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Film Festival

A family poses with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Boerne Book and Arts Festival.
Kirk Thompson

You can enjoy the unique art of short films. Meet a heroic pilot who saved her plane and passengers. Or take a spooky tour of San Antonio's sexy past. The weekend’s here, and there’s plenty to do.


Good morning from Toronto, where the NPR Movies team has decamped for the next seven days or so, as we attend the Toronto International Film Festival, the largest film festival in North America.

SA Film Fest staff

From a stage production to a film festival to a Beatles Cavern Club tribute, this weekend is full of fun.


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Cinefestival, a San Antonio film tradition that embraces Latino culture, is back. 

San Antonio Film Festival

Along with the movies from near and far at the annual San Antonio Film Festival, the event always features several panel discussions about topics in the industry. The Friday, August 3 panel, “DIY: Guerrilla Filmmaking,” stood out because it featured four powerhouse women from different aspects of the film industry.

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When I first looked through the 2018 San Antonio Film Festival program, I immediately knew I was going to see the “Hometown Heroes Short Films Block.” Partly because I am a native San Antonian and partly because I saw the film “Cornyation” listed in that time block.  The 20-minute short features beautiful cinematography, archive footage, thoughtful narration, and clever editing. It strikes the perfect balance of being entertaining while providing an accurate history of the annual event.