Texas Films at SXSW 2017

March 21, 2017 | Austin, Texas

The festival had over 40 features and shorts with Texas ties. A Bad Idea Gone Wrong won Special Jury Recognition for Best Ensemble, while director Noël Wells won the Louis Black "Lone Star" Award & Narrative Spotlight Audience Award for her Austin-shot film Mr. Roosevelt.

Congratulations to all of the Texas-based filmmakers and Texas-made projects that premiered at SXSW 2017!

Features

  • A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (Narrative, Dir. Jason Headley) • Filmed in Forth Worth by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • As I Walk Through The Valley (Documentary, Dir. Ronnie Garza, Charlie Vela) • Filmed in Brownsville & Edinburg by Texas-based filmmakers.
  • Barbecue (Documentary, Dir. Matthew Salleh) • Filmed in Texas.
  • Disgraced (Documentary, Dir. Pat Kondelis) • Filmed in Austin & Waco by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • The Honor Farm (Narrative, Dir. Karen Skloss) • Filmed in Austin & San Antonio by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • Infinity Baby (Narrative, Dir. Bob Byington) • Filmed in Austin by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • La Barracuda (Narrative, Dir. Julia Halperin, Jason Cortlund) • Filmed in Austin, Coupland, Dripping Springs, Manor & Uvalde by Texas-based filmmakers.
  • Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (David Fairhead) • Filmed in Houston.
  • Mr. Roosevelt (Narrative Noel Wells) • Filmed in Austin.
  • Ramblin’ Freak (Documentary, Dir. Parker Smith) • Filmed in Texas by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • The Secret Life of Lance Letscher (Documentary, Dir. Sandra Adair) • Filmed in Austin by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • The Son (TV Series: Episodes 1 & 2, Dir. Tom Harper) • Filmed in Austin, Boerne, Driftwood, Dripping Springs & Round Mountain.
  • Song to Song (Narrative, Dir. Terrence Malick) • Filmed in Austin by Texas-based filmmaker.
  • Todrick Hall: No Place Like Home (Documentary, Dir. Katherine Fairfax Wright) • Filmed in Texas.
  • Trophy (Documentary, Dir. Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau) • Filmed in Texas.
View the complete SXSW 2017 lineup.

Texas Shorts

Texas shorts were filmed in Texas, by Texans (or filmmakers currently living in Texas).

  • Beach Day (Dir. Matt Stryker, Dalton Allen)
  • Chasing Grace (Dir. Julia Barnett)
  • Hold Me (Ca Caw Ca Caw) (Dir. Renee Zhan)
  • Makeup (Dir. Hannah Whisenant)
  • Robert Ellis- ‘California’ (Dir. Erica Alexandria Silverman)
  • The Suplex Duplex Complex (Todd Rohal) (Dir. Producer Kelly Williams is a Texan)
  • The Wait (Dir. Juan Pablo Gonzalez)
View the complete SXSW 2017 Texas Shorts lineup.

Texas High School Shorts

Texas high school shorts were filmed in Texas, by Texans (or filmmakers currently living in Texas).

  • After Thoughts (Dir. Xavier Hernandez)
  • All You Need (Dir. Taylor Butler, Raven Robinson)
  • Be Anyone, Do Anything (Dir. Alyssa "Midori" Brown)
  • Behind the Scenes (Dir. Jake Billard)
  • Better Late Than Never (Dir. Atheena Frizzell)
  • Boxed In (Dir. Andrew Fleming, Nate Grizzell)
  • Breakfast (Dir. Rohun Vora)
  • Chroma (Dir. Demar Gunter)
  • Darcy's Quinceañera (Dir. Sam Cooper)
  • Flightless (Dir. Sarah Fonville)
  • Game Room (Dir. Siri Ketha)
  • Inge (Dir. Rachel Schlesinger)
  • Jawn Otis's Wall (Dir. Carmela Moreno, Daisy Cervantes)
  • La Mano (Dir. Grace Snyder)
  • Limbo (Dir. Pierson Hawkins)
  • Newcomers (Dir. Haley Bunn)
  • One (Dir. Emily Ma, Grace Zhang)
  • Red Line (Dir. Quinn O'Brien, Arfa Chowdhary)
  • Roll for Initiative (Dir. Adam Weider, Cameron Potter)
  • The Silent Paracosm (Dir. Dylan Banfield)
  • Split Ends (Dir. Miranda Potter)
  • Stripped (Dir. Kendra Fogleman)
View the complete SXSW 2017 Texas High School Shorts lineup.