Hecho en Tejas Shorts Competition

Hecho en Tejas Shorts Competition

Made in Texas Screening & Party

Filmmakers in attendance, Q&A to follow screening

El Gato Feo (The Ugly Cat)
Dir. Daniel Fabelo

Fleeing the violence of Pancho Villa’s revolution, a widow finds refuge with a unit of female freedom fighters known as soldaderas… only to discover her estranged sister among them.


A Life in Technicolor
Dir. Alex Ramirez

A lifelong film lover stuck in her apartment during COVID-19 recreates the movies she idolizes as a mysterious force outside threatens to drain her world of life, sound, and color.


Sin lágrimas para llorar (I Have No Tears, and I Must Cry)
Dir. Luis Fernando Puente

Maria Luisa is ready to escape immigration limbo, but when her greencard interview takes an unexpected turn, she faces the anxiety of losing the life she had planned.


La Cosecha (The Harvest)
Dir. Samuel Díaz Fernández

Amid a growing city and rising prices, Guatemalan Nolvia Castillo navigates a new life and new skills to deliver fresh vegetables to her neighbors in Austin.


raúl r salinas and the poetry of liberation: Un Trip (raúl r salinas y la poesía de liberación: Un Viaje)
Dir. Anne Lewis, Laura Varela

A split screen jazz and liberation film based on the words of “Un Trip through the Mind Jail” by raúlrsalinas, written in 1969 in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. The poem expresses lived experience in La Loma (east Austin). The short explores contemporary issues: imprisonment in the jail machine, community destruction and gentrification, the overwhelming force of cultural memory in sanity and salvation, the need for societal transformation.


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LANGUAGESEnglish, Spanish
RUN TIME: 106 Minutes