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Talk about the ULTIMATE TEAM-UP

Alamo City Studios and Alamo City Festival are teaming up to bring you the craziest deal on planet Earth, Krypton, Asgard, Narnia or wherever you hail from.  No really.  It’s like a REALLY good deal.  So good, I can’t believe I am even typing this.

Sign up as an ACS Collaborator before October 26th and get two 1-DAY PASSES to Alamo City Film Festival.  FREE.  A $50 VALUE!!
These passes are good for either Friday or Saturday (October 28-29) for all screenings at the Lila Cockrell Theater and the Cultural Institute of Mexico.  That is TWO 1-DAY Passes (so you can bring your hot date).

1.  Sign up as an ACS Collaborator.  
2.  We will email you a receipt.
3.  Print and bring your receipt to the festival checkin at the address below, Friday or Saturday and we will issue you your pass!

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
It’s that simple!
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Alamo City Film Festival is an international celebration of film; showcasing features, documentaries, and short films from around the world, attracting a high pedigree of celebrities and filmmakers that will naturally contribute to the Texas State’s already flourishing film industry. In conjunction with Alamo City Comic Con, highlights of the festival include special guest celebrities, filmmaker discussions, and networking opportunities at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, a short walk from the Alamo and Riverwalk. Awards will be given to the Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, including the Grand Jury award.



Slash (100 minutes) (USA) Friday, Oct. 28th, 7pm @ Lila Cockrell Theater

Freshman Neil’s Vanguard stories are all he cares about…until he meets the older Julia, who pushes him to put his own fan fic online. When the website’s moderator takes a special interest in Neil’s work, it opens up a whole new universe. Starring Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), Hannah Marks (Amazing Spider Man), Michael Ian Black (Inside Amy Schumer, Another Period), Angela Kinsey (The Office)
Directed by Clay Liford (San Antonio Premiere)

*Dead Awake (99 minutes) (USA) Saturday, Oct. 29th, 7pm @ Lila Cockrell Theater

A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomenon of sleep paralysis. Starring Jesse Bradford (Swim Fan, Bring It On), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious Chapter 2, StartUp), Jesse Borrego (American Crime, Blood In Blood Out, Con Air, Dexter), Lori Petty (Orange Is The New Black, Point Break, Tank Girl)
Directed by Phillip Guzman (Regional Premiere)

Badsville (97 minutes) (USA) Friday, Oct. 28th, 10pm @ Lila Cockrell Theater

A violent greaser gang is ripped apart when their leader finds love and is determined to leave Badsville – a town where love doesn’t exist. Starring Robert Knepper (Prison Break, Heroes, The Hunger Games), Tamara Duarte (Haven, Longmire), Emilio Rivera (Sons Of Anarchy, Traffic, Collateral)
Directed by April Mullen (Texas Premiere)

*Stage V (94 minutes) (USA) Saturday, Oct. 29th, 10pm @ Lila Cockrell Theater

When America’s fascination with living forever creates a viral outbreak, the Earth’s population starts to reduce in stages. After the first four are completed, CHILDREN and TEENS are the only humans left in an apocalyptic world where they must not only fend for themselves against the virus, but against one another. Starring Noel Coet (Longmire, CSI), Jack McGuinness (The Divide, Then), Christine Lekas (Rush Hour) Jason Scarbrough (Now Hiring, Fuse)
Directed by Buddy Calvo (World Premiere)

*Elite (89 minutes) (USA), Friday, Oct. 28th, 7:30pm @ Cultural Institute of Mexico

A newly promoted Naval Investigator looks to uncover what happened during a fateful black ops mission that left eight US soldiers dead. Starring James C. Leary (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Come Back), Allison Gregory (Two Guys, Tales of The Lockwood Sisters) Jason Scarbrough (Now Hiring, Fuse)
Directed by Marc Cantu (World Premiere)

Our Mother (85 minutes) (France) Saturday, Oct. 29th, 10:30am @ Cultural Institute of Mexico

Zayane is 75 years old. Ever since her arrival in France, she has never left her neighborhood. One day, Zayane receives a letter announcing the death of a man she once knew, many years ago in Algeria. She suddenly decides, to fetch a mysterious box the deceased left for her. Meanwhile, during her absence, Zayane’s eleven children reunite in her apartment and discover little by little a part of their mother’s life they never knew about before.
DirectedbyFejriaDeliba (USAPremiere)


Jackson (92 minutes) (USA) Friday, Oct. 28th, 11:30am @ Lila Cockrell Theatre

With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground zero in the nation’s battle over reproductive health-care.
Directed by Michael Matheson Miller (San Antonio Premiere)

En Transito (87 minutes) (Spain) Friday, Oct. 28th, 11:30am @ Cultural Institute of Mexico

The story of the reality of thousands of Latin American women who are traveling alone in Europe and the consequences of this transnational relationship arising from the distance with their children.
Directed by Oskar Tejedor (TexasPremiere)

VAXXED (91 minutes) (USA) Friday, Oct. 28th, 2pm @ Lila Cockrell Theatre

A documentary alleging that the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Directed by Andrew Wakefield


DOC SHORT BLOCK Saturday October 29th, 2:30pm @ Cultural Institute of Mexico Genre: Documentary

Beneath the Embers (dir. Veronica Jassamyn Lopez Sainz, Mexico) *An Urban Revolution (dir. Laura Varela, USA)
Pitch (dir. Ryan Chipman, USA)
Color of Sound (dir. Oz Yilmaz, Canada)

Warrior (dir. Rick Gonzalez, USA)
Dancing Around the Subject (dir. Melissa Ridgeway, USA) A Salute to Honor (dir. Joshua Norman, USA)

SHORT FILMS BLOCK 1 Saturday, October 29th, 4pm @ Cultural Institute of Mexico Genre: Comedy

*Get the Hell Out (dir. Comedia-A-GoGo, USA) Schmotts (dir. Kyle Kenyon, USA)
Flush (dir. Matt Cooper, USA)

*Easy Life (dir. Boris Diaw, USA) Imitations (dir. Faban Velasco, Canada)

See How Easy That Was (dir. Marina Bruno, USA) B+A (dir. Conner Rickman, USA)
*Free (dir. Miguel Romero, USA)

SHORT FILMS BLOCK 2 Friday, October 28th, 10pm @Cultural Institute of Mexico Genre: Horror/Thriller

Coming To (dir. Lindsey Haun, USA)
*Cuckold Picasso (dir. Lance Larson, USA)
*The Prey (dir. Joe Maldonado, USA)
*Dating Jake (dir. Paul Vera, USA)
*Birth of a Killer (dir. Daniel Maldonado, USA)

SHORT FILMS BLOCK 3 Saturday, October 29th, 12:30pm @ Cultural Institute of Mexico Genre: Drama

A Bird’s Nest (dir. Christine Chen, USA) Baby Girl (dir. Joshua DeFour, USA)
*Her Unlikely Kin (dir. Ken Raimondi, USA) A Special Guest (dir. Kae Bahar, Spain) *Casey (dir. Alex Walker, USA)

Braver Than You Believe (dir. James Froeschle, USA)

SHORT FILMS BLOCK 4 Friday, October 28th, 4:30pm @ Lila Cockrell Theatre Genre: Family Friendly

Duffy’s Jacket (dir. Brian Hoesing, USA) The Bus Stop (dir. Justin Malone, USA) Age of Kaos (dir. Time Larson, USA)
*One Shot (dir. Scott Greenberg, USA)

SHORT FILMS BLOCK 5 Friday, October 28th, 4pm @ Cultural Institute of Mexico Genre: Drama

Native (dir. Travis Champagne, USA) Mine (dir. Nick Dixon, USA)
Any Day Now (dir. Albert Uria, Spain) The Example (dir. Wyatt Cagle, USA)

SHORT FILMS BLOCK 6 Friday October 28th, 2pm @ Cultural Institute of Mexico Genre: Drama

*The Gold Watch (dir. Jose Reyes, USA)
Twin Stars (dir. Mehmet Tigli, Turkey)
Dropped Bars (dir. Josh Fleury, USA)
*A Place Where Gods Are Born (dir. Taylor Johnson, USA) Russian Roulette (dir. Ben Aston, UK)

*Cumpleanos (dir. Daniel Veliz, USA) Zayar (dir. Chriz Naing, USA)

*San Antonio Films


ACFF is committed to honoring the best and brightest filmmakers, storytellers and talent with an international celebration of film in the city of San Antonio, Texas. With an annual festival, ACFF will feature riveting films and documentaries from around the world.

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