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Free Short Film Showcase at Alamo Drafthouse/Ritz During Pecan Street Festival
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FREE SHORT FILM SHOWCASE AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE/RITZ DURING PECAN STREET FESTIVAL
Austin, Texas, April 22, 2008 – On Saturday May 3rd from noon to 5pm, the Mobile Film School will host the PowerFlickers Short Film Showcase at the newly renovated Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theatre.
PowerFlickers is a short film showcase of regional filmmakers during Austin’s semiannual Pecan Street Festival. The Showcase is free and open to the public. Visitors may come and go as they wish. Theater doors will remain open throughout. PowerFlickers screenings will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theatre, located at 320 E 6th Street. Alamo Drafthouse will be offering their full menu including cold beverages.
This year PowerFlickers is featuring short films from:
- The Film School of San Antonio – Noon
- Austin Community College – 12:45pm
- Storie Productions @ Austin School of Film – 1pm
- Reel Women – 1:40pm
- Film Austin – 2:55pm
- Renegade Reels – 4:25pm
“PowerFlickers offers a perfect way to profile local filmmaking talent,” said Patrick Phillips, Technical Director at the Mobile Film School. “And it allows local film enthusiasts to enjoy a wide variety of films.”
“We screened some terrific local films at Power Flickers at the Pecan Street Festival back in September,” said Lisa McWilliams, Mobile Film School Executive Director and Founder. “This time it’s going to be even better.”
ABOUT THE MOBILE FILM SCHOOL
The Mobile Film School (MFS) is a non-profit, highly collaborative, multi-disciplined digital media arts program based in Austin, Texas. Administered and led by known professionals in the field, MFS takes filmmaking education on the road, bringing comprehensive filmmaking education to communities that currently have little or no access to it, focusing on rural and underserved communities. Offering a wide variety of media arts programming, MFS will help foster future filmmakers who, frame by frame, will contribute to America’s rich cinematic and cultural tradition.
The PowerFlickers Short Film Showcase will take place on May 3rd from noon to 5pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 320 E 6th Street.
For more information about the Mobile Film School and its programs, visit www.mobilefilmschool.org.
Lisa McWilliams, Executive Director
The Mobile Film School