About the Film Festival

The Austin Student Film Festival is a student-oriented film festival sponsored by St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, dedicated to to the craft of student filmmaking. The festival is open to short films (not longer than 40minutes) from high school and colleges. The festival strives to help develop young filmmaking voices by offering a venue to screen, as well as panel discussions featuring film professionals from Austin, Texas.

Film Festival 2018 Slate

After a very tough competition, we’re excited to announce our official selections for the festival! We look forward to seeing you all in Austin!

The Others Are Here Tristan Sparks-McMahon USA
Hidden In Plain Site Andrew Soleiman USA
Simulation Mason Lewis Texas
The Being Who Fell From The Stars Jacob Padilla USA
Back of the House Lia Kornmehl USA
Jasmine Stung Partho Gupte India
Together Dean Parker USA
Glass Parachutes Margaret Owens Texas
Dissolution Syndey Holt Texas
Nicky Sam Henderson Texas
Override Jacob ChangRascle USA
Memoire Collin McAtee USA
Sisterly Nina Vallado USA/Brazil/Iceland
Saving Sight Nicholas Belgrad USA/Vietnam
Feis Ellen Mulvihill USA
Posers Mark Biggs USA
Dona Catalina Adrianna Marquez USA/Nicaragua)
Tempered by Fire Noel Pichardo USA
Rift Cosmo Chen USA
127 Minutes Sam Gallen USA
Occiolism Louisa Lindsley Texas
His First Time Angie Violet Hawes Canada
Secret Santas Bella Marco Texas (SMCA – not in comp)

2018 Film Festival Schedule

May 12, 2018 Schedule
10:00am – 11:00am
“Why Film Festival?” Panel featuring James Dziedzic & Cedric Thomas Smith. Focus on the importance of film festivals in the Indie Film community. (Room 701)

BLOCK 1 10:30am – 11am (Gloria Delgado Theater)
Opening Block:
  • The Being Who Fell From The Stars (22:08)
  • Together (6 min)
BLOCK 2 11:00am – 12:30pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
High School Opener:
  • PokeMon
  • 127 Minutes (6:42 min)
  • His First TIme (6:15 min)
  • Override (8:00 min)
  • Dissolution (3:43 min)
  • Glass Parachutes (6:14 min) (Filmmaker in attendance)
  • The Others Are Here (6:21 min) (Filmmaker in attendance)
  • Hidden In Plain Site (8:34 min)
  • Simulation (7:05 min)  (Filmmaker in attendance)
12:30 – 1:00pm
  • “The Professional Indie Actor” Panel featuring Tracey Ely & Alyssia Rivera
BLOCK 3 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
  • Student Docs
  • Saving Sight (7:30 min) (Filmmaker in attendance)
  • Sisterly (28 min)
  • Back of the House (23min)
  • Dona Catalina (9:00 min)
  • Soundcloud Rapper (5 min) (mockumentary)
BLOCK 4 2:00 – 3:00pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
  • So. Much. Drama.
  • Memoire (5:50 min)
  • Tempered by Fire (4:00 min)
  • Jasmine Stung (5:00)
  • Feis (15:27 min)
2:30 – 3:30pm (Room 701)
“Writer…Director…Producer…” The Many Hats of Indie Film featuring Lisa Belcher, Cedric Thomas Smith, Grace Hathaway and James Dziedzic.

BLOCK 5 3:00 – 3:30 pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
Student Sci-Fi
  • Occiolism (5:18 min)
  • Last Rites (4 min)
BLOCK 6 3:30 – 4:15 pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
  • Posers (29:00 min)
  • The Death of a Friendship (4 min)
BLOCK 7 4:30 – 5:00 pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
  • Closing Night Block
  • Nicky (10 min)
  • Secret Santas (10min) (Filmmaker in attendance)
5:15 – 6:00pm Awards (Gloria Delgado Theater)
6:00 – 8:00pm (Gloria Delgado Theater)
Screening of "BACK TO THE FUTURE"