“Faces of Austin” Filmmakers Announced

by Paula Newton March 2, 2018

David Freid & Nick Kondylas, still from Austin Graffiti Project: Chapter 1, The Foundation

In November, the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division called on local filmmakers for short films “that reflect the diverse faces, voices, and experiences of our City.” The 13 films have been selected and 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 2018 Faces of Austin SXSW Community Screening showcase will premiere on Saturday, March 10th at 11am at the Austin Film Society Cinema. Of the 13 films, four were sent to the juror who will select the “Judges Choice.” The winner will receive a $1,000 award; semifinalists will receive $750; all 13 will receive $500.

Congratulations to the following:

David Freid & Nick Kondylas, Austin Graffiti Project: Chapter 1, The Foundation
Christopher Kim, Belonging
Blair Waltman-Alexin, A Common Thread
Travis Lee Ratcliff & John Carmichael IV, 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 & Artemis Anastasiadou, 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

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