Hill Country Film Festival, Fritztown Cinema to stage independent screening series

The Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF), the annual independent film event to be held in Fredericksburg, May 1-4, has partnered with Fritztown Cinema to promote independent filmmaking through a monthly “indie screening series.”

The first film presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 15, with a screening of the Houston Film Commission Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase.

The screening of this block of Texas-made short films is free.

Fritztown Cinema is located at 2254 U.S. Highway 87 South.

Films included in the showcase are:

• “Cork’s Cattlebaron,” directed by Eric Steele (2011);

• “The Garden and the Wilderness,” directed by Craig Whitney (2011);

• “Hellion,” directed by Kat Candler (2014);

• “Little Lions,” directed by Tony Costello (2012);

• “Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John,” directed by Angela Walley and Mark Walley (2012); and,

• “Vultures of Tibet,” directed by Russell Bush (2012).

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Fritztown Cinema to showcase this first of many screenings of independent film,” said Chad Mathews, HCFF founder. “Three of the six films being screened are directed by HCFF alumni, including Eric Steele, Craig Whitney and Kat Candler, which is fantastic to see.”

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