March 25-29, 2020 | Denton, Texas, USA

2018 Short Films

An undocumented immigrant man works as a janitor for a corporation in Silicon Valley.

Butterfly

2017 | Iran | 4 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, April 21 / 3:45PM / Movie Tavern 2 An undocumented immigrant man works as a janitor for a corporation in Silicon Valley. Trying to better his life, he attends an evening ESL class followed by a boxing gym. He learns about a butterfly’s cycle of…

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In October 2016 the Cubs made the World Series for the first time since 1945. Crosstown takes us to that week of North Siders, South Siders, and those in between, pondering how sports, culture, and urban identity all intermix.

Crosstown

2017 | USA | 14 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #3 Friday, April 21 / 4PM / Movie Tavern 1 For over a hundred years, the Chicago Cubs and their fans were synonymous with losing, “The Lovable Lovers” mythologized in SNL skits and heart-wrenching losses. Another (more successful) professional baseball team, the White…

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When dance becomes the only way to express yourself and forget your troubles, true passion emerges.

Dancing in Limbo

2017 | USA | 14 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #1 Thursday, April 19 / 4:30PM / Movie Tavern 2 When dance becomes the only way to express yourself and forget your troubles, true passion emerges. It’s this passion to overcome, to prove themselves and to show the world that they’re people too…

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Meet Dempsey Foxson — a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams.

Dempsey, The Diabetic Superhero

2017 | USA | 13 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #4 Saturday, April 21 / 12PM / Campus Theatre Meet Dempsey Foxson — a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams. Director: Kendall Goldberg Producers: Kendall Goldberg, Caroline Roffe Writers: Caroline Roffe, Rocky Pajarito, Greyson…

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Documentary about the bats species in Texas. The film examines the ecological impact these species have on our environment, agriculture and tourism.

Echoes in the Night

2018 | USA | 10 MIN | World Premiere True Texas Travel Program Saturday, April 21 / 4:45PM / Campus Theatre Documentary about the bats species in Texas. The film examines the ecological impact these species have on our environment, agriculture and tourism. Director: Jessie Dean Story, Raymond S. Matlack (in attendance) Producer: James A.…

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Marylu and Lauralie are gay and Mormon.

Faithful

2017 | USA | 16 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #5 Saturday, April 21 / 8:15PM / Movie Tavern 2 Marylu and Lauralie are gay and Mormon ––two identities that might seem to contradict each other. Living in a conservative Mormon town in rural Utah, they must adapt and change their relationship in…

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The Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau collaborated with The Daytripper to produce this entertaining promotional video that strengthens Georgetown’s image as a Texas tourist destination sure to attract leisure and business travelers to the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.”

Georgetown, Texas

2018 | USA | 2 MIN | World Premiere True Texas Travel Program Saturday, April 21 / 4:45PM / Campus Theatre The Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau collaborated with The Daytripper to produce this entertaining promotional video that strengthens Georgetown’s image as a Texas tourist destination sure to attract leisure and business travelers to the…

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An investigation of Toronto's legendary 'ghost squirrel."

Ghost Squirrel (A Truth Crackers Mystery)

2017 | Canada | 10 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #2 Thursday, April 19 / 6:45PM / Movie Tavern 2 An investigation of Toronto’s legendary ‘ghost squirrel”. Spirit? Demon? Hoax? Hoax-Demon-Spirit? Truth Crackers investigates. Ghost Squirrel stars Halifax’s Kevin Jollimore, who also supplied the theme song. Director/Writer: Ian Johnston (in attendance) www.facebook.com/cellphonecine

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An exploration of the controversy behind the “Rigs to Reefs” program, which allows decommissioned oil platforms to stay in the marine environment to act as artificial reefs.

Hidden Life

2017 | USA | 18 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #5 Saturday, April 21 / 8:15PM / Movie Tavern 22 An exploration of the controversy behind the “Rigs to Reefs” program, which allows decommissioned oil platforms to stay in the marine environment to act as artificial reefs. Directors: Kaitlyn Satter, Hannah Mattner Producer:…

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Take a photographic journey along Texas State Highway 100.

Highway 100

2018 | USA | 2 MIN | World Premiere True Texas Travel Program Saturday, April 21 / 4:45PM / Campus Theatre Take a photographic journey along Texas State Highway 100. Director: Alejandro Pallares (in attendance)

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Every summer, the community of Prince George, BC holds a bacchanal of automotive speed and destruction.

Hit to Pass Weekend

2017 | Canada | 13 MIN | World Premiere Short Film Program #1 Thursday, April 19 / 4:30PM / Movie Tavern 2 Every summer, the community of Prince George, BC holds a bacchanal of automotive speed and destruction. Though global economic forces have thinned wallets in this boom-and-bust city, the lust for mechanical carnage endures.…

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A quick-tongued, Cajun hustler celebrates his 55th year working for the oldest family-owned hotel in America.

Hotel Al

2017 | USA | 24 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #2 Thursday, April 19 / 6:45PM / Movie Tavern 2 A quick-tongued, Cajun hustler celebrates his 55th year working for the oldest family-owned hotel in America. Director: Colleen Keeley Producers: Nathan Johnson, Frank J. Monteleone, Anne Burr, Colleen Keeley www.fullarmorfilms.com/documentaries/

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Two team members from the first National Palestine Women's Soccer team examine the intersection of sports, religion and education in the modern Arab world.

Kicking All Odds

2017 | USA | 21 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #3 Friday, April 21 / 4PM / Movie Tavern 1 Two team members from the first National Palestine Women’s Soccer team examine the intersection of sports, religion and education in the modern Arab world. Director: Hanny Lee (in attendance) Producers: Abbey Hoekzema (in…

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A mild-mannered artist from Minnesota leads a double life as a baby-eating professional wrestler in Japan.

Kinderchomper

2018 | USA | 17 MIN | Texas Premiere Short Film Program #2 Thursday, April 19 / 6:45PM / Movie Tavern 2 A mild-mannered artist from Minnesota leads a double life as a baby-eating professional wrestler in Japan. Director/Producer: Mike Scholtz

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Making it through football was always Plan A in life. Finding out that ADHD was keeping him from efficiently learning a playbook wasn't part of the plan.

Lacheiavelli

2017 | USA | 9 MIN Short Film Program #3 Friday, April 21 / 4PM / Movie Tavern 1 Making it through football was always Plan A in life. Finding out that ADHD was keeping him from efficiently learning a playbook wasn’t part of the plan. Now Lache Seastrunk, a former football standout, strives to…

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