San Antonio Teen Wins SXSW Award
San Antonio high school student Alexia Salingaros, 17, won the award for Best Texas High School Short at the 2016 South By Southwest Film Festival for her short film, "Lady of Paint Creek." The film is about "the concept of conformity in a period setting" according to the description on SXSW's official website.
Salingaros is a student at St. Mary's Hall. This was the third year in a row that one or more of her short films have been accepted by the festival for competition. A second film, "Of Gods and Bells," was also part of the competition, and earlier this year won first place in the Visual Arts category at Texas Public Radio's Sounds Like KPAC competition.
In an interview with the San Antonio Current last week, Salingaros remarked that she is currently working on a short film for her senior thesis that she plans to submit to next year's SXSW festival.
Watch Alexia Salingaros' winning short film, "Lady of Paint Creek," below: