Annual Hill Country Film Fest to screen 97 films this weekend as it marks first decade


Fifteen feature films and 82 short films representing 12 countries along with panel discussions, closing night party and awards program and send-off reception will highlight the 10th Annual Hill Country Film Festival Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28.

For the fourth consecutive year, the festival will screen short films fully produced and directed by high school and college student filmmakers.

All screenings take place at Fritztown Cinema while evening celebrations will be held at Ausländer Biergarten and Restaurant, West End Pizza and St. Joseph’s Halle.

A Sunday Sendoff takes place at Pedernales Cellars at Stonewall.

The event is presented by the Hill Country Film Society, and a complete lineup can be found on the festival website at

The festival schedule is now available at

Additional festival news can be found on the HCFF Facebook page at and on Twitter at


Feature films

The narrative feature films to be screened include:

• “Adonis Complex” (d. Chad Werner, U.S.)

• “Amanda and Jack Go Glamping” (d. Brandon Dickerson, U.S.) (special screening/out-of-competition).

The special screening of “Amanda and Jack Go Glamping” will feature a Q&A with actor David Arquette and director Brandon Dickerson.

• “The Bird Catcher” (d. Ross Clarke, Norway/UK).

• “Cruel Hearts” (d. Paul Osborne, U.S.).

• “Good Feels On Wheels” (d. Ronald Short, U.S.).

• “Postal” (d. Tyler Falbo, U.S.).

• “Sister Amiee” (d. Samantha Buck, U.S.) (special screening/out-of-competition).

• “Tejano” (d. David Blue Garcia, U.S.).

• “The Tiny Life of Butcher Duke” (d. Mike Akel, U.S.).

• “We Used To Know Each Other” (d. Robert G. Putka, U.S.).

The documentary feature films to be screened include:

• “Jumpshot: The Kenny Sailors Story” (d. Jacob Hamilton, U.S.).

• “The Money Stone” (d. Stuart Harmon, Ghana).

• “Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub” (d. Jeff Sandmann, U.S.).

• “The River And The Wall” (d. Ben Masters, U.S./Mexico).

• “Trans Youth” (d. Rebecca Adler, U.S.).

Short films selected represent a wide spectrum of genres from dramas and comedies to documentaries and animations.

Short films include a comedy:

• “In Search of Paul” (d. Liang Ce, U.S.).

Dramatic films:

• “Ricochet” (d. Sanders Bohlke and Weldon Pless, U.S.).

• “You and Yours” (d. Johnathon Holdforth and Taylor Washington, U.S.);


• “New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill and Bonnie Hearne” (d. Bunee Tomlinson, U.S.).


Attending the Festival

All-access festival badges and individual tickets are currently available for purchase on the festival’s website.

Ticket information can be found at


Film Affäre

Award-winning actor and director David Arquette will receive the Hill Country Film Society’s first Luminary Award at the fourth annual fundraiser, Film Affäre, tonight, Wednesday.

Ticket sales for the fundraiser have closed.


About the Film Festival

The Hill Country Film Festival is the vision of its director Chad Mathews, an actor, screenwriter, producer and native Texan.

Having participated in the film festival circuit, Mathews said he came to love the camaraderie and shared respect of those who are committed to the art of independent filmmaking.

HCFF was created to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world and is annually presented by the Hill Country Film Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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About Hill Country Film Society

The Hill Country Film Festival, created in 2010 to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world, evolved into a non-profit organization with a broader vision.

The Hill Country Film Society not only hosts the annual festival, but provides year-round independent film programming in the Texas Hill Country as well as education in the art of independent film.

Its mission is to encourage discovery through visual storytelling and create experiences that educate, inspire and engage. The society relies on its sponsors and members to help achieve its mission and ensure the future of film as part of a vibrant, creative culture.