Tuesday, February 27, 2018


The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division is pleased to announce the filmmakers selected for the 2018 Faces of Austin short film competition. In November, the Cultural Arts Division opened a call for local filmmakers to submit shorts that reflect the diverse faces, voices, and experiences of our City. After a competitive selection process with over 70 submissions, 13 films were chosen. The selected shorts will be screened on March 10 as part of the SXSW Film Festival’s Community Programming, and will air throughout the year on the City’s television station, ATXN.

The following shorts have been selected: (Films are listed in order of screening.)

David Freid, Austin Graffiti Project: Chapter 1, The Foundation
Christopher Kim, Belonging
Blair Waltman-Alexin, A Common Thread
Travis Lee Ratcliff, Art of the Moment
Tatiana Gonzalez, PEOPLE in Need & Experiencing Homelessness at the Library
H. Cherdon, Awesome in Austin Music Video
Louisiana Kreutz, Language Lessons
Jake Fordyce, Lord's Boxing Gym
Katherine Craft, Charlotte and Charlie
Jose Rocha, El Maestro: Hector Galan
Rachel Bardin, Animal Facts Club Presents: Birds and Humans
Christopher Kim, Today, I Gave The World A Flower
Aaron Weiss, Struggling for Weird

The 2018 Faces of Austin SXSW Community Screening showcase will premiere on Saturday, March 10th at 11AM at Austin Film Society Cinema, located at 6406 North Interstate 35. The event is free and open to the public. From the selections, four films went on to the Celebrity Judge, Austin filmmaker and actor Macon Blair. His “Judge’s Choice” selection will be announced during the screening and the filmmaker will receive an honorarium of $1000. The semi-finalists will receive $750 honoraria. All other selected filmmakers for the Faces of Austin program will receive a $500 honorarium.

For additional information please contact:
Laura Odegaard /512-974-6345

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com

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