One of the beautiful things about the Internet, besides helping me earn a living in a post-print world, is that it allows filmmakers to show their work widely, especially shorts. Not to discourage you from going to this weekend’s Dallas Video Festival, but many of the scheduled films are available in their entirety online.
The Here and There compilation, screening Sunday afternoon at the Angelika, contains a number of North Texas-made shorts, including Ryan Kline’s artsy, poetic Airport, available at vimeo. You can also see Tim Best’s One Liners (movie dialogue as deep thought) and the newsreel satire What to do if Hitler is P***ed by Benbrook’s Nathan James, both part of Sunday night’s Texas Show, at the theater or on the Web here and here.
Other locally made shorts screening this weekend include My Mom Smokes Weed, Deep Ellum, The Bystander in Calgary, Revenge of the Lawn and Coda. If you’re a North Texas filmmaker and we left you out, or you have something to say about your work, feel free to leave details in a comment.