It would be wrong of me to not give a mention to the Cinematexas International Shorts Film Festival, which kicks off this weekend. Cinematexas is celebrating its 9th year, and the lineup of events looks to be exciting. On tap are appearances by documentary filmmaker/music video master Jem Cohen as well as one of the best American experimental shorts filmmakers working today, Matt McCormick.
I have a special admiration for Cinematexas for several reasons, including the fact that it was the first film festival I ever worked for… in fact, my SXSW gig derived from people I worked with at Cinematexas… So, go figure.
More information on Cinematexas 9 can be found here.