Alamo City Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup


The inaugural Alamo City Film Festival (ACFF) is happy to announce its official lineup for 2015 to be held in historic downtown San Antonio, Texas. The first year film festival will showcase independent films from emerging filmmakers, original comedies, celebrity guests and works by up-and-coming directors at the Lila Cockrell Theater, within the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Festival attendees will be able to witness two whole days of narrative features at this red carpet event, starting Friday, September 11th and going on through Saturday, September 12th. Attendees with the exclusive ACFF VIP Badge can also attend the Grand Opening Ceremony along the Riverwalk on Thursday, September 10th, 2015.

Alamo City Film Festival will take place in conjunction with the renowned Alamo City Comic Con (ACCC), one of the largest comic conventions in the United States, topping the charts with over 73,000 people in attendance for 2014. The Lila Cockrell will host filmmakers both local and from around the world, capturing the best of independent filmmaking. Attendees will experience over 30 films from around the world for the most original film making brought to the cinematic city of San Antonio, with the historically acclaimed Alamo, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Films were submitted from countries all over the globe; the Alamo City Film Festival will be showcasing 3 World Premiers, 5 Regional Premieres, and 2 Texas Premiers along with films from France, Japan, Spain, Greece, Netherlands and including six San Antonio locally produced films. A panel of judges from the entertainment industry will be awarding film prizes to “Best Feature”, “Best Documentary”, “Best Short”, and “Best Shot in Texas”.

Confirmed celebrity guests include Dolph Lundgren (Rocky 4, Expendables 1-3, Universal Soldier), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim), and Joey Lauren Adams (Big Daddy, Chasing Amy, Dazed and Confused) with additional celebrities being announced soon.

Tickets are now on sale; $100 for a duo ACFF VIP Badge / ACCC 3-Day Pass, $75 for ACFF VIP Badge, $45 for ACFF 2-Day Badge, individual Friday or Saturday day passes are $25, tickets for individual premieres and short blocks are also available. Tickets will be available for purchase on the ACFF website www.alamocityfilmfestival.com.

The 2015 Alamo City Film Festival Lineup:

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

Poverty, Inc. (94 minutes) (USA) Friday, Sept. 11th, 11:15 AM
Directed by Michael Matheson Miller
Fighting poverty is BIG BUSINESS, but who will profit most? A compelling documentary going
behind the business of poverty.
(TEXAS PREMIERE)

Kingdom of Shadows (73 minutes) (USA) Saturday, Sept. 12th at 11:30 AM
Directed by Bernardo Ruiz, Cinematography by Antonio Cisneros (San Antonio native)
Follow three lives grappling with the hard choices and destructive consequences of the USMexico Official selection of SXSW.

 

SHORT FILMS
Short Block A (81 minutes) Friday, Sept. 11th, 2:00 PM
Omelette*(USA), Hunger Pains (USA), UnConventional (USA), Drifting Cloud (Japan), Knock,
Knock (USA), Bandito (USA), This is Joe (Spain), The Autumn of Zao (France)

Short Block B (64 minutes) Friday, Sept. 11th, 3:30 PM
Zorro Girl in Dead Man’s Alley (USA), Children of the River (Spain), X (USA), With the Mouth
Closed (Spain), Volta (Greece), Guest Room (USA)

Short Block C (60 minutes) Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2:00 PM
Between Times (Netherlands), Thunder&Ash (USA) Peppermint (USA), Ferdinand Knapp
(France), Away with the Fairies*(USA), Zepo (Spain), Nesting Grounds (USA)

Short Block D (67 minutes) Saturday, Sept. 12th, 3:45 PM
Deliver Me from Glory (USA), Family Spirit*(USA), Squeezebox*(USA), Horseface (Spain), Love,
Charlotte*(USA), A Band of Thieves*(USA)
*Locally Produced in San Antonio, TX

 

NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS

Red on Yella, Kill a Fella (103 minutes) (USA) Friday, Sept. 11th, 9:00 PM
Directed by Duane Graves & Justin Meeks (Director’s in attendance)
Not your average Spaghetti Western, following a train robbing gang of outlaws hunting down a
stack of cash from a botched heist.

Valley Inn (120 minutes) (USA) Friday, Sept. 11th, 6:00 PM
Directed by Kim Swink & Chris Spencer, Produced by Samara Yeshaiek (in attendance)
The story of Emily Mason, a New Jersey college student, who finds herself far from home, selling
Christian books door-to-door. Starring Joey Lauren Adams (In Attendance).

Wildlike (104 minutes) (USA) Saturday, Sept. 12th, 6:00 PM
Directed by Frank Hall Green (Director and Producer in attendance)
A troubled teenage girl, sent to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska flees into the Alaskan
wilderness, attempting to make it back to her mom in Seattle. This film festival favorite (24 awards
received) stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenberg (Star Trek, I, Robot), and Brian Geraghty (Hurt
Locker, Jarhead).

Skin Trade (94 minutes) (USA) Saturday, Sept. 12th, 9:00 PM
Directed by Ekachi Uekrongtham, Produced by Craig Baumgarten (producer in attendance)
After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster, NYC detective Nick goes to Southeast Asia and
teams up with a Thai detective to help take down a human trafficking network and seek revenge
for his family. Starring Dolph Lundgren (in attendance), Tony Jaa, and Ron Perlman (in
attendance). (REGIONAL PREMIERE)

Special Free Late Night Screening “STAR TREK: RENEGADES”
For all Alamo City Film Festival and VIP Alamo City Comic Con Badge Holders

Star Trek: Renegades (89 minutes) (USA) Friday, Sept. 11th, 11:30 PM
Directed by Tim Russ. Produced by Sky Conway, Written by Ethan H. Calk, Sky Conway, and
Jack Treviño, Composed by Justin R. Durban. (principal crew in attendance)
“It is nearly ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a
crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals are disappearing… “
Starring Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bruce A.
Young (The Sentinel, NYPD Blue), Walter Koenig (Chekov, Original Series), Tim Russ (Tuvok,
Star Trek: Voyager) Gary Graham (Alien Nation, Soval, Enterprise), Robert Picardo (Star Trek:
First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager), Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb,
Star Trek:Voyager) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)

(TEXAS PREMIERE)

ABOUT ALAMO CITY FILM FESTIVAL
ACFF is a nonprofit organization 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.
Alamo City Film Festival is sponsored by Alamo City Comic Con, Santikos Theaters, Perdernales
Brewing Company, San Antonio Film Commission, Genesis General Credit Advantage, Me & My
Piano Productions, The Uresti Law Firm, 48 Hour Film Project, and FilmFreeway.
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