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SXSW Locks Down Midnighters Section and Reveals Complete Shorts Lineup

MUSIC VIDEOS
A range of classic, innovative, and stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.

Alagoas - "Brighton"
Director: Jeremiah Zagar

Clubfeet - "Everything You Wanted"
Director: Josh Thomas

Deathcrush - "Lesson #16 for Beatmaster V/Fun"
Director: Kenneth Karlstad

Diplo - "Revolution"
Director: Phil Pinto

Floyd, Darling - "A Lake"
Director: Alberto Belli

Hiatus - "We can be ghosts now"
Director: Tom Jobbins

Joel Compass - "Back to Me"
Director: Ian And Cooper

Mgmt - "Cool Song No. 2"
Director: Isaiah Seret

My Panda Shall Fly & Adventure Elephant - "Opening Brace"
Director: Chris Toumazou

Nekrogoblikon - "No One Survives"
Director: Brandon Dermer

Paper Kites - "Young"
Director: Darcy Prendergast

Passion Pit - "Cry Like A Ghost"
Director: DANIELS

Placebo - "Too Many Friends"
Director: Saman Kesh

Raffertie - "Build Me Up"
Director: Vincent Haycock

Sandra Kolstad - "Run Away"
Director: Yenni Lee

Siriusmo - "Itchy / Cornerboy"
Director: Jakob Grunert

Tame Impala - "Mind Mischief"
Director: David Wilson

The Vein - "Magma"
Director: Dvein

Vitalic - "Fade Away"
Director: Romain Chassaing

TEXAS SHORTS
An offshoot of our regular narrative shorts program, composed of work shot in, about, or somehow relating to the Lone Star state.

DIG
Director: Toby Halbrooks
A young girl makes a connection with her father, after watching him dig a hole in their backyard.

EASY
Director: Daniel Laabs
A character study about the relationship between two brothers, one on the verge of becoming an adult, the other becoming a teenager, and impact each others choices have on one another.

I Was a Teenage Girl
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Emma and Jesse are close friends. One night, after an intense breakup, they have a heartfelt
conversation that challenges the boundaries of their friendship in an unexpected way.

Molly
Director: Craig Elrod
Denial. Regret. Depression. Foam Party.

One Armed Man
Director: Tim Guinee
In Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote’s chilling drama, One Armed Man, a wealthy cotton gin
executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin’s machinery.

Road Kill Zoo
Director: Bradley Beesley
Road Kill Zoo follows Abby, a nearly-blind girl who spends her summer saving up to go on a cruise one dead possum at a time

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
Texas High School students offer a glimpse of a bright future for Texas filmmaking.

As We Get Older
Director: Silas Connolly
A short film following Jack, a lost and lonely high school boy, for one weekend. It reflects the
emptiness and loss of innocence experienced by a generation who escape reality through drugs and alcohol.

Beautiful
Director: John Byron Hanby, IV
War is tragic on all fronts.

Cages
Director: Harrison Chen
A boy is trapped by his fears in his dreams.

Cliché
Directors: Joseph Alvarez, Eric Zelaya
Four teenagers on a mission to create the greatest student short film.

Cultivation
Director: Tiffany Giraudon
Cultivation is a stopmotion short about young woman and the world that her written words create.

Date Night
Director: Nicky Cannon
A teenage boy with a mysterious past latches onto his fellow classmate and is heartbroken when she does not reciprocate. Trouble ensues, as the night grows darker.

Ernest
Director: Frankie Chen
Ernest is a short portrait of Katrina survivor, Ernest Lemot, who recounts his life-changing move to Austin, Texas. Featuring Ernest Lemot, Jacquelyn Lemot, Chris McCoy, Joan Winter, Nick Osella.

Evolution
Directors: Alexia Salingaros, Sophia Salingaros
Evolution is a hand drawn animation, which explores the energy and connection of all living things.

FROZEN
Directors: Jonathan Zonum, Kyle Curtis
A young man is out for his morning jog when something extraordinary happens...

Genetika
Director: Callan Harrison
Genetika is a short film exploring the difficulties of being a transdimensional time traveller.

Heartbreak
Director: Eric Stern
Love throws curves, so who can really be trusted? Involved dialogue between friends strikes an uneasy chord.

Homecoming: A Texas Tradition
Directors: Sammy Ali, Bridgett Falcone
Everything is bigger in Texas, including a Texas high school homecoming.

Ice Cream Truck
Directors: Rania Blaik, Alexander Raphael
Let's go, baby.

Just Skate
Directors: Alicia Tanguma, Brianna Garza
The boy loves to skate.

Love, Noted
Directors: Xander McCabe, Jasmine Hashemi
Two young men pursue the same girl and try to find a way to her heart.

Lydia
Director: Logan Evans
A mysterious stranger encounters a ghost with which he has unresolved ties.

Non Sequitur
Director: Chris Prinz
Build a life, then tear it down.

Purple
Directors: Ryker Allen, Isabella Cabello
A Super-8 esque shot, coming of age music video for the song "Purple" performed by San Antonio based band Islands and Tigers.

Seawolf
Directors: Caila Pickett, Max Montoya
Seawolf follows a young girl as she travels to different worlds through magical boxes.

Spark
Director: Kunal Dixit
A man goes for a walk in the woods

Unicorn Council
Directors: Kalen Doyle, Abby Grindstaff
Unicorn Council is a stopmotion short about an evil man-eating cat and the space unicorns that work to save the day. The saviors of the universe have horns and attitudes.

A Wrong Note
Director: Josh Leftwich
Some things happen at the worst of times.


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