2019 FESTIVAL

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2019 AWARD WINNERS

Cinema Dulce – Best of Fest
Tiny Life of Butcher Duke | directed by Mike Akel

 

Audience Choice Award
Jump Shot | directed by Jacob Hamilton

 

Best Feature Film
The Bird Catcher | directed by Ross Clarke

 

Best Short Film
Ricochet | directed by Sanders Bohlke & Weldon Pless

 

Best Texas Film
Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub | directed by Jeff Sandmann

Best Documentary Film
The River and the Wall | directed by Ben Masters

 

Best Student Short Film
Street Flame | directed by Katherine Propper

 

Best Director
David Blue Garcia | Tejano

 

Best Actress
Stephanie Thoreson | Good Feels on Wheels

 

Best Actor
Michael Shenefelt | Postal

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS

Adonis Complex | USA | Thriller | Chad Werner

 

Cruel Hearts | USA | Thriller | Paul Osborne

 

Good Feels on Wheels | USA | Comedy | Ronald Short

 

Postal | USA | Drama | Tyler Falbo

 

Tejano | USA | Drama | David Blue Garcia

 

The Bird Catcher | UK | Drama | Ross Clarke

 

The Tiny Life of Butcher Duke | USA | Comedy | Mike Akel

 

We Used To Know Each Other | USA | Dramedy | Robert Putka

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS

Jump Shot | USA | Jacob Hamilton

 

Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub | USA | Jeff Sandmann

 

The Money Stone | Ghana | Stuart Harmon

 

The River and the Wall | USA/Mexico | Ben Masters

 

Trans Youth | USA | Rebecca Adler

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS

All Güt Things: The Life and Death of Texas German | USA | Chase Honaker

Circle Up | USA | Julie Mallozzi

I’d Rather Be Skateboarding | USA | Tony Perez

Igniting Hope | USA | Samuel Z. P. Thomas

New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill & Bonnie Hearne | USA | Bunee Tomlinson

Return of the Texas Bighorn | USA | Ben Masters & Charles Post

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - STUDENT SHORT FILMS

A Gooder Life | USA | Drama | Sidi Wang
 

An Altar of Sorts | USA | Drama | Brandon Shenk
 

Animation General | USA | Animation | Sawyer Geffert
 

As Ye Sow | USA | Drama | Su Liu

Aurora | Germany | Drama | Philip Escobar Jung

 

Being Yousuf Karsh | USA | Documentary | Corey Cave
 

Cake | USA | Drama | Esmeralda Hernandez
 

Due Process | USA | Drama | Gabriel P. Braden
 

Excuse me, I’m Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and My Girlfriend | Germany | Dramedy | Bernhard Wenger
 

Forte | USA | Drama | Will Nordstrom
 

Game Changer | USA | Comedy | Aviv Mano
 

Grandma’s Pie | USA | Animation | Camilo Castro & Ricardo San Emeterio
 

The Grounded Astronaut | USA | Drama | Monimar Mancillas
 

In Search of Paul | USA | Comedy | Liang Ce
 

Lizard Quest | USA | Adventure | Micah Breitweiser, Nikki Cespedes, Jessica Castillo
 

Pack It Up | Switzerland | Animation | Jana Bula, Kevin Duong, Samuel Flores, Kitjan Lau
 

Rattletrap | USA | Drama | Riley Cusick
 

Rebooted | USA | Comedy | Sagar Arun & Rachel Kral
 

Reflection | USA | Animation | Hannah Park
 

Showtime | USA | Drama | Shawn Antoine II
 

Sitting Shiva | USA | Comedy | Heather Shapiro & Preston Lane Jeter
 

Street Flame | USA | Drama | Katherine Propper
 

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS - FEATURE FILMS

Amanda and Jack Go Glamping | USA | Comedy | Brandon Dickerson
 

Great Balls of Fire! | USA | Drama | Jim McBride
 

Greener Grass | USA | Comedy | Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe

Sister Amiee | USA | Dramedy | Samantha Buck & Marie Schlingmann
 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS - SHORT FILMS

Navajo Son | USA | Documentary | Jeff Bednarz
 

No Law | USA | Documentary | Nicholas Luna and Trevor Aranda
 

Our City, Our World Heritage | USA | Documentary | Fatima Aguillon

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - SHORT FILMS

A Swedish Classic | Sweden | Drama | Måns Berthas

 

All The World Is A Stage | Singapore | Animation | Hannes Rall

Back Seat Blues | USA | Comedy | JJ Pollack

Beautiful Dogs | USA | Drama | Matt McClung

Behave, Kids | USA | Comedy | Tripp Crosby

Bewildered | USA | Drama | Gregor Wilson

Birthday Cake For Dinner | USA | Drama | Damon Russell

Boots at the Door | USA | Music Video | Drake Howard

Carl | USA | Drama | Dylan Boom

Clementine | USA | Drama | Aaron G. Hale & Ross Wooten

 

“Coplillas” for Bombay | Spain | Romantic Comedy | Jaume Miranda

 

Dandelions | USA | Drama | Jason Winn

 

Dead Winter | USA | Drama | Jason Winn

 

El Aguacate | USA | Drama | Darwin Serink

 

Fate Has No Plan | USA | Drama | Anita Azenet

 

First Disco | Ireland | Drama | Helen O’Reilly

Flicker | USA | Drama | Julia Barnett

 

Framed | Italy | Animation | Marco Jemolo

 

Gloria | USA | Drama | Christine Chen & Camille Schmoutz

 

Guest of Honor | USA | Drama | Lisa Belcher

 

Heart Killer | USA | Music Video | Brenden Hubbard

 

Il tratto | Italy | Drama | Alessandro Stevanon

 

Labor | USA | Drama | Cecilia Albertini

 

Laurie’s Poem | USA | Drama | Peggy Schott

 

Lollipop | USA | Comedy | D.J. Becker

 

Made Public | USA | Dramedy | Foster Wilson

 

Melodi | Singapore | Drama | Michael Kam

 

Mr. Goody | USA | Comedy | Jason MacDonald

 

Muerte | USA | Thriller | Harold Fisch

 

Pepito | USA | Comedy | Eman Esfandi

 

Pinky and Blueboy | USA | Crime | Chase Joliet & Stephanie Barkley

 

Portrait of a Woman at Dawn | USA | Drama | Cullen Douglas

 

Power Hour | USA | Dramedy | Garrett Detrixhe

 

Receding | USA | Comedy | Dario Caudana

 

Ricochet | USA | Drama | Sanders Bohlke & Weldon Pless

 

Sign | USA | Drama | Van B. Nguyen

 

Stick Fighter | USA | Drama | Mayo Whaley

 

Switch | USA | Drama | Natasha Straley

 

Swung | USA | Comedy | Fokke Baarssen

 

The Ember Days – Without Love | USA | Music Video | Jeff Ray

 

The Helping Hand | USA | Thriller | Brenden Hubbard

 

The Long Wet Grass | Ireland | Drama | Justin Davey

 

The Music Director | USA | Drama | Elizabeth Mims

 

The Porcelains | USA | Drama | Jacob Sizemore

 

The Producer | USA | Drama | David Marshall Silverman

 

The Sleepover | USA | Drama | Gregory Bayne

 

Twice at Once | USA | Drama | Amos Efrat

 

Un cortometraje sobre la educacion | Chile | Drama | Sebastián Nemo Arancibia

 

Wolves Inside | USA | Western | Samantha Ireland

 

Yellow Arrows | USA | Drama | Yana Sar

 

You and Yours | USA | Drama | Johnathon Holdforth & Taylor Washington

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