TBA

9:30-11:30pm, Video Art Dive-By, location TBA

10-11:30pm, International Program 1, Alamo Drafthouse

10-11:30pm, International Program 3, Texas Union Theater

mid-2am, Midnight Show I -- SEX, Alamo Drafthouse


Fri, Oct 20

2-3:30pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Texas Union Theater

2-3:30pm, International Program 5, Dobie Theater

3:50-5:40pm, Parallax 1, Dobie Theater

4-5:30pm, International Program 7, Texas Union Theater

5:30-7:30pm, Craig Baldwin/Sonic Outlaws, Texas Union Theater

6:10-7:40pm, Robert Frank screening, Dobie Theater

8-9:30pm, Parallax 2, Texas Union Theater, University of Texas

8-9:30pm, Jury Screening 1, Dobie Theater

9:45-11:30pm, International Program 4, Texas Union Theater

10pm, EYE & EAR: Miranda July & Merzbow Extravaganza, special location TBA

10:30pm-12:15am, International Program 2, Dobie Theater

mid-1:30am, Midnight Show 2 -- ABSURDITY, Alamo Drafthouse


Sat, Oct 21

11am-12:30pm, CinemaKids -- "By Kids" Show, Dobie Theater

11am-1pm, Craig Baldwin, Center for Mexican American Cultural Arts (MACC)

11:30am-1pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Texas Union Theater, University of Texas

12:45-2:15pm, CinemaKids -- "For Kids" Screening, Dobie Theater

1-3pm, Situationist Screening "Society of the Spectacle," Center for Mexican American Cultural Arts (MACC)

1:30-3:15pm, Eye & Ear: Broken Music, Texas Union Theater

2:30-5:30pm, CinemaKids Workshops, location TBA

3-4pm, Bureau of Inverse Technology, MACC

3-4:30pm, Jury Screening 2, Dobie Theater

3:45-5:15pm, International Program 4, Texas Union Theater

4-5pm, "Tmark," MACC

5-6:30pm, International Program 9, Dobie Theater

5-7:15pm, Craig Baldwin/Spectres of the Spectrum, MACC

5:30-7pm, Kiarostami Program 2, Texas Union Theater

7:15-9pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Dobie Theater

7:45-9:30pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Texas Union Theater

8-10pm, Jim Jarmusch, special location TBA

9:30-11pm, UT Competition (program number TBA), Dobie Theater

10:30pm-mid, International Program 8, Texas Union Theater

11pm-12:30am, International Program 1, Dobie Theater

mid-2:00am, Kurt Kren Memorial Screening 1, location TBA


Sun, Oct 22

11am-12:30pm, CinemaKids -- "Hurt" & "Bleed the Truth," Dobie Theater

11:30am-1pm, International Program 7, Texas Union Theater

noon-1:30pm, International Program 8, Alamo Drafthouse

noon-1pm, Paco Nathan, MACC

1-3pm, International Program 9, Dobie Theater

1-2pm, Brother Russell's Calling, MACC

1:30-3:30pm, UT Competition 5, Texas Union Theater

2-3:30pm, Robert Frank Screening, Alamo Drafthouse

2-2:30pm, Free Radio Austin, MACC

2:30-3:30pm, McCollege Tour, MACC

3:30-5pm, International Program 5, Alamo Drafthouse

3:30-4pm, Seth Tobocman Show, MACC

4-6pm, Kiarostami Program 3, Texas Union Theater

4-5pm, Autonomics Screening and Discussion, MACC

4:30-6pm, International Program 1, Alamo Drafthouse

5-6pm, PickAxe Productions, MACC

5:30-7:30pm, International Program 6, Dobie Theater

6-6:30pm, Seth Tobocman Show, MACC

6:30-8pm, International Program 8, Texas Union Theater

6:30-9pm, Situationist Screening "La Dialectique," MACC

8-10pm, Kurt Kren Memorial Screening 2, Dobie Theater

9:30pm, Awards Party, special location TBA


All dates, times, and locations subject to change

Alamo Drafthouse, 409 Colorado

Center for Mexican American Cultural Arts (MACC), 600 River St.

Dobie Theatre, 2025 Guadalupe

Texas Union Theater, 24th & Guadalupe

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