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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Filmmaker Mixer + 2016 Festival Winner Screenings
Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy St.
Houston, TX 77006
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(free event, open to the public)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Opening Party
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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Friday, June 16, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

German Showcase
In collaboration with the Rice University Classical and European Studies Department
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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8:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

International Voices Program I
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

10:00 a.m. - noon

"Animation - Not Just For Kids" with Patrick Smith
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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Read more about this course in the following "Festival Information" tab.

 

2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

International Voices Program II
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

México Lindo y Querido: Mexico Shorts Program 
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

International Voices Program I
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

10:00 a.m. - noon

Breaking Down a Scene Visually with Larry McKee
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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Read more about this course in the following "Festival Information" tab.

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Local & Fresh: Texas Shorts Program
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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7:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

International Voices Program II
Literal Magazine
5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081
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Sponsors

Jury

Ya'Ke Smith

Ya'Ke's films have received world-wide acclaim, screening and winning awards at over 100 film festivals. The Director’s Guild of America, the Student Academy Awards, HBO, Showtime, and the City of Buffalo, NY, which proclaimed February 23, 2013 as Ya’Ke Smith Day, have honored him. His debut feature, WOLF, which NPR called “an impressive piece by a young director,” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and has gone on to screen and win awards at festivals across North America. The film is now available for streaming via Amazon Prime and kweliTV. He has been featured on NPR, CNN, HLN, Ebony Online, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine and Shadow&Act. His first original series The Beginning and Ending of Everything will be released on-line this summer. He is currently the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Izzy Lee

Izzy Lee works in the Film Department at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She's worked on retrospectives of filmmakers such as Wim Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, and Nuri Bilge Ceylan as well as on thematic programs such as Technicolor in American cinema and an upcoming exhibition on contemporary Philippine cinema. Lee co-curated the short film program of New Directors/New Films 2017, including a range of films spanning from Greece, Romania, Mozambique, and Portugal.

Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos is Co-founder and Executive Director of Cinema Tropical, the New York-based non-profit organization that has become the leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the U.S. As a guest curator, he has presented several film/video series at different cultural institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, BAMcinématek, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He co-curated the 53rd edition of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He is a contributing editor to BOMB magazine and has served as a member of the jury and panelist for various film festivals and funds including the Morelia Film Festival, SANFIC, DocsDF, the Sundance Documentary Fund, and the Tribeca Film Institute?s Latin American Media Arts Fund.

Program Information

"Animation - Not Just For Kids" with Patrick Smith

Independent Animator Patrick Smith is known for his sublime and bizarre hand-drawn interpretations of people, our emotions, and identity. His films have been featured on MTV, PBS, FX, Nickelodeon, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Huffington Post. Currently, Smith and his studio are producing the third season of the PBS series “Blank on Blank”an innovative animated show that visually illustrates rare audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.

In this lecture, you will learn about different animation techniques and how they are represented in real life contexts. An event not to miss!

Tickets: $40
(free with VIP pass)

Breaking Down a Scene Visually with Larry McKee

This Emmy Award winning cinematographer began his visual arts career over thirty years ago as a still photographer, and has evolved into a very effective cinematographer. Through training under the direction of master photographer Dean Collins and five-time Academy Award nominated cinematographer Allen Daviau (ASC), McKee mastered the art of capturing life through still and moving images. Holding factory certification, he served as a trainer and demo artist for both Fast Media and Pinnacle Systems for their post-production and live broadcast products.

Desiring to share his creative acuity and achievements, McKee became an educator, teaching in the areas of photography and lighting (basic and advanced). With a soft spot for youth, he has spent the past several years teaching cinematography at filmmaking camps sponsored by Crosswind Productions, a non-profit organization designed to mentor young filmmakers.

Through years of teaching and training in the field, McKee has honed his skill as a visual communicator and set himself apart from his colleagues. Early in his career, his knack for setting moods and manipulating emotions through lighting and composition gained the attention of major publications and earned him the opportunity to serve as technical lighting adviser on photo shoots for National Geographic Magazine.

During the past two decades, McKee has expanded his area of expertise, using the motion in television, film and video as his creative medium of choice. One of his most invaluable assets during filming is his intense awareness of the power that lie in camera angles and subtle camera movement, and he uses both to create images that dance on the senses and move the emotions of audiences throughout the globe. McKee also understands the tools that technology of today offers to the world of cinematic and visual expression. His ability to combine all of the aspects of this medium sets him apart as an exceptionally effective visual communicator.

McKee is no stranger to talent as he has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Woody Harrelson, Danny Trejo, Owen Wilson, Antonio Banderas, and many others. McKee's television credits include productions for PBS, The Discovery Channel, TNN, and The Outlaw Music Channel. He worked as Producer and Director of Photography on the popular FOX 26 series, Bailamos, which consistently received six times as many viewers as other programs in its time slot. McKee has worked on several documentaries, including a piece chronicling the life of serial killer Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr. and another centered around guitar legend Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins. He has served as Director of Photography on a number of motion pictures, including Through the Valley, In the Mirror Dimly, Escape of the Wild Thing and Suicide Notes.

For over a decade, McKee has written and been interviewed for technical articles published in several film and video trade publications and websites.

In this lecture, you will learn about different animation techniques and how they are represented in real life contexts. An event not to miss!

Tickets: $40
(free with VIP pass)

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