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The Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase is an annual program of the best of Texas-made short films presented to industry professionals in the Hollywood film community and screened all around Texas. Includes several shorts from Austin-based filmmakers.
Alternative Math (9:00 min.)
David Maddox – Dallas, TX
A well-meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.
An Uncertain Future (11:00 min.)
Iliana Sosa & Chelsea Hernandez – Austin, TX
In Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers—one undocumented and one US citizen—must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump.
The Backup Plan (26:48 min.)
Daniel Earney – Austin, TX
When a down-on-his-luck single father faces eviction, he begins stealing catalytic converters to save his home.
Calling (15:45 min.)
Artemis Anastasiadou – Austin, TX
Valeria, a Mexican American seamstress and mother of an intellectually challenged man is sexually assaulted one night by her employer. The film explores the next few hours after the event, the struggles of Valeria to take care of her son till she makes the final call.
Caroline (11:52 min.)
Celine Held & Logan George – Houston, TX
When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.
The Heights (22:00 min.)
Ryan Booth & Henry Proegler – Austin, TX
A promising musical duo tries to avoid a meltdown before the biggest show of their career.
Liquid Soul (12:39 min.)
Allen Phillips & Trampas Smith – De Kalb, TX
Heartbroken and high on huffing gasoline, a psychotic fuel tanker driver plots revenge on the girl that broke his heart, her whole family, and their dog.